Participant FAQ’s

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 FAQ

AngelRide is produced 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 to announce that beginning in 2019, AngelRide supports The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp in Union, CT!

The Connecticut Burns Care Foundation has cancelled the summer 2020 Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp due to Covid-19. Our hearts go out to the many counselors who are first responders and medical professionals serving on the front lines of this pandemic. Cancelling Camp is a huge disappointment for staff, counselors and, most of all, campers and their families. The Camp is devoting their energies to being prepared for 2021. They anticipate an increase in attendance – in part because Senior campers will be invited back! They need our help to secure the future of this amazing program for young burn survivors. Thank you for your support of AngelRide and in turn The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp during this difficult time. 

Rest assured the gift from AngelRide 2020 will be used for Camp 2021.

Save the Date! May 29, 2021! 

We plan to return to the “classic” AngelRide with “remote” opportunities added in. 

The Classic AngelRide spans Connecticut from North Stonington to Union! We will gather in-person on Friday evening to share a meal, re-connect, hear about the kids at Camp, and be entertained! Overnight accommodations will be provided for early registrants. The Metric Century ride begins Saturday morning. A shorter route will be available as well. 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 at The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp!

The Remote AngelRide involves gathering virtually and participating individually on a route of your choosing. We had so much fun and a great turnout welcoming riders, walkers and runners for the 2020 AngelRide PokerRide! We will carry that forward into 2021! 

If we have to adapt again, you know we will find a way to keep our AngelRide community connected, engaged, and challenged – with a little fun mixed in! 

Stay tuned! We’re working on it! 

Definitely not. You can do it! Start by choosing a training route that aligns with your ability. After a bit, challenge yourself a bit 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 training tips.

For the “Classic” AngelRide, the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation has asked us to Finish at The Arthur C Luf Children’s Burn Camp in Union CT!

For the “Remote” AngelRide, the Finish line is wherever you choose! 

What should I bring with me?

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 2020 AngelRide PokerRide. Many of the details will remain the same. We will update this list as we get closer to the 2021 AngelRide date.

  • 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!

Fundraising FAQ

AngelRide is designed as a fundraising event. However, for 2020 some of our community may be dealing with financial hardships. We want to meet you where you are. Keeping our AngelRide community connected and welcoming new folks is who we are. If you are able to fundraise, please do so to support The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp. There is no minimum fundraising commitment for the 2020 AngelRide.

Remember though, 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, 2020.

We’re glad you asked! All the proceeds will benefit the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp.

A message from The Connecticut Burns Care Foundation:

We have cancelled summer 2020 Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp due to Covid-19. Our hearts go out to our many counselors who are first responders and medical professionals serving on the front lines of this pandemic. Cancelling Camp is a huge disappointment for staff, counselors and, most of all, our campers and their families. We are devoting our energies to being prepared for Camp 2021. We anticipate an increase in attendance – in part because our Senior campers will be invited back! We need your help to secure the future of this amazing program for young burn survivors. Thank you for your support of The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp during this difficult time. 

Rest assured the gift from AngelRide 2020 will be used for Camp 2021.

For any questions concerning your online fundraising page, please email help@angelride.org.

We’re glad you asked!

We cannot accept cash donations. Please write a check to Angel Charities or AngelRide and mail to: Angel Charities, PO Box 1013, Old Lyme, CT 06371. Please mail ASAP, do not hold checks as they can take weeks to process. You can enter the donation amount(s) immediately as an off-line gift on your participant page.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to indicate your name if you are sending in checks from donors so that we can apply the gift to your fundraising page.

Thank you!

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

Some donors choose to make their 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.

Many companies have matching gift programs. When a donor supports AngelRide their employer may donate the same amount or even more. It will just take the donor a few minutes to contact their HR department to see if they in fact have a matching gift program.

Many companies have different policies on matching gifts and vary in processing time. We cannot guarantee the amount of time it takes for a company to approve the request, process the matching gift and mail the checks to Angel Charities, Inc.

It’s essential that the donor designate Angel Charities, Inc. as the non-profit organization using tax ID: 47-2608324

*All matching gift requests should be submitted to the employer prior to May 23, 2020. However that does not guarantee the matching gift will be received in time to apply that amount to your fundraising goal. Please submit matching gift requests with the employer as soon as possible.

AngelRide operates under the tax ID number for Angel Charities, Inc The tax ID is 47-2608324. We are listed under Angel Charities, Inc. PO Box 1013, Old Lyme, CT 06371

Registration FAQ

Sign up as an individual. Then there’s 2 ways you can join a team…

1. Go to your Participation Center and you will see a link on the right side to “Change Team Membership” (see the graphic below)

2.  Just email us at info@angelride.org and let us know which team you wish to join. We can move you to a team at any time between now and May 20, 2020. Fun!

Sign up as an individual. Then there’s 2 ways you can join a team… 

  1. Go to your Participation Center and you will see a link on the right side to “Change Team Membership” (see that graphic below)
  1. Just email us at info@angelride.org and let us know which team you wish to join. We can move you to a team at any time between now and May 20, 2020. Fun!

We will keep you posted on this for the 2021 AngelRide scheduled for May 29!

For Classic AngelRiders:

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! A Finish Line festival will be waiting for you at The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp!

For Remote AngelRiders:

We will connect you via text with dedicated, enthusiastic volunteers! Choose your route based on your abilities. Please share your plan and route with your emergency contact person. 

  • We are working out the details for the May 29, 2021 Classic AngelRide and the 2021 Remote AngelRide. We’ll keep you posted!

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.