20th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration @ Toronto People with AIDS Foundation
Feb 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Coming home. Celebrating together.

Join your Friends For Life Bike Rally family on Saturday February 10th and celebrate our history and connection to the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation.
Drop in, say hello, relive some of the early Bike Rally days, and celebrate our 20th year!

Cash bar will be available, plus entertainment, photo collages from years past, and some big announcements about this year’s Rally! PLUS a lucky SHIFT UP! ticket holder will find themselves with $1250 towards their fundraising goal! SHIFT UP Tickets are $10 and available by contacting

Please enter through the first floor essentials market: 194 Gerrard St E. Can’t wait to see you!

Outdoor Training Kick-Off at Sweet Pete’s @ Sweet Pete's Bike Shop
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our good friends at Sweet Pete’s will be hosting a training kick-off evening for Bike Rally participants on Saturday, April 7, 6:00 – 9:00 pm at 1204 Bloor Street West. They will run short 15 minute sessions on:

  • fixing flats,
  • how to estimate a good bike fit, and
  • advice on gear and apparel.

Whether you’re new to the Bike Rally or a seasoned veteran, there’s something for everyone to get you ready to hit the road. Sweet Pete’s will also be providing 20% off parts and accessories (excluding Garmin), and 10% off bikes.

Sweet Pete's Bike Shop logoSweet Pete’s Bike Shops have been long-time supporters with over 10 years of engagement with the Bike Rally. From amazing support the week of the Ride from Road Support mechanics to lots of in-store discounts on cycling merchandise. Sweet Pete’s is there to support you on your Friends For Life Bike Rally journey.
t: (416) 533-4481

Outdoor Training Kick-Off: F4LBR Cycle Solutions Social @ Cycle Solutions - Parliament Street
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In conjunction with the Bike Rally’s Kick-Off to the outdoor training season, our friends at Cycle Solutions are hosting an F4LBR Social.

Join us for:

  • Food and drink – beer provided by our friend Dwayne from Highlander Brew Co.
  • Door Prizes
  • Specialized Bike Fundraising Incentive draw!

Cycle Solutions        Highlander Brew Co. logo

See event flyer here

The BIG Meeting @ The 519
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Attention all Bike Rally Crew, 1-Day and 6-Day Riders! Come to The 519 on June 4th and learn all about this year’s 20th Anniversary Friends for Life Bike Rally – things like our new Departure location, arrival plans for Port Hope, what will be on offer in Kingston, new Montreal accommodations, and much, much more.
You’ll be able to complete any outstanding paperwork, meet your Team Leads and team mates (if you haven’t yet), pose questions to Steering Committee members, and hear directly from a PWA speaker about how your commitment and hard work is making a huge difference in the lives of so many.
Additionally, from 8:30PM we’ll be at The Lodge at O’Grady’s (518 Church Street at Maitland) for a post-meeting social.
Bike Rally Reunion Party @ The Tilted Dog
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The best way to cure the Bike Rally blues is to join us at the Tilted Dog for the 20th Anniversary Bike Rally reunion!

The Tilted Dog Pub

Invasion of the Santas @ Church Street
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm