In 2011, longtime friends, Peter and David founded a new event, “Pedaling for Parkinson’s”, to raise awareness and research funds for Parkinson’s. Over three days, cyclists pedaled over 100,000 pedal strokes 1 pedal stroke for each Canadian diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Our inspiration was David’s father, diagnosed with Parkinson’s and a close friend/neighbour of Peter’s recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
In 2011, 20 riders participated and over $18,000 was raised.
In 2012, over 70 riders participated and over $54,000 was raised.
In 2013, we eclipsed 100 riders and generated over $95,000!
In 2014, close to 180 riders cycled and over $160,000 was raised.
In 2015, over 200 riders cycled, raising over $176,000.
Planning is underway for July 15-17, 2016, in Parry Sound, Ontario.
Enjoy riding some beautiful roads in the Parry Sound area and help make a difference in the lives of people and families affected by Parkinson’s. Riders of all levels are welcome and can choose to ride 1, 2, or 3 days, with distances ranging between 40 to 130 km.
We hope you will consider participating in the Pedaling for Parkinson’s and help make a difference in the lives of people and families affected by Parkinson’s.