Event Day Information

Ride registration, start and finish will all take place at Side Launch Brewing Company (200 Mountain Road, Collingwood, Ontario). Please note that times listed below may change slightly and that printed maps of each route will be available at registration. Download the event day itinerary

Friday, Sept. 29, 2023

5:00-7:00 p.m.: Early registration and merchandise sales at Side Launch.

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023

6:00-10:30 a.m.: Registration and merchandise sales at Side Launch. Coffee and pastries provided by Espresso Post.

6:45 a.m.: Opening remarks from Evan Siddall (Co-Founder and Growling Beaver Organizing Committee Member).

7:00-7:20 a.m.: 200km riders start their ride.

8:00-8:20 a.m.: 100km riders start their ride.

10:00 a.m.: 60km riders start their ride.

12:00 p.m.: 40km riders start their ride.

12:30 p.m. onward: Riders finish at Side Launch.

3:30 p.m.: Closing ceremonies. Join us to hear from Parkinson Canada CEO, Dr. Karen Lee, learn how the funds raised through Growling Beaver are being put to work, hear from a Parkinson’s researcher, and celebrate our top fundraisers and collective impact.

3:30-6:00 p.m.: Lunch and after-ride social at Side Launch. Mamacita Tacoria, Big Mouth Truck and Side Launch are generously providing food and beverages to riders, fundraisers and volunteers.

Note that each route has rest stops with food and refreshments for all riders. 

Route maps

Maps of our 40km, 60km, 100km and 200km routes, with turn by turn directions, will be printed and available to all participants when they register at Side Launch. Please note the routes linked below may change slightly. Any changes will be shared with riders by email and reflected in our printed event day maps.

For each route, please ensure you are following the rules of the road, read our safety tips here.

40km route (Download PDF Map)

60km route (Download PDF map)

100km route (Download PDF map)

200km route (Download PDF map)

Submitting Donations

Pledge Form (Download PDF)

Participant Offline Donation Summary Form (Download PDF)

Fundraising Rewards

We know you’re not in it for the rewards, but we want to show gratitude to our most dedicated fundraisers.

All riders will receive the Bandido as a thank you.

Raise $1,000 or more to receive the Skull Cap.
Raise $2,000 or more to receive the Skull Cap and Vest.
Raise $5,000 or more to receive the Skull Cap, Vest, and Rain Jacket.

Support the Growling Beaver Brevet

The Growling Beaver Brevet is a fundraiser for Parkinson Canada - raising vital funds for support, advocacy and research. If you can’t ride, please consider supporting the event by donating to a participant, by volunteering before or during the event, by donating resources or funds, or by becoming a corporate sponsor.