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So far we have raised: $120,596.88

Our goal for 2019: $200,000

In 2011, longtime friends Peter and David founded a new event, “Pedaling for Parkinson’s”, to raise awareness and research funds for Parkinson’s. The inspiration was David’s father and a close friend/neighbour of Peter’s, who were both diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Over three days, cyclists pedaled over 100,000 pedal strokes: 1 pedal stroke for each Canadian diagnosed with Parkinson’s. 20 riders participated and over $18,000 was raised.

Each year since, the number of riders and the amount of money generated has increased. This culminated in a 2018 ride that saw nearly 350 participants raise $700,000 as part of a lifetime total of $1.7 Million.

2018 was the final year of the ride in Parry Sound. However the incredible spirit of Parry Sound ride, built on a strong community of support, fundraising success and commitment to stand together in mutual support of one's Parkinson journey lives on in communities across the country.

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Hosted by Jim Redmond and Krista Simonett.

The Ottawa couple found the event in 2017 and were so moved by the genuine, down to earth and supportive nature of the Parry Sound ride and its organizers that they endeavour to keep that spirit going. To provide a supportive environment for people to express their love of cycling, their support for one another, and their commitment to supporting people living with Parkinson's in Canada live on.

This year’s flagship event takes place July 12-14 in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Join us one, two or all three days as part of a community bound by cycling and a commitment to support everyone impacted by Parkinson’s.

Pedaling Your Way

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Available to anyone, anywhere in Canada.

Whether you’re looking to host your own cycling event in your community, to ride a solo or small team route of your own, or to register a spin class challenge or any cycling event that motivates you Pedaling Your Way is for you. Proceeds from all of our community ride participants contribute to the Pedaling for Parkinson’s Research Grant through the Parkinson Canada Research Program. Ride with us as part of a nationwide movement fueling research progress.

Register your ride above, or connect with us at pedaling@parkinson.ca to discuss your plans and how Parkinson Canada can be of support.

Note: above image is from the Parry Sound edition of this event, retired in 2018.


PEDALING FOR PARKINSON'S GRANT

Since its inception, Pedaling for Parkinson's has funded 17 research projects through more than $1.7 Million in contributions to the Parkinson Canada Research Program. With the success of the 2018 ride a commitment has been made to name a Grant through 2027, with rider proceeds from future years being directed to new grants.

Funds raised by riders support Pedaling for Parkinson's named grants through this program, meaning your support has a direct impact on quality of treatments and better outcomes for people living with Parkinson's.

The most recent breakthrough from a funded researcher includes a new theory from Dr. Scott Ryan on why nerve cells die in Parkinson's, and how we may be able to intervene.

In 2018, grants were named in honour of Dr. Robert Lorne Alexander, Dr. John Newall, Dr. Peter George Morse and John Bannister thanks to the significant personal contributions of their families.

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Note: above image is from the Parry Sound edition of this event, retired in 2018.

Our Rider's Stories

Note: left image is from the Parry Sound edition of this event, retired in 2018.

Riding gives me my freedom back. I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s about three years ago when I was 44. Somebody showed me a video about a guy with PD and how he could barely walk but could still ride a bike. I bought a second hand bike and gave it a go. It worked even better than I thought that it could. My mind and my body have a sense of freedom that I rarely get with just the medications. I feel like I can do anything when I am on my bike. It’s pretty incredible.
- Jim, from Ottawa

Nothing is more special than bringing together a group of people who are all fighting for the same cause. To know you're not alone is everything. Pedaling For Parkinson’s has created a community of amazing people and I feel lucky to be a part of it.
- Jon, from Toronto





With just about every rider touched by Parkinson’s in one way or another [you feel a part of something special]. The enthusiasm of young people riding in honour of friends and relatives was moving and contagious.
- 2017 first time rider in Parry Sound event

My reason for working on Parkinson’s disease is that… with recent advances in cell biology and genetics, I believe the time is right for finding a potential cure for patients. While the work my group does is challenging, it’s immensely rewarding and it really feels that for the first time we are starting to finally understand this devastating disorder after so many years, with the hope that one or more treatments will emerge from my work and others to help cure this disorder.
- Dr. Thomas Durcan, 2017
Grant Recipient

Top 2018 Fundraisers

(Prince Edward County)

  1. Peloton Personal Donation Karen Arts - $4,085.00
  2. Peloton Personal Donation Susan Fullerton - $4,055.00
  3. Peloton Personal Donation Edward Truant - $3,800.00
  4. Peloton Personal Donation Geoff Simonett - $3,323.00
  5. Peloton Personal Donation john franklin - $3,298.00
  6. Peloton Naomi Visanji - $3,050.00
  7. Peloton Personal Donation Jim Redmond - $2,875.00
  8. Peloton Douglas Duke - $2,825.00
  9. Peloton Personal Donation Steven Iseman - $2,551.00
  10. Peloton Michael Borden - $2,530.00

Top 2018 Teams

(Prince Edward County)

  1. Rigid Riders - $31,754.88
  2. Chain Gang Rides Again - $11,316.00
  3. The Dover Crawlers - $7,740.00
  4. WellnessLiving - $5,768.00
  5. Impact - $5,200.00
  6. County Cruisers - $4,190.00
  7. Suds & Spokes - $3,970.00
  8. Southhillbillies - $3,800.00
  9. Rosenfield for Results - $2,535.00
  10. Breaking Away (40+ years later) - $2,255.00
 
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