Bike to the Moon is an annual PKD Foundation of Canada global bikeathon. Collectively, we aim to bike the distance to the moon (384,400 km) and raise funds for critical Canadian PKD research within the Hereditary Kidney Disease Program at Toronto General Hospital.
In 2018, from June 22 - 25, more than 40 Bike to the Moon participants across Canada travelled over 4,000 km and raised our goal of $25,000! Visit our blog for more details.
How do I participate?
Bike to the Moon is an event that is perfect for both casual and serious cyclists. Plan your ride solo, rally a group of friends together or create a local event. Choose a route in your own community or spend the weekend exploring new territories!
How many kilometres do I need to ride?
Whether you bike 1 km on one day or 400 km over four days, every dollar raised and every kilometer cycled brings us closer to the ultimate finish line: A cure for PKD.
REGISTRATION OPENS ON MARCH 16th 2020!
If you're unable to participate in the event but still wish to make a donation to the event, click the link below!
You can purchase Bike to the Moon cycling gear as an option to help generate awareness for the PKD Foundation of Canada and the Bike to the Moon fundraising event, as well as to build visibility for those cycling as part of a team.
We have cycling jerseys and shorts, athletic tees, knapsacks and more! 10% of your order will go directly to this year's Bike to the Moon campaign!
The beginning: In 2016, an Ontario family impacted by PKD for generations got together with their friends to bike the Bruce Trail in an effort to raise money for PKD research. They travelled 480 km and raised over $11,000.
Today: The PKD Foundation of Canada has adopted Bike to the Moon to enable those all over Canada affected by PKD to participate in the ride and achieve even greater fundraising goals. With every new year, the ride will help the PKD Foundation of Canada move closer to its goal of finding more treatments and a cure for those living with PKD.
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases affecting thousands in Canada. You can have an impact on all those affected by this disease by organizing a ride and by creating your virtual fundraising page where you can join others in the fight to end PKD!
If you are unable to ride this year, there is still a lot you can do to help! Volunteer to raise funds for Bike to the Moon by setting up a virtual donation page to support the ride's fundraising efforts, or help promote awareness and education by sharing pamphlets about PKD in your community. Learn more about how to spread the word here.