Each of our Pedaling for Parkinson’s locations offers a range of distances suitable for all abilities.
- This ride is open to riders of all skill levels from first time riders to seasoned cyclists. It is not a race. It is about participating and helping make a difference in the lives of people and families affected by Parkinson’s.
- Pedaling for Parkinson’s is a fun charity ride, with the emphasis on “fun”. While cycling on the roads, we expect, and ask you, to follow the rules of the road to keep yourself and the other cyclists safe.
- There are not any formal pace groups. Riders go at their own speed and can form their own groups.
- There will be a limited amount of nutritional support.
- Please plan to bring your own nutrition. Also, carry some money as some routes may pass by stores/restaurants.
- We are proud to offer “Pedaling for Parkinson’s” jerseys. They can be obtained by raising a minimum fundraising level.
- During the ride, we hope to have a floater vehicle but please carry supplies so that you can change a flat.
- We have ordered sunny, cool, tailwinds. In the unlikely event of rain (fingers crossed), the ride will continue. The exception would be thunder/lightning storms. If it is raining, the long routes may be shortened for your safety.
- Volunteers do an incredible amount of work to enhance the success of the event. Please smile and thank them!
A GUIDE TO A SAFE RIDE - FOR YOUR SAFETY PLEASE REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING:
- You are responsible for your own safety
- Routes are OPEN to vehicle traffic, please obey all rules of the road, red lights and stop signs.
- Wear a Helmet HELMETS ARE MANDATORY for all participants
- Do not ride more than two abreast
- The provincial highway traffic act applies equally to cyclists and motorists
- Be courteous to motorists and other cyclists
- Our safety is enhanced if we can minimize motorist frustration
- Ensure your bike is tuned up and road-ready before the RIDE
- Communicate your intention to pass other cyclists
- Use caution on downhill sections
- Please avoid use of cell phones and personal audio systems while cycling
- Rain: there is a chance of rain, so, if you are not 100% comfortable riding in the rain, either choose a shorter route or consider not riding. Again, your safety is the priority.
- If there is a large pack of riders, the car drivers get angry and will then usually pass at high speed, in an unsafe situation, making it dangerous for everyone. Please take responsibility for your own safety and those around you. There is no prize for finishing first.
- For your safety, single file is strongly suggested. Groups should not be larger than 10-15 cyclists.
- Don’t be a THIRD cyclist. Seriously, if you are that “third” rider, know that you are putting your own life at risk, the other riders' lives at risk, and jeopardizing the future of the entire event. Please see the image below to illustrate this.
Pedaling for Parkinson’s is a fun charity ride, with the emphasis on “fun”. While cycling on the roads, we expect, and ask you, to follow the rules of the road to keep yourself and the other cyclists safe.