Distress Centres' Resource Development Office and the Board of Directors, along with a core of committed volunteers are responsible for raising approximately 17% of the annual budget through our signature fundraising events, The B.A.D Ride and Concert by Twilight. These funds are used to support the services provided by our programs.


Each year, 500-1000 bikers on 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, 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

This is our 21st year! All wheels welcomed!

Next up! Distress Centres will be at the Motorcycle Supershow January 5th-7th 2018.


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