Event Day Information

Read our Event Info Guide that has all of the information you need to know for the event.

Getting your credentials

Pick Up @ Exhibition Place

If you don’t qualify for Premium Delivery Service, you can visit us at the Enercare Centre’s West Entrance at Exhibition Place to pick up your event day credentials or drop off your pledges. While here, you’ll get everything you need to have a great time on event day!

Before event day:

  • Thursday, May 31, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday, June 1, 12 noon - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Complimentary parking at designated lot at Exhibition place while picking up your bib

On event day:

  • For General Participants
    • Pick up your bib
    • Submit your pledges
    • Check your bag
    • Park your bike in the bike corral, just west of the Enercare Centre.

  • For VIP and Corporate Participants
    • Pick up your bib
    • Submit your pledges
    • Check your bag
    • Park your bike in the Enercare Centre. Enter through the north side of the building.

Details for Event Day

Getting to Ride for Heart

Take it easy with transit

To get to Ride for Heart by TTC, plan your route with the TTC Trip Planner. Or call (416) 393-INFO(4636).

To get to Ride for Heart via GO Transit, plan your route with the GO Triplinx. Or call (416) 869-3200 or 1-888-GET-ON-GO (438-6646).

Drive downtown

If you’re driving on the event day, please consider carpooling. And remember that the traffic-free experience means that highways and ramps will be closed from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Gardiner Expressway: all ramps closed from the Humber River east to the Don Valley Parkway.

Don Valley Parkway: all ramps closed from Lake Shore Blvd north to Highway 401.

Parking on Event Day

To park at designated lots at Exhibition Place and Ontario Place on event day, you must have a parking pass. You may purchase a parking pass during the registration process where you may opt to add a $15 pass to your registration fee or buy your pass here.

Enter through the entrances off of Fleet St. or Lake Shore Blvd. Entrance through the Princes’ Gates is not permitted.

For a list of parking lot alternatives, please click here. These lots are public parking lots and spaces are not guaranteed by Heart & Stroke.

NOTE: Passes will not be available for purchase on event day. Parking spaces are limited, so it's best to get your parking pass early to avoid disappointment. Parking fees collected by Heart & Stroke are provided to parking lot operators

Event day Schedule

Riders, runners and walkers, check out your event day schedule.

Time Ride Run Walk
6:00 a.m. 75 km chute opens    
6:30 a.m. 75 km chute closes
25 km and 50 km chute opens
   
8:15 a.m. Latest time to depart from Enercare Centre, 1 km from start line    
8:30 a.m. 25 km and 50 km chute closes    
9:00 a.m. After your ride, visit Heart Park to celebrate your accomplishments Chutes open  
9:35 a.m.   Latest time to depart from Enercare Centre, 1 km from start line  
9:50 a.m.   Chutes close  
10:00 a.m.   10 km starts Chute opens
10:15 a.m.     Latest time to depart from Enercare Centre, 1 km from start line
10:20 a.m.   5km starts  
10:30 a.m.   After your run, visit Heart Park to celebrate your accomplishments 5 km starts
Chute closes

After your walk, visit Heart Park to celebrate your accomplishments
12:30 p.m. All participants must be off the ride, run and walk routes
1:30 p.m. Heart Park and festivities close, event ends: Thank you for your support!

Bike Parking

Bikes must be parked in designated bike parking areas or returned to your vehicle before accessing event spaces.

  • VIP & Corporate Participants Park your bike inside the Enercare Centre. Enter through the north side of the Enercare Centre, and park your bike inside using our secure valet bike parking service. Continue on inside Enercare to enjoy all of your VIP & Corporate Challenge amenities.
  • General Participants Park your bike in our secure bike corral, just west of the Enercare Centre. Once parked you can continue on to enjoy the outdoor food market and indoor Heart Park.

Ride safely: Please follow these rules on event day

To ensure a safe and successful Ride for Heart, please follow these rules:

  • Be at your chute at your start time. Start times will be strictly enforced to ensure the highways are cleared of riders, runners and walkers by 12:30 p.m.
  • Riders must wear a helmet and ensure their bike is in good working condition: tire pressure, cable tension, brake pads, shifters and chain.
  • Follow the rules of the road: Pass on the left, coast on the right.
  • Helmets are mandatory.
  • Please be courteous to fellow participants.
  • Participants who weave, pass at high speeds or cycle at high speeds in a group/peloton are considered unsafe and will be removed from the event by Toronto Police Services.
  • Pass on the left. Slower cyclists and children must stay to the right of the road.
  • Do not attempt to pass the pace vehicles.
  • Obey the route marshals and ambassadors of the road.
  • Use extreme caution on the downhill portions of the DVP & Gardiner Expressway.
  • Stopping anywhere other than a rest station is for emergency situations only.
  • In the event you must stop, let the people around you know and go to the far right of the road.