The safety and well-being of everyone in our Baycrest community is our first priority. This includes you, our event participants.
We continue to implement all public health restrictions advised by health authorities.
The event will be set up to ensure physical distance among participants is implemented, according to current COVID-19 safety precautions.
As new information is provided, we may need to modify aspects of our event for the safety of all our participants, volunteers and supporters. We will keep you informed of any changes related to the event.
Thank you again for your understanding and support as we do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Should government restrictions be in place that limit the amount of people who can gather and interact, the Baycrest Foundation will evaluate all other options and, if necessary, may postpone the event to a later date to ensure the safety of all participants.
Baycrest patients and residents are a particularly vulnerable population. Older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions, like heart, lung, or kidney disease, are at higher risk of contracting the virus. We are taking all necessary measures to keep them, and everyone at Baycrest, safe. For full details please visit our website here.
Bike for Brain Health will take place at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto. (MAP)
This is a rain or shine event, however, in the event of extreme weather, we may need to cancel for everyone’s safety.
All cyclists are required to register online before participating in the event, and will need to sign a waiver.
Yes, you can. However, registering in advance gives you more time to reach your minimum fundraising goal!
If you register on event day, you will need to pay both your registration fee and your minimum fundraising amount before participating.
A non-refundable registration fee is required.
This registration fee will not count towards your fundraising minimum. If you are unable to attend, any fees paid will become a donation to Baycrest and you will receive a tax receipt for a portion of the registration fee.
Take the first step right now: Register online securely. Once your transaction is complete, you will receive a confirmation email. Or call us (1-416-785-2500 x 6413) and we can register you over the phone.
YES! All ages are welcome at this event! However, all children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult and be registered as a participant.
We have three route lengths: 25km, 50km and 75km.
Check out our route map here.
Yes, at any time! Contact the Bike for Brain Health team, and we will be happy to change your route distance.
Wear comfortable clothing that is safe for cycling. Please note that a helmet is mandatory, and must be worn at all times while cycling on the roadways.
Participants are required to meet their fundraising minimum ($100) in order to participate in the event. Participants who have not reached their fundraising minimum before the event day, Sunday, June 5, 2022, will be asked to make a self-donation.
We have made fundraising easy!
Step 1: Log in to your Participant Centre
Step 2: Upload your address book
Step 3: Use one of our pre-written emails or create your own
Step 4: Send it out to all of your family and friends!
You will be notified when someone sponsors you, and you can send Thank You emails from your Participant Centre.
Your supporters can donate using cash, cheques or credit card. Simply download the FUNDRAISING FORM and use it to record your sponsors’ information. Once you’re finished fundraising, you can submit the offline donations/pledges by mail or in-person to:
- Baycrest Foundation
Attn: Bike for Brain Health
3560 Bathurst Street,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6A 2E1
Registration fees are not tax receiptable. However, donations made to the event are, providing:
- The donation is $10 or greater.
- The tax receipt is being issued to the person who made the donation.
- The tax receipt information and donations are received within 60 days after the event with all donor contact information.
- All other CRA conditions are met.
Unless you are a member of a corporate team, a fundraising minimum is established in order to participate in the event. Participants who have not reached their fundraising minimum before the event are asked to make a self-donation.
Personal tax receipts will be emailed immediately after all on-line donations.
Corporate donations / sponsorships, and donations that are mailed in will have a slight delay while it is being processed.
You sure can! You can join us as a volunteer. Sign up on our website to let us know your availability.
All bags must be checked at bag check or left in your vehicles before being permitted on the road.
Yes! We will have 4 rest stops along the route where you can grab a snack and some water.
We take road safety very seriously. We will have route marshals along the roads, as well as EMS and Paid Duty Toronto Police.
There will be portable washrooms available at the start and finish line, and at the rest stops along the route.
If it has pedals, you can ride it. The includes e-bikes, pedal-assisted bikes, unicycles, tricycles and cargo bikes.
There will be free parking for everyone on the Exhibition grounds.
Yes, there are 4 rest stations along the route, which will have snacks and water.
Unfortunately, we will be a cashless event. Cheques and all major credit cards will be accepted.
Absolutely. Bike for Brain Health in support of Baycrest will make a profound impact on the Baycrest Foundation’s mission to support Baycrest, a global leader in brain health and aging.
One hundred percent of all donations go directly to the Baycrest Foundation and support the cost of the event. Funds are then invested in leading-edge cognitive neuroscience research, advancements in the mitigation of age-related illness and impairment and the care and treatment of patients living with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other brain function related illnesses.
There are currently more than 500,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia in Canada. As the population ages, the number of people with dementia or cognitive impairment in Canada is expected to almost double to about 1.4 million by 2031. At Baycrest, our work helps to preserve and extend the cognitive and emotional well-being of older adults.
Donors to the Baycrest Foundation play a critical role in keeping Baycrest running as government funding only makes up about 64% of our revenue. Contributions to the Foundation go to support Baycrest’s most urgent needs, encompassing all aspects of assistance towards our organization’s operational requirements and care for the 1,100 older adults who call Baycrest home.
Baycrest is a global leader in aging and brain health with a vision of a world where, with your help, we can all Fear No AgeTM.
416-785-2500 x 6413