2019 Bike to the Moon
Ian Baron
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $500.00

My Message

Our journey to the moon started when my wife asked a simple question of me, "Can you bike to the moon?".  Well that question was loaded, the answer is of course not, bikes can't fly plus even if just the distance, that it a long way to ride ( 105 km per day for 10 years ).  The conversation goes on and my answer is yes of course I can.  Just like the distance to the moon is a long way and will take time, so will a cure to PKD.  See our wives both have PKD and have to endure the issues with this disease, medication, appointments, surgeries, the list goes on.  This can't be easy for them, so I can't imagine that the cure will be easy, so let’s bring awareness about PKD, bring some funds to aid research for a cure.  Now we must have a plan on how to tackle this bike to the moon, why don't we just take it a bit at a time so we decided that we should divide the distance into 1000 bits and go from there, so the goal over the 4 days is to bike 1/1000 th the distance to the moon 384 km.

To accomplish this distance, we will do two bigger rides sandwiched between a couple shorter rides.  The bigger rides will consist of biking from Vancouver to Whistler and Whistler to Vancouver, why make it easy.

So join us in our quest to bring awareness to PKD and funds to find a cure!

The Bike to the Moon is the PKD Foundation of Canada's newest fundraising event, aiming to raise $30,000 in 2019. With each participant and each kilometre travelled, we will move closer to discovering more treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease (PKD). PKD is one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases affecting approximately 66,000 Canadians and 12.5 million people worldwide. It equally affects men, women and children – regardless of age, race, geography or ethnic origin. 

The funds raised will directly support critical Canadian PKD research within the Hereditary Kidney Disease Program at Toronto General Hospital led by Dr. York Pei, MSc, MD, FRCPC. With your help, we can look forward to a time when no one will have to suffer the full effects of PKD.

Donate today to help us end PKD and collectively we will bike all the way to the moon to bring us to the ultimate finish line: A cure for PKD!

Find out more about PKD and the mission of the PKD Foundation of Canada by visiting endPKD.ca.

Event Start Date
Jun 21, 2019 12:30 AM
Location Name
Global Bike to the Moon

Team Route Details

My bike route:
I plan to bike 1/1000th the distance to the moon (384km). Bike from Vancouver to Whistler and back, plus some additional km's around Vancouver
Kilometres I have travelled so far:

My Team

Ian is part of Vancouver PKD Fighters
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My Supporters (0)

Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 26, 2019 4:03 PM
Penny Paul donated $100.00
Jun 22, 2019 12:37 AM
Vieng and Tammy Phavongkham donated $500.00
Jun 21, 2019 4:01 PM
Elaine Baron donated $100.00
Jun 20, 2019 12:34 AM
Mel donated $50.00
Jun 19, 2019 1:28 AM
Amy Smith and Paul Melten donated $50.00
Jun 13, 2019 2:38 PM
Cindy and Darrell donated $100.00
Jun 12, 2019 1:09 AM
Dayna donated $30.00
Jun 9, 2019 4:27 PM
Phaydy left a message
Jun 7, 2019 4:36 PM
Go kick PKD ass honey! I will be right behind you!
Phaydy Phanouvong donated $100.00
Jun 7, 2019 4:28 PM
Ian Baron donated $200.00
Apr 30, 2019 4:59 PM