Event Details

Weekend Snapshot

Below you can find all of the information you’ll need for The Ride weekend! This event is truly an EPIC experience for Riders. From taking part in the inspirational Opening Ceremonies, 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 continuously updating it with more details!

Bike Drop Off

Secured overnight Bike Parking will be available on the evening of Friday, June 12. Riders are encouraged to drop off their bicycles between 02:00 p.m. and 07:00 p.m.

Gear drop off will only be available on the morning of Saturday, June 13 in the designated event parking lots.

Toronto

Exhibition Place, Parking Lot 2
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Friday, June 12 Bike Drop off is strongly recommended as the majority of overnight parking at the Toronto start location will be underground parking. Vehicles with bikes on roof racks will not be permitted in underground overnight parking lots.

Niagara Falls

7200 Niagara Parkway (across from the Niagara Floral Showhouse)
Niagara Falls, Ontario

10-min drop off parking available at Floral Showhouse.

NOTE: curb-side drop off will not be permitted.

Event Locations

Accommodations

Start Line Toronto Host Hotel

NOT YET AVAILABLE, PLEASE CHECK BACK AGAIN SOON.

Hamilton and Area Accommodations

McMaster University – Residence Halls on McMaster Campus

Address: Camp – 1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8
Web booking link: NOT YET AVAILABLE, PLEASE CHECK BACK AGAIN SOON.
Alternatively, we have some great special room rates available at the accommodations listed below. These are only a short ride/drive away and include; the Residence and Conference Centre at Mohawk College, The Comfort Inn Burlington & The Admiral Inn Burlington.

Residence and Conference Centre at Mohawk College – 6 km from McMaster

Address: 245 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton, ON L9C 1G3, located at Mohawk College
Deadline to Book: May 16, 2020
Phone: 905-385-3200
E-mail: hamilton@stayrcc.com for reservations, (to receive special rate please call in)
Rates: $123.00 CAD, plus applicable taxes per night. Double to Quad occupancy. Incl Parking & WIFI
Additional Info: Please reference “Ride to Conquer Cancer” or Group ID 19269 to get a discounted rate.

Redeemer University College – 13 km from McMaster

Address: 777 Garner Rd E, Ancaster, ON L9K 1J4, located at Mohawk College
Phone: 905-648-2139 ext.4124
Web: https://www.redeemer.ca/services/conference-services/facilities/guest-accommodations/
(To receive special rate, please call or e-mail using the special booking code RIDE)
Rates:

  • Four Bedroom Townhouse (sleeps 8) – $185 per night
  • Three Bedroom Apartment (sleeps 6) – $159 per night
  • Two Bedroom Apartment (sleeps 4) – $90 per night

Additional Info: All inquiries can be directed to stay@redeemer.ca or [905] 648-2139 ext. 4124. Please reference code “RIDE” to get discounted rate. Please note that the Redeemer University College is an alcohol and smoke free campus.

The Comfort Inn Burlington – 17 km from McMaster

Address: 3290 South Service Road, Burlington, ON, L7N 3M6
Phone: [905] 639-1700
Web: http://www.burlingtoncomfortinn.com/ (to receive special rate please call in)
Rate: $149.95+taxes per room/per night (includes breakfast, parking, local calls and Wi-Fi)
Deadline to Book: May 13, 2020
Additional Info: Please kindly call the hotel directly at 1 [877] 376-5301 (or locally at [905] 639-1700). Please reference “Ride to Conquer Cancer” to get a discounted rate.

The Admiral Inn – 19 km from McMaster

Address: 3500 Billings Ct, Burlington, ON L7N 3N6
Phone: [905] 639-4780
Web: http://www.admiralinn.com/burlington/ (to receive special rate please call in)
Rate: $139.95+taxes per room/per night (includes breakfast, parking, local calls and Wi-Fi)
Deadline to Book: May 13, 2020
Additional Info: Please kindly call the hotel directly at 1 [877] 236-4661 (or locally at [905] 639-4780). Please reference “Ride to Conquer Cancer” to get a discounted rate.

Start Line Niagara Host Hotel

Marriott on the Falls
6755 Fallsview Blvd
Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 3W7

Web: Marriot

Deadline to Book:
May 9, 2020

Phone:
1-800-618-9059

*All bookings must be made via phone, ensure that you state that you are a Ride to Conquer Cancer participant.

Rates:

  • Cityview: $179 + taxes per room, night.
  • Fallsview: $199 + taxes per room, night.
  • Superior Fallsview $219 + taxes per room, night.

The Routes

NOTE: Routes are subject to change at any time without notice.

Cheering Stations

CLASSIC – DAY 1 Saturday, June 13 Hours of Operation Approximate KM’s into Route
Cheering Station 1: Tom Chater Memorial Park, 3195 The Collegeway, Mississauga, Ontario, L5L 4Z5 09:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 30
Cheering Station 2: Webster’s Falls- Harvest Road, Greensville, Ontario, Hamilton, ON L9H 5J8 11:00 a.m. – 04:45 p.m. 92
NIAGARA – DAY 1 Saturday, June 13 Hours of Operation Approximate KM’s into Route
Cheering Station 1: Merritville Speedway, 2371 Merrittville Highway, Thorold, ON L2V 3Y9, Canada 09:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 30
Cheering Station 2: Saltfleet High School, 108 Highland Rd W, Stoney Creek, ON L8J 2T2 11:15 a.m. – 04:45 p.m. 90
THE HAMMER – DAY 1 Saturday, June 13 Hours of Operation Approximate KM’s into Route
Cheering Station 1: Meadowvale Sports Park, 2255 Meadowvale Blvd, Mississauga, ON L5N 5P9 09:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 40
Cheering Station 2: Glen Williams Public School, 512 Main St Georgetown ON L7G 3S8 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 60
CLASSIC – DAY 2 Sunday, June 14 Hours of Operation Approximate KM’s into Route
Cheering Station 2: North Pelham Park – 1780 Cream Street, Pelham, ON L0S 1C0 (Please park here and walk to Metler to cheer riders on) 08:30 a.m. – 02:00 p.m. 70
CLASSIC – DAY 1 Saturday, June 13

Cheering Station 1:

Tom Chater Memorial Park, 3195 The Collegeway, Mississauga, Ontario, L5L 4Z5

Hours of Operation

09:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Approximate KM’s into Route

30

Cheering Station 2:

Webster’s Falls- Harvest Road, Greensville, Ontario, Hamilton, ON L9H 5J8

Hours of Operation

11:00 a.m. – 04:45 p.m.

Approximate KM’s into Route

92

NIAGARA – DAY 1 Saturday, June 13

Cheering Station 1:

Merritville Speedway, 2371 Merrittville Highway, Thorold, ON L2V 3Y9, Canada

Hours of Operation

09:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Approximate KM’s into Route

30

Cheering Station 2:

Saltfleet High School, 108 Highland Rd W, Stoney Creek, ON L8J 2T2

Hours of Operation

11:15 a.m. – 04:45 p.m.

Approximate KM’s into Route

90

THE HAMMER – DAY 1 Saturday, June 13

Cheering Station 1:

Meadowvale Sports Park, 2255 Meadowvale Blvd, Mississauga, ON L5N 5P9

Hours of Operation

09:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Approximate KM’s into Route

40

Cheering Station 1:

Glen Williams Public School, 512 Main St Georgetown ON L7G 3S8

Hours of Operation

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Approximate KM’s into Route

60

CLASSIC – DAY 2 Sunday, June 14

Cheering Station 1:

North Pelham Park – 1780 Cream Street, Pelham, ON L0S 1C0
(Please park here and walk to Metler to cheer riders on)

Hours of Operation

08:30 a.m. – 02:00 p.m.

Approximate KM’s into Route

70

Shuttle Schedule

Friday, June 12, 2020
Pick-Up Location Departure Times Drop Off Location
Exhibition Place (Enercare), Parking Lot 2 – 200 Princes’ Boulevard – Toronto, ON 01:30 p.m. – 06:15 p.m. – (The Shuttles will leave promptly at each time) Marriott on the Falls 6755 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3W7

NOTE: The Friday, June 12 Shuttles Will Only Run From Toronto To Niagara

A shuttle bus and truck for your bicycles will be waiting for you. Overnight parking will be available for the entire weekend. Please note that the Ride shuttle buses will take you directly to our Event Host Hotel, Marriott on the Falls. You MUST reserve your spot on the Friday, June 12 evening shuttle during Online Check In (OCI). Only riders with their name on the roster will be guaranteed a seat on the shuttle; all other participants will be placed on standby. Your bike will be handled safely by our Official Bike Transportation Partner, Mackie Group, and taken directly to the Start Line in Niagara Falls. It will be placed in our secure overnight bike parking area.

Saturday June 13, 2020
Shuttles will run between each Start Line Host Hotel in Niagara and Toronto to the respective Start Line.
Pick-Up Time Pick-up Location Drop Off Location
TORONTO
06:00 a.m. – 06:45 a.m. Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown, 30 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5B 2E9 Exhibition Place (Enercare), Parking Lot 2 – 200 Princes’ Boulevard – Toronto, ON
NIAGARA
05:15 a.m. – 05:45 a.m. Marriott on the Falls, 6755 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3W7 7200 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON
One Day Rider Shuttle (Hamilton – Toronto)
There will be a complimentary One Day Rider Shuttle and a separate truck for your bike provided to those returning to Toronto on Saturday evening from Camp in Hamilton. More information to come soon. There will be two departure times: 07:30 p.m. and 09:00 p.m.
Pick-Up Location Drop Off Location
McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West , Hamilton, ON Exhibition Place (Enercare), Parking Lot 2 – 200 Princes’ Boulevard – Toronto, ON
Sunday, June 14, 2020
A luxury coach for you and separate truck for your bike, provided by Mackie Group, will depart from the Finish Line in Niagara Falls and take you back to Exhibition Place in Toronto.

Shuttles will run throughout the day beginning at 12:00 p.m. and depart when full.

NOTE: The Sunday, June 14 Shuttles will only run from Niagara to Toronto (Exhibition Place). There will be NO shuttles to host hotels on Sunday, June 14.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Pick-Up Location

Exhibition Place (Enercare), Parking Lot 2 – 200
Princes’ Boulevard – Toronto, ON

Departure Times

01:30 p.m. – 06:15 p.m. – (The Shuttles will leave promptly at each time)

Drop Off Location

Marriott on the Falls 6755 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3W7

NOTE: The Friday, June 12 Shuttles Will Only Run From Toronto To Niagara

A shuttle bus and truck for your bicycles will be waiting for you. Overnight parking will be available for the entire weekend. Please note that the Ride shuttle buses will take you directly to our Event Host Hotel, Marriott on the Falls. You MUST reserve your spot on the Friday, June 12 evening shuttle during Online Check In (OCI). Only riders with their name on the roster will be guaranteed a seat on the shuttle; all other participants will be placed on standby. Your bike will be handled safely by our Official Bike Transportation Partner, Mackie Group, and taken directly to the Start Line in Niagara Falls. It will be placed in our secure overnight bike parking area.

Saturday June 13, 2020
Shuttles will run between each Start Line Host Hotel in Niagara and Toronto to the respective Start Line.
TORONTO

Pick-Up Time

06:00 a.m. – 06:45 a.m.

Pick-Up Location

Intercontinental Hotel, Toronto Centre 225 Front Street West, Toronto ON, M5V
2X3

Drop Off Location

xhibition Place (Enercare), Parking Lot 2 – 200
Princes’ Boulevard – Toronto, ON

NIAGARA

Pick-Up Time

05:15 a.m. – 05:45 a.m.

Pick-Up Location

Marriott on the Falls, 6755 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3W7

Drop Off Location

7200 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON

One Day Rider Shuttle (Hamilton – Toronto)
There will be a complimentary One Day Rider Shuttle and a separate truck for your bike provided to those
returning to Toronto on Saturday evening from Camp in Hamilton. More information to come soon. There
will be two departure times: 07:30 p.m. and 09:00 p.m.

Pick-Up Location

McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West , Hamilton, ON

Drop Off Location

Exhibition Place (Enercare), Parking Lot 2 – 200
Princes’ Boulevard – Toronto, ON

Sunday, June 14, 2020
A luxury coach for you and separate truck for your bike, provided by Mackie Group, will depart from the Finish Line in Niagara Falls and take you back to Exhibition Place in Toronto.

Shuttles will run throughout the day beginning at 12:00 p.m. and depart when full.

NOTE: The Sunday, June 14 Shuttles will only run from Niagara to Toronto (Exhibition Place). There will be NO shuttles to host hotels on Sunday, June 14.

Parking

More information to come soon!

Gear

Our amazing Gear Crew Teams will be there to collect your gear each morning and transport it to Camp in Hamilton (on Saturday) and to the Finish line in Niagara Falls (on Sunday).

Please ensure you attach your provided luggage tag to your gear and include your First Name, Last Name and Participant I.D.

Gear Drop Saturday, June 13
Drop Off Location Times Pick-Up Location
Toronto: Exhibition Place Parking Lot 06:00 a.m. – 07:30 a.m. Camp/McMaster University
Niagara: Gear Tent next to Bike Parking 06:00 a.m. – 07:30 a.m. Camp/McMaster University
Gear Drop Sunday, June 14
Drop Off Location Times Pick-Up Location
Camp/McMaster University: next to Bike Parking 06:00 a.m. – 07:30 a.m. Gear Retrieval at Niagara Finish Line
Gear Drop Saturday, June 13

Drop Off Location

Toronto: Exhibit Place Parking Lot

Times

06:00 a.m. – 07:30 a.m.

Pick-Up Location

Camp/McMaster University

Drop Off Location

Niagara: Gear Tent next to Bike Parking

Times

06:00 a.m. – 07:30 a.m.

Pick-Up Location

Camp/McMaster University

Gear Drop Sunday, June 14

Drop Off Location

Camp/McMaster University: next to Bike Parking

Times

06:00 a.m. – 07:30 a.m.

Pick-Up Location

Gear Retrieval at Niagara Finish Line

What to Pack

  1. Get your bike fitted and tuned by a professional prior to arriving at The Ride. See our lists of partners
  2. Check your tires, fill them up, and pack spare tubes and patch kits
  3. Bike mechanics may charge for anything above a minor adjustment. Avoid extra fees and the lines by arriving prepared

Always start with safety

  • Remember: this is a Ride, not a race!
  • Wear a helmet and carry a patch kit, tire levers, spare tube, and pump at all times.
  • Know and obey all traffic signals, signs, markings, laws and regulations, unless otherwise instructed by a Police Officer on route.
  • Always ride predictably and in control. Ride in a straight line, and consciously try to avoid excessive weaving back and forth. In most vehicle-bicycle accidents, motorists say they never saw the bicyclists, or didn’t see them in time to avoid the collision.
  • Always use hand signals to indicate that you are going to make a right or left turn or are about to stop; motorists and cyclists need to know what you intend to do. If your hands aren’t free as you slow or stop, call out “SLOWING” or “STOPPING”. When stopping, pull to the right edge of the road. Move completely off the road to rest or make repairs.
  • Call out, “ON YOUR LEFT!” when passing at all times. Also, don’t stop or slow down without letting other cyclists and drivers know your intentions in advance. Call out, “STOPPING!” or “SLOWING!”
  • Cycle with traffic, never against it. When moving from one lane to another, always give way to traffic.
  • Keep to the right of the road at all times and leave other Riders plenty of room to pass on your left. The exception to this rule occurs when preparing for a left turn or avoiding unsafe road conditions (potholes, construction, etc.).
  • Always stop at stop signs and look right, left, then right again before entering the road.
  • Always make left turns from the appropriate left-turn lane.
  • Ride single file when cycling with a group. Do not ride side by side.
  • Always be on the lookout for a person in the driver’s seat of any parked car you may pass. Parked drivers may swing their doors open suddenly or pull out into traffic without checking for bicyclists.
  • Drafting behind other cyclists can be dangerous and leaves very little room for error. These techniques should never be used in high traffic areas or on roads with frequent intersections.

We encourage experienced Riders to join our Rider Safety Team, click here for more information or if you wish to join.

Event Details

Join us on Saturday, August 29 for an epic virtual Ride experience.

We’ll start the day by live streaming our opening ceremonies and then, you’ll be invited to Ride, your way. Your distance. Your route. Your location. Inside or out? It’s your call. We can’t be together, but we can still unite. As the day comes to a close, we’ll live-stream our closing ceremonies, including highlights from virtual rides everywhere. We are now borderless, so please invite friends around the world to join us, to Ride with you and to cheer you on!

Check back here for a schedule of the day’s festivities as we get closer to The Ride!

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