About The Ride

2020 Ride For Clean Energy – Saturday August 8th, 2020

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

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 anyting, 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.

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.

2020 Ride For Clean Energy is Saturday, August 8th

The Ride For Clean Energy is an annual fundraising bike ride that raises money to benefit the Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation – a non-profit organization that awards at least one yearly $10,000 grant to chosen post-graduate projects researching in the field of renewable and sustainable energy. Each rider participating in the ride must raise a minimum of $250, all of which will be donated to the foundation. The cost to register for the ride is $50, which goes towards a jersey for first time riders, or a cap for returning riders, food/beverages, insurance, and rider support.

The ride is an important event for the Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation, as it helps ensure the foundation will be able to continue awarding yearly grants to innovative clean energy researchers. However, not only is the ride important for helping further sustainable energy research, it’s a fun way to enjoy the environment  that the foundation is fighting to preserve. So we encourage riders of all skill level to sign up and be a part of a growing community of people who care about the future of our planet.

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The Routes

There are two courses for The Ride For Clean Energy, the classic and the challenge. Both routes depart from Maple Ridge and head out towards Fort Langley and loop back to the start location. The difference between the two courses, however, is on the challenge ride there is an extra 17km of riding and approximately an extra 100m of ascent.  Both routes will be provided with the same support from our volunteers, however we recommend that only stronger riders, who are comfortable keeping an average pace of 28km/h, register for the challenge ride. Below are two maps routing out both the classic and challenge ride.

Classic Route – 61.6 km
Challenge Route – 78.02 km

Rider Groups

Besides the two different routes, varying rider abilities are divided into several different ride groups to further accommodate the wide variety of cyclist abilities that participate in the ride. Depending on the amount of riders participating, there will generally be 6-8 separate rider groups, with the slowest group leaving first and the fastest group leaving last, to try and have everyone finish approximately around the same time. As mentioned before, if you are planning on riding the challenge route, please be confident in your ability to maintain a 28 km/hr pace for a 75 km distance.

Teams

You can participate in The Ride For Clean Energy as part of a riding team. There must be a minimum of 5 riders to a team, and each team will be competing each other for most money fundraised. The team that wins earns a spot on the RFCE Teams Trophy as well as a gift prize. Registering as a team is perfect for businesses, students and social groups. If you wish to register as a team, please indicate which team you would like to ride with in the registration form.

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