What is the date of The Ride For Roswell 2012?
Saturday, June 23, 2012
What is The Ride Opening Ceremony?
The Ride Opening Ceremony is a ceremony in UB's stadium that will honor survivors and their families, recognize the staff at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and thank dedicated volunteers, riders and donors who make The Ride For Roswell such a success. The date is Friday, June 22, 2012. More details to be announced at a later time.
Where is the event located?
All routes with the exception of the Peloton start and end at University at Buffalo North Campus (Baird Point area) – Amherst, NY. The Peloton starts at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and ends at UB’s Baird Point.How do I get to the University at Buffalo?
For a map and directions to Baird Point, click here.
What are the hours of the event?
The hours vary by which route you have chosen. Click here for a schedule of events
.Where should I check in on the day of The Ride?
Registration and check-in will take place at the Student Union at UB’s North Campus.
The check-in for the Peloton is at Roswell Park’s Kaminski Park.Does The Ride provide food?
Yes. When you arrive breakfast foods will be available. There are rest stops about every 10 miles along each route with drinks and refreshments. After you complete The Ride, lunch will be available at Baird Point. A special catered lunch is available for Extra Mile Club members in the Extra Mile Club tent.What if it rains?
Rain or shine, The Ride For Roswell will take place.
Where can I park?
The parking lots surrounding UB's Baird Point will be open to the public. Parking guides will help direct you to the best available spots.
What phone number can I call if I need more information?
716-THE-RIDE (843-7433)What happens if I or someone in my riding group is injured or their bike is broken?
Route Guides can help you get in touch with Ride Communications to send a bike mechanic, support vehicle, or certified first aid personnel.Do you have a procedure in place for medical or weather-related emergencies?
Yes, all key committee members and staff members are well educated on mandated procedures that will be implemented in case of an emergency. The Ride team takes safety very seriously and reviews safety procedures, including medical, bike-related emergencies and how to prepare for inclement weather. For information on bike safety click here.
I am not a seasoned bike rider. Can I still ride?
Of course! The Ride For Roswell has routes for everyone from beginners to advanced riders. For more information about the routes available, click here
. Can my child participate?
Yes. All ages can enjoy the Ride! We even have a FREE tricycle ride available right at UB’s North Campus in the Family Fun Town area. For children under 14 who plan to ride one of the regular routes, there’s a special minimum fundraising amount of $50. If you choose, you can use a bike trailer or bike seat to take your child with you. There is no extra fundraising fee for this, but for safety purposes we ask that you register your child for the event and helmets are required.What should I bring with me on Ride day?
• Any pledges you still need to turn in (do so at the Student Union)
• Bike (bring a lock if you feel it’s necessary)
• Water bottle
• An approved ANSI helmet
• Weather-related items – sunscreen, windbreaker, long pants (please be aware of potential weather situations on the day of the Ride – watch the news in the morning or check the forecast online)
• Cell phone for emergencies
• Driver’s license or other identification (don’t forget to bring some for your children too!)
How do I register as a rider for The Ride For Roswell?
Phone: 716-THE-RIDE (843-7433)
Mail: The Ride For Roswell, P.O. Box 644, Buffalo, NY, 14240.
Can I register the morning of the event?
Yes, you can register on the day of The Ride at the Student Union at UB’s North Campus. To be eligible to participate you must turn in your $50 day-of registration fee and the pledge minimum of $150.
Do I really need to meet the pledge minimum to participate?
Yes, you need to turn in the pledge minimum of $150 in order to ride. For children under 14 years old, the pledge minimum is $50.
How many routes are there?
There are 10 routes in The Ride For Roswell: 3, 8, 12 (Extra Mile Club Peloton), 20, 22, 30, 33, 44, 62.5 and 104-mile routes.
What are the start times for each route?
• The 104-mile route begins at 6:30 am from Baird Point
• The 62.5-mile route begins 7:00 am from Baird Point
• The 44-mile route begins at 7:30 am from Baird Point
• The 33-mile route begins at 7:30 am from Baird Point
• The 30-mile route starts at 8:30 am from Baird Point
• The 22-mile route starts at 9:00 am from Baird Point
• The 20-mile route starts at 9:30 am from Baird Point
• The 8-mile starts at 10:00 am from Baird Point
• The 3-mile starts at 10:30 am from Baird Point
• The Extra Mile Club Peloton is held on Friday, June 22nd and starts at 6:15 pm from Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Check-in is 60 minutes before each start time. Staggered starts may be necessary to ensure that everyone gets onto the routes safely and with minimum congestion.
Are helmets required?
Yes, each rider is required to wear a ANSI approved bike helmet. Volunteers will be checking for helmets at the starting line, and riding marshals will make sure they are worn for the entire Ride.How can I get a flat tire fixed while on the route?
Riding marshals have basic bike repair tools and are trained to change tires. Additionally, bike mechanics travel each route continually to provide minor bike repair services. Lastly, bike mechanics are available at each rest stop. To request a bike repair support vehicle call 716-THE-RIDE (843-7433).What is the Peloton? How can I participate?
The Peloton is a unique 12-mile non-stop police escorted ride from Roswell Park to the University at Buffalo – Baird Point. The Peloton will be held on Friday, June 22nd at 6:15pm.
The concept of this ride is to connect Roswell Park Cancer Institute with The Ride event at UB. The Peloton is limited to 200 riders and you must raise at least $1,000 to ride. The Peloton riders will take part in the Opening Ceremony Friday night and ride into a crowd at UB's stadium. For more information, see this information
. How will I get help if I need it? Will I be riding all alone?
Don’t worry about being alone! Safety is very important to us. Route guides will help steer you through turns along the route. However, they are not authorized to stop traffic at intersections. There are also riding marshals on each route who are trained in basic bike mechanics, and rest stops are found every 10 miles or so. Each has a certified first aid professional and a bike mechanic.
How will police and fire police help me on my route?
These personnel are trained to help guide you safely through traffic intersections.Can I switch routes?
Of course. Contact the Ride at email@example.com
and your request will be taken care of as soon as possible. It’s also possible to change your route on the day of event if necessary. Simply let the person helping you with check-in know so they can make a note of the change in your registration paperwork. For safety purposes it’s important to know exactly which riders are on each route.What time do the routes close? What if I’m still riding?
The routes close at 3pm. If you’re still on the roads a support vehicle will pick you and your bike up to transport you to Baird Point.
The Extra Mile Club was started as a way to say thanks to riders who display an extraordinary commitment in their fundraising efforts. Riders who raise $1,000 or above will receive two (2) entry passes to the Extra Mile Club tent at Baird Point where they will enjoy massage therapists, a catered lunch, personalized photograph and a reserved port-a-potty. You'll be invited to a special Extra Mile Club recognition event.
Do you have sample fundraising letters?
Yes, sample letters, tips, fundraising ideas and printable tools are available in the Fundraising Center
.To whom do my donors make their checks payable?
They can make their checks payable to "The Ride For Roswell". Please make sure your donors write your name (the rider's name) in the Memo field to ensure your receive credit on your personal fundraising page.
Where should I send my pledges?
You can send them to: The Ride For Roswell, PO Box 644, Buffalo, NY 14240-0644.Can I drop off my donations in person?
Certainly. The Roswell Park Alliance Foundation’s offices are located at 901 Washington Street
on the 3rd floor. Office hours are from 9am-5pm. There is free visitor’s parking available in the front of the building. There is a phone in the vestibule to dial the Ride office at x7433 for entry into the building. If you’re dropping off cash, a pledge form is required. You must sign a receipt to verify your donation amount.What is the purpose of the Packet Pickup? Where is it held and when?
The party gives riders and volunteers the chance to turn in pledges, pick up their rider t-shirts, or pick up their volunteer materials. Packets can be picked up at the Student Union on UB’s North Campus
. Specific dates and time to be determined.
I am having trouble with my personal fundraising page. What can I do?
with any questions or problems you experience. Please be as specific as possible so we can assist you.
How do I sign up to volunteer?
Volunteer registration will open in early 2012.What jobs are available?
On the route, you can help riders as a Route Guide or in a support vehicle. At Baird Point, several jobs are needed, including working in the food tent, handing out water, checking helmets, giving directions to riders, working in the Extra Mile Club tent, cleaning, set-up/tear-down, and more. Volunteer opportunities fill fast! Contact a Ride Coordinator
to confirm your volunteer assignment.What age is required to volunteer?
Anyone over the age of 14 is welcome to volunteer, but children aged 14 to 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Families with younger children are eligible to become cheerleaders along the routes!Can my company or group all volunteer together?
Yes, we encourage groups to volunteer and “adopt” a rest stop or at Baird Point. Groups should select a volunteer leader to organize and recruit participants. To hear what roles are available, contact a Ride Coordinator
.I’m a cyclist. Is there any way I can volunteer too?
If you’re a seasoned cyclist, please consider becoming a Riding Marshal. You will serve as an extra set of eyes on the route to assist riders. More information is available here.
Is there a minimum number of people on a team?
Yes, you must have a minimum of four (4) people to create a team and be eligible for contests and prizes.
Is there a maximum number of people that can be on a team?
There is no maximum. Teams can be as big as you want them.How do I create a team?
If you’re designated as the Team Captain, you must be the first registrant for your team. During the registration process
there is a step which asks you if you’d like to be an individual rider, create a new team, or join an existing team. Follow the directions to create a new team. If you’re a returning Team Captain you must recreate the team each year.I forgot to join my team when I registered. Can I change my team or join a team?
If you realize you did not join the correct team during your registration, simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
and a Ride Coordinator will be happy to assist you. Please note the system takes at least 24 hours to refresh once we’ve completed your request.
Will there be food and drinks at the rest stops?
Yes, there will be fruit, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, water, and other snacks at the rest stops.
Are there bathrooms at the rest stops?
Yes, there will either be port-a-potties or indoor bathrooms.
Is First Aid available at the rest stops?
Yes, certified EMTs or Nurses are positioned at each rest stop.
Can I have my bike fixed at a rest stop?
There are experienced bike mechanics available at each rest stop to assist you with minor repairs.