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.



  • Registration fee (donated or fundraised) $75
    • 2x grand prize tickets
  • Register before April 1st, 2018
    • 1 additional grand prize ticket
  • Each $100 raised or donated after registering
    • 1 additional grand prize ticket
      • Ex. $175 in donations = 3 grand prize tickets (+1 if registered before April 1st, 2018)
  • Each $1000 raised or donated after registering
    • 5 additional grand prize tickets
      • Ex. 1175 in donations = 16 grand prize tickets (+1 if registered before April 1st, 2018)


In order to be registered each rider must raise or donate $75 to Distress Centres. To start your personal or team B.A.D. Ride 21 page please click the button below!

Pre-register by April 1st, 2018 & receive an additional grand prize ticket!



Download the below form & mail it to us postmarked by May, 19, 2017. Pre-register postmarked by April 1st, 2018 & receive an additional grand prize ticket!

Mailing Address:

Distress Centres,
Box 243, Adelaide P.O.
Toronto, ON  M5C 2J4


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.

Name *

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.


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

  • Artik

  • Beard Winter LLP
  • Bentall Kennedy
  • Cybility Studios
  • Dave and Buster’s
  • Hero Certified Burgers
  • Hooters
  • 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
  • Motolimo
  • 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