RTCC

INSPIRED TO RIDE

CONQUER CANCER

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THE RIDE TO CONQUER CANCER


IT'S AN EPIC JOURNEY

The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer is a large scale cycling event benefiting The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. It’s your chance to experience firsthand the dynamic energy of riding with thousands of other cyclists on an epic two day adventure on the beautiful back-roads of Southern Ontario, with each participant driving towards a common goal: to conquer cancer in our lifetime. Since 2008, the Enbridge® Ride to Conquer Cancer® has raised over $194 million for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Funds raised through The Ride to Conquer Cancer support Personalized Cancer Medicine research, treatment advances, education and new standards of care at The Princess Margaret, across Ontario and around the world.

EVENT DETAILS


12 EPIC YEARS, OVER $213 MILLION RAISED

12 EPIC YEARS

OVER $213 MILLION RAISED

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When:


Minimum fundraising:


Distance:


Registration Cost:


Aid Stations:


Event Attendance:


Road Closures:


Who Benefits:

June 13 - 14, 2020.


$2500


220 km over two days.


Registration is $75.


The aid stations are approximately 20 - 25 km apart.


Close to 5000 cyclists attend.


There are no road closures. Please share the road.


Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

When:

June 13 - 14, 2020.

Minimum fundraising requirement:

$2500

Distance:

220 km over two days.

Registration Fee:

Registration is listed as $75, but in reality it's usually around $25.

Aid Stations:

The aid stations are approximately 20 - 25 km apart.

Event Attendance:

Close to 5000 cyclists attend.

Road Closures:

This is an open road event. Please share the road.

Who Benefits:

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

JUNE 13 - 14, 2020


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer?

The RTCC is a two day cycling event departing from Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is a large scale, annual fundraising event for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Day one has cyclists traversing the countryside en route to McMaster University in Hamilton; the hilly, country way. On day two you'll cycle from McMaster through the Niagara wine region, ending up in Niagara Falls where you'll end your 220 km journey.


What is the minimum you have to fundraise?

The minimum fundraising requirement is $2500. If you register after April 01st of the event year the minimum fundraising requirement increases to $3000.


I can't raise the minimum?

If you have not met the minimum fundraising requirement by event weekend, you can still register, but you'll be required to agree to a two month extension to raise the funds. If you cannot do so the reminder will be charged to your credit card. The other possibility is to forgo the event weekend which absolves you of any future fundraising responsibility.


Where do all my fundraising dollars go?

The recipient of all your hard work and fundraising goes to Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. One of the top five cancer hospitals in the world.


How much does it cost to register?

The usual cost of registering for the ride is $75, but it is rare for anyone to pay that amount. Our team has a $15 registration understanding with the our ride guides. If you want the reduced price you'll have to do it over the phone with my very nice friend over at the Ride office, as the system registration has to be inputted manually.


What happens if I register and can't do the RTCC?

Nothing happens!!! All the funds you have already raised, if any, still goes to Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Whatever remaining funds to be raised are nullified if you don't attend the ride.


Where do you stay on day one?

The organization puts up a tent city at McMaster where cyclists can spend the night. Dinner and shower facilities are available as well. That's one option. My team has booked a block of rooms in downtown Hamilton. You can easily take a cab from McMaster to the hotel. Once you register for the Ride you'll be able to book your reservation from that block of rooms. Each rider is responsible for paying accommodation fees. We also make reservations at a local restaurant for dinner. Each member is responsible for their share of the dinner. The restaurant is usually within walking distance of the hotel.


Where do you have dinner on day one?

We make reservations at a local restaurant for dinner. Each member is responsible for their share of the dinner. The restaurant is usually within walking distance of the hotel.


How do I get home from Niagara?

You can either have someone pick you up in Niagara or you can take the free shuttle coach. The shuttle will leave Niagara, in intervals when full, and drop you off at the Exhibition Place in Toronto.


What about my bike and baggage?

The RTCC organization will transport your luggage from Toronto to Hamilton on day one and to Niagara on day two. On day two, the RTCC organization will transport your bike and luggage back to the Exhibition Place in Toronto.


How far do I have to cycle?

The distance on day one from Toronto to Hamilton is usually 100 km. The distance on day 2 from Hamilton to Niagara is usually around 120 km. That's a combined two day total of 220 km. There are other route options and hill challenges available as well. We stick with the "Classic" route..


How long do you ride for each day?

It depends on how fast you are. The fastest group takes between 4-5 hours while the slower group takes around 5-6. That includes time for stopping at pit stops and lunch.


Are there pit stops along the way?

There are usually 3 - 4 pit stops and a lunch. Each pit stop will have lots of porta potties, water, Gatorade and snacks of varying sorts. The lunch stop provides all that the pit stops have as well as lunch.


Do you have a team to train with?

Yes!!! Our team is called TEAM BODY GO and we organize something called Spring Training. There are 9 organized training rides. The first ride starts 11 weeks before the RTCC weekend. The routes start off at approx. 40 km on week 1 and increase in distance every week until on week 10 you'll complete a ride that's 110 km long.


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