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How do I register to ride VeloSano 6?

VeloSano 6 brings a new, more user friendly  registration system. Please follow each step in the registration process and once complete, we'll automatically generate a fundraising page for you so friends and family can donate. You will receive an email notification from Team VeloSano to "Claim Your Fundraising Page". In the email, click on the link provided to establish your password to obtain access to your Rider Fundraising Dashboard. From there personalize & update your Fundraising Page then solicit everyone you know to donate to you!

Going forward, from velosano.org. you will log in to your Rider Fundraising Dashboard, using your Email Address and Password.

Please contact us at velosano@ccf.org or leave us a message at 216.444.6150 if you need assistance.

Can I register multiple participants at once?

Yes, it's easy. During the registration process you can add multiple registrations to your cart. You will need contact information, birth dates, distance, etc for each Participant. 

Please note. There will be one transaction for the total of all registration fees in your cart. 

What are the ride options?

We’re making a few tweaks to our routes for VeloSano 6 (2019) but again all routes will start in downtown Cleveland on Mall B near the Global Center on St Clair Ave. More information will be available on velosano.org as the routes are finalized. Distances for our One-Day options include: a 10-mile Fun Ride, 25-mile Fun Ride, 50-mile Challenge, 75-mile Challenge, and 100-mile Challenge, with a Two-Day Ultimate Challenge to Wooster, OH.

How old do I need to be to ride VeloSano?

To participate in the 10-mile Fun Ride; Riders must be 8 years old by July 20, 2019 with permission from a parent or guardian.

To participate in the 25-mile Fun Ride or 50-mile Challenge,  Riders must be 12 years of age or older by July 20, 2019. Minors will need permission from a parent or guardian. 

To participate in the 75-mile Challenge, 100-mile Challenge, or Two-Day Ultimate Challenge, Riders must be 16 years of age or older by July 20, 2019. Minors will need permission from a parent or guardian. 

Is there a registration fee and what does it cover?

Registration is:

  • $60 for the 10-mile Fun Ride
  • $125 for the 25-mile Fun Ride, 50-mile Challenge, 75-mile Challenge, or 100-mile Challenge ($100 before 1/1/19)
  • $175 for the Two-Day Ultimate Challenge ($150 before 1/1/19)

Your registration fee includes two (2) tickets to Friday night’s Kickoff Party, all you can eat/drink during event weekend, VeloSano bike jersey, Rest Stops, Support-and-Gear vehicles along the route, Safety (Police, Course Marshals, etc.), overnight accommodations for Two-Day Riders and more.  All registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

To ride VeloSano, what are the fundraising commitments?

VeloSano is a fundraiser for cancer research and every Rider is required to fundraise. There is an individual commitment for each Rider that must be met by October 1, 2019. The individual fundraising commitments are as follows:

  • 10-mile Fun Ride – commitment to raise $500 for Cancer Research
  • 25-mile Fun Ride – commitment to raise $1,000 for Cancer Research
  • 50-mile Challenge – commitment to raise $1,000 for Cancer Research
  • 75-mile Challenge – commitment to raise $1,500 for Cancer Research
  • 100-mile Challenge – commitment to raise $1,500 for Cancer Research
  • Two-Day Ultimate Challenge – commitment to raise $2,000 for Cancer Research
Your credit card on file will ONLY be charged if you do not meet your route’s minimum commitment by October 1, 2019 to cover any remaining balance of your commitment. If you meet your fundraising minimum before the deadline, your card will NOT be charged.

If you close your credit card account or your card on file expires, please contact VeloSano with your new card information at velosano@ccf.org or leave us a message at 216.444.6150.

Is a youth/young adult/military fundraiser discount offered?

Yes. Youth/Young Adults (ages 8-24 years old on July 20), and current & former military receive a 50% reduction in their fundraising commitment.

  • 10-mile Fun Ride – commitment to raise $250 for Cancer Research
  • 25-mile Fun Ride – commitment to raise $500 for Cancer Research
  • 50-mile Challenge – commitment to raise $500 for Cancer Research
  • 75-mile Challenge – commitment to raise $750 for Cancer Research
  • 100-mile Challenge – commitment  to raise $750 for Cancer Research
  • Two-Day Ultimate Challenge – commitment to raise $1,000 for Cancer Research 
We encourage that you attempt to fundraise more than your discounted fundraising commitment as every dollar raised supports lifesaving cancer research.

Am I required to make a donation to myself when I register?

VeloSano is focused on raising as much money as possible for cancer research at Cleveland Clinic. Even if you are on a Team, fundraising minimums are per individual Rider and Virtual Rider.

Each individual participant is responsible to meet their individual fundraising commitment. While a self donation is not required, we encourage our Riders to kick-start their fundraising efforts with a donation at  registration to show others you are all-in when you solicit their support to help you meet your fundraising commitment. 

Your Self-Donation is a tax-deductible donation. If making a donation from outside the U.S., please check tax deductibility in your country. 

Will my money be refunded if I can no longer participate in VeloSano?

If you can no longer participate in VeloSano, you must notify us by sending an email to velosano@ccf.org. If you notify us before Monday, June 10, you will not be responsible for meeting your fundraising commitment. All donations collected up to the point of status change will be allocated to cancer research at Cleveland Clinic and are non-transferable.

Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you are unable to ride, please consider becoming a Virtual Rider and continue to raise money for this great cause.

Can I change my route distance?

If you registered for a route and would like to change to a longer or shorter distance, please contact us at velosano@ccf.org and provide us your contact information and details of your request.

All route changes must be made by Monday, June 10. After this time, your registration fee and fundraising commitment are confirmed and you are held accountable to meet your fundraising commitment by October 1, 2019. 

Please note that if you change routes, your fundraising commitment and registration fee may also change.

What is the deadline to reach my fundraising commitment and what if I don't reach my commitment?

All participants have until October 1, 2019 to meet their individual fundraising commitment.  If a participant is unable to meet their individual commitment by that date, his or her credit card used at the time of registration will be charged for the remaining balance. 

For additional questions regarding this process, please contact us at velosano@ccf.org or leave a message at 216.444.6150.

What time does the ride start?

All Riders launch on Saturday, July 20 according to the following schedule*:

  • Two-Day Ultimate, 100-mile, and 75-mile Challenges depart at 7:00 AM
  • 50-mile Challenge departs at 8:00 AM
  • 25-mile Fun Ride departs at 9:00 AM
  • 10-mile Fun Ride departs at 9:30 AM

Please be ready to ride at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled start time.
Breakfast will be available for all Riders prior to your VeloSano ride.

*Start times are subject to change

What kind of ride is VeloSano?

VeloSano is a Rules of the Road ride, meaning the roads are open to car traffic and all Riders are required to follow the same laws as vehicles / drivers (e.g., stopping at stop signs and traffic lights, signal when passing). For added safety, the 10-mile Fun Ride has a designated lane that will be closed off to traffic.

For a list of safety tips, visit our Safety Information.

Rule #1 – you must wear a helmet to ride VeloSano.

What kind of support is provided on the road?

At the start/finish locations, you can expect to find medical, mechanical and refreshment assistance. On-course support will consist of Rest Stops approximately every 12 to 15 miles. Each Rest Stop will offer medical, mechanical, restrooms and food/beverage. Additional support will come from SAG (Support-and-Gear) vehicles that can transport you or attend to minor mechanical or medical needs.

In addition to a standard bicycle, what other types of bikes are permitted in VeloSano?

  • Tandem
  • Recumbent (with appropriate safety markings)
  • Elliptical (with appropriate safety markings)
  • Handcycle (with appropriate safety markings)
  • Unicycle

 

As always, feel free to contact us at velosano@ccf.org or leave a message at 216.444.6150.

Can I ride with a bicycle trailer with my pet or child?

Child seats and bicycle trailers are allowed on the 10-mile Fun Ride only. For safety, everyone must wear helmets (including children) and pets are not allowed.

What is a Big Wheeler?

A Big Wheeler is a Rider who doubles their standard* fundraising commitment associated with the route selected ride (e.g., You are riding the 25-mile Fun Ride and you DOUBLE the minimum commitment of $1,000 and you raise $2,000 or more for cancer research). Virtual Riders can become a Big Wheeler by raising $1,000 or more.
 
*Youth/young adult/military participants must double the standard fundraising commitment for each designated route to become a Big Wheeler, not the discounted fundraising commitment.

Participation
Type
Standard
Fundraising Commitment
Youth/Young Adult/Military Fundraising Commitment Big
Wheeler
Goal
12-mile Fun Ride $500 $250 $1,000
25-mile Fun Ride $1,000 $500 $2,000
50-mile Challenge $1,000 $500 $2,000
75-mile Challenge $1,500 $750 $3,000
100-mile Challenge $1,500 $750 $3,000
Two-Day Ultimate Challenge $2,000 $1,000 $4,000
Virtual Rider $25 $25 $1,000
 
 
As a Big Wheeler you receive exclusive perks, including but not limited to the following:
 
If accomplished by the October 1, 2019 fundraising deadline:
  • Big Wheeler badge listed by your name on the team roster
  • Big Wheeler Gift (TBD)
  • Recognition at the VeloSano Bash in November
  • Listing in the VeloSano 6 Annual Report
 
For Big Wheelers that crush their goals and double their commitment by June 10, 2019 you’ll receive these perks in addition to the ones listed above:
  • Recognition / designation on Rider Bib (Rider’s only)
  • One (1) complimentary ticket for the Kickoff Party (Note that Riders already receive 2 tickets with registration.  This ticket is in addition to that.)
  • Recognition at the Kickoff Party

I want to set my fundraising goal higher than the minimum and become a Big Wheeler. Do I have to commit to becoming a Big Wheeler at time of registration?

No. No matter what your fundraising goal is, you are only responsible for raising the minimum fundraising commitment associated with your route. You can increase your fundraising goal at any time by logging into your Rider Fundraising Dashboard and clicking on the "Details" tab. You will automatically receive Big Wheeler benefits once you DOUBLE the standard* minimum fundraising commitment for your selected participation.

*Youth/young adult/military participants must double the standard fundraising commitment for each designated route to become a Big Wheeler, not the discounted fundraising commitment. 

How do I login to my Rider Fundraising Dashboard?

Once you register and "Claim Your Page" where you establish your password, you can then:
  • Visit velosano.org, click “Login”
  • Enter your Email and Password
  • Rider Fundraising Dashboard appears and from here you can edit your Personal Fundraising Page, see a list of donors, change your fundraising goal, access various email templates, etc.

What are the badges I see listed on a Team Roster?

  • Living Hope – This badge signifies that this Participant is a Cancer Survivor or currently battling cancer.
  • Big Wheeler – This badge identifies Riders who have at least doubled the standard* minimum fundraising commitment based on their participation.
  • Team Captain – This Participant registered the team and is the team captain or co-captain
  • VeloSano Alumni – Number of years participated in VeloSano. 
*Youth/young adult/military participants must double the standard fundraising commitment for each designated route to become a Big Wheeler, not the discounted fundraising commitment. 
 

What are the logistics for Two-Day Riders?

We are pleased to be hosting our Two-Day Riders overnight at The College of Wooster in Wooster, OH, including a dinner buffet (with frosty beverages) and entertainment Saturday evening
 

Two-Day Riders are permitted to check a bag on Friday night or Saturday morning at the Bag Check tent on Mall B and VeloSano will transport it to Wooster. Once you check-in at The College of Wooster, your bag, made-up bed and a hot shower will be waiting for you!

All Riders receive overnight accommodations including:

Amenities
  • Bed linens and pillow
  • Towel
  • Light Toiletries
  • Air-conditioning
  • Semi-Private bathroom
  • Wi-Fi
Suggested things to pack:
  • Toiletries (a light assortment will be provided)
  • Comfortable, casual clothing to change into for Saturday night’s party and dinner
  • PJ’s (you do have a roommate!)
  • Fleece or sweatshirt
  • Day-2 riding outfit (jersey, bike shorts, socks, gloves)
  • Plastic bags to store wet items
  • Rain gear (just in case)

Can family and friends greet me upon my arrival at The College of Wooster?

Yes, family and friends of our Two-Day Cyclopaths are welcome to cheer on the Riders as they finish Day 1 of their ride. If interested, they can also attend the Saturday Night Celebration (including F&B) at The College of Wooster for a small fee. Details will be available soon; please contact us at velosano@ccf.org if you would like to receive these updates.