Each year, 500+ riders on sport bikes, cruisers, tourers, choppers, customs, scooters, trikes and rat bikes come out on the last Sunday in May for B.A.D. Ride in support of Distress Centres. We hope you’ll consider joining us!
B.A.D. Ride 21 is on Sunday, May 27th, 2018. It kicks off at Markham Fairgrounds, weaves through Ontario backroads with a suggested route designed by motorcycle enthusiasts, has a midway stop, and returns to an after-party where registered riders will enjoy a BBQ lunch, live entertainment, swag, contests, exhibitions, a silent auction, give-aways, VIP upgrades and the opportunity to win this year’s grand prize - a 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail® Street Bob®!
Our Vision is to ensure that every individual in need receives life-sustaining emotional support.
For 50 years, Distress Centres has provided 24-hour support, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to individuals in our community at risk and their most vulnerable.
We are Canada’s oldest volunteer delivered crisis, emotional support and suicide prevention + intervention + postvention service agency.
Our crisis and emotional distress services are available via hotline, online chat, and text. We also offer face-to-face individual as well as group support and counselling to those who have lost a loved one to suicide or homicide and are navigating the aftermath.
100% of the monies raised by B.A.D. Ride participants will continue to support ongoing services and new initiatives provided by Distress Centres that build both individual and community resiliency.
A redesigned 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Street Bob with ABS package!
Every participant gets a chance to win the Grand Prize! Riders and passengers must raise or donate a minimum of $75 each to be entered to win. The more you raise, the closer you might get to parking the Grand Prize in your garage!
- Registration fee (donated or fundraised) $75
- 2x grand prize tickets
- Register before April 15th, 2018
- Double your grand prize tickets!
- Each $100 raised or donated after registering
- 1 additional grand prize ticket
- Each $1000 raised or donated after registering
- 5 additional grand prize tickets
You can register online by clicking the below button and creating your personal fundraising page. Once you have donated of fundraised $75 you will automatically be registered for B.A.D. Ride 21!
Pre-register by April 15th, 2018 & double your grand prize tickets!
Important note: All online donations will appear immediately on your fundraising page. If you are also collecting donations via pledge forms - We will add the donations from your pledge forms to your online fundraising page once we have received them via mail.
ONLINE REGISTRATION TIPS
IT'S JUST ME JOINING IN!
If you are a B.A.D. Rider without a passenger & not part of a group/team - Please register as an individual.
I'D LIKE TO PARTICIPATE WITH A REGISTERED PASSENGER!
If you are a B.A.D. Rider with a passenger - Please have your first team member or rider signup by clicking on the team button. This is allow you to set up your team and then your personal page. Your passenger can then register as part of your team by registering as an individual and then going to your team page & clicking "join this team". This will allow for your profiles will be grouped together and your donations will go towards your team's donation total.
I HAVE A TEAM OR GROUP THAT WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE TOGETHER!
If you are a B.A.D. Rider who is part of a group/team - Please have your first team member or rider signup by clicking on the team button. This is allow you to set up your team and then your personal page. Each team member can then register as part of your team by registering as an individual and then going to your team page & clicking "join this team". This will allow for your profiles will be grouped together and your donations will go towards your team's donation total.
To register by mail you will need to send in the below registration form and/or pledge forms with a post-marked date of May 19th, 2018.
Register before April 15th, 2018 & receive DOUBLE the grand prize tickets for this year’s grand prize – A redesigned 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Soft Bob with ABS package!
You can register by mail by sending the below registration form alongside your registration fee of $75 to: Distress Centres c/o B.A.D. Ride 21, Box 243, Adelaide P.O., Toronto, ON., M5C 2J4. Additional pledge forms can be sent at a later date if you're pre-registering!
Please remember: All mailed pledge forms must have a registration form accompanying them that is inclusive of your (the fundraiser’s) details regardless of being registered online – This ensures all of your pledges are allocated to you.
If you are not partaking in the fundraising component of B.A.D. Ride 21, you can still register! All that's needed is for you to let us know by filling out the below form.
Please note: Pre-register by April 15th, 2018 & double your grand prize tickets!
SHOP B.A.D. Ride
Every B.A.D. Ride collection tee purchased helps to support Distress Centres' and the meaningful work that we do to help individuals at risk and their most vulnerable in the community. Your generousity allows us to continue life-sustaining work.
- $35 provides 1/2 hour of crisis line service
- $70 provides 1 hour of crisis line service
- $100 trains 1 crisis line responder or suicide loss/homicide loss grief facilitator
- $1320 provides 1 day of crisis line service
For more information about how your organization can get involved in or sponsor the 2018 event, please connect with Talia by filling out the below FORM.
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.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AT THE 2017 MOTORCYCLE SHOWS!
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!
B.A.D. Ride 20 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