In June of 2017 The PEI Pedalling Parkies, Dan Steele & Natasha McCarthy (both individuals who are living with Parkinson's Disease) will be riding the Confederation trail across PEI to raise awareness about & funds for Parkinson's Disease. The ride will start in Tignish and end in Elmira, 5 days and 273 KM. The ride weather pending will take place starting Tuesday June 6, ending Saturday June 10th. This also gives a buffer day that if delays occur we have Sunday to add to the trip. If the forecast is showing poor weather with a lot of rain the ride will be postponed one week to June 13-17.

We are hoping to grow a team of bikers for this event. You can join us for a leg of the trip, a full day or the entire trip, that's up to you, but the more the merrier! Read more about the ride below. We are also looking for people that would like to volunteer, in particular we will require 2 drivers to travel to the starting and end point of each day ...with supplies etc... If you're interested in volunteering or pedaling please contact either Natasha at (902) 393-9891 or or Dan Steele at Learn more about volunteer opportunities

Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative disease. Movement is normally controlled by dopamine, a chemical that carries signals between the nerves in the brain. When cells that normally produce dopamine die, the symptoms of Parkinson's appear. It is suggested that by the time a diagnosis occurs over 50% of these cells have already died. PD affects not only movement but also has many non motor symptoms such as loss of sense of smell, cognitive changes, depression etc... To learn more about Parkinson's you can visit visit Natasha's blog at or her FB Page or visit

Thanks in advance for your support,

Natasha & Dan
PEI Pedalling Parkies

Ride Details

Riders can register to join the full trip, a full day or a 'leg' of a day.

Route breakdown is as follows:

Day 1:

Start: Tignish 0Km
Break: Alberton 21km
Break: Bloomfield 36km
End: O'Leary 45km

Day 2:

Start: O'Leary 45km
Break: Portage 59km
Break: Ellerslie 72km
Break: Wellington 91km
End: Summerside 109km

Day 3:

Start: Summerside 109km
Break: Kensington 123km
Break: Emerald 137km
End: Hunter River 155km

Day 4:

Start: Hunter River 155km
Break: Milton 171km
Optional Break: Tracadie 195km
Break: Mount Stewart 204km
End: Morell 219km

Day 5:

Start: Morell 219km
Break: St. Peters 230km
Break: Harmony Junction 257km
End: Elmira 273km