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Event Details

Ottawa to Brockville MS Bike
Ride Details


Start Location:
Kars Recreation Centre
1604 Old Wellington St, Kars, Ontario, Canada

Finish Location:

St. Lawrence College, Brockville Campus 
2288 Parkedale Ave, Brockville, ON K6V 5X3


Saturday (Day 1)

Saturday (Day 1 Extra Credit Loop)
Sunday (Day 2) 


Fundraising Minimum:
Age Minimum:



August 19 and 20, 2023

Start Time:
8:00 am

What is the cost to participate, does it change throughout the year? 

Local Fee Structure

Is there a minimum fundraising amount?

By registering for MS Bike, participants are committing to raise the minimum fundraising amount of $500. Staff are here to support you in reaching your goals. Please reach out to Sierra Mota ( or and we will help you with fundraising ideas, resources and support. 

Fundraising ideas 

Click here for a list of fundraising ideas collected from participants across the country!  

What happens if I don’t hit the fundraising minimum? 

Cyclists that don’t reach the fundraising minimum will not be able to pick up their package or participate in the event. Please contact Sierra Mota ( for fundraising tips or volunteer opportunities. 

Are there any training rides?  

Ride with GPS MS Bike Challenges  

I don’t have a team but would love to join one, are there any teams accepting lone riders? 

Connect with a team captain to see if they are open to taking new riders.  

What kind of bike do I need?  

Road bike is best, but you can participate with any bike!  

Do you have a recommended Bike Store? 

Bushtukah and Tunes on Wheels are back as our local bike shop sponsor. Visit them for bikes, tune-ups, and accessories. 

Package Pick Up 

Wednesday, August 16th from 4pm - 8pm at Dymon Storage Prince of Wales location: 27 Auriga Dr, Nepean, ON K2E 0B1

Thursday August 17th from 4pm - 8pm at Dymon Storage Prince of Wales location: 27 Auriga Dr, Nepean, ON K2E 0B1 

Can I pick up my friend/teammates package? 

As long as they have reached the $500 minimum fundraising, feel free to pick up for your friend, or your entire team! Make sure to get their sizing if they’ve reached a fundraising rewards level!  

Is there a minimum age? 

The minimum age to participate in MS Bike is 12 years old. Participants between 12 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Chariots and baby carriers are not permitted on the route.  

Are pets allowed? 

Pets are not permitted on the route.  Pets are welcome at both the Kars Community Recreation Association and St. Lawrence College.  They must remain outdoors and on a leash at all times. Please note: if you plan on bringing a pet to Brockville overnight, it is your responsibility to check with the hotel about their pet policy.  

What happens if I hit a fundraising reward? 

Click here to check out the fundraising rewards! If you qualify for a reward, you can pick it up at package pick-up or the morning of the bike tour.  If you hit a reward level after the bike tour, connect with Sierra Mota ( to get your rewards! 


Is there a place to camp – Tent or RV and is there power at the site? 

TBD. Check back for details to follow soon. 

Do you have a suggested hotel or group rate somewhere? 

We have been working with a few hotels in Brockville who have put aside rooms under the reservation “MS Bike”. The chart below shows the hotel options that we are recommending. We will be providing shuttles between these hotels and the finish line, St. Lawrence College, continuously Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. 

If you choose to stay at a different location (family, another hotel, etc.), you will need to arrange your own transportation. 

I encourage everyone to reserve a room as soon as you can. Cancellations can be made until August 5th without penalty, after that date, fees will be associated with cancellation. Please talk to a hotel associate for more information regarding their cancellation policy.  

Hotel Name   Starting rate   How to book  
Holiday Inn $190 - $200 *Depending on room type*  Call 613-342-1883  
Comfort Inn $189.00  Call 613-345-0042  
Travelodge $179.99 Call 613-345-3900  

Event Meal Plan 

TBD. Check back for details to follow soon. 

I have food allergies, should I bring my own food? 

We do our best to accommodate all our cyclists, however all allergy restrictions and food specifications cannot be met. We do our best to share the event meal plan before the ride. If you do have a severe allergy, please bring your own food for the weekend to ensure your safety.  

What if I get a breakdown along the route or can’t finish? 

MS Bike is a fully supported ride with first aid, mechanics, and support vehicles. If you need help or encounter a breakdown, move to the side of the road and hold your helmet up.  

I am spending the night at the hotels; how do I get my overnight bag there? 

At the start line we will have a luggage truck to drop off your bag.  Please ensure your luggage has a wristband matching your bib number attached for pick up after you're done with your ride! 

Day 1 was fun, but my legs are sore, and I don’t want to ride back, how can I get back to the start line? 

MS Bike is low pressure ride, if you can’t ride day 2 no problem! We have a bus that is available back to the start line departing at 9:00am.  Please be sure to connect with Sierra Mota ( if you are planning on taking the bus back on Day 2. We don’t want it to leave without you!  

Should I bring money to the event? 

Amenities at the start/finish line, along the route and our Saturday evening program are complimentary to volunteers and participants just show your wristband or t-shirt. However, we’ve added some event experiences that require extra payment such as our Beer Gardens, Food Trucks and guest dinner tickets. We accept cash, debit and major credit cards.   

What happens day 1 after the ride? 

10:30 am  Cyclists begin to arrive in Brockville  
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Beer gardens open (BRING CASH)
Pizza and snacks served 

1:00 - 10:00pm  Shuttles running continuously from hotels on Kent Blvd., to St. Lawrence College
4:00 pm 


The MS Society of Canada cannot be held responsible for participants still on route past 4:00 pm. 

4:30 - 6:00 pm 

Cocktail hour at St. Lawrence College

  • Bring cash and ID 
6:00 - 7:00 pm  Dinner service at St. Lawrence College 
6:45 - 7:15 pm  Evening Ceremonies/Speeches  
7:15 - 10:00 pm  Dance/Afterparty 
7:15 - 8:45 pm  Early registration for 2023 open! 
10:00 pm  Alcohol service ends 

Can my family/friend join in after the ride? 

Absolutely! Additional meal tickets are available for purchase at St. Lawrence College for $25. Please contact Sierra Mota ( before the event if you plan on bringing guests. 

I received more donations after the event, what should I do with them? 
Fundraising is open until September 30th! If you hit a milestone after the event, you can still receive that item. 

I had so much fun, when can I register for next year!? 
MS Bike has year-round registration and fundraising! Registration for next year will open at this year’s event (Aug 19th and 20th), with fundraising starting October 1st.  

When will the pictures be posted? 
It can take some time for photos to be sent from our photographers. Typically, they are posted on our Flikr account and Facebook Bike group 4-6 weeks after the event. You will receive an email with the link, once the photos are up!  

Is there a Lost and Found? 
Please connect with Sierra Mota ( for any lost and found items. 

I just hit a new fundraising milestone; can I still get my reward? 
Of course! Please connect with Sierra Mota ( to arrange a pickup/delivery time! 

Be sure to check back regularly as this page will continue to be updated with important ride information!