VIRTUAL RIDERS/WALKERS AND RUNNERS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY CAN JOIN OUR RIDE FAMILY TO HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR A CURE!
Our Virtual Rider option is new this year. We want people that we know who have moved out of the area to be able to participate in our drive to find a cure for Parkinson’s. We want them to remain an integral part of the Ride Family and continue to raise funds toward the cure. Riding “virtually” allows them to register for a small fee ($10), set up a fundraising page just like those riding in person, and even earn their annual Ride t-shirt when they raise $150.
So whether you are in Southern California or any where in the country or world, for that matter, join our team to fund research for finding a cure for Parkinson’s. You can even have ‘Spin teams’ from your spin classes to compete with one another or friends who just go out for a leisurely ride. And we have had runners, walkers, pretty much anyone doing anything to help support the cause!
It is also a perfect opportunity for Volunteers, who come out every year rather than ride. This is a perfect option for them to do both! They support the Ride by helping out at rest stops, distributing food after the ride, handling parking and traffic, or a host of other activities that are critical to the success of the Ride, and still have the opportunity to share their experience while raising funds toward a cure.
If you would like to Ride Virtually, simply click here to register. Then set up your fundraising page, and do the best you can, no pressure, no minimum fundraising. Just know that 100% of the funds you raise will go directly to research toward a cure!
And remember, if you raise $150 by May 20, 2020, you will receive the SoCal Ride for Parkinson’s t-shirt before the ride. Show your solidarity on ride day! If you raise $150 by the day of the ride you will receive your t-shirt shortly after the ride.
TIPS FOR YOUR RIDE / WHAT TO BRING:
- Bicycle in good working order
- Helmet (REQUIRED)
- Refillable water bottle
- Energy Bars/food -will also be available along the route
- Sunglasses and bike gloves
- Weather appropriate clothing
- Any needed medication and insurance card
- Cell phone for emergencies
- Flat repair kit and extra tubes.
SAFETY TIPS: IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY CALL 911
- Keep eyes and head up; be aware of your surroundings
- Always pass on the left and call out “on your left”
- Do not cross double yellow lines
- No headphones
- If you have to stop, move off the road
- Make eye contact with others
- Be predictable to other traffic. Use verbal and hand signals to communicate with other riders and cars.
- Stay on the marked route
- Stay alert to avoid road hazards-look out for debris, potholes, and other road hazards
- Verbally call out road hazards to other riders
- Ride where people can see you
- Avoid the ‘door zone’ when riding past parked cars
- Keep an eye out for bus stops, driveways, crosswalks, and other special traffic zones
- Try to anticipate with drivers, pedestrians and other riders are going to do. Ride defensively
- If you can’t see a bus, truck or car mirrors, then they can’t see you
- Use a front white light and rear red light when visibility is poor
- Be careful of motorists passing on the right around left-turning vehicles