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 Red Dress Ball @ The 519 - Ballroom
Apr 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Red Dress Ball

On Saturday April 14th, we’re turning the 519 Ballroom into the Red Dress Ball for one night only! Come out and celebrate with international superstarDJ Kitty Glitter, and some of Toronto’s finest drag talent, as we raise funds and awareness for the 20th year of the PWA’s Friends For Life Bike Rally.

Whether you dress in red, or wear a red dress, the Red Dress Ball is a celebration of the creativity of Day Three of the 6-day ride, and a symbol for raising funds and HIV/AIDS awareness!

The Red Dress Ball is an independent fundraiser in support of the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA) through their sustaining fundraiser, PWA’s Friends for Life Bike Rally.

Warden – Zoo Loop – 40 km – UPDATED
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Route Map will be available March 31.

Kipling – Courtney Park – 35 km
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Route Map will be available March 31.

Kipling – Courtney Park – 35 km @ Kipling Station
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Training Ride Routes and Map Links:

Oh My God Make It Stop @ Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Oh My God Make It Stop is a cabaret styled variety show in support of PWA’s 20th annual Friends For Life Bike Rally, raising funds and awareness for Toronto’s People With AIDS Foundation.

Warden – Zoo Loop – 40 km
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Training Ride Routes and Map Links:

Finch – Lake Wilcox – 55 km
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Training Ride Routes and Map Links: