November 2017
As the cooler weather approaches and the nights get darker, your Bike Rally family is here to have your back. We have a number of events happening to keep you connected and make sure you feel supported as you begin your fundraising and training journey for the 2018 ride.
 
It may only be November, but now is a great time to begin soliciting donations. Did you know that nearly 30% of all annual giving is done in November and December?! Yep – those tax receipts are a great holiday gift for that generous person in your life.
 
If you’re looking for Fundraising Tips, Assistance, have questions or want to talk about a great fundraising idea, we're here to help. This year, we will also be offering one-on-one fundraising support for those of looking for that extra help with getting your personal fundraising off the ground.

For any fundraising inquiries, please send an email to fundraising@bikerally.org .
CURRENT STATS

10 Registered 1-Day Riders
154 Registered 6-Day Riders
14 Registered Crew
$20,350 Raised
Can you believe PWA’s Friends For Life Bike Rally is in its 20 th year?! Be part of the incredible celebration next summer and register now! Space is limited and we want you to help us raise over 1 MILLION DOLLARS for the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation.
YOU'RE INVITED TO THE F4LBR HOLIDAY PARTY!
Where: Ralph Thornton Community Centre, 785 Queen St E
When: Thursday November 30 th , 6-9pm
Admission: FREE

Celebrate the holidays with your Bike Rally Family! It’s been a while since we’ve gotten together, and what a better time than the holiday season! Come prepared to bid on your favourite gingerbread house, and please bring a canned food donation of pasta sauce, soups, tuna or beans to be added to PWA’s Essentials Market. Family and friends are welcome. Light finger foods will be served and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) available to purchase.
WINTER TRAINING STARTS NOVEMBER 23!
You may have hung up your bike shorts for the summer, but we’ve got just the thing to keep you in shape this winter! Join us for a spin at the Toronto Central YMCA every Thursday from 7:30-8:30pm and every Sunday from 12pm-1pm starting November 23 rd . These sessions are FREE for Bike Rally participants and are designed specifically around skills you’ll need to use as you ride from Toronto to Montreal.

 
If you have any questions about training, send an email to training@bikerally.org .
SPONSORSHIP CALL TO ACTION!
In order to help us make the PWA’s Friends For Life Bike Rally's 20 th year the most successful yet, the Sponsorship team is looking to participants to help highlight connections in their personal network. Share your company’s employee matching program details and/or think about anyone in your network that works in Marketing, Sponsorship, Community Relations, or Corporate Social Responsibility with the Sponsorship Committee because you never know who’s out there. We're a big family with a lot of connections, all which can impact the PWA’s Friends For Life Bike Rally in a big way.
 
For more information or to chat with the Sponsorship Committee, send an email sponsorship@bikerally.org
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
Nov. 23: Winter Training at the YMCA 7:30pm-8:30pm
Nov. 26: Winter Training at the YMCA 12pm-1pm
Nov. 30: F4LBR Holiday Party (no winter training)
Dec. 1: World AIDS Day
Dec. 3: Winter Training at the YMCA 7:30pm-8:30pm
Dec. 7: Winter Training at the YMCA 12pm-1pm
 
Don’t miss a training session or event! Subscribe to the F4LBR Calendar here: https://bikerally.org/about/calendar/

THROWBACK!
THROWBACK to the year 2000, where Y2K was a long forgotten thing of the past, and Bike Rally participants made it to Montreal!

Do you have any great pics from past rides? Send them to media@bikerally.org and they may be featured in the next newsletter!
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