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History of the Ride

In 1995, Stan and Susan Feldman met Larry Saltsman and Michelle Lavine on a bike trip through the French countryside. After their return to Canada, they decided to ride together again – but this time, they would do it to raise funds for an organization they loved: Baycrest. Over a two-day period, they rode 250 kilometres from Bala to Toronto and raised $5,000. The Bike for Baycrest idea took off, and they enlisted Jonathan Feldman to be a founding member of the Barrie to Baycrest organizers’ group. In 1996 riders raised about $45,000.

Over the last 25 years, the B2B Ride has grown, and hundreds of participants have raised a total of approx. $11 million!

By participating in Barrie 2 Baycrest 2020, you'll be raising vital funds for exercise programs at Stan’s Gym and the new Kimel Family Centre for Brain Health and Wellness.

Riders Tell Their B2B Stories

Check out Garnet Rich, original B2B rider, and Phil Walton, committee member, share their motivation and memories of the B2B ride. Join them on September 13, 2020!

Co-Chairs Share their "why"


Register today and start training!

Baycrest is an academic health sciences centre fully affiliated with the University of Toronto

About Baycrest

Baycrest is a global leader in geriatric residential living, healthcare, research, innovation and education, with a special focus on brain health and aging.


Marie Marilla
Event Manger
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