About The Ride
2021 Ride For Clean Energy – Saturday August 7th, 2021
Here’s a recap of the details for the 2021 Ride For Clean Energy:
The 2021 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 2021 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 7th. If you would like a 2021 jersey, the cost will be $50 upon registration.
Registration fee: Free ($50 if a 2021 jersey is wanted)
Minimum Fundraising Requirements: No minimum
Date: August 7th, 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. – Please check with your local health authorities what the max group sport activity number is.
Promote: We would love for you to post pictures and video of your ride on social media and tag @rideforcleanenergy and use the hashtag #rideforcleanenergy2021
Register and Donate: www.rideforcleanenergy.com – registration and online donation will open in the spring
Follow us: We will be livestreaming the Ride For Clean Energy from various riders on our Instagram on August 7th 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.
*Details on the ride are subject to change as new information comes from our health authorities.
Check back again soon for registration openings, prize announcements, and further details.
2021 Ride For Clean Energy is Saturday, August 7th
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. Traditionally each rider participating in the ride must raise a minimum of $250, all of which will be donated to the foundation; however, due to COVID-19, no minimum fundraising will be in effect.. The cost to register for the ride is normally $50, which goes towards a jersey for first time riders, or a cap for returning riders, food/beverages, insurance, and rider support. However, due to COVID-19 and this year’s ride format, there will be no registration fee, unless you want a 2021 jersey.
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.
Traditionally 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. This year; however, each rider will be responsible for routing their own Ride For Clean Energy course.
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.