Frequently Asked Questions
2017

Questions on the day of the ride? Call 403-598-4553

 

Q: How do I register for the Berry Architecture Community Wellness Ride?

A: All riders must complete a registration form. We prefer that people register on-line here. If on-line registration is not possible for you, please call Angela Darbel or Melissa Brilz at 403-342-2266. The registration deadline is August 14. Riders under the age of 18 must have the written consent of a parent or guardian and must be accompanied by an adult on the ride.


Q: Is there a registration fee for the ride?

A: The registration fee for the ride is $25. The registration fee is due at the time you register.


Q: What is the minimum amount of donations people must raise to participate?

A: The minimum needed for riders participating in the 10 km and 25 km routes is $100. The minimum needed for riders participating in the 50 km and 100 km routes is $200.


Q: When are the donations/pledges due?

A: The money is due the morning of the ride, unless other arrangements have been made in advance. Download PDF of Pledge Sheet.


Q: Can people donate in support of a rider on-line?

A: Yes, you can donate for a registered rider by typing in the rider's name and entering the financial information here.


Q: What happens if the weather doesn't cooperate?

A: There is an alternate route wholly within the City of Red Deer if inclement weather makes the rural route unsafe. There is no rain date for the event.


support truck for wellness ride

Q: I see that there are four different length rides. Do we have to meet at four different places before the ride?

A: No, all riders meet at the office of Berry Architecture in downtown Red Deer for breakfast and sign in.  Berry Architecture is at 5218 – 50th Avenue Berry Architecture Map (PDF)

Registration times will be staggered throughout the morning depending on the length of the ride. Times will be announced shortly.


Q: Are there maps?

A: There are maps showing the ride in different ways. There is also a street details map for the location of Berry Architecture.

Google Map Showing Location of Berry Architecture

5218 50th Avenue

Berry Architecture Building

10 km: Ride begins at Berry Architecture and route winds along the river to Mackenzie Trails picnic area and back to Berry Architecture.


25 km: Ride begins at Berry Architecture and takes place along the river to Mackenzie Trails, up through Garden Heights to 67th Street, back along the river all the way through Bower Ponds and Heritage Ranch and finishing at Berry Architecture.




 

Both the 50 and 100 K routes go to Delburne. We will provide transport from Delburne back to Berry Architecture for people (and their bicycles)    cycling 50 k. The 100 K route returns to Berry Architecture from Delburne.

Q: So, do we end at different places? How do we get back to Red Deer?

A: All riders will end their portions of the ride at Berry Architecture where we will be having a post event BBQ and celebration. The 50 km riders will be shuttled from Berry Architecture to Delburne to meet the 100 km riders and return as one group.

Q: What happens if my bike breaks down or I can't complete the ride?

A: We've got that covered. We have volunteers and support vehicles available throughout the event. People unable to complete the even will be transported back to the Berry Architecture Wellness Ride headquarters. And yes, we'll take your bike, too.


 

Q: Will there be food? Prizes?

A: Breakfast and refreshments will be provided the morning of the event. Snacks and beverages will be provided along the routes. We have prizes available for cyclists completing tall distances. Prizes will be awarded at the post event BBQ at Berry Architecture.


Q: Are donations tax deductible?

A:Yes, donations over $20 are tax deductible. People making their donations on line will get their receipts when they make the donation. Receipts for donations made in other ways will be issued after the sponsorship sheets have been processed.


Q: What does the money raised through the ride do?

A: The money raised supports the programs and services provided by the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Central Alberta Brain Injury Society. For more information, please see their websites: CABIS website, CMHA website.


Q: Can my business or organization become a ride sponsor?

A: Yes! For the past eight years, Berry Architecture has been the Wellness Ride's major sponsor. Other members of the business community in Central Alberta generously support this event.

We are always delighted to have more sponsors, however some of our promotional material may not include your information if you sign-on after it has gone to the printers. We are also always on the lookout for prizes for ride participants.

Contact us for more information or click here to download a sponsorship package.