Riders / Walkers (& Runners, too!) FAQ

What are the registration fees?

  • $100 or $50 or $25

AngelRide wants to meet you where you are. Keeping our AngelRide community connected and welcoming new folks is who we are. If you are able to register at the traditional $100 level, please do so. If the other levels are more your speed right now, we get that! You may use one of these Discount Codes: “$50 Registration fee” or “$25 Registration fee”.

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.

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 will be supporting The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp in Union, CT!

The Connecticut Burns Care Foundation has cancelled The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp this summer 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.

Gather Virtually, Participate Individually, Spread the Love!

When? Memorial Day Weekend May 23-25
Where? You choose the route – indoors or outdoors

A safe and exceptional experience for our riders and volunteers has always been our top priority. The traditional AngelRide welcomes many opportunities for people to gather. That will not be possible this spring, so we are switching gears!

AngelRide has chosen a FUN way to keep our community engaged, provide a bit of motivation for training, and encourage a physical challenge – all while staying safe – a PokerRide! This year we are welcoming bicyclists and walkers (hey, if you want to run…go for it!) Let’s continue our good work and support the kids at The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp!   

  • FRIDAY May 22
    • We will gather virtually for an AngelRide Opening Ceremony through the wonders of technology!
  • Memorial Day Weekend
    • Pedal, walk (or run) on your own course at your own pace, outdoors or indoors. Challenge yourself! Set a goal that you need to train for! 
    • Riders will earn a PokerRide card every 12 miles!
      Pedal 36 miles and you will have collected 3 cards! Pedal 60 miles, that’s 5 cards! (Go the distance to collect 5 cards and you can discard 2 cards!)
    • Walkers (and runners) will earn a PokerRide card every 4 miles.
      Complete 12 miles and you will have collected 3 cards! Complete 20 miles, that’s 5 cards! (Go the distance to collect 5 cards and you can discard 2 cards!)
    • We will pair you up with an AngelRide volunteer via cell phones, respecting the need for physical distancing. 
    • When you complete each leg of your route, simply text a selfie to your assigned AngelRide volunteer and they will deal you a card! 
    • Remember you can complete this year’s personalized AngelRide in 1 day, 2 days or 3 days!
  • Monday May 25
    • Join in an AngelRide Virtual Closing Ceremony when 2 Community Cards will be revealed to complete your hand! 

If you have the best hand, a $1,000 donation will be made in your honor to The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp! 

This year the route is an individual choice. You can register your Little Angel(s) to join in the fun and your good work supporting The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp! 

Definitely not. You can do it! You choose a route that aligns with your ability. After a little training, maybe challenge yourself a bit and increase the difficulty or distance. You can participate indoors or outdoors.

No matter what your level, you will benefit from reading our training tips. We have virtual volunteer opportunities available too!

This year it’s wherever you choose! However, we will gather on-line for a virtual Closing Ceremony on Monday afternoon. That is where the 2 Community Cards will be revealed! If you have the winning hand, a $1,000 donation will be made in your honor to the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp!

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!

  • 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:

  • This is NOT a supported event this year. 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, some of our community may be dealing with financial hardships right now. 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 this year. Remember, we have lots of fundraising tips to help you reach (and even exceed) your goal! 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.

The Connecticut Burns Care Foundation has cancelled The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp this summer 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!

You can register any time on-line until May 25, 2020 at 11:59am.

If you would like to receive our AngelRide goody bag – chances are best if you register by May 17th.

We are unable to determine the route or provide support this year due to physical distancing restrictions. Choose your route based on your abilities. Please share your plan and route with your emergency contact person. 

  • $100 or $50 or $25

AngelRide wants to meet you where you are. Keeping our AngelRide community connected and welcoming new folks is who we are. If you are able to register at the traditional $100 level, please do so. If the other levels are more your speed right now, we get that! You may use one of these Discount Codes: “$50 Registration fee” or “$25 Registration fee”.

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.