Ways to Ride

The Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF is more than an event—it's a community with an ongoing commitment to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Canadians of all fitness levels can get involved and no matter how you participate, get ready to move work aside and move for a cure!

In 2023, you can be a part of the Ride in person at one of three JDRF-led events, or Ride Your Way anytime, anywhere and in any way this fall. Join teams from across Canada at the Ride to raise funds and move together towards our ultimate finish line: a world without T1D.


  • Pick your city, Montreal (October 5), Toronto (October 12), or Calgary (October 19) and register to secure your team’s spot! Recruit colleagues and build a team of five Riders, then challenge your corporate rivals to participate in the Ride - a little friendly competition never hurt anyone.
  • In-person Riders can expect to participate in an approximately one-hour, fun and high energy event where each team member rides a stationary spin bike for about 8 minutes, while their colleagues cheer them on.
Montreal In-Person Ride - October 5th, 2023
Toronto In-Person Ride - October 12th, 2023
Calgary In-Person Ride - October 19th, 2023

For more information about our in-person Rides, CLICK HERE and select your city.  


Ride Your Way

If you don't have an in-person Ride in your city, why not coordinate your own Ride at a local spin studio, fitness centre, or even at your office? We can help! Or, want to test your competitive spirit and stationary cycling is not your thing? Consider starting a KM Challenge, pick a goal and an activity, and get moving for a cure. Participating is easy!


For more information CLICK HERE and select your city to be connected to your local JDRF Staff Partner.


JDRF iRide

Participate in the Ride anytime, anywhere and in any way that works for you and your team this fall.

For those of you looking for an on-road cycling experience join the iRide - our international Ride option. Participate in one of five destination cycling events in the USA, coordinated by our JDRF international affiliate. While you Ride in the USA, your fundraising is directed to JDRF Canada.  To learn more about the iRides taking place this summer and fall CLICK HERE or reach out to our JDRF Ride Support Team to be connected with a JDRF Staff Partner near you at ride@jdrf.ca or by phone at 1.877.505.5373.  Space is limited for these weekend iRides so reach out today!