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Departure Day is finally here!
Sunday, July 30
Allan Gardens, Carlton Street and Sherbourne Street, Toronto
7:30 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Group Photos
8:30 a.m. Speeches and draw for the road bike donated by Cycle Solutions
9:00 a.m. Departure
This is the day you have been eagerly awaiting for months! After feverishly chasing after donations and spending countless hours in the saddle, your journey begins bright and early tomorrow morning!
Tips for Tomorrow
  • Wear your Official Bike Rally 2017 Jersey or T-shirt.
  • Register when you arrive at Allan Gardens (before departure), give yourself enough time. It will be early, so yes, there will be coffee!
  • Make sure your licence plate is secured on your bike.
  • As we ride out of Toronto on busy streets, be very aware of traffic around you and signal/call-out your intentions.
  • If you're joining us on the 6-Day journey, we'll be camping tomorrow night at the Haskills' Farm - a gorgeous location, high atop a cliff overlooking Lake Ontario. (There will be NO swimming allowed in the lake.)
  • DO NOT set up your tent within 6 feet of the cliff!
  • For today only we head offsite to shower, so starting at 3:00 p.m. buses depart every 30 minutes to take Participants to the local sports complex. If you're planning to go for a swim at the sports complex, the pool closes at 4:40 p.m. The rest of the sports complex (the showers) closes at 8:00 p.m. 
#F4LBR Social Media Challenge
Here are your 5 photo targets for Day 1:  

1.     A crowd shot in front of the Allan Gardens Conservatory
2.     You and a non-Bike Rally participant (before we depart)
3.     Riders passing by a branch of our presenting sponsor - Scotiabank
4.     Our wonderful Food Crew at lunch
5.     The Bike Rally Village's tent city at Haskill's

Remember the photos only count if they're posted on social media with the hashtag #F4LBR
Day 1 Evening Activities (Haskill's Farm, Port Hope)
  • Arrival Celebrations of the 1-Day Riders
  • Celebration Dinner: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Be sure to thank our friends from Scotiabank Port Hope Branch for helping to serve dinner.
  • Evening Announcements: 6:45 p.m.
  • A special tribute to honour our Friend For Life, Sanford Haskill
  • A visit from the folks at Crazy Uncle with some Crazy Uncle Hard Root Beer and Hard Cream Soda Floats! (make sure you have some cash - 100% of money collected will be donated back to PWA)
  • Note: There will be NO swimming at Haskill's this year nor will there be access to the water!
  • Quiet Hours: 10:00 p.m.
1-Day Rider Return to Toronto
  • If your journey ends with us in Port Hope - CONGRATULATIONS.
  • By 5:00 p.m., your bike must be loaded on to the assigned truck.
  • Busses will depart at 7:30 p.m. Following the evening program, plan to head up to the entrance of Haskills' farm to board the bus back to Toronto.
  • Expected arrival in Toronto will be 9:30 p.m. at Barbara Hall Park (near The 519 on Church Street).
  • You MUST retrieve your bike that evening when you arrive in Toronto.
Weather Forecast

Morning in Toronto: Sunny! 21C

Lunch in Oshawa: More sun! 27C

Day 1 camp in Port Hope: A nice clear night - 23C 

On July 30, 2017, a dedicated group of Riders and Crew will embarked on either a 6-day 600 km journey from Toronto to Montréal or a 1-day 110 km journey from Toronto to Port Hope, both in support of people living with HIV/AIDS. PWA's Friends For Life Bike Rally is the sustaining fundraiser of the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation. The experience of the Bike Rally promises to have a profound impact on the lives of every participant.

PWA PWA's Friends For Life Bike Rally
Toronto People With AIDS Foundation
200 Gerrard St. E, 2nd floor
Toronto ON  M5A 2E6
416-506-1400 ext. 238
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