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.
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. 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. 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. Especially the laughter.