The 2017 Promise Ride
Frequently Asked Questions
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? (tentative schedule)
6:00am: Cyclists Check-in Opens & Breakfast is Available
7:15am: Opening Ceremony for Metric Century Route
7:30am: Metric Century Route Opens
8:15 am: Opening Ceremony for 34 Mile Route & 10 Mile Route
8:30am: 34 Mile & 10 Mile Routes Opens
11:00am: Finish Line Picnic Begins
3:00pm: Route Closes
(all times are tentative)
How long is the route?
Two routes are available: 65,34, and 10 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 email@example.com with the name of the team you’d like to join and we will move you on over.
Are walk-up registrations available?
Walk-up registrations are welcome! However, The Promise Ride is a fundraising event and all riders must turn in the 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 34 or 66-mile routes. Cyclists 16 years or older can participate in the 10-mile route. All cyclists must 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.
How much money should I raise?
All Promise Ride participants must turn in at least $180 by Friday, June 24, 2016 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?
To have your donations count toward your $180 fundraising minimum, all donations must be received by Friday, June 23, 2017. The last day to mail in donations and have them count toward the $180 minimum is Friday, June 24, 2016. After this date, if you have not yet reached your minimum, please bring any donations with you when you pick up your packet. If you have met your minimum, you may mail in any additional donations you receive.
Where do I mail my donations?
Mail your donations (made out to Susan G. Komen Maryland) with a completed Donation Tracking form 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 2016).
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
Where do I get a paper donation form?
Click here to download a donation form.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following hotel have discounted room blocks for Promise Ride participants:
Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis
305 Harry S. Truman Pkwy
Annapolis, MD 21401
Link to online reservation here.
Residence Inn by Marriott
170 Admiral Cochrane Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401
Link to online reservation here.