The MS Bike series is happening in Canada this summer, offering cyclists across the country chances to ride and support the MS Society. There are five events in Ontario that you can take part in. They offer memorable riding experiences. You’ll also raise money to support those with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their families. The three single-day and two two-day rides tour the attractions of various regions of Ontario.
For 2019, PwC MS Bike will happen at Prince Edward County, Grand Bent to London, Niagara, Ottawa to Cornwall and Canada’s biggest city, Toronto. Each event provides a unique bike tour. The events are family-friendly and offer different route distances that you can choose from.
PwC MS Bike – Prince Edward County – July 7
Prince Edward County hugs the coastline of Lake Ontario. From the start town of Picton, you have a choice of a lovely 40-km or 75-km route over which you can expect to explore the wine region and the peaceful countryside. With many wineries and breweries in the area, you can make a weekend of the trip. There will be a Saturday-night social gathering for participants and their families before the Sunday bike tour.
PwC MS Bike – Grand Bend to London – July 27 and 28
This 150-km two-day ride will start in Grand Bend on the Lambton Shores before traversing the countryside and rural communities of southwestern Ontario. You finish at Western University in London. Upon crossing the line in Forest City, you can enjoy a massage, a hot meal and a beverage from the beer garden—everything you need for a good recovery.The evening will be capped off with a celebration. The next morning, you’ll head back to the Grand Bend Motorplex where the ride began.
PwC MS Bike – Niagara – August 18
Enjoy a start by one of the world’s most famous waterfalls, Niagara Falls, for this one-day ride with a 40-km and 75-km option to enjoy the popular tourist area. The ride begins on the Niagara Parkway before transitioning to the Friendship Trail in Fort Erie. Niagara is known for its many outdoor attractions but there are also wineries and restaurants so it’s a nice place to spend a weekend. Arrive Friday, so you can explore throughout the day on Saturday. Then, join the other PwC MS Bike participants for a Saturday evening social. Make sure you’re ready to ride on Sunday!
PwC MS Bike – Ottawa to Cornwall – August 17 and 18
With a start in Canada’s capital, this two-day ride with routes between 80 to 215 km to choose from, you’ll have many opportunities to get make a big weekend just right for you. The route will offer up views of the St. Lawrence and before finishing up in Cornwall. Before retiring at the NAV Centre, there will be afternoon activities at the JetSet Pub, a corn roast and dinner at the Propeller Restaurant. After breakfast the next morning, you’re off on the return ride to Ottawa, enjoying the countryside of a lovely part of the province by bike.
PwC MS Bike – Toronto – September 15
With the end of summer in sight, gear up for the final PwC MS Bike ride of year on a relaxing urban cycling tour of Toronto. The 30-km and 50-km routes will take rides on the Humber River Trail before a ride through many of Toronto’s waterfront parks. With Lake Ontario on one side and the Toronto skyline on the other, it’ll be a nice way to get outside and enjoy one of the last weekends of the summer.
PwC MS Bike
MS is a chronic disease of the central nervous system. The often debilitating disease affects the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 15- and 40-years-old and cope with the permanent and unpredictable effects of the disease for the rest of their lives. More than 9,000 cyclists will line up for the 20 MS Bike events in Canada between June and September including in B.C. and Alberta. The events are open to participants as young as 10-years-old.
For more information or to register for MS Bike, visit msbike.ca