- 2-Day Riders When and Where
- Sunday Riders (50 miles) When and Where
- Transportation & Lodging
- Family and Friends
- On the Ride
- Web page & Registration
- Young AngelRiders
2-Day Riders When and Where
Transportation is provided by bus on Friday night, from Mystic to the Holiday Inn Express Southington. Riders must check-in for the bus no later than 5:15pm. Riders will park on the YMCA property.
Yale Summer School of Music & Art, Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, Rts 44 & 272, Norfolk, CT 06058. Click here for map.
Riders not taking the bus should report to the Start by 6:15am Riders taking the bus will leave the hotel in Southington at 5:15am
The Finish line is at the Mystic YMCA, located at One Harry Austin Drive, Mystic, CT. Friends and family will be directed to parking.
Sunday Riders (50 miles) When and Where
The Sunday ride begins at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, in Ashford Connecticut. RIDERS MUST ENTER THROUGH THE BACK ENTRANCE AT CAMP. Click here for directions.
Drivers must use the Back Entrance of Camp and arrive promptly at 6:30am where you will join the other AngelRiders for check-in, breakfast, bike techs, a safety briefing, Sunday ceremony and more! If you are running late or get lost, please call the AngelRide hotline: 860-429-3444.
Yes. There are 2 Bus Options for Sunday Riders (50 miles) only:
1 Sunday morning - leave your car in Mystic YMCA and a bus will take you to the Start/Camp, (leaves @ 5:15 am).
2 Sunday morning, drive your car to Camp, ride your bike to the Finish and a bus will bring you and your bike back to Camp (leaves @ 4:00pm).
In order to reserve a seat on either bus and transport for your bicycle, you must sign up here >>.
A. If taking the AM bus, leave your car in Mystic at the YMCA, 1 Harry Austin Drive, Mystic, CT. The bus leaves @ 5:15am.
A. If taking the PM bus, leave your car at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, 565 Ashford Center Road, Ashford, CT, can reserve a seat on the bus back to camp from Mystic, leaving at 4:00.
Transportation & Lodging
Riders taking the bus Friday from Mystic, must reserve a room at the Holiday Inn Express Southington for $99.00. Be sure to let the hotel know you are an AngelRider to receive available discounts, 860-276-0736.
Electronic booking is available. You may confirm your room reservations online.
Rider's not taking the bus; please arrive on Saturday morning at the Start in Norfolk by 6:15am. If you are planning on leaving your car at the Start: 1) there is no transportation back to Norfolk and 2) please send an email to email@example.com with your car info: plate number/State, make/model/color and when your car will be retrieved.
There are no AngelRide accommodations arrangements. We suggest that you check with the Mystic area hotels at the following website: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g33845- d115289-Reviews-The_Whaler_s_Inn-Mystic_Connecticut.html
Yes. You must sign up for the bus when you register. If you did not sign up contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
No, (Sorry, I really hate to say "no").
Your bike cannot go on the bus
It may be that all the seats on the bus are full.
No. AngelRide does not provide transportation on Sunday after the ride back to the hotel in Southington.
2-Day Riders taking the bus from Mystic on Friday night may leave their cars at the YMCA. Carpooling is encouraged. Find other riders interested in carpooling by posting your request on the AngelRide Facebook page. Two-day Riders leaving their cars in Norfolk at the Start on Saturday must make their own arrangements to get their vehicles. Overnight parking must be approved; please contact email@example.com.
Park your car at the Mystic YMCA on Harry Austin Drive, Mystic, CT.
Visit our Packing list page for a suggested list of items to bring.
Family and Friends
Unfortunately, no. There is strict security at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and only Riders and Volunteers are allowed on the property. They can cheer at any rest stop!
YES! Your family and friends are welcome to join you at the Finish on Sunday from 12 to 4 at the Mystic YMCA. There are lots of activities, food, music and more! Friends and family can park at the ball field which is adjacent to the Mystic YMCA! So head directly to the YMCA and we'll have people directing the parking.
Visit our Photos page.
On the Ride
First, you should know that you are doing a wonderful thing. You should be riding as much as you can. Practice hills, shifting, riding with others. The more you train, the more you will enjoy the ride! As a first or second year rider, you will receive a call from one of our Ambassadors who will assist you with questions, training, and your personal website. Be sure to check out our training resources on this Web site. You can also ask Coach Al Lyman who has generously donated his time to help AngelRiders with training.
There is a rest stop located every 15 to 20 miles. AngelRide is fully supported with bike techs, multiple motorcycles and SAG (support & gear) wagons to pick you up and gladly take you to the next Rest Stop (but not to the top of the hill!).
Web Page & Registration
Please contact crowdrise.com, the Camp's fundraising software, for assistance.
Yes. Just visit your personal Web page and "Edit my Profile."
You are only responsible for the $1,000 minimum requirement. Your personal goal is your own challenge.
Email any requests at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-777-0522.
Yes. Each Rider is responsible for raising their fundraising requirement: $1000 for 2-day Riders and $500 for one-day Riders
Yes. You must contact email@example.com or 203-777-0522.
Yes. You must contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-777-0522.
Yes. Teams of any size are still responsible for raising a minimum of $1000 per member
As you start the registration process, indicate that you want to join a team and you will see a list of teams, some of which may welcome new members.
A. Little Angels ride 6-mile course in Stonington and Mystic that ends at the same finish area with all AngelRiders.
A. Teen Angels ride a 22-mile course (also the last 22 miles of the adult Sunday ride) that begins at the Hopeville State Park rest stop and finishes at the Mystic YMCA.
A. All of our Little/Teen AngelRiders must ride with an older teammate.
Little Angels - For safety reasons, only 1 teammate allowed per Little Angel. Teammates must register as a Volunteer (Volunteer registration opens in January) to take part. *Please note, there are registered volunteers who will be available to ride as a teammate with any Little AngelRider who needs one.
Yes, each teammate will be responsible to raise $250
Yes. Whether you are riding 22 or 6 miles, there is a $100 fundraising requirement.
YES!!! Once you register you can then register on an additional person! On the last page of your registration there is a button on the bottom left that says Register Another Family Member. Click that button and run through the registration again.
Yes! All AngelRiders must wear a helmet, including riding volunteers! Safety is #1.
A. Little Angels: 107 Wilcox Rd, Stonington, CT
A. Teen Angels: Hopeville Pond State Park, Hopeville, CT. Click here to visit the State Park Web site for directions.
A. Little Angels: Arrive @ 1:30 for check-in, depart at 2:00.
A. Teen Angels: Check in at Hopeville Pond State Park by 10:30.
A. Little Angels: Your bicycle, helmet and safety gear. Water, snacks, air pumps and tech support will be available at the start point and in the support van.
A. Teen Angels: Having one water bottle cage and bottle on a bike is highly recommended; having two of each would be ideal. There will be food, liquids, pumps and other bike needs available at the Hopeville and Mystic rest stops and support along the route.
All Riders finish at the Mystic YMCA where there will be food, drink, and much fun. Little Angels will finish between 3:30 and 3:45. Teen Angels finish anywhere from 1:00-3:30.
Check out our training advice here. While this advice is geared toward the older riders, it applies equally to the younger ones.
Yes! Visit your local bike store and have them look over the bike to make sure that everything is working properly and ready to ride. It is recommended that this happen at least two weeks before the Ride.
The registration fee is $35 and each Little/Teen AngelRider must raise a minimum of $100. After you register, you will set up your own personal Web page to let you speak with other riders and track your fundraising. For tips and help with fundraising, you can visit the fundraising page of our Web site by clicking here.
Please enter all checks as offline donations on your participant page, Please put your name on the memo line or include a note with your checks indicating that these checks were already entered offline. This will help to eliminate duplicate donations on your participant page.
Please send checks to:
PO Box 1013
Old Lyme, CT 06371
When entering an offline donation please enter the donor's name and address exactly as it appears on the check.
No. Please no. The sooner your checks are received the sooner you will get credit for the donation and the sooner your money will go to benefit The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp's Hospital Outreach® Program.
We cannot accept cash donations. Please write a check for the amount donated, enter it as an offline donation and send it to: AngelRIde, PO Box 1013 Old Lyme, CT 06371
Once you set up your Participant Center, you can provide people with a link directly to it where they can read about your ride and make a secure donation with a credit card or you can direct them to your personal participant center where they can follow the simple instructions.
Yes. When you register, you may make an initial donation to your ride to jump-start your fundraising effort. You can always make additional donations to your ride at any time.
Yes. Please be aware that some companies send out matching gift checks quarterly or annually. Also, note that if the employer does not honor their matching gift, you will be responsible for the total fundraising requirement.
Some riders enter pledges into their fundraising account when they receive promises of a donation or receive an actual check. These can be misleading because "pledges" do not count towards a rider's fundraising totals until the actual check has been received and processed. To avoid this confusion, riders are discouraged from entering pledges.
The online donation page contains a Matching Gift Information section, allowing donors to "pledge" their matching gift at the same time that they make their online donation. If the donor already completed the online donation page and left the Matching Gift Information section blank, he or she can still submit the proper forms to the AngelRide offices. Note that the paperwork required to secure a matching gift varies from company to company, so be sure to check with the Human Resources department. The usual process requires employees to submit paper forms to the charity. The charity then verifies the gift and sends the forms back to the company for processing. If this is the case for your company, credit for the matching gift will appear on your Donations Scroll once the company sends the check to AngelRide. Direct any paper forms to AngelRide.
You have until June 30th, 2016 to reach the minimum fundraising commitment. At that time, your credit card will be charged for the balance due to AngelRide. If you need assistance with your fundraising or have questions, please take advantage of the tools available on www.AngelRide.org or contact us at Info@AngelRide.org. We are here to help you achieve your goals.
Only upon request.
All two-day riders must commit to raise at least $1000 in donations for their ride. One-day riders must raise a minimum of $500. If a rider has not attained the minimum amount in his/her online fundraising account by June 30, 2016 the balance of the minimum will automatically be charged to the credit card provided at registration.
Your fundraising goal is the amount of money you will attempt to raise. Your goal must be greater than $1000. The purpose of stating your goal is to motivate yourself and your donors.
The Fundraising Goal you established when you registered is just a goal, not an obligation. You may raise or lower it anytime you wish. To do this, log into your personal fundraising page and click on "Edit My Profile." You are obligated to raise only $1000, though most riders raise much more. The average rider raises $1800.
The only way to fundraise jointly is to form or join a team. On a team, all donations to an individual member are also credited to the team total.
All riders must raise their minimum amount. Even, riders on a registered team will have to raise the minimum amount; $1000 per rider for 2-days and $500 for one-day by the fundraising deadline of June 30, 2016. If the individual Riders do not raise enough to cover the minimum, the balance due will be charged to the credit cards those riders provided at registration.
Yes. Click here to go to our Fundraising page and look through the downloads.
Riders and Volunteers please have your donors choose "Angel Charities, Inc. or AngelRide for their Matching Gift Recipient. Recommendation: use the Tax ID 47-2608324 when searching for Angel Charities, Inc. that way they can be sure they have selected the correct organization.