The Ride Of Your Life To Raise Funds Supporting Our Wounded American Heroes
From before the ride to on the road, Ride Allegheny is there every step of the way to support you in a safe and successful ride experience!
Training and Fundraising Support
If you’re a cyclist then you know what it means to have to get used to the seat you’re riding on for a few hours at a time. If you’re new to the cycling sport then you definitely want to get some miles in to get the legs and rear-end ready. There are a ton of fun opportunities to train with the RA Crew before the ride.
Over the course of the year leading up to the ride, we will coordinate regular training rides for registered riders and prospects to participate in. The purpose of the rides are three-fold:
- Meet and bond with new and veteran riders
- Train (of course)
- Get out and have some fun!
The training rides may involve a tour of local wineries in Maryland or Virginia, it could be a ride down the C&O canal to Arlington Cemetery to witness the famous “changing of the guard,” it could also be a pub ride along a 20 mile loop! We also have specific “training” rides for rookies that are designed specifically to get accustomed to riding on the C&O Canal and becoming familiar with your pace that you’ll take on the RiDE itself.
Once you’re registered for the RiDE, be sure to keep a close eye on newsletters, email blasts, and website updates for the specifics on the training rides. Of course you can train on your own, but it’s fun and a great way to meet some of the group beforehand when you train with us! Check the CALENDAR page on this website regularly for event schedules and details.
Part of what we do at RiDE Allegheny is raise money to support our troops. If you’re new to the fundraising effort and want to get some tips and tricks on how best to approach your potential donors, be sure to jump over to the fundraising link. There you’ll find good ideas that will help guide you towards a successful fundraising effort!
The Ride Guide handbook provides you with all of the finer details you’ll need to know for this year’s ride, such as:
- What to pack
- When and where to be
- Daily timelines
- Cue sheets
- Key contact info
- Lodging and dining details
- Much, much more…
Download the Ride Guide (PDF)