FAQs

Questions? We’re here to help! If you don’t find the answer to your question here, please contact us at info@angelride.org.

General FAQs

You can find the Route Map for the Metric Century, Half-Metric Century, and Little AngelRide on Ride with GPS. The link is below.

AngelRide has a Ride with GPS subscription so that you can join for free and have access to paid features. However, you do not have to join the Club to access the Route Library.

Please note that our Route Marking Team will be putting down route arrows and directional/caution signs for AngelRide. If you are going to ride the route on a different day, make sure to read the cue sheet for areas where you need to be cautious. Stay safe out there!

https://ridewithgps.com/organizations/6543-angelride

We’re glad you asked! 

After hosting AngelRide REMOTE events in 2020 and 2021, we are excited to return to AngelRide CLASSIC! We will continue the REMOTE option as well!

AngelRide CLASSIC welcomes road cyclists and volunteers on May 28, 2022, in Essex, CT offering a Metric Century, Half-Metric Century, and Little AngelRide. 

AngelRide REMOTE welcomes all ages of cyclists (road, indoor, mountain, electric), runners, and walkers May 28-30 to choose their own route and participate on the day(s) most convenient for them. Volunteers will cheer you on via text!

Ready to register? Yipee! Click HERE

2022 AngelRide CLASSIC
On Saturday, May 28, 2022 we will gather for an in-person AngelRide! Metric Century, Half-Metric Century, and Little AngelRide cyclists will start and finish at the Essex Fire Department in Essex, CT.

During registration, you can choose to ride the Metric Century (actually 64-mile) route or the Half-Metric Century (actually 33-miles) route. You will start together and ride to Rest Stop 1 before the 2 routes split. You will have support on the routes and Rest Stops are every 15-20 miles.

Enthusiastic family and volunteers will cheer for you at the Finish Line! Everyone can join in a picnic, tours, meet & greet with Camp Counselors, fun activities, and music will round out this exciting day!

Registration fee: $75
Fundraising commitment: $500

2022 AngelRide REMOTE
AngelRide will continue this FUN way to keep our far-away community engaged! We welcome all ages of cyclists, mountain bikers, runners, walkers, and volunteers too! You choose the route, you choose the mileage. We will connect you and a volunteer via text who will cheer you on and also help you play the game (more details on that to come!) From your hometown, you too can make a difference in the lives of a young burn survivor!

Registration fee: $35
Fundraising commitment: $250

Yes, the 2022 AngelRide CLASSIC returns to an in-person event that will take place on Saturday, May 28th starting and finishing in Essex, CT. There will not be an overnight program this year.

Also, you will have the option of participating in AngelRide REMOTE on a route of your choosing in your hometown. 

Registration for AngelRide CLASSIC and AngelRide REMOTE is open!

Click here and please share with your family and friends!

We’re glad you asked! The basics are below. Check out the terrific info we have in our Safety & Training Tips too!

The following information is for the 2021 AngelRide PokerRide.

  • Your cell phone
  • Your assigned AngelRide PokerRide! volunteer contact information
  • Wear bright colored clothing
  • Dress appropriately for the weather
  • Water bottle(s)
  • Nutrition
  • Portable chargers and cords for phone or bike computer
  • Label ICE contact(s) in your phone (In Case of Emergency)
  • Share your route with your emergency contact person
  • Credit card, cash
  • Need sunscreen? sunglasses? lip balm?
  • Please follow current guidelines for physical distancing

Bicyclists, also remember:

  • Basic repair and maintenance kit: spare inner tube, tire levers, patch kit,  mini-pump and folding multi tool.
  • Helmet of course
  • Flashing lights on your bicycle
  • Printed cue sheet for your route as a back-up

Reminders:

  • The Remote AngelRide is NOT a supported event. The details are in your hands.
  • We appreciate you and so do the kids at the Camp!

AngelRide is presented by Angel Charities, Inc, an all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Angel Charities/AngelRide is focused on raising critical funds and awareness for The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp, operated by the CT Burns Care Foundation.

We are very excited that beginning in 2019, AngelRide supports The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp in Union, CT!

Save the Date! May 29-31, 2021! 

The Remote AngelRide involves gathering virtually and participating individually on a route of your choosing. We had so much fun and a great turnout for the 2020 AngelRide PokerRide that we will carry that forward! AngelRide Remote 2021 welcomes cyclists (indoors or outdoors), mountain bikers, runners, and walkers! (If you’re interested in riding a motorcycle, contact us!)

Check our EVENTS page for fun ways that we are gathering virtually though out the year. Plans for in-person small group rides and Meet-ups this spring are in the works too!

We are planning an in-person Appreciation Event for September 12, 2021! 

For 2022, we plan to return to the “classic” in-person 1-day AngelRide with “remote” opportunities added in. The Classic AngelRide enjoys gathering in-person to re-connect, hear about the kids at Camp, and be entertained! We will provide a Metric Century, Quarter Century and Little AngelRide! SAG, MotoCrew, Medical Riders and Bike Techs will support you along the AngelRide route. Rest Stops at Fire Stations will offer nourishment, facilities and cheering volunteers too! A Finish Line celebration will be waiting for you! The Remote rides are fantastic however we will love, love, love returning to this in-person AngelRide – we’ll continue the Remote option too!

Little AngelRiders can join their parents in AngelRide Remote! Let us know and we will send them some AngelRide swag too! Email us at info@angelride.org or text/call 860-227-9452. Fun!

We look forward to offering an in-person Little AngelRide route in 2022.

Definitely not. You can do it! Start by choosing a training route that aligns with your ability. After a bit, challenge yourself and increase the difficulty or distance. Make sure to add in some hills. Training is effective indoors or outdoors.

No matter what your level, you will benefit from reading our Preparation & Safety Tips.

For the 2021 “Remote” AngelRide, the Finish line is wherever you choose! Ask someone in your household to be there cheering for you. You just did something great! 

AngelRide Remote 2021

You choose your route and figure out or set up your own support. Choose your route based on your abilities. Please share your plan and route with your emergency contact person.

We will connect you via text with a dedicated, enthusiastic volunteer! They will deal your PokerRide cards when you complete mileage goals. Remember you have 1, 2 or 3 days to complete your AngelRide this year!

Take photos! When you stop of course 🙂 Share them with your Card Dealer and we will add you to the Closing Ceremony slideshow!

AngelRide Classic 2022

AngelRide is known as one of the best supported rides around! We have dedicated, hard working, compassionate volunteers supporting you with MotoCrew, SAG, Medical Riders, Bike Techs, Rest Stops at Fire Stations with nourishment, facilities and cheering volunteers! And that’s not all! A Finish Line festival will be waiting for you! We look forward to a return this in-person event however AngelRide Remote is so fun and successful that we will continue that option as well!

Fundraising FAQs

It’s easy!

  1. Register for AngelRide! During that process you will be asked to set up a personal fundraising page. You can get started there and finish later.
  2. Check your email (From: Angel Charities, Subject: Almost Done…) to finish setting up your page. You will be able to use the pre-filled content or customize what you like.
  3. During your page set up you can also start or join a TEAM. This can be done later too.

What does our NEW fundraising platform, GroupRev, look like? 

Take a peek at how to find where you and your donors want to go. Below is the AngelRide Fundraising homepage. Yours will look the same except with your name (or whatever you call your fundraising page).

Yes, AngelRide is designed as a fundraising event. AngelRide CLASSIS participants are expected to raise at least $500. AngelRide REMOTE participants are expected to raise $250. If you are able to do more, please…go for it! Many AngelRiders raise 5-6 times the goal that we set! Remember why we are here, to support children with life-altering burn injuries at The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp.

We have lots of fundraising tips to help you reach (and even exceed) your goals! In order to plan our gift to the Camp, please submit your donations by July 1, 2022.

We’re glad you asked! All the proceeds will benefit The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp. An old fashioned nature-filled camp for children ages 8-18 who have survived life-altering burn injuries. Campers regain physical and emotional strength from their peers and their Camp family. Counselors are volunteers: firefighters, healthcare professionals and adult burn survivors.

We want to help! Email us at info@AngelRide.org or text/call 860-227-9452.

Take a peek at this too…

Below is the AngelRide Fundraising homepage – your page will look the same except with your name (or whatever you call your page).

We’re glad you asked!

We cannot accept cash donations. Please write a check and include a note about the donor so we can send them a thank you note and a tax letter if appropriate.

If you are sending us checks from donors, be sure to indicate your name so that we can apply the gift to your fundraising page.

Checks must be payable to Angel Charities or AngelRide. Please mail to:

Angel Charities
PO Box 1013
Old Lyme, CT 06371

Please mail ASAP, do not hold checks as we need some time to process off-line donations.

Thank you!

Offline donations can take up to 3 weeks to process. These donations will not appear immediately.

Some donors choose to make their name and/or donation amount appear anonymously.

Please ask your donor to email us at info@angelride.org so that we can find out exactly how they want their gift information to appear.

It is essential that you designate Angel Charities, Inc. as the non-profit organization with Tax ID: 47-2608324. Our mailing address is PO Box 1013, Old Lyme, CT 06371.

Your matching gift request should be submitted to the employer ASAP. Fundraising closes July 1 and we want to apply that amount to your fundraising goal! Many companies have different policies on matching gifts and vary in processing time. We cannot predict the amount of time it takes for a company to approve the request, process the matching gift and mail the check to Angel Charities.

Click Here for more information on Matching Gifts!

AngelRide is presented by Angel Charities, Inc. an all-volunteer 50-1(c)(3) organization.

Tax ID number for Angel Charities, Inc. is 47-2608324.

We are listed under Angel Charities, Inc. PO Box 1013, Old Lyme, CT 06371

Volunteer FAQs

You will be volunteering for Mason! Because of you, he is able to soar and conquer challenges at the Children’s Burn Camp!

Just like Mason has the support and encouragement he needs to achieve this lofty goal, so do our AngelRide cyclists. Volunteers – YOU – provide the encouragement, hospitality, safety, and foundation for AngelRide cyclists to succeed in riding for the campers. You are a true AngelRider!

Below you will find important information about the day. Your Team Leader will provide you with more specific information.

WHAT IS WHERE
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Start: Essex Fire Department, 11 Saybrook Road
Rest Stop 1: Chester Hose Company, 6 High Street
Rest Stop 2: St. James Parish Hall, 501 Killingworth Road, Higganum
Rest Stop 3: Chester Hose Company
Finish: Essex Fire Department

CHECK-IN
Please check-in when you arrive. In Essex, there is a Check-in / Information Tent. At the Rest Stops, just look for the table with the T-shirts! Rest Stop Captains will be there to guide you. All volunteers will also be given a lanyard with their name and a very important number detailed below. Please keep that on throughout the day.

PARKING
Essex: Parking is not available at the Essex Fire Department. You may see empty spaces but they are for the use of the Fire Department only. Please use the Commuter Lot at the intersection or the parking lot at Clark Group on the other side of the Fire Department on Saybrook Road. There will be easy access spaces available at the Clark Group lot for those who may need to park closer. An exception is made for AngelRide SAG vans (Support & Gear), MotoCrew, and Roaming Bike Tech, who may enter and exit during the day on West Avenue. These volunteers may only park vehicles used for AngelRide near the back gate along the back lawn – do not park in front of the bay doors at the back building please.

Chester: Parking is not available in front or on the side of the Chester Hose Company. Please look for the AngelRide signs and park behind the firehouse.

Higganum: The Parish Hall is located across the street from the church and has sufficient parking. Please do not park near the areas where there are tents, bike racks, or directional signs for the riders.

CENTRAL INFO CENTER (CIC)
CIC is AngelRide’s hub for all communication. CIC fields and dispatches information about anything and everything during AngelRide. The CIC phone number will be on your lanyard. If there is an emergency, call 911 first and then call CIC.

IT IS A FIRE DEPARTMENT AFTER ALL
In the event of a call, you will surely hear the Fire Department siren. Please remain on the grass. Riders, Route Support vehicles, and Volunteers should not enter or exit that particular fire department property until the siren has ended. (In Essex, you will hear the siren about 12noon too!)

MORE COWBELL
We have cowbells everywhere so that you can cheer for a Rider as they enter a Rest Stop or cross the Finish line!

INVITE A FRIEND
AngelRide is going to be a beautiful and fun day! We can always use more Volunteers, Riders, and Little AngelRiders too – share this registration link with a friend! https://angelcharities.redpodium.com/angelride-2022-registration

FUNDRAISING
We have a way to help! Any registered rider or volunteer can join us for Text-athon #3 on May 25th at 6:30 pm. Location to be determined so let us know if you are interested and email LynnP@AngelRide.org.

Here’s the WHY

Classic AngelRiders!
(that’s Mason on the right in the front row)

QUESTIONS?
Reach out to LynnP@AngelRide.org or text/call 860-227-9452

It’s easy to donate! You can donate online or by check to support a participant, a volunteer who is fundraising, or to AngelRide itself! Click HERE for details

AngelRide is presented by Angel Charities, Inc. an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization.

Yes! It’s super easy!

  1. Register for AngelRide! During that process you will be asked to set up a personal fundraising page. You can get started there and finish later.
  2. Check your email (From: Angel Charities, Subject: Almost Done…) to finish setting up your page. You will be able to use the pre-filled content or customize what you like.
  3. During your page set up you can also start or join a TEAM. This can be done later too.

What does our NEW fundraising platform, GroupRev, look like? 

Take a peek at how to find where you and your donors want to go. Below is the AngelRide Fundraising homepage. Yours will look the same except with your name (or whatever you call your fundraising page).

No, it is not a requirement – but every little bit helps children with life-altering burn injuries. Once registered, you will have the opportunity to create your own personal fundraising page and take a peek at the fundraising tools too!

Many employers match employee contributions, sometimes doubling or tripling your gift! Contact your Human Resources department to see if they participate in a matching program. When submitting for a matching gift, choose “Angel Charities, Inc.” as the Matching Gift Recipient. Tax ID# 47-2608324

AngelRide is presented by Angel Charities, Inc. an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization.

Please mail checks to: AngelRide or Angel Charities, PO Box 1013, Old Lyme, CT 06371. Checks must be payable to: Angel Charities or AngelRide. Please make sure your name is written on the memo line so you will receive proper credit for the donation.

No. Please do not hold your checks. The sooner we get them, the sooner your donation can be credited to your fundraising page.

We cannot accept cash donations. Please write a check to Angel Charities or AngelRide for the amount donated and let us know who is supporting your AngelRide so we can send them a thank you note! Please mail to: Angel Charities, PO Box 1013, Old Lyme, CT 06371. Please mail as soon as possible so that your donation can be credited to your fundraising page. You can enter the donation amount as an off-line gift on your participant page.

Registration FAQs

First register as an individual then email us at info@angelride.org Let us know the name of your Team Captain and/or the name of the Team you wish to join. We will move you there. Fun!

Register as an individual. Then if you want to join a Team, email us at info@angelride.org with the Team captain name and/or the Team name that you wish to join. Either way, you are awesome!

Please register by 9am on Monday May 31, 2021. You will have just enough time to join in AngelRide PokerRide before the Closing Ceremonies later that afternoon.

There’s something for everyone – cyclists (road, indoor or mountain bikes), runners, walkers, and volunteers!

Premier Registration: $75 includes either a Rider Jersey or an Athletic T
Basic Registration: $35
Volunteers of all kinds: $0

Fundraising commitment this year: $250. If you are able to do more, please do!
Volunteers do not have a fundraising commitment however you are welcome to join in!

Your registration fee is due upon registration. The registration fee is not refundable or transferable. Participants must provide a valid credit card number in order to register.

We want to help! Contact us at info@AngelRide.org or call/text 860-227-9452.