Red Dress Day

This is probably one of the most highly anticipated days of the Bike Rally.

The red ribbon is a symbol of HIV/AIDS awareness and at some point in the past, organizers of the Bike Rally decided to crank things up a few notches and introduced Red Dress Day …. or as some people prefer, Dress In Red Day.

My guys - Dempsey, Trevor, Jazz, Jordan

My guys – Dempsey, Trevor, Jazz, Jordan

Day 3 has a short 50 km ride and the riders and crew make the trip in full red attire …. from modest red shirts to short little jazzy numbers and full sequined gowns.

I saw men rocking stilettos and moving with considerably more grace than I could ever achieve.


From the moment I climbed out of my tent at 5:30 am this morning, I could feel the energy and excitement in the air.

It was heart warming to talk to some of the family and friends who had journeyed to Kingston to watch the riders come in.

I got to chat with curious bystanders wondering what on earth was going on. Β I was more than happy to tell them about the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation … the purpose behind this Rally.

These are some of the sights from today’s Red Dress Day. Β I hope it gives you an idea of how much fun we had.






It was a day of feather boas, sequins, outrageous costumes, and lots of laughter. Β Especially the laughter.

Embrace life.

About Joanne Sisco

Retired but not idle. Life is an adventure - I plan to continue to embrace it.
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  3. dancingshark says:

    LOL love it πŸ™‚ so funny i love the dresses.


  4. Great fun for a great cause! But climb out of the tent at 5.30am – ouch😳!


  5. Mrs. P says:

    Love a guy who knows how to have fun!


  6. Looks like such fun! Well done to all. X


    • joannesisco says:

      I had heard so much about Red Dress Day, actually being part of it was a blast. From the moment people started to emerge from their tents decked out in their red finery, it was a giggle. If your goal is to raise awareness, go big!! πŸ™‚

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  7. NotAPunkRocker says:

    I love this and major kudos to the wearer of the floor length sparkle dress. It must have been 200 degrees in that thing!

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  8. Finally a use for those bridesmaid dresses. Great photos and love following this event.

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  9. treerabold says:

    What a blast!!
    Did you not have a red tutu or boa?! Its important to join the party!!


  10. Phil Taylor says:

    Is one of the men in the pictures Mr. Joanne?


  11. lovetotrav says:

    Amaaaaaaazing! Just love the pics and it looks like so so so much fun. What a great event to be a part of. The atmosphere, the energy, the spirit of it all… what a way to celebrate a worthwhile organization and fund raise at the same time.


  12. Solveig says:

    I love it when people dress up with style and dedication. Your charity bike tour seems like a great event.


  13. Love it! Embracing life and having fun.


  14. Sue Slaght says:

    This is fantastic Joanne! What a great day it must have been. Loved the photos.


  15. bikerchick57 says:

    Ohmigosh, the dude in the long sequined dress makes me laugh. He looks like he should be on a Harley with his black leather! Well, they all make me laugh…from the ‘fro to the stiletto’s. What a fun day!


  16. Paardje says:

    Such fun! I wish I were there πŸ™‚ I love all that red-with-an-attitude going on ❀


  17. Sammy D. says:

    Joy everywhere you look! I can’t believe they maneuvered bicycles wearing their high fashion!!


  18. Pure, crimson awesomeness! Love the boys glamming it up and it looks like they enjoyed it too.


  19. Lynn says:

    This made my day! You guys are rocking the red, I especially love the bike shoes that go with the outfit! Well done fine sirs!


  20. Heyjude says:

    No 2 there has great legs! Now he really made an effort to look glam. A nice way to let their hair down πŸ™‚


  21. What a sight to behold! Particularly love the full length sequined number. πŸ˜€


  22. What’s that blue thing on your boy’s knee??? A plaster? Those cycling shoes are even more treacherous than stilettos, who’d have thunk it?


  23. Anonymous says:

    …and afros… Don’t forget the afros!


  24. Looks like Red Dress Day to me. Where’s yours?


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