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Frequently Asked Questions 2019

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

Question: How do I register for the Berry Architecture + Associates Community Wellness Ride?

Answer: On-line registration can be completed by clicking here.   If you are not able to complete an on-line registration please contact the CMHA office at (403) 342-2266 or email events@reddeer.cmha.ab.ca.


Question: Is there a registration fee for the ride?

Answer: Registration fees for the 100 km and 50 km routes are $40.00 during the early bird period (April 1st, 2019-May 31st, 2019). After the early bird registration period, fees are $50.00.

Registration fees for the 25 km and 10 km routes are $30.00 during the early bird period (April 1st, 2019-May 31st, 2019).  After the early bird registration period, fees are $40.00
Children under 16 are free.

Children under 16 are free for the 25 km and 10 km routes during the early bird period and $5.00 after June 1st, 2019.

Question: What are the minimum fundraising requirements for riders?


Answer: The minimum fundraising amount is $200.00 for those registered in the 100 km and 50 km routes.  The minimum fundraising amount is $100.00 for each adult registered in the in the 25 km and 10 km routes.  There is no fundraising requirement for children under 16.


Question: When are the donations/pledges due?

Answer:
All off-line donations are due on the morning of the ride.  Pledge sheets can be downloaded: Download PDF of Pledge Sheet.


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

Answer: You can donate to a registered
rider by clicking here.


Question: Are donations tax deductible?

Answer: All donations over $10.00 are tax deductible.  Donations made on-line will receive a tax receipt at time of donation.  Donations made off-line will be receipted following the event. 


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

Answer: Our event runs rain or shine, but keeping all riders safe is the biggest priority. Any changes or alternate arrangements due to weather related complications will be based on recommendations from Environment Canada, and the conditions at the start time for each distance. Presently, there is no alternate date planned for weather related cancellations. 


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Question: Where does the ride take place?

Answer: Berry Architecture + Associates is the home base for the Wellness Ride event, located at 5218 50 Ave Unit 200.  Registration takes place here, and it is also where all riders start and end their ride.


Question: What time does the event start?

Answer:
Start times for each of the four distances are staggered throughout the day from approximately 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.to allow everyone to return to Berry Architecture + Associates at approximately the same time for the post event bbq and celebrations. 


Question: Is there an age limit for participation?

Answer: Our event is open to riders of all ages and abilities, however, the 50 km and 100 km rides are reserved for cyclists age 16 and over.  Children under 16 riding in the 25 km or 10 km ride must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or other named adult for the duration of the event.  Youth aged 16-17 participating in the 100 km or 50 km route must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or other named adult for the duration of the event.


Question: Do I need to complete a waiver to participate in the Wellness Ride?

Answer: Due to the nature of our event, all participants are required to compete a waiver at time of registration and on the day of the event.


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Question: Do you have maps of the routes?

Answer: In response to feedback from the riders at the 2018 Wellness Ride, we are currently reviewing all routes.  Maps and additional information will be available in May 2019.


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

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


 

Question: Will there be food provided?

Answer: Breakfast and/or refreshments will be provided during registration for each distance.  There are checkpoints along all four routes that are stocked with snacks and drinks.  Lastly, there is a bbq at the end of the day for all riders at Berry Architecture + Associates.


Question: Will there be space to store my bike?

Answer: Absolutely! We have a special area for bicycle storage equipped with racks for locking up bikes, and volunteers keeping an extra eye on them for you.


Question: Where can I find more information about Canadian Mental Health Association – Central Alberta Region and the Central Alberta Brain Injury Society?

Answer: To learn more about the organizations benefitting from the Berry Architecture + Associates Community Wellness ride visit their websites: CABIS website, CMHA website.


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

A: Yes please! Berry Architecture + Associates has been our title sponsor since 2009, but we are always looking for community minded businesses to help support our event.  We accept both cash and in-kind sponsorship.  For more information about sponsorship click here.