1-DAY RIDE

“I had an amazing time participating the 1-Day Ride – met tons of great people, felt extremely supported and challenged.”

~ 1-Day Rider

THE ROUTE

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Day 1

Day 1, Riders enjoying a break

TORONTO TO PORT HOPE

The Bike Rally departs early Sunday morning, starting out from Allan Gardens.

The Day 1 route follows familiar training ride routes before heading into the countryside. The roads can be busy as we travel parts of the Kings Highway and rolling hills make the afternoon challenging, but the energy will be high as we start out, those rolling hills make for some pretty views, and the day ends in a beautiful campsite overlooking the lake.

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Departure

Departure, 2015

Departing from Allan Gardens in downtown Toronto.

Arrival

Day 1 Arrival Location

Arrive at the Haskill's beautiful cliff-top property overlooking Lake Ontario.

This amazing 1-day experience will give you a taste of what the Bike Rally is all about. You will be fully supported with crew cheering you on, keeping you fueled, and making sure you arrive in Port Hope to celebrate an incredible day.

Departing from the heart of Downtown Toronto, your journey will take you out of the urban sprawl and into the beautiful countryside. You will arrive in Port Hope at the beautiful Haskill cliff-top property overlooking Lake Ontario. Following a celebration and dinner, we bring you and your bike back to Toronto with plenty of time to rest for the week ahead.

1-DAY RIDE SCHEDULE

Packing Day

Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Msgr. Fraser – Isabella Campus Secondary School, 146 Isabella St., Toronto

Packing Day occurs the day before we depart and is MANDATORY for all 1-Day Riders and Crew. During Packing Day, you will be able to complete any final paperwork, and receive your event packages. You will be able to load onto a designated truck a knapsack or small bag packed with your street clothes and everything else you’ll need in Port Hope. Give yourself at least an hour to complete the process.

Learn More

Reminder: Do NOT pack your Official Bike Rally jersey or Crew T-shirt or whatever else you need for Departure Day.

During registration you will:
  • Sign in and pick up a check-list to ensure that you complete the entire registration process. You will receive a name tag. Please wear your name tag at all times during the Bike Rally.

Hand in any outstanding pledges. In order to participate in the Bike Rally, PWA must have received the minimum fundraising required by June 30:

  • $650 if you’re a 1-Day Rider

If you have any last-minute pledges you can submit them during Packing Day.

All participants: Complete medical forms and waivers and a copy of your Health Card (front and back) or proof of travel insurance if you have not dropped them off at PWA already. We strongly recommend that you complete this prior to Packing Day as it will save you time. Please note Crew are also required to submit a copy of their driver’s license if they have not done so.

All Participants: Pick up your Rider jerseys or Crew T-shirt.

Proceed outside to deposit your bag in the assigned truck

Essentials Market Donation On Packing Day, we ask all Participants to contribute to PWA Essentials Market. This weekly program provides much needed food and was accessed over by over 1,100 individuals last year alone. We will have collection bins on site to collect any food items you can bring in. Useful donations include: grocery store gift cards, Ensure or Boost meal replacement, canned meat, fish, vegetables, beans, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, rice, baby food, peanut butter, powdered/canned milk and any other non-perishables, and pet food. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Departure

 

Sunday, July 24, 2016
Allan Gardens (Sherborne and Carlton)

Toronto to Port Hope 108 km

This is the day you have been waiting for! All those months of training and fundraising have led to this day, the start of our journey to Port Hope or Montréal.

Departure Ceremony Schedule

  • 7:30 AM Participant Sign in
  • 8:00 AM Group Photos
  • 8:30 AM Speeches
  • 8:45 AM Group Stretch
  • 9:00 AM Departure

Street parking is available along Carlton St. between Jarvis St. and Sherbourne St. In addition, paid parking is available on Sherbourne St. just north of Carlton St.

 

Learn More About Day 1

When you arrive at Allan Gardens, please check in at the registration desk.

Coffee, beverages and snacks will be available.

All Participants must wear the Official 2016 Bike Rally Jersey or Crew T-shirt which was provided on Packing Day.


BREAK 1 

23.3 km: East Point Park, Scarborough, ON

LUNCH – NEW LOCATION 

60.8 km: Lakeview Park, Oshawa, ON

BREAK 2 

84.2 km: Bond Head Parkette, Bond Head, ON

CAMPSITE 

110 km: The Haskills’ Farm is a gorgeous location, high atop a cliff overlooking Lake Ontario just before Port Hope.

Swimming is available, but the shore is rocky so use appropriate footwear.

Starting at 3:00 PM, buses will depart every 30 minutes to take Participants to the local sports complex for showers or a swim in the newly renovated pool, there is a $5.50 fee for using the pool. The sports complex closes at 8:00 PM with the last bus returning to camp at 8:00 PM, so plan accordingly.


HIGHLIGHTS 

Our emotional departure, a scenic afternoon ride, and a gorgeous arrival overlooking Lake Ontario, as we cheer in our 1-Day Riders.

THEME 

Bike Rally Departure and the Official 1-Day or 6-Day Bike Rally Jersey / Crew T-shirt

EVENING ACTIVITIES 

If you’re a 1-Day Rider – congratulations! After months of training and fundraising, you made it to Port Hope! After being cheered into Haskills’ farm, 1-Day Riders, their friends and family, 6-Day Riders and Crew will join in a celebration dinner!


1-DAY RIDER RETURN TO TORONTO 

Thank you for a great day! We hope you had a fantastic experience and hope you will join us for the 6-Day Ride next year!

1-Day Ride participants and their bikes will be transported back to Toronto following dinner and the Evening Programme.

Participants must have their bikes loaded on to the assigned truck(s) by 5:30 PM.

Following the evening program, participants will meet the bus near the road at the entrance to Haskills’ farm. The bus and truck(s) will depart at 8:30 PM sharp.

The bus is scheduled to arrive in Toronto at Barbara Hall Park (beside The 519) on Church Street, at or before 10:00 PM. If you are arranging to have someone pick you up in Toronto, parking is available on the street and at the Beer Store (across the street from The 519).

The Rubbermaid Rustlers and a Bike Rally Assistant will be on hand in the Beer Store parking lot with your bike. All Riders are required to pick up their bike that evening. PWA will not store or hold your bike until a later date.

Return to Toronto

 

Thank you for a great day! We hope you had a fantastic experience and hope you will join us for the 6-Day Ride next year!

1-Day Ride participants and their bikes will be transported back to Toronto following dinner and the Evening Programme.

Participants must have their bikes loaded on to the assigned truck(s) by 5:30 PM.

Following the evening program, participants will meet the bus near the road at the entrance to Haskills’ farm. The bus and truck(s) will depart at 8:30 PM sharp.

The bus is scheduled to arrive in Toronto at Barbara Hall Park (beside The 519) on Church Street, at or before 10:00 PM. If you are arranging to have someone pick you up in Toronto, parking is available on the street and at the Beer Store (across the street from The 519).

The Rubbermaid Rustlers and a Bike Rally Assistant will be on hand in the Beer Store parking lot with your bike. All Riders are required to pick up their bike that evening. PWA will not store or hold your bike until a later date.

Once you have registered and have logged in to your personal fundraising page, please ensure you have answered the questions related to return transportation and guest attendance on your personal fundraising page by June 30. To update these questions:

1) Log in to your personal fundraising page

2) Click on the “Profile” tab on the left hand side of the page

3) Click on the “Edit User Survey”

4) Scroll down to the bottom of the page and answer the questions

Please contact the Special Events Coordinator at PWA at (416) 506-1400 if you have questions.

Port Hope Schedule at a Glance
The following outlines the schedule of the afternoon once you arrive in Port Hope. Enjoy some leisure time, you've earned it!
2:00 - 5:00 PMArrive Day One Camp - Haskills’ farm1-Day Riders load bikes on Toronto-bound truck, retrieve personal belongings, head to shower, swim, and relax before dinner.
5:00 PMAll Participants have arrived to camp
5:30 – 7:00 PMDinnerBikes heading back to Toronto must be loaded on to the designated truck by 5:30 PM.
6:45 PMEvening Announcements – 1-Day Program
8:30 PM1-Day Riders depart for TorontoBus will be located on the road at the entrance to Haskills’ farm.
Approximately 10:00 PMArrive at Barbara Hall Park, 519 Church Street, TorontoRiders must pick up all their belongings, including your bike, from the Rustler trucks.