2016 Special Project – Stair Lift

For 2016, Ride For Doug is raising money for two causes. The first is Muscular Dystrophy Canada. This is the organization that has benefited from the first 9 years of the ride. RFD still fully supports this worthy cause. Funds donated to MDC are eligible for a tax deduction.

The second cause is to donate to a fund for a stair lift in Doug’s home. See the link Donate Now for details about this project. Funds for the special project are not elibible for a tax deduction.

Why are there two places to register?

Are you wondering why do I have to register on both the Ride For Doug site (the blue themed one) and the Muscular Dystrophy Canada site (the red themed one)?

Pre-registering on the Ride For Doug website (this blue one) collects your information for running the ride and the BBQ. If you are coming to join us, this is what you fill out.

The red Muscular Dystrophy Canada themed site is the fundraising site for Ride For Doug. It is full of tools to help you collect donations, set goals, and share your progress.

For privacy reasons, we unfortunately cannot connect the two sites. So use the blue Ride For Doug site to tell us you are coming, and then use the red optional MDC site to help us raise funds.

How do I donate by cheque?

To pay by cheque, just bring it to the ride – we collect them on ride day. Please make cheques payable to “Muscular Dystrophy Canada”.

If you can’t make it to the ride, simply mail it to:

Cam Penner
4885 223B Ave
Langley, BC
V2Y 2X6

What kind of roads are we riding on? Is there a route map?

The route winds through some of the most scenic and beautiful motorcycling roads in the Langley/Abbotsford/Mission area – including Glen Valley and the Hatzic Lake area.  You’re going to want to keep your ride map to revisit these roads again and again. Does Stave Lake Road mean anything to you?

The route is adjusted from year to year to account for changing road and traffic conditions. This map should give you the basic idea of the ride route, and what to expect. All riders will be given a map as part of their registration package.

How do I fundraise online for MDC?

Donate and fundraise online using Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s online donation system. You can create a free Ride For Doug fundraising account that includes tools to help you reach your fundraising goals. You can also set up your own personal RFD page, and tell the world why you are involved. Even more, you can track your fundraising progress and import your address book to send out invitations to sponsor you.

How do I make a donation online?

Donate online using the page Donate Now. You will be given a choice of donating directly to MDC or to the current year’s special project.

To donate to the fundraising total of another participant or team, select the “Sponsor a Participant” option from the menu at the top of the screen and search for their name. Your donation will count towards the participant or team you have selected, and show in the totals for the event.

What’s on the BBQ menu?

The Ride For Doug BBQ is one of the afternoon highlights. On the menu are barbecued burgers and hot dogs, chips, pop, veggies, and everything else that makes the end of a ride just that much better.

How much is the BBQ?

The BBQ is included for all registered riders and passengers. The BBQ is by donation for folks who aren’t riding. Don’t forget, we’ll have door prizes for everyone and prizes for the top fundraising riders. Come hear what Ride For Doug is all about, and meet new people.

What happens if I get lost?

First off, don’t panic. Each and every rider will be given a map of the route. Signs will be posted on the route at all turns to help you find your way. We also have two rest stops that you can take shortcuts to and meet us there. If you get separated from the group, miss a turn, and lose your map all at once, call our Ride Marshal to get back on track.

How will I know where to go?

Ride For Doug leaves the start point as one large group in staggered formation. Every turn along the route is marked with large signs. Each rider is given a map when they sign in. If you register as a rider online, you will also be emailed a map of the route several days before the ride.

How fast do we go?

Ride For Doug is on sportbike roads but at a cruiser pace. This means that the route is based on some of the most fun rides in the area. There’s no freeway riding and we try to avoid high-traffic roads wherever possible. The roads are curvy (some are downright twisty!) and the scenery is typical BC breathtaking. We ride the route at a comfortable “speed of traffic” pace. This is not a race, and there are no prizes for fast riding! It’s the perfect Sunday afternoon ride.

Where are the rest stops?

There are two rest stops along the route. They are about an hour apart, and have large lots where we can all park together. These are great times to talk bikes with other riders and meet new people. This is also a great time to catch up if you got lost or needed to make a detour. (Both have pit toilets.)

How long is the ride?

Ride For Doug is about 200km long. It takes three to four hours to ride (including a couple of rest stops). Come with a full tank of gas, and you shouldn’t need to fill up. There is a gas station along the route at about 150km in, in case you ride a VTR.

When is the BBQ?

The BBQ starts after the riders finish the route at 5:30pm, Sunday June 4, 2017. Things should be wrapped up shortly after 7pm.

Where does the ride start and end?

Ride For Doug starts in the South Langley Church lot at 20098 22 Ave, Langley, BC. Here is the Google Map location of the church.

When does the ride start?

Here are the important times for our next ride on Sunday June 4, 2017:

12:00pm: Rider sign-in starts

12:45pm: Rider briefing

1:00pm: The ride begins

5:30pm: BBQ

Please pre-register online to have your paperwork ready and waiting for you at sign in to speed things up for everyone.