EVENT DETAILS

As the Ride is committed to bringing you a safe event, we are partnering with ePACT Network — an emergency network that will allow us to share immediate notifications via text and voice message should there be a sudden route change or an update regarding the B.C. wildfires during The Ride. If you have not already signed up for ePACT, a reminder email will be sent to you the week before The Ride.

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. to 8:00 p.m.: Bike and gear drop off and packet pick up available
    Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Grounds
    17798 62 Ave, Surrey, BC V3S 1W8
Saturday
  • 5:15 a.m. – Shuttles from Ramada Surrey Hotel (Host Hotel)
    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. to 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

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. You can opt to pick-up your package during the week prior to the event.

If you have completed Online Check-In by August 5, 2019, 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, 2019 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 (303-698 Seymour Street, Vancouver BC V6B 3K6), Monday – Friday, between 10:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Last day to pick up from the local office is August 22.

If you do not receive your packet in the mail, you will be able to pick up your packet at the following location on Friday, August 23rd between 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.:

Packet Pick-Up will also be available Saturday August 24, between 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. It is strongly encouraged that you retrieve your packet before this date if possible.

FAQs

Why should I go through Online Check-In?

The Ride to Conquer Cancer® presented by Wheaton Precious Metals 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 eight 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 have completed Online Check-In by August 5, 2019 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, 2019 in order to ensure that you receive your packet before The Ride.

If you do not receive your packet in the mail, you will be able to pick up your packet at the following location on Friday, August 24th between 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.:

  • Surrey, BC: Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Fairgrounds 17798 62 Ave.

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 25.

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 23.

Start Line & Opening Ceremonies

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.

Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Fairgrounds
17798 62 Ave
Surrey BC V3S 1W8

Camp

Heritage Park in Chilliwack
44140 Luckakuck Way
Chilliwack, BC V2R 4A7.

Camp is open from 11:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m. Don’t miss our Camp Show at 6:00 p.m. Food and beverage is provided for all Riders and Crew with the bracelet provided in your event package.

NEW THIS YEAR! Friends and Family are welcome to join you at Camp as you finish an epic Day 1! Guests can purchase food and beverages for Saturday evening to enjoy dinner and the camp show. It’s encouraged to pre purchase your on event meals. Limited quantities are available on a first come, first served basis.

FINISH LINE

Hope & District Recreation Centre
1005 6 Ave
Hope BC V0X 1L4

Friends and Family are welcome to join you at Hope & District Recreation Centre as you finish an epic Day 2! Food and beverage is provided for all Riders and Crew. Finish is open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

NOTE: You can pre purchase your on event meals. Select and pay for meals to join in the experience along side the Riders. Limited available while quantities last.

PARKING

Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Fairgrounds
17798 62 Ave
Surrey BC V3S 1W8

Parking Info: Overnight parking available at the Elements Casino. All vehicles must vacate the Elements Casino track before 11pm on Sunday, August 25. Drop off/pick up and hourly spectator parking available at Cloverdale Fairgrounds.

Parking Cost: Free drop off, hourly parking available at Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Free overnight parking is available at the Elements Casino. All vehicles must vacate the Elements Casino track before 11pm on Sunday, August 25.

Click here to view the parking map at the start line.

Parking At Camp
Heritage Park in Chilliwack in the front parking lot
44140 Luckakuck Way
Chilliwack, BC V2R 4A7

HOTELS

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites: Surrey East – Cloverdale
17530 64th Ave
Surrey, British Columbia V3S 1Y9
Phone: 1 877 660 8550
Web: Click here

Ramada Surrey
19225 56 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3S 8V9
Phone: (604) 576-8388
Web: Click here

CAMP AREA HOTELS

Comfort Inn Chilliwack
45405 Luckakuck Way
Chilliwack BC V2R 3C7
604-858-0636

Hampton Inn Chilliwack
8050 Lickman Rd
Chilliwack BC V2R 0Y3
604-392-4667

SureStay Hotel by Best Western
43971 Industrial Way
Chilliwack BC V2R 3A4
604-795-3828

Bike Drop Off

Secured overnight Bike Parking will be available on Friday, August 23. Riders are encouraged to drop off their bicycles between 2:00pm – 8:00pm, to avoid the difficulty of arriving on Day One with both bike and luggage in tow.

Gear Drop off will be available near the bike drop off Friday between 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Surrey, BC
Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Grounds (Agriplex)

Packet Pick-Up

Your packet will include the following items:

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

If you complete Online Check-In by August 5th, 2019, your packet will be mailed to you.

All cheques must be mailed by August 4th, 2019 to PO Box 2017, Vancouver BC, V6B 3R6. Addressed to The Ride to Conquer Cancer BC.

If you do not receive your packet in the mail, you will be able to pick up your packet at the following location on Friday, August 23rd between 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.:

  • Surrey, BC: Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Fairgrounds 17798 62 Ave.

Packet Pick-Up will also be available Saturday August 24, between 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. It is strongly encouraged that you retrieve your packet before this date if possible.

Other Services available on-site Friday and Saturday as per the hours mentioned above

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

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 (303-698 Seymour Street, Vancouver BC V6B 3K6), Monday – Friday, between 10:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. Last day to pick up from the local office is August 21.

Gear

Included in your event 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 Saturday morning at any of the event parking lots associated with our 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 host hotel.

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. Don’t forget to pick up your gear before you get on your shuttle bus back to Cloverdale!

Shuttle Schedule

Please note that ALL shuttles are unable to bring Bikes, please drop off on Friday or take advantage of our onsite parking.

Saturday from Fairmont Waterfront Hotel: 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver B.C

A shuttle will take Participants from the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel on Saturday (only) to the Opening Ceremonies sites. Please note that there will not be a shuttle back to the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel on Sunday. Participants will have to arrange their own transportation back to the hotel.

Time: 4:05 a.m. & 4:10 a.m.

Saturday from Commercial/Broadway Skytrain Station: 1715 E Broadway, Vancouver B.C

A shuttle will take Participants from the Commercial/Broadway Skytrain Station on Saturday (only) to the Opening Ceremonies sites. Participants will have to arrange their own transportation back.

Time: 4:45 a.m. & 4:55 a.m.

Saturday Morning from Ramada Hotel:

A shuttle will take Participants from the Ramada Hotel on Saturday (only) to the Opening Ceremonies site; there is no shuttle offered from Holiday Inn & Suites due to its proximity to Start location; please note there will not be a shuttle back to the Ramada Hotel on Sunday and Participants will have to arrange their own transportation back to the hotel.

Time 5:15 a.m.

*Hotel Shuttles are unable to bring Bikes, please drop off on Friday or take advantage of our onsite parking.

Sunday evening from Finish site:

Shuttle service and bike transport will be offered for participants from the Finish Line site in Hope back to the Opening Ceremonies site at Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Please put your bike directly on to a transport truck after finishing your ride.

The Routes

THE CLASSIC
View the Google map here

Day One 111KM
Download and view the Strava map here

Day Two 108KM
Download and view the Strava map here

The Challenge 150KM (Day One Only)
View the Google map here
Download and view the Strava map here

*Note: Routes subject to change.

Friends and Family

Check the route maps for pit stops and safe locations to cheer on or meet your riders. We ask that you do your best to avoid riding the same routes as the cyclists. Please help us keep the roads clear and safe for all of our participants.

What To Pack

With the Ride coming on fast, our partner Louis Garneau would like to offer some tips on what to pack in preparation for Event weekend.

  1. Your helmet and two pairs of bike shorts – one for each day of The Ride – with a good chamois which will make your ride much more comfortable.
  2. Packable jacket: the weather can change instantly so it is important to have a lightweight, packable jacket that protects you from the elements, but offers breathability.
  3. Loud & proud jersey: show your personality or if you are riding with a team, your team¹s spirit, with a jersey that you are proud to wear.
  4. Well-fitted gloves: again, you may want a pair of gloves for each day. Gloves should fit you a little on the tighter side as they will stretch when worn. For long distance riding, invest in a glove with solid padding to save your palms.
  5. Accessories: the smallest accessories can make a big difference. From helmet covers toprotective arm sleeves or compression calf sleeves‹make sure you have some extra coverage come rain or shine.
  6. Socks & compression socks: once you take your shoes off on day one, do yourself a favour and put on some compression socks to help with overnight leg recovery. You will also want another pair of cycling socks for day two.
  7. Change of shoes: this is one that many people forget. You will want to take your cycling shoes off and let your feet get some air so make sure you pack some flip flops or light weight shoes.
  8. Sunglasses: even on an overcast day, sunglasses will help you see better and concentrate on your ride.
  9. Camera: Of course, you want to capture all the amazing moments ¬ this one is an essential!
  10. On Board Fueling: Riding this distance takes major calories! Be sure you don’t dip into the red zone by having energy bars and gels stored in your jersey pocket.
  11. Sleeping bag
  12. Camping Foam Mat (optional) – Please no air mattresses

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.

Click Here for Safety form

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

Opening Ceremonies

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

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.

Please note: Following Opening Ceremonies there will be a “wave start” for riders, this is for increased safety.

FINISH LINE

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

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.

PARKING

Currently not available. Check at a later date.

HOTELS

CALGARY

 

Grey Eagle Resort and Casino
3777 Grey Eagle Dr
Calgary, AB T3E 3X8

Phone: 403-385-3777
Web: https://reservations.travelclick.com/96177?groupID=1964534
Rate: $149.00 single/double
Deadline to Book:

 

Bike Drop Off

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.

Your packet will include the following items:

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

If you have complete Online Check-In by July 31, 2017, your packet will be mailed to you.

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 11 between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.:

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

Packet Pick-Up will also be available beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 12. 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
  • Golden 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 and Saturday morning 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 host hotel.

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 Location: 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).
  • Drop-Off Location: Buses leave Edmonton at 6:00 p.m. sharp. Buses arrive in Red Deer at approximately 7:30 p.m.
  • Departure Times: 1:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. – (The Shuttles will leave promptly at each time)
  • NOTE: The Friday Shuttles Will Only Run From Toronto To Niagara
    A shuttle bus and truck for your bikes will be waiting for you. Overnight parking will be available for the entire weekend. Please note that these Ride shuttle buses will take you directly to our Event Host Hotel, Marriott on the Falls. You MUST reserve your spot on this Friday 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.
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