Calendar

May
26
Sat
Kipling – Oakville – 68 km
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Training Ride Routes and Map Links: http://bikerally.org/training-safety/training/

May
27
Sun
Spinning at the North York Y @ North York YMCA
May 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Want a fun way to connect with fellow riders, new and returning? Get your training off to an early start? Registered Bike Rally Participants, join us for free spinning classes at the North York YMCA.

Every Sunday, 8:30 to 9:30 am, from now until Departure Day!

There are 30 bikes available, so you can Register for each class in person, 15 minutes before the start, and there will be lots of bikes available. (The Y requires this attendance list.)

A few notes:

  • arrive 15-20 minutes ahead of the class and proceed to the Reception Desk downstairs (level B1)
  • check inwith the Reception Desk (you will need to tell them that you are a Bike Rally participant there to attend Jack Coop’s class); you will be asked to present photo ID; then sign the signup sheet for the class at the Reception Desk, before you make your way to the locker rooms
  • bring your own lock and towel – bags, coats and boots are not permitted in the fitness spaces
  • once changed, walk past the same Reception Desk to get to the Cyclefit Room – it is only 30 feet away, on the way to the aerobic room
  • spin bikes have two-sided pedals: toe cages on one side permit the use of any kind of athletic shoe or sneaker; SPD clips on the other side fit compatible cycling shoes, to give you the most efficient, powerful and safest ride
NEW! Highway 407 – Hammertown – 74 km @ Highway 407 Station
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Training Ride Routes and Map Links: http://bikerally.org/training-safety/training/

Silent Auction & Tennis Social @ Dentonia Park Tennis Club
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Silent Auction during a tennis social organized by Bike Rally participant Dianne Hind. All are welcome to come to the club as Dianne’s guest if they want to join in the tennis, or just come for the silent auction.

May
30
Wed
Convo with a Chiro @ Toronto PWA Foundation
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Endurance training is a vital aspect of your Bike Rally preparation, as well as a great way to stay active. But sometimes it can cause muscular imbalances that may lead to aches and pains, or worse, a full-blown injury. During this interactive session, Dr. Donald Littlewood will speak to the common issues he’s treated on the Bike Rally, and offer some great suggestions for injury prevention and conditioning.

Proactive injury prevention is a commonly overlooked aspect of training, and it applies equally to first-time participants and veterans. Be sure to attend this valuable seminar as a way to support and enhance your Bike Rally training!

Dr. Donald is a chiropractor and acupuncturist practicing in downtown Toronto. He has been a Bike Rally Wellness Crew volunteer twice (2016 and 2017), the first time as a member of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Team (CMCC) providing care to riders and crew.

Jun
2
Sat
Finch – Kleinburg – 82 km
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Training Ride Routes and Map Links: http://bikerally.org/training-safety/training/

Jun
3
Sun
Spinning at the North York Y @ North York YMCA
Jun 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Want a fun way to connect with fellow riders, new and returning? Get your training off to an early start? Registered Bike Rally Participants, join us for free spinning classes at the North York YMCA.

Every Sunday, 8:30 to 9:30 am, from now until Departure Day!

There are 30 bikes available, so you can Register for each class in person, 15 minutes before the start, and there will be lots of bikes available. (The Y requires this attendance list.)

A few notes:

  • arrive 15-20 minutes ahead of the class and proceed to the Reception Desk downstairs (level B1)
  • check inwith the Reception Desk (you will need to tell them that you are a Bike Rally participant there to attend Jack Coop’s class); you will be asked to present photo ID; then sign the signup sheet for the class at the Reception Desk, before you make your way to the locker rooms
  • bring your own lock and towel – bags, coats and boots are not permitted in the fitness spaces
  • once changed, walk past the same Reception Desk to get to the Cyclefit Room – it is only 30 feet away, on the way to the aerobic room
  • spin bikes have two-sided pedals: toe cages on one side permit the use of any kind of athletic shoe or sneaker; SPD clips on the other side fit compatible cycling shoes, to give you the most efficient, powerful and safest ride
David Linton Memorial Ride – 54 km @ Keating Channel
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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 54 km training ride, setting off from the Keating Channel Pub & Grill, 2 Villiers St, Toronto. A Bike Rally social follows at the end of the ride, at the pub. This is a great way to wind down after the ride, refuel and get to know your fellow Bike Rally Participants and Crew.

Route Map will be available on March 31.

Jun
4
Mon
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.
Jun
9
Sat
Finch – Kleinburg – 82 km
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Training Ride Routes and Map Links: http://bikerally.org/training-safety/training/