2020 Ride updates and new prizes

As we get closer to the 2020 Ride For Clean Energy happening on Saturday August 8th, I just wanted to update everyone on some exciting new details. Aside from the brand new Trek FX3 that will be given away to one rider, courtesy of Maple Ridge Trek, we have gift cards from Trek Maple Ridge and Kintec Footware Maple Ridge that we will also be giving away to some of our registered riders as prizes. Please see below for an overview of the prizes available and how you can enter to win.

Due to current social distancing guidelines, we have also decided to reduce the minimum rider requirement to form a team to 2 riders. That means, you can register as a team with a group of two or more riders. Registering as a team will automatically enter you into the team challenge, the winner of which will receive a prize at the end of the ride. The team that fundraises the most money for the ride will be the winner of the team challenge.

The 2020 Ride For Clean Energy has been formatted to adhere to comply with guidelines set out by our health authorities in order to minimize any risk of transmitting COVID-19. The 2020 Ride will occur remotely in the spirit of riding together while apart. All registered riders will ride their own route of their preferred distance. Traditionally the classic route of The Ride has been 61.6 KM and the challenge route has been 78.02 KM, so we encourage riders to create a route in their area of those distances, but we understand if that is not possible. Due to the format of this year’s ride and current financial hardships brought about due to COVID-19, we are also dropping the $50 registration fee and dropping the minimum fundraising amount. We of course encourage and welcome any fundraising, but more than anything, we just want to keep the spirit of The Ride alive this year and want riders to get out there an ride to support clean energy research on August 8th.

Here’s a recap of the details for the 2020 Ride For Clean Energy:

Registration fee: Free

Minimum Fundraising Requirements: No minimum

Date: August 8th, 2020

Time: 10:00am start time is encouraged

Route: Any route of 10km + of your choosing

Teams: 2 or more riders. Please indicate in the registration form what team you would like to ride with.

Promote: We would love for you to post pictures and video of your ride on social media and tag @rideforcleanenergy and use the hashtag #rideforcleanenergy2020

Register and Donate: www.rideforcleanenergy.com

Follow us: We will be livestreaming the Ride For Clean Energy from various riders on our Instagram on August 8th starting at 10:00 am. Just follow @rideforcleanenergy

Train with us: Join our Strava team and train with us. Just search for ‘Ride For Clean Energy’ in the Strava app.

Here’s a recap of the prizes available for registered riders at the 2020 Ride For Clean Energy and how you can enter to win them:

2021 Trek FX3 courtesy of Trek Maple Ride: Register to ride, ride at least 10 km on August 8th, 2020, and fundraise at least $50. The more you fundraise, the more entries you will have for the bike draw, giving you a bigger chance of having your name chosen as a winner. A ticket will be picked at random after the ride. If you win the bike, you will be able to choose whether it’s a men or women’s bike and the size.

The breakdown for fundraising amounts and entries into the draw are as follows:

$0  – $40              no reward                                
$50 – $250           1 ticket per $50                                     
$250 – $750         1 ticket per $100
$750 – $1,000+    1 ticket per $250

Trek Maple Ridge $200 Gift Card courtesy of Trek Maple Ridge: Register to ride, ride at least 10 km on August 8th, and post a picture of yourself participating in the ride on August 8th on social media. Be sure to follow and tag @rideforcleanenergy and use the hashtag #rideforcleanenergy2020. One lucky rider will be drawn at random after the ride.

Kintec Maple Ridge $50 Giftcard courtesy of Kintec Maple Ridge x2: Register to ride, ride at least 10 km on August 8th, and post a picture of yourself participating in the ride on August 8th on social media. Be sure to follow and tag @rideforcleanenergy and use the hashtag #rideforcleanenergy2020. Two lucky riders will be drawn at random after the ride.

As always, if you have any questions or if you want more information, please visit www.rideforcleanenergy.com

You can also always reach out to us with any questions by emailing rideforcleanenergy@gmail.com

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