Branchy Event Details

Welcome to the Branch Out Bike Tour
Event Details & Rider Information

Event Overview

The Branch Out Bike Tour

The Branch Out Bike Tour is our largest annual fundraising event, helping raise over $3.5M for neurological research. It attracts over 300 riders of all levels, 50 volunteers and over 30 sponsors.

  • Date: June 7 – 9, 2024
  • Location: Panorama Mountain Resort, 2000 Panorama Dr, Panorama, BC
  • Registration fee: $200
  • Minimum fundraising fee: $450

What the Weekend Looks Like




Your Registration Includes:

  • Breakfast, BBQ lunch, and evening Gala ticket
  • Snacks and refreshments throughout the ride
  • Rider number license plate & timing chip
  • Swag bag full of goodies
  • Access to pools and hot tubs (with room booking)
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Personalized fundraising page
  • Rider awards, door prizes, and silent auction items
  • RADDEST fundraising awards at $750, $1,500, and $3,000+ raised!

Accommodation Options

Alternate accommodations in the town of Invermere are also welcome.

  • Venue

    We're thrilled to return to Panorama Mountain Resort - a place that has hosted countless unforgettable Bike Tours! The resort is conveniently located at 2000 Panorama Dr, Panorama, BC, a 3.5-hour drive from Calgary.

  • The Approach

    Recently upgraded, this mountainside stay offers single, queen, king beds, and family-style bunks and lofts.

  • Condo/Apartment Style

    Recently upgraded, this mountainside stay offers single, queen, king beds, and family-style bunks and lofts.

The Route

Riders can choose from 80 or 100km route! All riders start at Panorama Mountain Resort.

Getting There & Checking In

Most participants arrive on Friday between 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm to register, catch up with friends, and prepare for the big day ahead.

What to Bring

  • Properly tuned bike and helmet*
  • Cycling attire, windbreaker, and rain gear
  • Arm and leg warmers
  • Appropriate footwear and swimsuit
  • First aid kit, sunscreen, and anti-chaffing ointment
  • Necessary medication
  • Credit card or cash for auction items and raffle tickets
  • Your game face!*


How to Ride


Click “Rider” above to register. Click “Register Now” then select Early Bird (Available until Jan. 1st 2023) or “General Admission”


Fill out the information form in order to purchase your registration 


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


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) 


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


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

How to Volunteer


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


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)


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)


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.


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

Customizing your Zeffy Campaign Page


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


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


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


Click “My Campaigns” and “Edit” next to 2024 Branch Out Bike Tour


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.


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

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 7, 2024. 

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