FAQ

  • GENERAL FAQ:

  • location city state route date when
    The Ride to End ALZ New England is a fully supported, one-day fundraising event on the beach with 14 miles of coastal riding. Riders can choose between 100, 62, or 30 miles routes or ride with us virtually in their communites! With each mile, participants will fuel cutting-edge research targeted to change the trajectory of Alzheimer’s disease and all other dementias.
  • location city state route date when
    The Ride to End ALZ New England takes place on Saturday, June 3, 2023 and starts and ends at Hampton Beach State Park in Hampton, New Hampshire.
  • experience participate routes
    No! We have a variety of routes to accommodate your experience level!
  • experience participate routes
    Yes. All riders must cross the finish line by 3:00 PM or you will be swept forward by one of our SAG vehicles.
  • age requirement year participate participation ride
    All riders under 18 years of age, must be accompanied during the Ride by a parent, legal guardian, or adult. If you or your child is under 18 years of age, please contact Staff Partner, Anna Davidoff, at aydavidoff@alz.org.
  • how participate register ride virtual
    Click the "Register" button in the upper right hand corner of the page. You can register as an individual, join a team, or start your own team. Pick a route to ride - 100, 62, or 30 miles and if you can't join us in person at Hampton Beach, you can ride with us virtually! All registered riders receive their own fundraising webpage to personalize to share with family and friends who wish to donate!
  • how register registration team captain
    Forming a Ride team is easy! Click the "Register" button in the upper right hand corner of the page, let us know if you've participated in an Alzheimer's Association event before, then click "Start a Team". If you are a returning participant, log in with your username and password, then choose to start a team. You will automatically become the Team Captain for the team you create. Next, ask your friends, family, and coworkers to join your team and the fight against Alzheimer's.
  • team captain responsibilities recruit fundraise
    Team captains are the heart of our events! As a team captain, you recruit your team of family, friends and coworkers, help them fundraise, keep them motivated, and have fun fighting for a great cause in the process. You will also have access to a team fundraising web page and numerous tools to make your team a success.
  • volunteer opportunities committee
    YES!!! Volunteers are critical to our success and we have great volunteer opportunities for everyone! Join us as a Ride day volunteer and/or join one of our amazing Volunteer Committees. Visit our Volunteer Page for additional information.
  • volunteer opportunities committee
    The Ride to End ALZ New England is a rain or shine event, so please dress accordingly. In the case of thunder and lightening we have a commnunication system in place ans SAG vehicles will be avaiable to pick you up if needed.
  • FUNDRAISING & DONATIONS:

  • funds money research care families treatment cure
    90% of the funds you raised go directly towards research for treatments and a cure, while the remaining 10% support our full mission.
  • cost registration fee
    Yes, there is a $50 registration fee for each in-person rider and a $25 registration fee for virtual riders.  We often share discount codes on social media so join our private Facebook group so you don't miss out! The registration fee is tax deductible and counts as a self donation toward your fundraising minimum and fundraising goal!
  • fundraising fundraise commitment minimum
    Each in-person rider is responsible for raising a minimum of $500 to participate in the Ride. All in-person riders will receive an official 2023 Ride to End ALZ New England jersey, finisher's medal, bib number, pre-Ride light breakfast, post-Ride beach bash, and more! There will be opportunities to earn additional gear and prizes with increased fundraising. Please note that there is no fundraising commitment for virtual participants or volunteers, however we highly encourage you to set up a personal fundraising webpage and ask for donations! Virtual riders have the opportunity to earn the full cycling kit too. 90% of the funds you raise will go directly to Alzheimer's and dementia research!
  • when fundraising deadline
    Each in-person rider is individually responsible for raising a $500 minimum by the final fundraising deadline of July 31, 2023. At that time, if you have not reached the $500 minimum, your credit card on file will be charged for the remaining balance. Please see our Participant Agreement & General Release/Waiver for additional details.
  • how donations collected collect credit check
    Donations can be made by check, online via credit card, PayPal, or through a donor-advised fund. If you are donating through a donor-advised fund, please contact Anna Davidoff, Manager, Ride to End ALZ New England, at aydavidoff@alz.org.
  • how donations collected collect credit check
    Yes! If your employer has a matching gift program you can submit for a match gift that will be credited toward your total fundraising. To find out if your employer matches donations made to the Alzheimer's Association, please visit http://www.matchinggifts.com/alz/ and enter the company name. Please note that the donor is responsible for following up with their employer to apply for the matching funds, according to the company's policy.

    When applying for the matching funds to be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, please specify that you would like your donation credited to Ride to End ALZ New England, as well as the name of the rider who should receive the credit. Please notify Staff Partner, Anna Davidoff, at aydavidoff@alz.org once your match gift is approved so we can ensure it is credited accordingly once received. Please note that matching funds can take weeks or months to process and appear on our website.
  • how donations collected collect credit check
    Yes! All gifts made via a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) will be credited toward your total fundraising. Those making gifts via a DAF should indicate that their gift should be allocated to the Ride to End ALZ NEw England and should include the name of the rider who should receive the credit. Anyone making a gift via a DAF should also notify Staff Partner, Anna Davidoff, at aydavidoff@alz.org for tracking purposes so we can ensure your fundraising page is credited accordingly.Please note that gifts made via a DAF can take weeks or months to process and appear on our website.
  • team donation
    We do not allow team donations, however, all donations made to individual participants will be reflected in the overall team fundraising total.
  • jersey gear earn
    Answer: All registered in-person riders receive a jersey as part of their $500 fundraising minimum. Register by April 5, 2023 and your jersey will be mailed to you in advance of the Ride. If you register after April 5, 2023, you'll have two opportunities to pick up your jersey prior to Ride day.

    $500 earns registered virtual riders the official 2023 Ride to End ALZ New England jersey. Virtual riders must raise $500 by April 5, 2023 to receive a jersey in the mail by June 2023. If you don't hit $500 by April 5th you have until the final fundraising deadline of July 31, 2023 and will receive your jersey in the fall.
  • decline jersey prize
    Yes! If you would prefer not to receive a jersey or other incentive prizes you have the ability to decline it. Please note, this cost savings does not count as a donation and will not be credited on your personal fundraising page.
  • tools tips fundraising
    The Ride mobile app helps keep your fundraising fully supported, on and off the bike. You can edit your page, share updates with your friends, fundraise on-the-go and track your progress. Plus, you can track your training activity by engaging in Motion Challenges and learn more about our mission to end Alzheimer's. You can download the app from the App Store, or Google Play.
  • tools tips fundraising
    Log into your personal fundraising website and check out the resources page within your Ride Hub!
  • ROUTE & LOGISTICS:

  • long length route
    Riders are able to choose from multiple distance options - 30 miles, 62 miles, and 100 miles. Visit our Routes page to find the course that's right for you! If you are unable to join us at Hampton Beach State Park on Ride day, you can always ride with us virtually!
  • route
    For more information about our routes and to download cue sheets, please visit our Routes page.

    Large directional signs will be staked in the ground at all intersections. Each of the 3 distances will be clearly marked on the roads with bright signage. We recommend downloading the "Ride with GPS" app on your smartphone. Free cue sheets and maps for each course are available, search for "Ride to End ALZ New England". For a small fee you can get turn by turn navigation for the course of your choice as well. (This is a great app that we highly recommend!) Multiple Support and Gear (SAG) vehicles with radio operators will be on the courses at all times, be on the lookout for them. If you get lost, call the emergency number on the wristband provided, we will find you and get you back on course.
  • support tech medical signs maps water
    Our Ride is a fully supported event! You can expect:
    - Medical support
    - Bike tech support
    - Free downloadable cue sheets and maps for each course on Ride with GPS (for a small fee you can get turn by turn navigation for the course of your choice as well)
    - Multiple Support and Gear (SAG) vehicles on all courses with radio operators
    - A wristband with emergency contact information should you get lost - we'll find you and get you back on course
    - Pit stops with water, Gatorade, fruit, energy bars, sandwiches, sweet and salty snacks, porta-potties, bike racks, and much more!
  • support tech medical signs maps water
    To learn more about the schedule leading up to the Ride and on Ride day please see The Experience page
  • finish line festivities BBQ lunch drink beer
    Yes! When you return from your ride please stay and join us for a BBQ lunch and a drink at our Beer Tent all while enjoying live music on the beach!
  • hurt injured medical safety emergency
    There are SAG vehicles covering the route from start to finish, monitoring your progress, and ensuring your safety. You will also be issued a wristband with an emergency phone number to call if you need help.
  • clothes personal items store bag check
    There will not be a bag check available as the parking lot is right next to the start/finish line. We encourage riders to leave their clothes and personal belongings in their locked cars.
  • day of registration
    YES!!! If you or your friend plans on registering the day of the Ride, please arrive one hour ahead of the appropriate start time in order to park, register, and get to the start line on time!
  • distance change
    Yes. If you need to change your distance, you can do so up until the day of the Ride. Please arrive one hour before your distance start time to change your route.
  • cancel
    Please notify Anna Davidoff, Ride Manager, immediately at aydavidoff@alz.org or 617-393-2047, if you know you can't participate.
  • tech fix mechanic
    Yes. We have bike techs available at the start of each course if your bike needs a quick fix or adjustment. Please prepare your bike in advance and show up road ready! Bike techs will also be available at Pit Stops.
  • parking park
    There is ample on-site parking adjacent to the start/finish area where we will have parking volunteers to direct you.
  • shower change clothes
    Yes there are restrooms and on-site showers where you can wash up and change. Feel free to bring a bathing suit and take a refreshing dip in the ocean too!
  • beer finish line
    You will need a valid ID in order to receive a beer ticket and redeem your beer. Absolutely no exceptions will be made per state law. Please ensure you have your ID on you at the Beer Tent.
  • questions contact
    Do not hesitate to reach out to Anna Davidoff, Manager, Ride to End ALZ New England aydavidoff@alz.org 617.393.2047

90% GOES TO
RESEARCH

90% of the funds raised go toward the Association's efforts to discover methods of treatment and prevention for Alzheimer's and other dementias.


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