The 2017 Promise Ride
Frequently Asked Questions
Support: info@komenmd.org

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What is the date of The Promise Ride?
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Where does The Promise Ride begin?
South River High School
201 Central Ave
Edgewater, MD 21037

When does The Promise Ride begin? (Updated!) 
6:00 am: Cyclists Check-in Opens & Breakfast is Available
7:15 am: Opening Ceremony for Metric Century Route
7:30 am: Metric Century Route Opens
8:15 am: Opening Ceremony for 35 Mile Route
8:30 am: 35 Mile Route Opens
8:45 am: Opening Ceremony for 12 Mile Route
9:00 am: 12 Mile Route Opens
11:00 am: Finish Line Picnic Begins
3:00pm: All Routes Close
(All routes open promptly for proper police support).

How long are the routes?
Three routes are available: 67,35, and 12 miles. All offer rest stops and are fully supported.

What is the registration fee?
October 1 – December 31, 2016: $20.17
January 1 – April 30, 2017: $35.00
May 1 – June 24, 2017: $50.00
*You must be registered to participate in The Promise Ride
In addition, each cyclist must raise a minimum of $180 (for the 1 in 8 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. in her lifetime.

What happens if it rains?
The event will happen rain or shine. In the event of dangerous weather conditions, we will delay the ride until the weather improves. Please watch for weather-related updates via email, social media and on the event website.

I registered as an individual, but now I want to join a team.
No problem! Email us at info@komenmd.org with the name of the team you’d like to join and we will move you on over.

When does online registration close? 
Online registration closes Tuesday, June 20th at 5 pm.

Are walk-up registrations available?
Walk-up registrations are welcome on the day of the event! However, The Promise Ride is a fundraising event and all riders must turn in the $180 fundraising minimum to participate, so register early to give yourself time to fundraise.

Can children participate?
Cyclists must be 18 years or older to participate in the 35 or 67-mile routes. Cyclists 16 years or older can participate in the 12-mile route. All cyclists must bring photo ID and sign a waiver on Ride day prior to participating in the event.

I registered, but can no longer participate; can I transfer my registration to next year’s ride or another person?
All Promise Ride registration fees are non-refundable and are non-transferable to another year.

Do I have to wear a helmet?
YES! For your own safety, helmets are required during The Promise Ride. You will be not be allowed to participate if you are not wearing a helmet.

Can family and friends join me the day of the Ride?
Family and friends are always welcome at our start/finish location, however not on the cycling route! Please encourage your friends and family to meet you at the finish line, or to volunteer at the ride.

Can I have someone follow me in case I don’t make it?
We prohibit personal vehicles on the route and in or around rest stops. We will provide plenty of Support and Gear (SAG) vehicles to transport any cyclists in need.

Are pets allowed?
Pets are prohibited at the Ride, however, service animals are welcome.

Donation Information

How much money should I raise?
All Promise Ride participants must turn in at least $180 by June 24, 2017 in order to ride. The more you raise, the bigger the impact you are making in the breast cancer community.

What is the deadline for mailing donations to meet my minimum requirement?
Mailed-in donations must be received in our office by Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in order for them to count toward the $180 minimum. After this date, if you have not yet reached your minimum, please bring any donations with you when you pick up your packet on ride day. If you have met your minimum, you may mail in any additional donations you receive after the event, until August 1, 2017.

Where do I mail my donations?
Mail your donations (made out to Komen Maryland Promise Ride) to 200 E. Joppa Road, Suite 407, Towson, MD 21286. Please be sure to write the participant’s name, event, and event year in the memo line of all checks (example: Joe Smith, The Promise Ride 2017).

What if I don’t reach my fundraising minimum requirement by the ride date?
If you have not turned in the minimum donation by the start of the event, Susan G. Komen Maryland will discuss payment options with you, including charging the balance on a credit card. No need to stop there, though – you have until August 1, 2017 for your fundraising to count toward prizes.

When do I receive my prize?
Prize redemption instructions will be provided via mail or email following the prize deadline. Please watch for details.

How do I make a donation?

  • To make a donation to a cyclist online, click here
  • To make a donation to a team online, click here
  • To make a general donation to The Promise Ride, click here

Volunteer Information

How do I sign up to volunteer?

To volunteer, please click here to register and select a volunteer position.
If you do not have access to a computer, please give us your name and address and we will mail you a volunteer waiver. If you have any questions, contact Sasha Lea at 410-938-8990 or e-mail us at info@komenmd.org.

Hotel Information

The following hotel has a discounted room block for Promise Ride participants: 


Residence Inn by Marriott
170 Admiral Cochrane Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401


Link to online reservation here.