EVENT DETAILS

The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer® presented by Evraz is a unique, two-day cycling event to take place on August 18-19, 2018 journeying over 200km through Alberta. The Ride is a bold endeavor to Conquer Cancer. Your contribution to the Ride to Conquer Cancer benefits the Alberta Cancer Foundation, supporting breakthrough cancer research, clinical trials, enhanced care and the discovery of new cancer therapies at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Cross Cancer Institute and 15 other centres across Alberta.

Weekend Snapshot

Here you can find all the information you’ll need for Ride weekend! This event is truly an epic experience for Riders… From taking part in the inspirational Opening Ceremonies to setting out on your 200-kilometre journey to enjoying our overnight camp filled with delicious food, great music and wonderful company, The Ride is unlike any other cycling challenge. Check back to this page often, as we’ll be continually updating it with more details!

Friday
  • 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Bike Drop Off and Packet Pick Up Available
Saturday
  • 5:30 a.m. – Check-In Services and Breakfast Available
  • 6:30 a.m. – All participants On-site
  • 7:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies Begins
  • 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Camp Festivities Open to Riders, Friends and Family
  • 6:00 p.m. – Camp Show
Sunday
  • 5:00 a.m. – Breakfast Available
  • 7:00 a.m. – Route Opens
  • 8:00 a.m. – All Riders Must Be on Route
  • 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Finish Line Festivities Open to Riders, Friends and Family
*Find more detailed information in the sections on the left-hand side

THE 10-YEAR PLAN

CYCLE AND CELEBRATE LIKE ONLY A 10-YEAR RIDER CAN!

Your decade-long commitment to The Ride deserves a special kind of recognition fitting for someone who has spent the last 10-years cycling to conquer cancer in our lifetime… You deserve the platinum helmet!

Remember to pick up your platinum helmet on Friday or Saturday beside bike parking. Also, join us side stage in your own dedicated chute and lead us out for our 10th year together!

Please gather together and join us for a toast at the Alberta Cancer Foundation tent at 4:00pm at Camp. Following the toast will be a group photo to commemorate 10 years of epic riding.

Online Check-In

Online Check-In helps you save time and makes event check-in easier than ever! You will use it to confirm details like your personal and emergency contact information, your tenting preferences, as well as any shuttle needs. Plus, as safety is our number one concern, we’ll also ask you to watch a short safety video.

Haven’t reached your minimum fundraising minimum yet? No problem! You’ll have the opportunity to make an instant or delayed self-pledge during Online Check-In.

At your own convenience, please log in to your Participant Center and start the Online Check-In process.

Once you have completed Online Check-In, your Rider Packet containing your event jersey, as well as your event credentials will be mailed to you, or you can opt to pick-up your package during the week prior to the event.

If you live in the Calgary or Edmonton area and have completed Online Check-In by August 5, 2018, your packet will be mailed to you. For those living in more rural areas or out-of-province, we recommend that you complete Online Check-In by July 31, 2018 in order to ensure that you receive your packet before The Ride.

If you opted to not receive your packet in the mail or register after the dates mentioned above, you will be able to pick up your packet prior to the event at the local office (707 7th Avenue SW, Suite 120, Calgary AB T2P 3H6), Monday – Friday, between 8:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

If you do not receive your packet in the mail, you will be able to pick up your packet at the following locations on Friday, August 17 between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.:

Packet Pick-Up will also be available beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 18. It is strongly encouraged that you retrieve your packet before this date if possible.

FAQ

Why should I go through Online Check-In?

The Enbridge® Ride to Conquer Cancer® is Canada’s largest peer-to-peer fundraising event and therefore requires a lot of planning. Online Check-in helps us confirm logistics sooner in order to provide you with the best possible experience and prevents you from waiting in long lines on event day.

What is Delayed Self-Pledge?

The Delayed Self-Pledge option allows you to commit to raising your minimum fundraising goal after the event with a $2 self-donation. This nominal self-donation will allow your credit card to be securely kept on file and charged for any balance required to meet the minimum fundraising goal six weeks after the event.

What is an Instant Self-Pledge?

The Instant Self-Pledge allows you to make a self-donation now of the amount required to meet the minimum fundraising goal.

Where can I pick up my Rider Packet?

If you chose to pick up your Rider Packet or complete Online Check-In after August 5 if you live in Calgary or Edmonton and July 31 if you live in rural areas or out-of-province, you can pick up your Rider Packet prior to the event at the local office (707 7th Avenue SW, Suite 120, Calgary AB T2P 3H6), Monday – Friday, between 8:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

If you do not receive your packet in the mail, you will also be able to pick up your packet at the following locations on Friday, August 17 between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.:

Will my package be mailed to me if I live outside Canada?

We are only able to mail check-in packets to Canadian addresses. If you live outside of Canada, your packet will be available for pick-up prior to the Ride or on the morning of The Ride, on Saturday, August 18.

Can I use Online Check-In if I am a Crew Member?

Yes, you can use Online Check-In to save time on event. Crew packets will be available at the on-site All Crew Meeting on Friday, August 17.

Opening Ceremonies

Calgary
Canada Olympic Park
88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Calgary, AB T3B 5R5, Canada

Opening Ceremonies will begin promptly at 7:00 a.m. Invite your friends and family members to see you off on your epic weekend! Food and beverage is provided for all Riders and Crew.

PARKING

Please check back soon for updated parking information

HOTELS

Calgary Host Hotel

Grey Eagle Resort and Casino

  • Room Rate will be $139.00 plus taxes for our Standard  guestrooms
  • All guestrooms will include a hot complimentary buffet breakfast served daily
  • Wifi and Parking will be included as well

Individual Reservations:

  • Guests must contact the Reservation Department directly at 1.844.719.8777 or 403.719. 8777 and provide the group name “Ride To Conquer Cancer” and dates of stay.
  • All reservations require a valid credit card for guarantee and charges

The Westin Calgary

320 4 Ave SW, Calgary,
AB T2P 2S6

1-888-627-8417

08/17/2018 only

$129.00 per traditional room, per night

Reference: “Alberta Cancer Foundation”

**No shuttle available from this location

Campus Housing Olds College (aka CHOC)

https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/DA6i7Ncnb6J9aS25e1e4

Booking Code: “CONQUER”

All Centennial Village rooms have one double bed, a desk, a large closet and a private bathroom. The cost to rent one of these rooms for one person with linens is $70.00 + 5% GST and 4% Hotel Tax per night.

Bike Drop Off

Canada Olympic Park
88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Calgary, AB T3B 5R5, Canada

Secured overnight Bike Parking will be available on Friday night at Canada Olympic Park. Riders are encouraged to drop off their bicycles between 2:00pm and 7:00pm, to avoid the difficulty of arriving on Day One with both bike and luggage in tow.

Packet Pick-Up

Your packet will include the following items:

  • Bike Plates
  • Rider I.D. Wristband
  • Jersey
  • Luggage Tag

If you live in the Calgary or Edmonton area and have completed Online Check-In by August 5, 2018, your packet will be mailed to you. For those living in more rural areas or out-of-province, we recommend that you complete Online Check-In by July 31, 2018 in order to ensure that you receive your packet before The Ride.

If you opted to not receive your packet in the mail or register after the dates mentioned above, you will be able to pick up your packet prior to the event at the local office (707 7th Avenue SW, Suite 120, Calgary AB T2P 3H6), Monday – Friday, between 8:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

If you do not receive your packet in the mail, you will be able to pick up your packet at the following locations on Friday, August 17 between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.:

Packet Pick-Up will also be available beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 18. It is strongly encouraged that you retrieve your packet before this date if possible.

Other Services available during Packet Pick-Up:

  • Jersey Size Exchange
  • Donations
  • Gold & Platinum Helmet Retrieval
  • Ambassador Jersey Retrieval
  • Survivor Flag Retrieval
  • Bike Drop Off; Bike Tech Support

Gear

Included in your packet you will receive luggage tag(s) to use for your gear. Please include your First Name, Last Name and Participant I.D. on this luggage tag.

Gear Drop Off will be available Friday (2:00pm to 7:00pm) and Saturday morning (starting at 6:30am) at the event. Our amazing Gear Crew Teams will be there to collect your gear and transport it to Camp for you. Gear Drop Locations are also available on-site for those participants taking a shuttle from the event to Olds College (Centennial Village) on Saturday night.

Gear Drop Off will be open Sunday morning before you get back on the route. Once again, our amazing Gear Crew Teams will collect your gear and transport it to the Finish line for you

SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

Pick-Up Locations:

  • Edmonton Cross Cancer Institute: 11560 University Avenue (Parking Lot: Mewburn and Green Lot East Entrance into Cross Cancer. North and turn right after overflow parking lot).
  • Red Deer Westerner Park: 4847A 19 St, Red Deer, AB T4R 2N7 (Parking lot in Southwest section directly north of gates).

Departure Times: Buses leave Edmonton at 6:00 p.m. sharp. Buses arrive in Red Deer at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Drop-Off Location: Grey Eagle Resort and Casino, 3777 Grey Eagle Drive Calgary

NOTE: Friday shuttles will take you straight to the Host Hotel. Your bike will be handled safely by our Bike Transportation Partner and taken directly to the Start Line. It will be placed in our secure overnight bike parking area.

SATURDAY

  • Morning Shuttles will leave from the Grey Eagle Resort at 5:30 a.m. and take you directly to the Opening Ceremonies.
    Please Note: There is no bike transport from the host hotel to the Start Line Saturday morning.
  • Evening Buses will leave from Camp to Olds College Dorms at 4pm, 7pm and 9pm.

NOTE: there will be no shuttles back to Calgary Saturday night from Sundre.

SUNDAY

  • Morning Buses leave from Olds College Dorms to Camp at 5:45 a.m., 6:00 a.m. and 6:30 am sharp.
  • Evening Buses will leave Canada Olympic Park at 4:30 p.m. to Red Deer and Edmonton. Please place your bike on the transport truck after finishing The Ride.

Routes

No route location provided at this time.

FINISH LINE

Canada Olympic Park
88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Calgary, AB T3B 5R5, Canada

Have your friends and family join and celebrate you as you cross the finish line! Food and beverage is provided for all Riders and Crew; food and beverages available for purchase for friends and family.

Routes and Safety

*** For your safety, please stay alert at all times! ***

  • Please note that the roads are not closed to traffic. Please stop at all Red or Amber Stop Lights and Stop Signs and proceed through the intersection when it is safe to do so. If an intersection is manned by a Police Officer, they are the only one with the authority to wave you through a Red Light or Stop Sign
  • Please remember to Ride SINGLE FILE at ALL TIMES
  • After Opening Ceremonies, thousands of Riders will embark on this epic 2-day ride – please get out on the route safely. Always ride predictably and in control. Ride in a straight line, and consciously try to avoid excessive weaving back and forth.
  • Cooperate with Ride Officials at all times.
  • Be patient
  • Sweep Assistance: If you are injured or unable to ride, use a “thumbs down” signal to stop a passing sweep vehicle. These vehicles are reserved for injured Riders and those unable to complete the day’s ride; they are not to be utilized as a taxi service. They will not go directly to Camp during the day. Sweep vehicles will take you to the next Pit Stop, where buses will take you to Camp. Only injured Riders will receive prompt medical attention and transport. If you are picked up early in the day, it may be hours before you are delivered to Camp. As it nears route closure time, sweep vehicles will pick up Riders who are still on the road.
  • Medical Emergencies With any emergency, dial 911, if possible. Then, immediately report any medical emergencies to Ride Staff or Crew at Pit Stops, on sweep vehicles, at Camp, or in the Concierge Tent, whichever is most accessible. If you’re on the route, after you call 911, contact the official Ride (800) number imprinted on your Rider wristband to alert the Ride dispatch. Sweep vehicles rove the route on the lookout for accidents. Again, use a “thumbs down” signal if you need help. Staff are equipped with a 2-way radio and a mobile phone. They will have comprehensive information on local hospitals, emergency facilities, police, fire, and other important emergency information. Doctors, emergency medical personnel and an ambulance will be available.
  • Bike mechanics: During the Ride, while bike mechanics generously donate their time and labour, you are still responsible to pay for all parts used to repair your bike so be sure to have some cash with you on the event.

We encourage experienced Riders to join our Rider Safety Team click below for more information.

Safety

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