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How to Prepare for Ride Weekend 2022.

Ready to Ride for Roswell and make a difference? Here’s what you can do to have a successful experience at this year’s event.

Before Ride Weekend.

Download the TraQ Central app from the App Store or Google Play. From there, set up an account so loved ones can send you shout-outs and follow your progress on Ride Day! This will also allow us to help you out in the event of an emergency.
Give your bike an A-B-C check by inspecting your air pressure, brakes and chain.
Review all the details on our Safety page to make sure you are ready to ride!

Pack tailgate supplies if you’re bringing your own team tent or using one of ours.

Visit Check-In on Thursday or Friday to receive your bib, claim your fundraising rewards and buy Ride Day gear.
Information booth at RFR

Just before you ride.

Stay home if you are at an increased risk or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

Check the weather and make sure you’re dressed appropriately. The Ride happens rain or shine.

Double check to make sure you packed everything — helmet, bike, bib, water bottle, sunscreen, cellphone in case of an emergency and anything else you might need.

Write your name on the front of your bib and make sure to note any special needs on the back of your rider bib.

Log in to your TraQ app, select your event and stay logged in throughout your ride. This will allow you to receive any event-related alerts, engage with your loved ones and request assistance when you need it. (Even if you forget to log in, make sure you use the app for help!)

Stop by one of our bike shop sponsors for any last-minute bike tweaks.

Visit the breakfast tent for a treat before you ride!

Youth participant at ride for roswell

During the Ride.

Wear your helmet. It’s required.

No headphones. Keep ears free to listen for directions from riding marshals, other riders and alerts from vehicles.

Be mindful of your place and space on the road.

Share the road — no more than two people in a lane.

Ride on the right; pass on the left.

Call out when you are passing so that others are aware of you.

Stay hydrated! Drink before you are thirsty.

There are restrooms, water and snacks at each rest stop. Take advantage of the opportunity to fuel up.

If you need assistance, use your TraQ app, call 716-THE-RIDE (716-843-7433), ask the volunteers at a rest stop or flag down a Ride marshal.

If there is an accident or emergency, call 911.

If you see something, say something. Call the Ride Line with any concerns at 716-THE-RIDE (716-843-7433).

Safety volunteers pose for photo at RFR
2 RFR riders smiling on the road

After the Ride.

Now’s the time for even more fun! Enjoy the finish line festivities and entertainment with your team.

Whether you brought your own team tent, rented one of ours or reserved a tailgate spot, this is your opportunity to kick back, relax and take in all the good you accomplished with your team.

There are a ton of opportunities for team pictures and selfies on Ride Day. Make sure you stop by the impact area afterward to get your snapshots in!

Enjoy lunch on us courtesy of Tops Friendly Markets at a team tent, a general seating area or in our open-air picnic area.

Share why you participated in the Ride for Roswell in our Why I Ride area. Fill out a tribute card or pin a ribbon to our Why I Ride wheels installation with an an inspiring message on it.

Take advantage of all vendors! Visit the Expo tent, grab some ice cream at the Perry’s tent, check out Balloon Masters and much, much more.

Don’t forget to thank your donors and share on social how well you did!

We look forward to seeing you on June 25! Thank you for riding!

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