Everything you need to know about the TraQCentral app

Everything you need to know about the TraQCentral App

The TraQCentral app allows our staff, as well as friends and family, to track you on your Ride Day experience. Download the app today and make sure to share with your team and network.

 

1.) Download the app from your smart phone

2.) starting the app

  • Click on the TraQCentral Icon.
  • If you have already created a TraQCentral Account, you will be taken to the Login page. Enter your email address & password. Click the Login button.
  • If you have never used TraQCentral, you must first create an account. Enter your email address, first name, last name, password & confirm password. Click the Sign Up button.
  • Choose Ride for Roswell from the list. Events are sorted by date and proximity.
  • If your event is not live yet, the system will register you for that event and display a countdown to the event start date/time.
  • If your event is live, click the Start Now button. Enter your phone number and bib # (optional). Choose your route from the list and click the GO! Button.
  • A location tracking permissions box will display. Choose “Allow all the time” so we can track your location while you are using TraQCentral today.  TraQCentral only tracks your location while in use.
  • Your current location and route will be shown.

3.) How to request assistance

  • From the Home Screen, click the Assistance box.
  • Choose your type of requested assistance (Mechanical, Minor Medical, Emergency, Exhaustion or Other). If an Emergency, please call 911 before submitting a request for assistance.
  • Enter any optional comments or details.
  • Click Send.
  • The Support Command Center will be immediately alerted. They usually respond with the expected ETA of Support Staff/Vehicle. You can view notifications by clicking on the Messages box or comments icon at the middle/bottom of the home screen.

4.) How to share progress with friends and family

  • Click the Menu icon in the Share Progress & Photos section of the home page/screen.
  • Click the Share icon.
  • Choose how you wish to share your progress (Text Message, social media, etc.)
  • Click Send. Your chosen contacts will receive a web link that will display your up-to-the minute location and allow them to send you shoutouts throughout the event.

Download it today to get started! If you have questions, please feel free to email us at rideforroswell@roswellpark.org or give us a call at 716-THE-RIDE (716-843-7433).

Annie lights the way as the 2021 torch lighter

Annie lights the way as the Ride for Roswell 2021 Torch lighter!

As a young wife and mother of three, Annie’s journey has not been easy.

“This club that I joined was not something I ever wanted to be a part of, but it’s not an invitation that you are welcome to decline, said Annie.

Once diagnosed, Annie rushed to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. In the beginning, she remembers experiencing a wide range of emotions. Fear, grief, confusion and anger all tried to get the best of her, but then, something clicked. Annie’s determination to fight took over.

“I was 40 when I was diagnosed with cancer. I turn 42 the week of the Ride, right before I finish up my last treatment cycle.”

What a week it will be.

Annie, her family, and friends will celebrate her birthday and the end of her cancer treatment at the 2021 Ride for Roswell. Better yet, she will be ringing in her victory as the Ride for Roswell torch lighter. Even though this is her first year participating in the Ride, Annie’s dedication is unwavering.

Annie with family

“It’s so incredibly important that we raise these critical funds so that there can be a cure one day. So, we don’t have to continue to live in a world where someone gets a diagnosis, and we don’t know what is going to happen,” Annie said.

Annie will never stop fighting for a cure. She recently lost a good friend, Diann, that she met at Roswell through chemo. Diann was diagnosed with breast cancer three times and had a profound impact on Annie – guiding her through her journey. Coming out of Diann’s funeral, Annie realized that being the torch lighter is bigger than she ever imagined. This is her opportunity to continue Diann’s legacy and help others on their cancer journey.

“I hope that I can help others that are going through a similar situation. I will be there like my friend has been there for me. For other young people that are going through this with their young families.”

Annie and her team, Need for Speed, have raised almost $15,000 towards this year’s Ride and their impact is not over.

Annie headshot

“I don’t want more people to be impacted by this while there is not a cure, and I don’t want to go to any more funerals of friends because of this terrible club that we’re all a part of.”

August 7 is a very big day for Annie. Not only will she be riding for the first time, but it marks the next phase of her life.  

“I was diagnosed when I was 40 and I will be closing out year 41 with finishing up treatment, starting off cancer free and being done!”

Eppie King

Featured Rider:

Eppie King

Why do you participate in the Ride?

I ride because a lot of my family and friends have cancer. I ride in memory of any of my family and friends.

Eppie King 2020 Sign
Eppie King team photo

What is your favorite part about Ride weekend?

Opening ceremony and riding with my team.

What have you been doing to raise funds for the Ride?

Reaching out to my coworkers, family members and friends; collecting bottles and cans.

Eppie King team photo

Monica Farnham

Featured Rider:

Monica Farnham

Why do you participate in the Ride?

In honor of myself, a SURVIVOR, and in memory of so many family and friends who lost their battle.

Monica Farham with victory bell
Monica Farnham at RFR

What is your favorite part about Ride weekend?

Riding in the Peloton.

What have you been doing to raise funds for the Ride?

Huge basket raffle, 50/50 splits, signed football raffle, lots of emails, and support from local businesses.

Monica Farham with partner

Connect with us!

Contact.

Office address.

Elm and Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263

Phone number.

716-THE-RIDE
(716-843-7433)

Proceeds directly benefit: