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Branch Out
Bike Tour 2025

The Branch Out Bike Tour is our largest annual fundraising event, helping raise over $4M for neurological research. It attracts over 300 riders of all levels, 50 volunteers and over 30 sponsors.

Join Our Tour

June 13 - 15, 2025

The Ride

Our largest fundraising event returns for the 14th year!

Since 2010, the Bike Tour has brought together a group of enthusiastic riders and volunteers dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people living with neurological conditions. The funds raised go toward supporting critical alternative research across Canada. Whether you ride 80km or 100km, volunteer, sponsor, donate or cheer from the sidelines, you’re supporting healthy brains across the nation.

The Celebration

Gala & Auctions

June 14, 2025

Get ready to party with us at an evening of pure celebration, high-fives, live music, and a deep dive into the mysteries of brain health!

Indulge in some delicious food and beverages while joining the excitement of a balloon pop, silent and live auctions, and many more delightful giveaways. Our event also features an esteemed scientific speaker and a speaker with lived experience, both underscoring the significance of our mission. 

Join us dressed to the nines, ready to revel and learn about Branch Out and our future endeavours. Following that, come along with us and the band to groove and celebrate.

2 Routes

Options: 80km or 100km

30+

Sponsors

300+

Branchy's (cyclists and volunteers)

Check out the route

Why Branch Out?

The Branch Out Neurological Foundation is a registered Canadian charity with a mission to accelerate neuroscience for brains at their best. We provide grant funding to researchers at universities across Canada who are pursuing technological solutions and non-pharmaceutical approaches to treat and prevent all forms of neurological conditions.

We’re all about entrepreneurial thinking, innovation, and ‘branching out’ to discover incredible solutions for those struggling with neurological conditions.

Be a part of our amazing efforts – sign up today for our newsletter, bike tour, or donate below.

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Registration

How to Ride

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Click “Rider” above to register. Click “Register Now” 

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Fill out the information form in order to purchase your registration 

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In this same form, you will create your individual or team fundraising campaign

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Check your email to receive transaction information and the ability to customize and edit your fundraising account (Follow customizing instructions on Bike Tour website page) 

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Make sure you are ready to ride, start collecting donations and fundraising!

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Something just like fun? We are here to support you the whole way through! Feel free to reach out with any questions to bike@branchoutfoundation.com and we’ll see you in June! 

How to Volunteer

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Hey Volunteers! Click the Volunteer button that will take you to our Volunteer page to learn more about our volunteer opportunities at Bike Tour! 

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Click “Become a Volunteer” to register (make sure you click volunteer not rider). On the Zeffy page, click “Register Here” and select the volunteer option. Make sure you fill out the “Volunteer Information Form” before you purchase your registration. (This form can be found on the volunteer website page or within the registration process)

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Our Volunteers can fundraise too! Check your email to receive transaction information and the ability to customize and edit your fundraising account (Follow customizing instructions on Bike Tour website page)

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Your information form will be sent to our Volunteer Coordinators so they can get to know you, assign you a role based on your preference and keep you updated with all communications.

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Volunteering is more fun with friends! Rally your family, friends and co-workers to come and volunteer for Bike Tour with you! We are here to support you! Feel free to reach out with any questions to volunteer@branchoutfoundation.com

Customizing your Zeffy Campaign Page

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Once registered, you’ll get a “ Thank you for your Registration” email.

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Click on “Activate your account” create a password and log into your account

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Within your new Zeffy account, you can see your transactions and campaigns

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Click “My Campaigns” and “Edit” next to 2025 Branch Out Bike Tour

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Here you can change a few things

  • General Information – Target goal, description 
  • Create your form – Image, colours, and automatic email that your donor gets when donating to your campaign 
  • Share – Link to share your page with friends and family 

Can't Join Us? Donate Today

Can’t make it to our annual bike tour? No worries! Simply hit the button below to donate to the Branch Out Neurological Research and contribute to accelerating neuroscience for brains at their best.

FAQ

Of course! We encourage riders of all experience levels to come and join the fun. We offer three different routes, so you can choose the one that best suits you.

We strongly encourage you to start training early. Grab your pals and find some new, fun routes around the city. If you’d like some tips on where to start and a training schedule, we’ll happily give you guidance. Email us at bike@branchoutfoundation.com.

Of course! There is an area on your personal fundraising page where you can ‘self-sponsor.’

Yes, you can absolutely receive cash donations. However, please do not mail the cash to us – we don’t want it to get lost in the mail! Instead, bring the cash donation to the Registration Tent at Copper Point on Friday evening. Alternatively, you can write a cheque for the donation amount and mail it in with your donation form (PDF pledge form available for download from your personal fundraising page). Just be sure to enter the donor’s information on the donation form.

Yes. Just e-mail your information or mail in your cheque donation (we cannot accept cash). Each donation must have a completed donation form that has the name of the Rider or Team you are sponsoring. Either way, please make sure to mail both items to the address indicated in the upper right corner of your donation form.

Donors who donate online with a valid email address will receive a tax receipt via email. Donors who mail-in a donation will receive their receipt by email if they give a valid email address, or by mail if they do not give an email address.

Send us an email in our contact section below 

We accept cash, cheques and email transfers however to ensure your donation is received securely we have a few tips.

  • Please do not mail cash, we would hate for it to get lost in the mail. You can bring the cash to the registration tent on Friday, June 7 at Panorama or deposit the cash and write a personal cheque.
  • We accept cheques in the mail
  • Make sure you input your donors information…etc

If you are not able to reach the fundraising minimum, you will be responsible for paying the difference at Registration on June 13, 2025. 

If you need assistance in creative ways to fundraise, please email us!