Put Your Mind and Body to It. Let’s Defeat Dementia.
The Mattamy Homes Bike for Brain Health in support of Baycrest – the epic fundraising ride on Toronto’s Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway – is returning for its second year. On Sunday, June 4, 2023, thousands of riders will come together to raise critical funding and awareness in support of Baycrest’s goal of defeating dementia.
“More than 1.1 million people in Canada are directly or indirectly impacted by dementia and there is no cure for this devastating disease,” explains Josh Cooper, President and CEO, Baycrest Foundation. “But at Baycrest, we’re working to unlock the mysteries of the aging brain. Baycrest is a hub for more than 300 researchers working to prevent, detect and treat dementia across Canada and the Mattamy Homes Bike for Brain Health in support of Baycrest plays a massive role in supporting this work, helping give all Canadians the tools they need to Fear No Age.”
The Mattamy Homes Bike for Brain Health in support of Baycrest is geared towards recreational and endurance riders alike, with the choice of three distinct routes: 25km, 50km and 75km. New for this year is the addition of a timed 75km route for the most competitive distance riders, which will begin in advance of the main ride.
Riders can participate on their own, with a team of friends or family, or as part of a corporate team. Registration is now open at www.bikeforbrainhealth.ca.
The Mattamy Homes Bike for Brain Health in support of Baycrest encourages Canadians to get active to fuel brain health. In fact, Baycrest research shows that just 150 minutes of exercise per week helps delay the onset of Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
“The chance to ride along a traffic-free Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway, to raise much-needed funds for a critically important cause and to incentivize physical activity make the Mattamy Homes Bike for Brain Health in support of Baycrest a can’t-miss event,” concludes Cooper. “We’re so thankful to the City of Toronto for their ongoing support and partnership – and to the thousands of Torontonians who will join us on June 4.”
Of special note, John Ruffolo will lead Mattamy Homes and Les Domestiques Cycling Club teams on his first Canadian charity ride since his cycling accident!
For more information, visit https://bikeforbrainhealth.ca/