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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! Our Vision is to ensure that every individual in need receives life-sustaining emotional support.

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®!

 

B.A.D. RIDE 21 DETAILS

DATE & TIME:

MAY 27TH, 2018 & 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

LOCATION:

MARKHAM FAIRGROUNDS
10801 MCCOWAN RD, MARKHAM, ON L3P 3J3

REGISTRATION DETAILS:

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR HOW TO REGISTER ONLINE OR VIA MAIL! DETAILS ARE INCLUDED BELOW.

NOTE: RIDERS AND PASSENGERS NEED TO BE REGISTERED SEPARATELY.

 
 
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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.

Each year we depend on the generousity of our B.A.D. riders to help us ensure that our services remain accessible. We greatly appreciate the support and because of B.A.D. ride, incredible impact has been made in the lives of those who are at risk and their most vulnerable in the community

 
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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.

 
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A redesigned 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Street Bob with ABS package!

Every registered rider, passenger or participant gets a chance to win the Grand Prize! Registration details are below - Please scroll down!

Once you have registered online, via mail or in-person you will automatically receive two (2) raffle tickets. Additional raffle tickets will only be available for purchase on event day (May 27th, 2018) at the B.A.D. Ride 21 event for $10 each. 

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Raise or donate $1,000
& receive a Premium Grill & Chill package

A premium Weber portable charcoal grill, perfect for apartment courtyards, beachside barbecues, or picnics. 

  • Voted best portable grill by reviewed.com & a consistent 4.5 stars of 5 or higher with numerous retailers!
  • Glass-reinforced nylon handle withstands the elements for the life of the grill
  • Porcelain-enameled bowl and lid
  • Compact 14-inch diameter cooking grate
  • Heavy-duty plated steel cooking grate

A cookbook full of original recipes!

  • 120+ recipes with photos
  • Extensive step-by-step instruction
  • Experiment with the spices and global nuances that are shaping what we make on the grill
  • Learn the tried-and-true methods of traditional barbecue from accomplished pit masters
  • Explore how notable chefs are putting a new spin on the classics

A 7 piece Deluxe Soft Grip Handle Barbecue Tool Set

A complete grilling tool set for your next cookout, grill delicious kebabs, burgers or sausages, baste anything including your cooking grids with the easy to clean silicone basting brush. Soft grip handle tools with stainless steel blades. The set contains a turner, locking tong, silicone basting brush and 4 stainless steel V shaped skewers.

  • 7 piece grilling tool set
  • Soft grip handles
  • Includes tuner, locking tong, silicone basting brush, 4 stainless steel v shaped skewers.
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AS ALWAYS, WE WILL BE HAVING A KICKOFF PARTY! REGISTERED RIDERS, PASSENGERS OR PARTICIPANTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!

IF YOU HAVE NOT YET REGISTERED BY THE TIME OF THE PARTY YOU CAN DO SO AT MAINS MANSION IN-PERSON - PLEASE MAKE SURE TO BRING YOUR $75 REGISTRATION FEE!

DATE & TIME:

THURSDAY, MAY 24TH, 2018 @ 6:30PM TO 8:30PM

LOCATION:

MAINS MANSION, 144 MAIN STREET, MARKHAM, ON
2ND FLOOR/UPSTAIRS

REFRESHMENTS: 

FREE APPETIZERS, TEA & COFFEE.

ADDITIONAL FOOD OR DRINKS CAN BE BE PURCHASED BY THOSE ATTENDING IF YOU'RE IN THE MOOD FOR SOMETHING IN PARTICULAR! 

LIVE MUSIC:

STAY TUNED!

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All riders, passengers and participants must register separately. You can register for B.A.D. Ride 21 online by: 

  • Creating your online fundraising page.
  • Submitting your $75 registration fee through your fundraising page

Once we have received $75 online you will automatically be registered for B.A.D. Ride 21! 

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.

 
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All riders, passengers and participants must register separately. You can register for B.A.D. Ride 21 via mail by:

  • Sending in the below registration form to Distress Centres c/o B.A.D. Ride 21, Box 243, Adelaide P.O., Toronto, ON., M5C 2J4. 
  • Submitting your $75 registration fee with your registration form (as detailed above)

Registration forms & fees must have a postmarked date of May 19, 2018 or earlier in order for you to be registered via mail.

Additional pledge forms can be sent at a later date if you're pre-registering or sending in your registration form & fee to meet the required postmarked date! 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 would like to register after May 19th, 2018 - Please do so online or at the event itself on May 27th, 2018 at the registration table.

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REGISTRATION &
PLEDGE FORM

PDF Version

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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
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Pat Gonsalves!

Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee - Class of 2017

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Pat has donated countless hours as a volunteer working with numerous motorcycle charity rides including M.C. work for the B.A.D Ride, Motorcycles for Myelin and the Ride for Sight. has also been Master of Ceremonies for the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction events in Ontario as well as Vancouver and Edmonton. For over 25 years, he was the MC for the MAX Awards, and countless Show Bike Awards shows at the Motorcycle Super Show and Spring Show. For five years spearheaded the Masters of Mosport and Motorcycle Road Racers Reunion event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in conjunction with the Superbike Doubleheader weekend. The event celebrated some of the great racers and champions who had raced at the track going back to the 1960’s.

Pat worked alongside Craig Hill as host and play by play announcer for the Castrol National Superbike Series travelling across Canada to almost every road race track. For many years Pat worked alongside Colin Fraser as the host and play by play announcer for the CSBK Canadian Superbike Championship broadcast on TSN.

Currently Pat heads up the announcing team for the annual CSBK Superbike Doubleheader weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, is the lead announcer at Daytona for the Daytona 200 and Fall Cycle Scene races and continues his support of many motorcycle charity rides and events.

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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.

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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.  

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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!

 

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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
  • 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