Event Details



IMPORTANT DATES

August 28, 2015 - Mailed donations must be postmarked by August 28, 2015 in order to be credited to your account by September 19, 2015. If you receive any check donations after this date, please bring them with you on Saturday morning, September 19 and we will be happy to add them to your fundraising account for you.

August 31, 2015 - Complete Online Check-In by August 31, 2015 and your event materials will be mailed to you directly. Online Check-In for The 2015 Ride to Conquer Cancer will open 8 weeks before the event.

September 19, 2015 - Online donations received on this date or before will be reflected in your fundraising account on Day One.

November 19, 2015 - Delayed self pledge will be processed on this date.



Bike Drop-off


Friday, September 18, 2015

Secured overnight Bike Parking will be available at RFK Stadium on Friday night. The Ride to Conquer Cancer will be located in Lot #6 on the corner of Oklahoma Avenue NE and Benning Road NE.

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. Packet pick-up and gear drop-off will also be available from 2pm to 8pm.

RFK Stadium
2400 E Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003.





Hotels


FRIDAY NIGHT HOST HOTEL: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown
999 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Main Hotel Number: 202-898-9000
Rate: $179.00
Parking: On-site parking $35/day, Valet parking $45/day

Please call the Reservation Phone Line at 1-800-468-3571, if you have any problems.

CAMP HOTELS

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Frederick
5220 Westview Drive, Frederick, MD 21703
Reservation Link: Book your group rate for Ride to Conquer Cancer
Hotel Main Number: (301) 631-2000
Rate: $149.00
*Room Block is filled.

Holiday Inn Frederick
5400 Holiday Drive, Frederick, MD 21703
Reservation Link: Ride to Conquer Cancer
Hotel Main Number: (301) 694-7500
Rate: $149.00

Hampton Inn Frederick
5311 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704
Hotel Main Number: 301-698-2500
Rate: $149.00

TownePlace Suites Frederick
5050 Westview Drive, Frederick, MD 21703
Book your group rate for The Ride to Conquer Cancer
Hotel Number: 301-624-0050
Group Code: RCCP
Rate: $149.00



Shuttles


SATURDAY MORNING: RENAISSANCE WASHINGTON SHUTTLES

A free shuttle service will run from the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown to Opening Ceremonies on Saturday morning. The hotel shuttle will begin at 5:30am and run continuously until 6:30am. The last shuttle will leave the hotel at 6:30am.

Please be advised that bike transport will NOT be available for those taking the Shuttle from the Host Hotels on Day One. Please take advantage of our Friday Bike Drop-Off. There will be no shuttle service back to the hotel on Sunday.

Event Weekend Details and Information


ALL CREW MEETING: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
This is a mandatory meeting for all Crew members.

RFK STADIUM LOT #6
IN THE BIG WHITE TENT
2400 E Capitol Street SE
Washington, DC 2003
(Lot #6 entrance located on Oklahoma Avenue NE)

5:00-6:00 PM: Check-in (for those who will not have completed online check-in)
5:00 PM: Captain’s Meeting
6:00 PM: All Crew Meeting


OPENING CEREMONIES: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 at 7 a.m.
RFK Stadium
2400 E Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003.
The Start Line for The Ride to Conquer Cancer will be located in Lot #6 on the corner of Oklahoma Avenue NE and Benning Road NE.



PARKING
Weekend Parking is available at RFK Stadium, Lot 6.
2400 East Capitol Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003

Click here for map and directions

BREAKFAST AND GEAR DROP-OFF
- 5:30am - 6:30am Gear drop-off and continental breakfast served.
- 5:30am - 6:30am Onsite check-in begins for those who have not checked in online. If you have not received your packet in the mail, please make sure to pick it up at on Saturday morning.
- 6:30am All participants should be onsite.
- 7:00am Opening Ceremonies start.

CAMP
Mt. Airy Activity Grounds
1001 Twin Arch Road
Mount Airy, Maryland 21771
Camp is located across the street from the Twin Arch Shopping Center.



Visitors are able to join you at Camp to celebrate your Saturday ride. All visitors must leave camp by 9:00pm. Please note: There are no food or snacks available for family and friends (they are welcome to bring a picnic).

CAMP ENTERTAINMENT
Join us in the dining tent for amazing camp entertainment! Don’t forget to bring your ID. At 6:00 pm, our nightly news program will start and we’ll report on weather, the route, media coverage, and make special announcements regarding the event. We’ll also feature some special guests from the Johns Hopkins Medicine who will talk about the research and programs made possible by your donations.

CHEERING STATIONS
Get the locations of our Ride Cheering Stations

CAMPING GEAR
Your gear will be waiting for you at Camp. After collecting it, signage will lead you to your tent. In the morning, pack up your gear and bring it to the designated gear drop off area. Leave your tent right where it is a team of amazing volunteers will take the tents down for you!

THE FINISH LINE
RFK Stadium
2400 E Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003.
The Start Line for The Ride to Conquer Cancer will be located in Lot #6 on the corner of Oklahoma Avenue NE and Benning Road NE.



Invite family and friends to begin arriving around 10am to celebrate the thousands of Riders completing their epic, 2-day journey! Food and beverage will be available for purchase for all Riders friends and family visiting them at the Finish Line.



The Route


DAY 1

DAY 1

DAY 2




Safety & Rules


*** 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 labor, 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.



What To Pack


Don't know what to pack for The Ride ? Download our suggested list of equipment, clothing and first-aid items you may want to bring.







Reminders


- Look for Riders on the road with a Polka Dot Jersey. This jersey is a symbol of success awarded to the first 10 Riders who reached at least $15,000 in their fundraising accounts.

- Survivors: If you are a cancer survivor and want to be recognized as such, please pick up your yellow flag at Bike Drop-Off on Friday night & Saturday morning. Survivor flags will be available at RFK Stadium.

- There are Crew Positions still available for the Ride! We are looking for people to fill the following teams:
- Medical
- Green Team
- Moto Safety Team
- Massage Team
- Gear

For more Crew & Volunteer information, please contact Jessica Harnden at 973-610-4499 or at jharnden@ridetovictory.org.