All you riders, sponsors, donors, and volunteers- together we did great things for Baycrest and the community on September 16th!
We welcomed 130 registered riders, 40 of which were brand new to the B2B!
With your help, we raised over $625,000.00 to help build the new Kimel Family Brain Health and Wellness Centre and name Stan’s Gym within the Centre in honour of the Ride’s Co-Founder, Stan Feldman!
We wish also to congratulate the following Award and Grand Prize winners announced at the Stan Feldman Award Dinner:
The Sam and Nancy Ruth Award: Elayne Freeman
The Harold Lederman Award: Phil Walton
The Marty Richman Award : Larry Saltsman
The Stan’s Club Grand Prize Trip: Brandon Marek
The “All-Rider” Grand Prize Trip: Garnet Rich
The “New Rider” Grand Prize New Bike: Russell Willer
B2B Riders Are Building Baycrest in 2018!
In 2018 Baycrest celebrates 100 years and the B2B is making an historic contribution! All funds raised will go towards building the new state of the art health and wellness centre at Baycrest. The first of its kind in Canada, the Kimel Family Centre for Brain Health and Wellness will be located on-site in the Terraces-Wagman Centre complex. It will integrate brain health, physical fitness, nutrition and social engagement for older adults – everything the B2B has raised funds for these past 22 years!
A built-in research component will produce evidence-based programs. The Wellness Centre will have the tools and resources that are necessary to completely change the way we age with a focus on therapeutic fitness. Any breakthroughs made at the Wellness Centre will be shared with our network, improving the way people age on a global scale.
Classes, programs and social opportunities go a long way in helping older adults stay healthy, mentally sharp and vibrant. The Wellness Centre will increase vital resources for aging adults, marrying customized seniors’ programming with research and clinical care
Ride with and for your community, and help us build Baycrest into its next 100 years! Be part of an important future and join the best and most successful Ride in the GTA today.
The Most Successful Community Ride in Ontario!
Most Scenic routes (50km/100km)
Best Support and amenities
Best Prizes anywhere
Most Recommended Ride by past Riders (100% in last year’s survey).
This truly is YOUR Ride! To view minimums click here
Stan’s Club is Building Baycrest too!
All fund raised by all Stan’s Club Members this year will be directed to the ”Stan’s Gym” Campaign to raise $1 million to name the fitness centre within the Kimel Family Brain Health and Wellness Centre in the B2B Founder’s name, Stan Feldman. Stan, one of the Founders of the B2B has always been the ‘heart of the ride’ and the man who focused all of our attention on improving the lives of the older men and women in our community that Baycrest serves in so many ways with a special emphasis on the silver bullet that fitness represents in terms of improving lives and adding ‘years to life and life to years’.
This 5 Star Luxury Adventure for 2 will take you to one of Italy’s most beautiful and beloved regions, Tuscany has earned every accolade and exaltation bestowed upon it. While some come for the sun and to be seen, we’ve got better plans: sumptuous spreads laid out by close friends, behind-the-scenes tours of medieval towns, wine tastings with award-winning oenologists, and spectacular biking through picturesque hills. As much as we appreciate the comfort of its fine hotels, it’s the rustic charms that capture our imagination. Tuscany is magical. Believe the hype.
Open to all Stan’s Club members who hit that minimum. Roughly a 1 in 20 chance of winning!
Congratulations to the 2017 winner, Elayne Freeman who wrote us during her 5 Star trip to Puglia on the Adriatic saying, “We’re having the trip of a lifetime in Puglia. B&R has become the gold standard of biking outfits for a good reason!”
All-Rider Oenology Adventure Prize
Burgundy (Valued at $10,760 CDN)
Butterfield and Robinson’s Home Turf: Burgundy, France will be yours to discover.
For those whose evenings are woefully incomplete without a well selected vintage, Burgundy is hallowed ground. This region has been whetting its palate since the Roman era, and is mouth watering proof that practice makes perfect. So naturally, it’s B&R’s first love—and second home. Stay in our pied-a-terre in historic Beaune and try our signature pairings: like cycling through verdant Cote de Nuits and dining at the Michelin-starred Le Montrachet, enjoying garden picnics and Butterfield’s own wine, or biodynamic wines.
Open to All Riders who hit their minimum, apart from Team fundraising! Get an extra ballot for every increment of $500 over your minimum!
Congratulations to the 2017 All Rider Prize Winner, Andy Reiken who described his trip as, “Awesome and perfectly planned. It is French wine country the way it was meant to be seen- picturesque does not describe well-enough what is around every bend. Thank you B2B and B & R!”
New Rider “Henry Bike” Grand Prize
Felt VR 6 (Valued at at $3,000 CDN)
The VR6 boasts all of the same fit and versatility credentials as the rest of the carbon VR line, with the added value of a high-utility selection of performance componentry. Shimano Tiagra shifters and derailleurs and an FSA Omega Adventure...You just went from rookie B2B’er to Pro!
Open to all New to the B2B Riders who hit their minimum, apart from Team Fundraising. Roughly a 1 in 40 chance of winning!
Congratulations to the 2017 New Rider “Henry Bike” Grand Prize Winner, Khash Amirhosseini
Prize Sponsor & Official Cycling Sponsor
The Most Successful Community Ride in Ontario!
The B2B Finish Line Party just got BIGGER!
In honour of Baycrest’s 100th Birthday we are happy to announce that we will be hosting the Baycrest Centennial Block Party at the finish line of the B2B this year!
This is a full blown carnival complete with Midway Rides like the Gater Coaster and a Giant Slide, tons of things to do, a Live Stage featuring “Sonshine and Broccoli” and fun food galore!
All B2B Riders get a free Family Pack pass for five persons (valued at over $100!) for this twin celebration of Baycrest’s 100th and the awesome accomplishment of our Riders on Sunday September 16th!
Make sure you get this in your family’s calendar today!
Feel free to invite all your friends to this event: it is open to anyone. They can purchase their passes (and take advantage of the early bird special!) here. The Block Party goes from Noon to 5 p.m. on the Baycrest campus and parking is free!
Team You! Help Build the Ride and Baycrest
Register for the Ride and start a team with two or more “new to the B2B” Riders, and we will reward your good efforts!
You will get to choose from one of these fabulous offers*:
A $500.00 Gift Certificate for La Bicicletta, the official Cycle Store of the B2B