The ride will take place on May 28th, rain or shine. We have plenty of covered vroom! There are indoor facilities at both Dave & Buster’s and at the Markham Fairgrounds that can contain all of the activities. Feel free to come to the party even if you are not going to ride.
Yes. Registration will be open at the Dave & Buster’s (the official start) until 9:45 a.m. and there will also be a registration booth at the destination point, the Markham Fairgrounds, from 1:15 p.m. until the event is officially over.
Online donations will receive an immediate electronic tax receipt. Distress Centres will mail an official charitable donation tax receipt for all other donations of $20.00 or more. It is important that each pledge form be fully completed. Please also ensure that all names and addresses are NEATLY PRINTED so that the receipts can be properly processed and mailed to the correct recipients.
Yes. Anyone raising $75.00 or more can participate in all of the activities of The B.A.D. Ride, including the draw for the Grand Prize. There is parking for other motor vehicles at both the start and end venues.
Registered children are most welcome at the event. Please note that no special arrangements have been made for children who attend and their safety is the responsibility of their parents or guardians. There is no reduced children’s admission fee. The cost of registering a child is $75, and he/she is entitled to all of the food, gifts and draw tickets provided to adult participants.
You will be entitled to one (1) draw ticket for your $75 registration and an additional draw ticket for every $50 in additional donations. You are entitled to 9 draw tickets. If you pre-register, you will receive 18 draw tickets for the same $500.
Yes, they are indeed. Raise $500, for example, and you will receive three incentive gifts, the B.A.D. RIDE 20th T-Shirt & Bike Bandana, the B.A.D Ride 20th Anniversary Cap. Raise $1,000 and you will get all of the aforementioned prizes, plus VIP treatment all day, including rib BBQ lunch and a Special Patch!
You can take any route you want, including parts of the signed B.A.D. Ride route, to the Markham Fairgrounds. Please keep in mind, if you do not leave from the start venue at the Dave & Buster’s, the registration at the end venue destination will not be open until 1:15 p.m.
Yes. The passenger/guest can arrive at the end venue using whatever means they choose. They will, however, not be able to eat and participate in activities without registering and receiving the appropriate meal ticket.
$150.00 ($75.00 for the rider and $75.00 for the passenger/guest). The passenger/guest receives all the same great stuff the rider does, including T-shirt, bandana and a ticket for the grand prize draw.
All Eligible registered riders and passengers / guests must be present at the time of any draws. The announced Grand Prize ticket must be presented by an eligible person as defined below to the authorized B.A.D. Ride official conducting the draw after the ticket is drawn and the number is announced AND BEFORE another Grand Prize ticket is drawn. The following people are not eligible to win the Grand Prize: Distress Centres' current directors, officers and employees, B.A.D. Ride team members (including persons who were team members within the last three years) and B.A.D. Ride current sponsors (and their representatives), their respective immediate families (parents, children, siblings and spouse) and any person living in the same household with any of those individuals (whether related or not). The Executive Director of Distress Centres shall apply the eligibility criteria above to decide whether the individual presenting the announced Grand Prize ticket is eligible to win the Grand Prize. The Executive Director's decision is conclusive, final and binding for all purposes.