About Pedaling for Parkinson's

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.

Since then, the ride has grown to new locations and grown in impact. Pedaling for Parkinson's: Go the Distance is your chance to be a part of this community driven movement.

Jim Redmond

"Riding gives me my freedom back. I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s when I was 44. I feel like I can do anything when I am on my bike. It’s pretty incredible."

Jim (pictured in header) and his wife Krista are the hosts of our Prince Edward County ride.

The Rigid Riders

A self-titled team of reluctant cyclists, the Rigid Riders were formed in 2019. Captain Steve Iseman wanted to ensure a Parkinson presence at the ride, and to encourage riders with Parkinson's to stay active, and to push their limits.

Istvan and Newall

The founders of Pedaling for Parkinson's started this ride because of personal connections to Parkinson's. Now, 10+ years later their legacy connects people with Parkinson's and those who care about them across the country.

Pedaling for Parkinson's Go the Distance. Why Ride?

This event page is for all riders across Canada hosting their own events, riding on their own as part of a larger movement, or otherwise wanting to contribute to the Pedaling for Parkinson's Research Grant through Parkinson Canada and their donors.

We encourage riders to set meaningful distance and fundraising targets, and know that in doing so they are joining riders across the country that are committed in their vision of a world without Parkinson's.

Some targeted goals:

  • 25Km in honour of 25 Canadians diagnosed with Parkinson’s every day
  • 100Km in honour of the (more than) 100,000 Canadians living with Parkinson’s
  • 750km A total of 750 Kilometres in one month, in honour of 25 Canadians diagnosed every day
  • Your Own Goal Set a distance target meaningful to you, from 1km to 1000.

What is Pedaling for Parkinson's? Hear from the founders.