Frequently Asked Questions
No, there’s no fundraising minimum for The Recovery Ride. Your participation is part of our mission to raise awareness and get our hearts in gear.
However, fundraising is an essential part of this event, and all the money raised by riders goes directly to one of our beneficiaries. Plus, there are really cool fundraising incentives!
$100 – high-quality long-lasting all-cotton event t-shirt
$400 – your choice of a branded tote bag or embroidered beanie
$1000 – lightweight fleece pullover
Of course not! Our riders come from all parts of the community. Some are or have a family member in recovery, some have been affected or helped by a beneficiary, some just like to cycle with cool peeps. We’re open to all, and welcome you.
The Recovery Ride is a supported ride – that means we will have ride marshals on each of the ride lengths to assist you if you have any mechanical problems like a flat tire, etc. There are three rest stops with snacks, water and electrolyte beverages to keep you hydrated and entertained. And we will have several support vehicles should you need to be picked up and dropped back off at the festival for some reason. You will never be the last rider on The Recovery Ride, as we have a ‘sweep’ or ‘caboose’ rider on each ride to make sure everyone’s accounted for!
Yes, we think so and we’re here to support you.
The 12 mile ride is the “fun ride” and is a leisurely, flat ride that has one rest stop in Imperial Beach. You set your own pace and take your time. Estimate: 1-2 hour ride.
The 25 mile ride is up and back on the Strand with a loop through IB. This ride is also flat, and a healthy challenge for cyclists wanting a few more miles. Estimate: 2-3 hour ride.
The 40 mile ride is the most challenging, but c’mon … you can do it! It has some fun climbs (not too tough), some rolling hills, and winds through some beautiful country. Estimate: 3-5 hour ride.