So far we have raised: $186,526
Cross Canada goal for 2021: $300,000
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 20 research projects through more than $1.9 Million in contributions to the Parkinson Canada Research Program meaning your support has a direct impact on quality of treatments and better outcomes for people living with Parkinson's.
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.
In 2019, grants were named in honour of Don MacLean, Hartley Richardson, and through the Prince Edward County ride for the first time thanks to significant personal contributions and the support of a new community of riders.
Our Rider's Stories
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
Video shot and edited by Birchbark Media
Top 2020 Fundraisers
(Prince Edward County)
- Lanny Thomas
- Susan Fullerton
- Geoff Simonett
- Alexandra Rombos
- Steve Iseman
- Jim Redmond
- Shawn Barker
- Naomi Visanji
- Nicholas Eisner
- Denise Eisner
Top 2020 Teams
(Prince Edward County)
- Rigid Riders
- Chain Gang Rides Again
- Suds & Spokes
- County Cruisers
- Team Lester