FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is the virtual Ride to End ALZ?
This year's Ride will take place in June, on any day that works best for you!
How do I participate in the virtual ride?
Get started by clicking the "Register Now" button above. Personalize your webpage and recruit your family and friends to join your team and ride with you, or make a donation for research! Pick any date in June that works best for you. Ride 100, 62, or 30 miles (indoors or outside!) to match what you would have done at our traditional in-person event. If those distances are too much or too little, create your own challenge, the road is endless! Feel free to do all the miles in one day, or collect miles over several shorter distance rides throughout the month! Dress in purple or wear a Ride jersey. Download and fill out our "Who do you ride for?" virtual bib number and pin it to your jersey/shirt. Decorate your bike or decorate your indoor bike and the space around it. Take pictures and post them to social media with the hashtags #ENDALZ and #RidetoEndALZ to raise awareness. Be sure to join our Facebook group and/or Strava Club to connect with fellow riders, and maybe find a training buddy or two!
Is there a registration fee?
Yes, there is a $50 registration fee for each rider. The $50 registration fee is tax deductible and counts as a self donation toward your fundraising goal!
Is there a fundraising minimum?
Fundraising minimums for the 2021 Ride to End ALZ have been waived!
How do I earn the 2021 Ride to End ALZ jersey?
$250 earns you the special edition 25th Anniversary Ride to End ALZ jersey.
*Raise $250 by March 30, 2021 to receive your jersey by June 1st to wear on your ride. If you don't hit $250 by March 30, you have until the fundraising deadline of July 31, 2021 and will receive your jersey in the fall of 2021.
When will I receive the fundraising incentive gear that I earn?
Deadline to earn and receive gear by June 1st to wear on your ride is March 30, 2021. All other earned gear will be ordered and shipped after the final fundraising deadline of July 31, 2021 with an estimated delivery of September 2021. No exceptions can be made due to manufacturing timelines.
To celebrate our 25th Anniversary Ride, riders will be able to hit a specific fundraising milestone and earn the item(s) PLUS everything in the levels below! This year only!
Can I decline my jersey or other incentive prizes?
Yes! If you would prefer to not receive a jersey or other incentive prizes you have the ability to decline it and we will donate the savings to research! Please note, this cost savings does not count as a donation and will not be credited on your fundraising page.
How do I turn in cash and check donations?
We can not accept cash donations. If you receive cash we ask that you either turn it into a money order or bank check, or deposit to your personal account and write a check to cover it or process the donation to your page using your debit or credit card.
To submit offline check donations mail them to the address below:
Alzheimer's Association MA/NH
Attn: Ride to End ALZ
309 Waverley Oaks Road
Waltham, MA 02452
*You must fill out the deposit form when mailing donations
Where can I find fundraising tips and tools?
Check out our fundraising page
Why is the 2021 Ride virtual and not in-person?
As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 Pandemic the Alzheimer's Association continues to proceed with the utmost caution for our community and staff by keeping its moratorium on in-person events in place, adhering to the current CDC guidelines. At this time, we are uncertain of when we will be able to come together as a community and due to the complicated logistics of this event, requiring many permits from many municipalities, we are not able to hold this event in person. We look forward to connecting with you throughout the season online and are working hard to make this as meaningful and fun as possible! We appreciate your understanding during this time and hope that we can be together again soon!
Any other questions? Please reach out to Anna Davidoff, Ride to End ALZ Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-393-2047.