Max's Big Ride - June 3 - 9, 2019

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. Max’s Big Ride will kick off 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 found.

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.

All 2019 donations will go to support this exciting research taking place in the Gunning Group Lab at the University of Toronto Mississauga via the registered charity Jesse’s Journey.

The 2019 Route

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 - Meeting + Interviews, Ottawa


Dr. Patrick Gunning from the University of Toronto Mississauga talks about our exciting research partnership.

A short documentary on the 2015 ride by Steeltown Chick Productions.

When we heard the story of Max's Big Ride, we couldn't help but get involved.

Taken from the Ottawa Citizen - June 12, 2017 Andrew Sedmihradsky completed a 600-kilometre bike ride on Monday to raise money for research that might one day allow his six-year-old son, Max, to ride alongside him.