6-Day Bike Rally
Gilbert May
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $6,000.00

My Message

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thank you for visiting my page. Thank you for your interest in supporting my efforts to support the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation.

This will be my 5th year participating in the Friends for Life Bike Rally – I've ridden my trusty mountain bike from Toronto to Montreal in 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2013. I've been a rider each year, a team leader once and this year I've joined the steering committee, tasked with encouraging the sense of community that helps make this ride so important. In a nutshell, this year I've been planning social events and parties!

As a small background to the Bike Rally and the PWA, consider that the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation was formed in 1986 as a community-based agency to provide practical, direct-support so that people living with HIV/AIDS could stay healthy and continue to live with dignity. The Friends for Life Bike Rally started as a handful of friends trying to raise funds to support the Toronto PWA, raising $40,000. Now in it's 19th year, the Bike Rally continues as a community of friends, raising money for an important cause. Now considered the sustaining fund raising event for PWA, in 2016 300 riders and crew raised $1.1 million, providing Toronto PWA with almost 40% of its funding.

It's been incredible to see Toronto PWA translate my support (and your much appreciated donations) for the Bike Rally into support for people in need living with HIV/AIDS. Practical supports like 3,000 meals delivered through the Food for Life meal delivery service. Financial support to pay for medicines and health aides through the Health and Wellness Fund. Health and Therapeutic support such as acupuncture, massage therapy and harm reduction counselling to almost 300 clients. Support for the Essentials Market to provide food to more than 1,100 individuals throughout the year. And the ever important Dreaming and Engagement support to guide clients as they set goals, figure out how to contribute meaningfully and develop new skills.

As I work towards my target fund raising goal of $5,000, every donation of $10, $20 or $50 is greatly appreciated. Your support for my ride means the world to me.

I've set myself a high goal for this ride. And to encourage larger donations, I'm offering delicious incentives. Seriously... how can you resist?

For your donation of $150, you'll get baked goods made by yours truly!  Choose either a batch of Nanaimo bars or my speciality, a banana cake (with a lovely cream cheese icing).

All donations over $20 will receive a charitable tax receipt.

Event Date
Jul 30, 2017 12:00 AM
Location Name
Toronto to Montréal

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My Team

Gilbert is part of Pretty, Fast and Furious (Steve & Matt)
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My Supporters (44)

Mark H. left a message
Jun 15, 2017 1:00 AM
Enjoy the ride, Gilbert!
Mark Hamilton donated $75.00
Jun 15, 2017 12:58 AM
Dan Kennedy donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 3, 2017 9:57 AM
Luis Aguila donated $150.00
May 27, 2017 7:49 AM
Denis donated $50.00
May 26, 2017 8:08 PM
Kathy left a message
May 20, 2017 2:27 PM
Keep going! Wishing you a super ride Gilbert.
Kathy donated $100.00
May 20, 2017 2:24 PM
Tim left a message
May 8, 2017 11:57 AM
Ride like the wind Gilbert !
Tim Leonard donated $150.00
May 8, 2017 11:56 AM
Sara James donated $100.00
May 4, 2017 12:52 PM
Kelly and Annette donated $150.00
Apr 16, 2017 12:00 AM
Carol Rogers donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM
Shawn donated $50.00
Apr 9, 2017 9:40 PM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 8, 2017 9:07 PM
Christine May donated $60.00
Apr 5, 2017 10:23 AM
Nancy and Glyn left a message
Apr 1, 2017 11:02 AM
Nanaimo bars please....and we are hoping for personal home delivery!
Nancy Monteith and Glyn Lloyd donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 1, 2017 10:22 AM
Andrew donated $50.00
Mar 30, 2017 9:50 PM
Andrew Schwartzberg donated $100.00
Mar 30, 2017 2:58 PM
Dan & LaVern donated $100.00
Mar 22, 2017 2:32 PM
JamesA donated $75.00
Mar 22, 2017 10:39 AM
Ray left a message
Mar 21, 2017 7:30 PM
Thanks for organizing and participating in this Gilbert. We'll be cheering you on!
Ray & Alison donated $200.00
Mar 21, 2017 7:29 PM
Todd left a message
Mar 21, 2017 6:32 PM
Great going Gilbert, and the bribe of Banana Bread had little to do with it :-)
Todd in Vancouver donated $150.00
Mar 21, 2017 6:31 PM
Kevin O'Grady and Arthur Wong donated $200.00
Mar 21, 2017 5:33 PM
Bike show spinning donated $30.00
Mar 21, 2017 1:12 PM
Jim Nicol and Neil Nicol, Nicol Family Foundation donated $500.00
Mar 20, 2017 1:54 PM
Dan Caputo donated $200.00
Mar 19, 2017 9:01 PM
jayne davis donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 19, 2017 8:05 AM
Christine Facette-Hills left a message
Mar 18, 2017 11:42 AM
Gil, you are an inspiration!
Christine Facette donated $50.00
Mar 18, 2017 11:41 AM
Carl Spiess left a message
Mar 17, 2017 12:44 PM
Way to go! I think Gunild would like a banana bread!
Carl and Gunild Spiess donated $150.00
Mar 17, 2017 12:44 PM
Anonymous donated $50.00
Mar 15, 2017 6:53 PM
Sharon Nishi donated $110.00
Mar 15, 2017 11:24 AM
Fred and Sharon donated $140.00
Mar 15, 2017 8:57 AM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 15, 2017 6:30 AM
Alice, Hannah and Liam left a message
Mar 14, 2017 11:16 PM
Decision to support, easy....which baked goods to choose, harder :)Pedal Safely!!
Alice, Hannnah & Liam donated $150.00
Mar 14, 2017 11:13 PM
Stephan Mehr and Graeme Scott donated $250.00
Mar 14, 2017 3:34 PM
Susan Hutton left a message
Mar 14, 2017 3:21 PM
Go Gil, Go!
Sue Hutton donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 14, 2017 3:21 PM
Chris Onysko donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 13, 2017 10:13 PM