Max’s Big Ride

For the fifth year in a row, eight year old Max Sedmihradsky is taking his dad Andrew and three year old sister Isla on a 600 km cargobike ride to help find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Max’s Big Ride will start in Hamilton on Monday, June 3 and end on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Sunday, June 9.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive and fatal genetic disorder that gradually weakens the body’s muscles. As the Duchenne muscular dystrophy gene is found on the X-chromosome, it primarily affects boys and it can occur in all races and cultures. Most boys with DMD are using a wheelchair by the time they are 12 and many don’t survive their mid-20’s. There is currently no cure - but we hope to help find one for Max and others like him - and will continue to fight until one is discovered.

Since 2105, Max’s Big Ride has raised over $170,000, met the Prime Minister of Canada and has helped to identify exciting new directions for Duchenne research including the establishment of Max’s Big Fellowship with the Gunning Lab at the University of Toronto Mississauga together with the registered charity Jesse’s Journey. None of this would have been possible without the support of communities along the route and your media coverage.

Max will be riding through your region on the following days and we would love your support in helping us get out the word about our ride:

Monday, June 3 - Hamilton to Toronto

Tuesday, June 4 - Toronto to Oshawa

Wednesday, June 5 - Oshawa to Cobourg

Thursday, June 6 - Cobourg to Belleville

Friday, June 7 - Belleville to Kingston

Saturday, June 8 - Kingston to Smiths Falls

Sunday, June 9 - Smiths Falls to Ottawa

Monday, June 10 - Meetings + Interviews in Ottawa

Please click here for more info on the 2019 ride including a detailed route map.

At the conclusion of their 2019 ride, Max and Andrew will have ridden over 3000 km over the past 5 years - equivalent to riding from Toronto to Mexico.

More Information

For further information or for an interview request, please contact Andrew Sedmihradsky at or 289 527 5608. To see Max and Andrew aboard their cargo bike, watch a series of videos and learn more about their cause, please visit: and check them out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.