Participant 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.

Fundraising FAQ

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. However, some of our community may be dealing with financial hardships. Keeping our AngelRide community connected and welcoming new folks is who we are. So for AngelRide 2021, we are expecting participants to raise at least $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, 2021.

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

Registration FAQ

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.

General FAQ

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!