How do I register?
You can register online; in person at Policaro Harley Davidson; or at our Registration table on Ride Day.
What is the registration fee and what does it include?
Registering for the Ride for SickKids event includes a light breakfast at Policaro Harley Davidson and lunch at the Royal Canadian Legion. Registrants will also receive a RFSK t-shirt and a swag bag filled with goodies.
Do all passengers/guests have to register?
All passengers must register and sign a waiver form.
Guests are welcome and do not need to register. However; without registering they will not be able to receive a meal ticket.
What if I miss pre-registration & want to register the day of the ride?
No problem! You can register on Ride Day between 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the Registration Desk at Policaro Harley Davidson.
Can I join the fun if I don’t have a motorcycle?
Yes. Anyone who would like to register can participate in the activities of the Ride for SickKids!
There is parking for other motor vehicles at both the start and end venues and we’d love to have you join us!
Can I Bring my children with me?
Children are most welcome at the event! Please note that no special arrangements have been made for children who attend, and their safety is the responsibility of their parents or guardians. There is a reduced children’s admission fee, inquire with registration staff, and he/she is entitled to the food provided to adult participants.
When does the event end?
The event ends at the destination point, The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 197, and will wind down at around 3:00 p.m.
Will alcohol be served at the event?
Beer will be sold at the destination point. It is important to us that all riders do not drink & ride out of concern for each of your safety. It is your responsibility to please drink responsibly.
How can I send in early funds?
We suggest directing your donors to your personal fundraising page to make an online donation.
Cheques can be mailed to: Ride for SickKids
71 Strada Drive, Unit 15,
Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 5V8
Credit card payments are accepted on our website; via email; or over the phone.
E-transfers are also accepted. Please send to email address email@example.com
[All forms of payment, including cash and interac, are accepted Ride day]
Will each donor receive a tax receipt?
Online donations will receive an immediate electronic tax receipt. SickKids Foundation will mail an official charitable donation tax receipt for all other donations of $20.00 or more.
It is important that each pledge form be fully completed. Please also ensure that all names and addresses are NEATLY PRINTED so that the receipts can be properly processed and mailed to the correct recipients.
Will I, as the rider, receive a tax receipt?
Only if you personally have donated $20.00 or more. The individual who actually makes the financial donation is the one who get the official tax receipt.
What do you do with the funds collected? Are they just donated to Sickkids?
We pick an area in the hospital and we dedicate 3 years at a time to that area. We buy something from a wish list. The last 3 years we purchased a portable x-ray machine for the children that were unable to move in the Cancer unit.
What happens to the ride if it rains?
The Ride will take place rain or shine. We have plenty of covered room!
How long will the ride take?
The suggested route will take a leisurely 60 to 90 minutes.
Is it possible to register after 10:30am on Ride Day?
Registration will close at 10:30am at Policaro Harley Davidson but will reopen at the Royal Canadian Legion at approximately 12pm for anyone who wishes to join us for the ending celebrations.
How will I know the route if I miss the 10:30am start?
The suggested route will be supplied at registration. There will be extra copies of the route available until 11:00 a.m. for late arrivals. The route will also be posted online on our website.
Must I take the entire suggested route, or can I take one of my own?
You can take any route of your choice to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 197. Please keep in mind that our ride is fully escorted and designed for your safety and enjoyment.
Do I have to be there to win the grand prize?
No, the Grand Prize winner does not need to be present. Our tickets include a space to write your name, phone number and email address. We will contact the Grand Prize winner with news.
Raffle prize winners must be present to receive the prize, or another ticket will be drawn.
When will the grand prize winner be drawn?
The grand prize draw is scheduled to begin between 2 and 3pm, at the destination venue, the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 197 in Acton.
How can I increase my chances of winning?
Fundraise! Purchase tickets!
Who is eligible to win?
The announced Grand Prize ticket must be presented by an eligible person, as defined below, to the authorized Ride for SickKids official conducting the draw after the ticket is drawn and the number is announced AND for any other prize ticket drawn.
The following people are not eligible to win the Grand Prize: SickKids’ current directors, officers and employees, Ride for SickKids team members and Ride for SickKids current sponsors (and their representatives) and any person living in the same household with any of those individuals (whether related or not). The Ride for SickKids authorized representative shall apply the eligibility criteria above to decide whether the individual presenting the announced Grand Prize ticket is eligible to win the Grand Prize. The decision is conclusive, final and binding for all purposes.
Can I pick up my prize at a later date if I can’t take it home the day of the ride?
An alternate pick-up site with convenient access dates/times will be arranged for larger items that cannot be transported by motorcycle on the day of the ride. We’d be happy to help!