B.A.D. Ride

Over 400 sport bikes, cruisers, tourers, choppers, customs, scooters, trikes and rat bikes come out on the last Sunday in May in support of Distress Centres.

B.A.D. Ride is always a signed and unescorted ride, where you will enjoy some of the most picturesque backroad in York and Durham. After guests enjoy an afternoon filled with a great BBQ lunch, live music, afternoon comedy, silent auction, contests and exhibitions.

Every registered rider enjoys:
• Continental Breakfast
• Limited Edition year T-Shirt*
• Original bike bandana*
• Minimum of one draw ticket for the Grand Prize
• Great BBQ lunch

All wheels welcomed!


Sponsor the 2018 Event!

For more information about how you can get involved or sponsor the 2018 event, please contact the Resource Development office at 416-595-7451 or visit our B.A.D Ride website at www.thebadride.com


2017 B.A.D. (Bikers Against Despair) Ride

The B.A.D. Ride was celebrating 20 years of B.A.D. Behaviour!

On Sunday, May 28, 2017 with sunny skies, we saw an outpouring of support from returning and new riders as they embarked on their 3-hour scenic route weaving together old favourites with new routes through the backroads of York and Durham. Riders made their way to Markham Fairgrounds where the afternoon was filled with live music from Juno award-winning musician Cathy Young, stand-up comedian Jay Brown with our guests enjoying our signature barbecue lunch and our annual raffle and silent auction.  

B.A.D. Ride 20 was one for the ages! Riders who participated in this year’s event, with your support and dedication - you raised $215,000 towards life-sustaining programs for those in need! And many thanks to all of our sponsors who made this event possible and for enabling us to continue forward on our promise that 100% of the funds raised by riders goes directly to support the program needs of the agency.

You can still donate online! If you missed our deadline to donate, don't worry! You can once again donate online, click here to access the donation site.


The B.A.D Ride and Distress Centres team were out in the community in 2017 at Motorcycle shows across Toronto. Thanks to everyone who came by and supported us. We look forward to seeing you all at this year's ride!

Stay tuned for a list of the 2018 schdule for Motorcycle shows across Toronto where you will find the B.A.D. Ride and Distress Centres team:

January 5th-7th 2018 at the Motorcycle Supershow

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THANK YOU to the 2017 B.A.D. Ride Sponsors

Beard Winter LLP
Bentall Kennedy
Cybility Studios
Dave and Buster’s
Hero Certified Burgers
iMark Agency
Jacox Harley-Davidson
Joe’s Hamburger
Lake Simcoe Arms Pub & Restaurant
Lamorea Productions
Lettieri Espresso + Bar
Mackie Harley-Davidson
Mackie Moving Systems
Markham Fairgrounds
Motorcycle Mojo Magazine
Motorcycle Supershow
Neal Brothers Foods
Percel Inc.
Petite Thuet
PFAFF Harley-Davidson
Q107 Classic Rock
Ralota Technologies Inc.
Ready Honda
Ready Powersports
Riders Plus Insurance
Rochon|Genova LLP
Stitchy Lizard
Terraplan Landscapes Architects
The Motorcycle Show Toronto
Yamaha Motor Canada