About The Ride
2022 10th Anniversary Ride For Clean Energy: The Final Ride
When: Saturday August 13th
Where: Remote and in-person at Maple Ridge, BC
Registration: $50 (custom RFCE cap) or $100 (custom RFCE jersey)
Fundraising: All registered participants must fundraise a minim of $250 that will go towards the Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Foundation
The 2022 Ride For Clean Energy is a special one, not only will it be the 10th Ride For Clean Energy since it started in 2012, but it will also be the last. So we want to try and make this year’s ride extra special and we will need your help!
When and Where
The 10th annual Ride For Clean Energy will be taking place on August 13th, 2022 and will blend formats from previous in-person rides and remote rides. This means you can join us in person and ride in a group on either our classic or challenge route, or you can sign up to ride remotely on any route you choose. Click here to see the classic and challenge routes for the in-person ride.
Fundraising for The Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Foundation
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 registered rider participating in this year’s ride must raise a minimum of $250, all of which will be donated to the foundation. Special prizes and giveaways will be available for the riders and teams who fundraise the most.
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. 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. Click here to learn more about The Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Foundation.
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.
There will be two registration tier options for this year’s ride. All participating riders over the age of 16 must choose and pay one of the registration options to participate, despite whether they will be riding in person or remotely.
Option 1 – $50 registration fee: Buys a custom 10th anniversary “Final Ride” Ride For Clean Energy cycling cap, a spot in the ride, and an invitation for you and your family at the ride afterparty.
Option 2 – $100 registration fee: Buys a custom 10th anniversary “Final Ride” Ride For Clean Energy cycling jersey, a spot in the ride, and an invitation for you and your family at the ride afterparty.
The first 20 to register for the 2022 ride For Clean Energy will receive a $10 worth of raffle tickets in the after party prize draw. If you have been to one of our after parties before, you will know how great the prizes you have a chance of winning are.
The 10 to register for the 2022 Ride For Clean Energy will also receive a packet of Tru-Earth strips.
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 classic route is 61.6km and is relatively flat. It’s a great circuit for riders of all experience and can either be enjoyed as a causal bike or a challenging leg burner, depending on which ride group you participate with. The challenge ride has an added 17km, as well as a steep 100m of elevation tacked onto the classic route. This route is recommended for faster riders looking to push themselves a bit more. There are two ride options for the route, one with stops and a non-stop ride.
Riders will be divided up into rider groups depending on their skill and comfort level. When registering for the ride, please indicate which group you would like to ride with.
Classic route A – casual (average 13-15km/hr pace)
Classic route B – easy ( average 15-18 km/hr pace)
Classic route C – intermediate (average 18-22km/hr pace)
Classic route D – quick (average 22-25km/hr pace)
Challenge route A – quick (average 25 km/hr pace)
Challenge route B – non-stop ride (average 25 km/hr pace)
Classic Route – 61.6 km
Challenge Route – 78.02 km
You can participate in The Ride For Clean Energy as part of a riding team. Please check with your local health authorities to determine what the maximum allowance is for outdoor sports activities. 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.
The Afterparty and Giveaways
Just like previous years with in-person riding, this year’s Ride For Clean Energy will have a great after-party at the start/stop location. And since this is the not only the 10th anniversary but also the final Ride, we want to make sure it’s extra special for everyone in attendance. We are lining up some great sponsors and partners to ensure we have some amazing prizes to giveaway for the riders, donors and their friends and family. Be sure to check back soon to see a list of amazing prizes and giveaway that will be available for all.
Train with us
Join our Strava team and train with us. Just search for ‘Ride For Clean Energy’ in the Strava app.