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The Growling Beaver Brevet is an amazing event to celebrate cycling and to help people with Parkinson's to live well today. All fundraising proceeds will go to support the joint work of the Davis Phinney Foundation and ParkinGo Wellness Society.

The Growling Beaver Brevet is a social (non-race) ride to celebrate cycling with 200 cyclists riding 40, 100 or 200 km routes through the scenic Beaver Valley at what should be the height of the fall colours. The day will feature Beaver Valley and Georgian Bay communities and merchants that have supported cyclists through the summer season. The routes have been conceived with a mix of tarmac and scenic country gravel roads. Every rider will carry a “passport” that will be authenticated at checkpoints.

Ride Highlights:

  • Epic 40/100/200 km courses that cover scenic rail trails, gravel roads, and paved roadways
  • Stunning vistas overlooking the beautiful Beaver Valley and the surrounding region at the peak of fall colour
  • An intimate event limited to 200 riders
  • "Passport” authentication at checkpoints which will spoil you with local cuisine and entertainment
  • Post ride meal upon your return to Side Launch Brewing Company
  • Evening social, entertainment, and awards ceremony
  • Receive a Growling Beaver swag bag (Growling Beaver water bottle and other fun surprises) The GB Kit can be purchase from the "Store" on the main website.
Through the amazing support of our sponsors, registration fees have been kept to a minimum and 100% of fundraising dollars will go to Davis Phinney Foundation and ParkinGo Wellness Society.  Given this, the fundraising minimum is $500 per participant.

Note: The event will occur on open roads ways, thus all participants must follow the Highway Traffic Act.

Registration Fees

40KM Ride Closed

100KM Ride Closed

200KM Ride Closed

Non-Rider/Volunteer (Fundraise Only/Pledge Page Set-Up) Closed


Eleven years ago, Olympic medalist, Tour de France stage winner and sports broadcaster Davis Phinney set out to share what he’d discovered since learning he had Parkinson’s: that although he could not change the diagnosis, there was much he could do to change how he lived with the disease. The same determination, optimism and conviction that brought him success as a professional athlete applied naturally to his approach to Parkinson’s: set goals and strive for the best possible results. From these humble beginnings, the Davis Phinney Foundation was born, with a mission to help people with Parkinson's to live well today

As the Foundation crosses the threshold into a second decade, its unique role in the Parkinson’s community remains to inspire, inform, and equip people with the tools to live fully and to thrive. In 2014 alone, the Davis Phinney Foundation positively impacted nearly 150,000 people in the US, Canada and beyond. But with 6.3 million people living worldwide with Parkinson’s, the Foundation is resolved to reach even more people with Parkinson’s with tools and resources that will empower them to live well today.

A new partnership between the Davis Phinney Foundation and the ParkinGo Wellness Society, a registered Canadian charity, will bring great tools and resources to Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease. Your support through this partnership will allow more people in Canada to have access to tools and resources that empower them to live well today and everyday.

Learn more about DPF and ParkinGo at:


Purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win a custom hand built Mariposa steel frame and fork, designed & built to the winners specifications!  Tickets are $50 each or 3 for $125.  Draw will take place on ride day at the evening celebration.




Event Schedule

  • September 29 5:00 PM EDT - Registration opens @ Side Launch Brewing Company

  • September 29 7:00 PM EDT - Registration closes @ Side Launch Brewing Company

  • September 30 6:00 AM EDT - Ride day registration @ Side Launch Brewing Company

  • September 30 7:00 AM EDT - Start of 200 km ride

  • September 30 9:00 AM EDT - Start of 100 km ride

  • September 30 10:00 AM EDT - Start of 40 km ride

  • September 30 12:30 PM EDT - Post ride meal and free time starts (upon your return)

  • September 30 6:30 PM EDT - Social @ Side Launch Brewing Company starts

  • September 30 7:00 PM EDT - Post ride meal and free time ends (arrival of last rider)

  • September 30 8:00 PM EDT - Evening entertainment and awards @ Side Launch Brewing Company

Contact Information

Event Location

Side Launch Brewing Company | 200 Mountain Road, Unit 1 Collingwood, ON

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