Max's Big Ride 2017

This year Max and Andrew will reverse their usual route and ride the 600 km from Hamilton to Ottawa along the Waterfront Trail aboard their trusty cargo bike to raise money for research into a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy via the registered charity Jesse's Journey

Max and his dad will set off from Hamilton on Sunday, June 4 and arrive on Parliament Hill at noon on Monday, June 12.

Max's supporters are invited to join him Sunday, June 4 on the first ever Ice Cream Ride - a 25 km fun ride from Hamilton's Bayfront Park to Burlington's Spencer Smith Park and back. Registered participants will be rewarded with two delicious frozen treats from Rudy’s, a tasty lunch from Cake & Loaf at the completion of the ride and a finisher’s ribbon for their efforts.

Max's Big Ride is extremely excited to announce that they and Jesse's Journey have partnered with the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) to direct the proceeds from this year’s ride to the establishment of a graduate fellowship in the internationally-recognized Gunning Group Lab at UTM. The fellowship recipient will evaluate the effectiveness of the group’s STAT3 inhibitors in animal models of Duchenne. The group hopes to find ways of not only preventing the muscle atrophy that characterizes this terrible disease, but also reversing existing damage, so that those confined to a wheelchair can regain their mobility.

You can read more about this exciting partnership here.

Please donate and help us make this generation of kids living with Duchenne the first to survive.

Check out this incredible video courtesy of Leggat Auto Group about this year's ride.

The Route

Sunday, June 4 - Hamilton to Toronto

Monday, June 5 - Toronto - Oshawa

Tuesday, June 6 - Oshawa - Cobourg

Wednesday, June 7 - Cobourg - Trenton

Thursday, June 8 - Trenton - Napanee

Friday, June 9 - Napanee - Brewers Mills

Saturday, June 10 - Brewers Mills - Smiths Falls

Sunday, June 11 - Smiths Falls - Stittsville

Monday, June 12 - Stittsville - Parliament Hill, Ottawa


Click here or on the map above to have a detailed look at Max's 2017 route to Ottawa.


Click on the following links to learn about the 2015 and 2016 rides.