Frequently asked questions

Let us point you in the right direction!

Signing up for Ride for Roswell is exciting, whether it’s your first Ride or your 29th. If you have questions about the experience, we’ve got you covered!

Registration

How do I register as a rider for Ride for Roswell?

Click the “register” button at the top of the website. You will fill out a short registration form and receive a confirmation email upon completion.

Is there a registration fee?

There is no registration fee for Ride for Roswell through Wednesday, June 19. A $30 registration fee goes into effect on Thursday, June 20.

How much does it cost to ride?

There is no cost to participate in the 2024 Ride for Roswell, however it is very important that all riders fundraise. The Ride raises critically important funds for cancer research and patient care and your fundraising helps give hope to those facing cancer. We offer tools to help and you can even earn rewards for your fundraising efforts.

Can children participate in the Ride?

Yes. Children ages 1+ can participate in the Ride. They must wear a helmet.

Children under 12 months of age may not ride on a bicycle in New York State.

Children ages 1 year to 17 years must ride with a family or team member aged 18 or older.

If a child is riding in a bike seat or a trailer they do not need to be registered for the Ride.

How do I ride with a team?

Start a team or join an existing one. You only need two people to form a team. There is no limit to the size! The more people you recruit, the more you will raise.

Click the “register” button at the top of the website. You will fill out a short registration form and receive a confirmation email upon completion.

There is no cost to participate in the 2024 Ride for Roswell, however it is very important that all riders fundraise. The Ride raises critically important funds for cancer research and patient care and your fundraising helps give hope to those facing cancer. We offer tools to help and you can even earn rewards for your fundraising efforts.

Yes. Children ages 1+ can participate in the Ride. They must wear a helmet.

Children under 12 months of age may not ride on a bicycle in New York State.

Children ages 1 year to 17 years must ride with a family or team member aged 18 or older.

Start a team or join an existing one. You only need two people to form a team. There is no limit to the size! The more people you recruit, the more you will raise.

Route Options

Ride for Roswell takes place on June 22, 2024, at the University at Buffalo’s North Campus.  There are nine routes to choose from, ranging from four to 100 miles.

Not available on Ride Day?

Ride Weekend

There are two main components to Ride Weekend, the Celebration of Hope and Ride Day. The Celebration of Hope is a Friday night kickoff program, and Ride Day is the main Saturday event.

Fundraising

Ride for Roswell is a fundraiser for Roswell Park, and we encourage each rider to gather donations for the cause. We offer a variety of tools to support your fundraising efforts and awesome rewards for each milestone.

What if I receive a donation by paper check?

If you receive a check you can mail it to the following address, but for easier, more convenient deposits, use your Ride for Roswell app on your smartphone.

Roswell Park Alliance Foundation
P.O. Box 644
Buffalo, NY 14240-9856

Please make sure that your name is included on the memo line in order to receive proper credit!

Download a Donation Sheet to keep track of your cash and check donations.

If you receive a check you can mail it to the following address, but for easier, more convenient deposits, use your Ride for Roswell app on your smartphone.

Roswell Park Alliance Foundation

P.O. Box 644

Buffalo, NY 14240-9856

Please make sure that your name is included on the memo line in order to receive proper credit!

Bikes

Are eBikes allowed during Ride for Roswell?

Class 1, pedal assist eBikes are allowed at Ride for Roswell. Participants using eBikes must still follow the rules of the road. eBikes should not be used as an adaptive aid to ride longer or faster than you would on a traditional bike.

Can I rent a bike?

Don’t have your own bike? No problem! Bike rentals will be available through Unlimited Biking.

Class 1, pedal assist eBikes are allowed at Ride for Roswell. Participants using eBikes must still follow the rules of the road. eBikes should not be used as an adaptive aid to ride longer or faster than you would on a traditional bike.

Rules for eBikes at Ride for Roswell.

Don’t have your own bike? No problem! Bike rentals will be available through Unlimited Biking.

Learn more.

Safety

At Ride for Roswell, safety is the top priority. Riders must wear helmets and obey the rules of the road, but that’s not all!

How do I get there?

Parking will be available at UB for Ride Day and Celebration of Hope. Maps for parking will be posted in June.

Volunteering

Want to get involved with Ride for Roswell?

Consider joining the adventure as a volunteer! Volunteers are encouraged to sign up in the cities that we ride through. Reach out to Ashley.Gracie@roswellpark.org with questions.

Consider joining the adventure as a volunteer! Volunteers are encouraged to sign up in the cities that we ride through. Reach out to Ashley.Gracie@roswellpark.org with questions.

Learn more about the Ride’s volunteer opportunities here.

Corporate/Sponsorship

Be a part of the 2024 Ride!

The first step to becoming a sponsor is contacting Ride for Roswell by phone at 716-THE-RIDE (716-843-7433) or e-mail at RideForRoswell@roswellpark.org.

The first step to becoming a sponsor is contacting Ride for Roswell by phone at 716-THE-RIDE (716-843-7433) or e-mail at RideForRoswell@roswellpark.org.

Details on partnering with Ride for Roswell.

Still have questions?

Our Ride for Roswell team is here to help! Contact a coordinator at RideForRoswell@roswellpark.org or 716-THE-RIDE (716-843-7433).