May 17, 2006

Toronto-area motorcycle ride to raise money for Distress Centres

Toronto, Ontario – More than 1,200 motorcycle riders are expected to participate in the Bikers Against Despair (B.A.D.) Ride in the Toronto area on May 28, 2006. The money raised helps the Distress Centres of Toronto to provide service to individuals and their families who are dealing with suicide, homicide and other forms of emotional distress. Last year’s ride raised more than $200,000.

The 145 km ride will feature such celebrities as Toronto Maple Leafs forward Darcy Tucker, John Derringer from Q107 radio, Susan Hay from Global News and the Toronto Police Winged Wheels Precision Motorcycle Team, along with Lawrence Hacking, the first Canadian motorcyclist to complete the Paris to Dakar Rally.

Each rider and participant must raise at least $50 in donations to enter; this includes meals, entertainment and prizes. The ride leaves from the AMC Complex at Highways 400 and 7 at 9:45 a.m., and ends at Exhibition Place at 5:00 p.m. For more information, or to download a registration form, visit

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