Q. When is the Promise Ride?
A. Saturday, June 22, 2019
Q. Where is the Promise Ride?
A. The start and finish of the Ride will be at South River High School, 201 Central Ave East, Edgewater, MD 21037
Q. How long is the Promise Ride?
A. There are four routes to choose from: 12, 35, 67 and 100 miles. All routes are through beautiful country roads through southern Anne Arundel County. Note that the 100-mile route will be challenging and designed for advanced cyclists. Please do not attempt if you have not previously cycled in a 100-mile event.
Q: What time does each route start?
Registration, packet pick-up and breakfast open at 6 am.
100-mile route: 7:00 am
67- mile route: 7:30 am
35-mile route: 8:15 am
12-mile route: 9:00 am
Q. How will I receive my Ride packet?
A. You can pick up your packet on the morning of the Ride, beginning at 6 am at South River High School, 201 Central Ave East, Edgewater, MD 21037. Click here for an adult waiver, which you must turn in on the morning of the Ride. Click here for a minor's waiver (min age is 12 years). An adult must be present at the at the time of registration to sign the waiver in the presence of a notary and ride with all participants ages 12-17.
Q. When will cue sheets/maps be released?
A. We will email all registered cyclists a cue sheet for their designated route (printed copies will be available Race morning) as well as the GPX file 2-weeks prior to the Ride.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
A. January 1-April 30 - $35.00
May 1-June 23 - $50.00
*There is a minimum fundraising requirement of $100 to participate.
Q. Is my registration fee tax-deductible?
A. No, your registration fee helps defray the costs of producing the Ride and is not considered tax-deductible. However, any amount that you choose to donate above the entry fee may be tax-deductible (consult your tax professional).
Q. What is included for those who meet the minimum fundraising requirement ($100)?
A. You will get a Promise Ride number for yourself and your bike, as well as a t-shirt. The Promise Ride offers fully-supported rest stops on each route (with lots of fun surprises at each one) as well as complimentary meals: a pre-Ride breakfast and post-Ride picnic catered lunch. (The 100-mile participants will receive lunch at a rest-stop and a post-ride dinner).
Q. How do I register?
A. You may register online by clicking here.
Q. How old do I have to be to participate in the Promise Ride?
A. To cycle any route, you must be 12 years or older. All 12-17 year-olds must have a parent or guardian present at registration, sign a waiver and ride along with the minor.
Q. How can I volunteer?
A. The success of the Promise Ride depends heavily on the support we receive from our volunteers in the months leading up to the Ride and on Ride Day. There are many ways you can get involved, for more information, contact Jeremy Roman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Can my friends and family cheer me on?
A. Family and friends are welcome to cheer on cyclists from the start/finish line. Only Promise Ride participants and registered volunteers are permitted at the rest stops. Please do not have someone follow you in a vehicle during the Ride. Support and Gear vehicles will be available to transport you to the finish line if you are unable to complete the Ride.
Q. What if it rains?
A. Komen Maryland holds the right to cancel or change the date or location of the Ride in its sole discretion, including in the circumstance of extreme weather. It is likely, however, that the event will happen rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.
Q. Are there hotels nearby that are offering discounts for participants?
A. We will have more information soon!
Q. Does the Promise Ride require fundraising?
A. Yes - each participant must raise a minimum of $100 to participate.
Q. Does the money raised stay in our community?
A. Yes! The majority of the net income from the Ride stays right here in Maryland to fund vital breast cancer health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs. The remaining income supports Komen’s national research and training grants programs.
Q. Where do I send donations?
A. Donations can be made online or download this form and mail to: 303 International Circle, Ste 390, Hunt Valley, MD 21030. For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include that information with your check.
Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?
A. The $100 fundraising minimum must be met by the morning of the Ride, June 22. You can continue to fundraising to meet requirements for incentive rewards (see below) until July 22, 2019.
Q. When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
A. Your fundraising incentives are calculated based on the total fundraising dollars you have collected. Most incentives can be picked up on the day of the event (if fundraising goals are met after the event, incentives will be mailed).
Q. What are some ways I can fundraise for my team/my individual goal?
A. We have plenty of ideas on our Fundraising Tips page!
Q. How do I form a team?
A. You can form a team or join a team online. For more information, contact Kim Schmulowitz at 410-938-8990 or email@example.com
Q. What are the benefits of a team?
A. Forming or joining a team multiplies the fun you will have on Ride day. You can create a team to celebrate a survivor or honor someone you have lost. You can also create a corporate team and get your entire company involved. To learn more, check out the Team Rewards page.
Q. Do teams have to fundraise?
A. There is no fundraising minimum for teams. Individual participants on teams must reach their $100 fundraising minimum to be able to participate in the Promise Ride. Individual fundraising counts toward the team total. Setting team fundraising goals can be fun and make it easier to reach your personal goals! Click here to get a list of fundraising events your team can do.
Q. One of my team members registered as an individual when they meant to join my team. How do they correct this?
A. Please contact us at 410-938-8990 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get this corrected.
Q. Can donations made to a team be split or shared among team members?
A. We are unable to split or share donations.