Join Pedaling for Parkinson’s and help make life better for Canadians living with Parkinson’s.
Pedaling for Parkinson’s will take place in 3 locations throughout August and September. We will also continue to offer the virtual Go the Distance option for those that would like to ride at-home or in their community.
You can support the event by registering to ride, donating to a participant, or by volunteering the day of the event. To find our more, click on one of the rides below.
When you participate in Pedaling for Parkinson’s or donate - whether it be money or your equally valuable time - you’re supporting Parkinson Canada in our quest to improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s and their care partners. Together, we have an immense impact on the research being done, the services being offered, and the people being helped every day.
Parkinson Canada aims to inspire action and hope by sharing and celebrating stories of those affected by Parkinson’s.
When life threw Bill Rea a curveball with a Parkinson’s diagnosis in 2010, he found solace in cycling. He knew he needed to stay active and rethink his participation. He rides Pedaling for Parkinson’s with lifelong friends, and they've had their share of adventures on the road with close encounters with wildlife and moments of peace in riding in the country. But what's most important is the cause they ride for - raising funds for people impacted by Parkinson’s. Pedaling for Parkinson's has become an annual tradition for them, and last year, Bill championed the effort to start the Pedaling for Parkinson’s GTA Ride in his hometown of Orangeville.
Alice & Evelyn have participated in Pedaling for Parkinson’s for two years, raising $10,761. They equate their fundraising success to support from friends and family and spreading awareness about Parkinson's. In 2020, their dad was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson's, which led them to get involved with the event. With him building new lifestyle strategies due to his diagnosis, the event seemed like a great option to contribute to finding a cure! Participating as a team and encouraging each other along the way is very important. They know it's tough to ride 100km (especially with the hills!) but the challenge is nothing compared to what those with PD must endure every day.
Eugene Shershnev cared for his mother, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and later cancer. He became an active caregiver after noticing visual signs of tremors and found solace in physical activities like biking and running. Eugene became an advocate for Parkinson's research by participating in fundraising events and emphasizing the importance of teamwork. Despite his mother's passing, Eugene's dedication to the cause continues, inspiring many and making a significant impact.
Looking to create a fundraising page to share on social media? Not sure what to do about registration forms? We’ve assembled tools and resources so you can celebrate Pedaling for Parkinson’s in-person, or remotely.
We know you’re not in it for the rewards, but we want to show gratitude to our most dedicated fundraisers. Raise $250 for a tech t-shirt, and $1,000 for a signature Pedaling for Parkinson’s cycling jersey which will be available for you to wear on the day of the ride.