Snag Deals at MEC Toronto
MEC has been a great supporter of the Bike Rally over the past many years, and again for 2019, they are offering all participants a 10% discount on all regular priced merchandise (including bikes) in store at their upcoming new location at 300 Queen Street West. Discount does not apply to Blundstones, Birkenstocks, and Glerups, merchandise already marked down, or products that offer a package discount. If an item is out of stock in store, product can be ordered in and the discount honoured. To receive the discount, go to the Bike Rally table in store between 6-9pm to pick up your one time use discount voucher. Offer cannot be redeemed for cash, combined with other offers or applied to prior purchases or services. Member must be present at time of purchase.
MEC is a retail co-operative that sells exclusively to members.
David Linton (1964‐2011) was the co‐founder of PWA’s Friends For Life Bike Rally and a long-time rider. A past board member of Toronto People With AIDS Foundation and supporter of the agency, David was committed to improving the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS in our community and this commitment and passion has shaped a Bike Rally that has endured and continues to grow.
Join us as we honour David with a 54km training ride, setting off from the Keating Channel Pub & Grill, 2 Villiers St, Toronto.
For route maps and cue sheets, click here to go to Training & Safety -> Training, and then click on Training Ride Routes & Map Links.
Bike Rally cycling gurus Steve Yeates and Geoff Gibson will lead you in this technique-focused clinic, at the end of which you really will believe “hills are my friend”. Meet at 7pm at the bottom of Beechwood Drive where it meets the Lower Don Recreation Trail (approximately 1km north of Pottery Road on the Trail) for a brief chat about hill climbing skills, and then actual hill climbing on Beechwood Drive. Attendees are free to leave as they please, or by 9pm at the latest.
For those who want to ride over together, a group will be leaving from The 519 Community Centre (Church St. north of Wellesley) promptly at 6:15pm.
Required equipment: bike, helmet, lights (in case it’s dark when we’re done), tire levers, a spare tube, a hand pump or CO2 cartridges (in case of flats).