FUNDRAISING + DONATIONS
What if I can't raise donations?
How do I find a rider online?
I've never raised money before, what should I do?
Questions about donations (cash/checks sent to me)
How are fundraising incentive prizes processed and awarded?
Who is the American Lung Association?
How many people are affected by lung disease?
How does American Lung Association utilize the contributions?
How can I learn more about the Lung Association and its programs?
Is my information secure?
DO I HAVE TO CARRY MY OWN SUPPLIES?
We recommend you bring two water bottles and any food you need to meet special dietary needs and preferences. In addition, you should bring anything else you need to be comfortable to ride. We can transport a well-sealed bag from each start location to the finish. You will need to label your bag with your name, start location, and bib number. We'll have it for you at the Rider Services tent at the finish line. This is a good service to utilize if you'd like to have a change of clothes for the finish line.
ARE THERE SHOWERS AT THE FINISH LINE?
There are coin-operated showers at the finish line (bring quarters) behind the Cape Kiwanda Inn, directly across the street from the Pelican Pub.
There is no need to carry a food with you unless you have special dietary needs. You will have full access to healthy, delicious food all along the ride as all start locations and rest stops are fully stocked with continental breakfast, healthy snacks, or a full lunch. When you arrive at the finish, there will be a gourmet dinner with a variety of options. We provide vegetarian options. If you do have other special dietary needs, please bring what you need to ensure a comfortable, healthy ride; we cannot guarantee we will have the specific food items you require.
BUS DEPARTURE INFORMATION
Purchase bus tickets in advance through the Reach the Beach - Oregon Store >>. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THERE WILL BE SPACE ON THE BUS IF YOU DO NOT PURCHASE A TICKET IN ADVANCE.
You can pick up your pre-purchased ticket at the finish line. Go to the Bus Ticket tent next to Riders Services.
Buses leave from behind the Cape Kiwanda Inn, which is located directly across the street from the finish line. Signage will point you where to go. Space allowing, tickets will be available for sale at the finish.
Bikes are gently packed into a truck that follows the bus. YOU are responsible for making sure you put your bike on the correct truck.
START LINE PARKING: We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE carpooling to all start locations. Parking is available on-site but you must adhere to any no parking signs.
FINISH LINE PARKING: There is no parking at the finish line. All vehicles will park in an off site lot 1/4 mile away at Bob Straub Park (just after the bridge, turn left). Traffic managers and signage will direct you where to go. Bus shuttles run approximately every 15 minutes between the two locations.
RIDE LIMITED TO 3,000 PARTICIPANTS
Reach the Beach - Oregon sells out at 3,000 riders. We encourage you to register early to ensure your spot. Our number one goal is to maintain a safe, top quality and thoroughly enjoyable event for our riders. In order to maintain excellence for all, we must respect the capacity limits of our course support, the streets we are riding on and the finish line community.
Once we reach capacity, registration will close and we will not accept registrations the day of the event.
HOW DO I REGISTER ONLINE?
Click the Register link on the top of this webpage. You may also register with a paper form, but there is a deadline for mail-in forms.
I DIDN'T GET A RECEIPT, AM I REGISTERED?
The three biggest reasons for not receiving a confirmation receipt are:
You may contact us and request that we resend you a confirmation receipt in your email. If you do not have email, you can call (206) 512-3283 and request your confirmation receipt be sent to you at your mailing address.
KIDS ON THE RIDE
Children are allowed to ride, either on their own bikes or being pulled by a trailer. Children riding their own bicycles can register any time online as a standard rider for the full registration price. They can also register at Packet Pickup, space allowing. Children being pulled by a trailer may register for $30 at Pre-Ride Check In or at the start line. For this price the child will receive a bib number and a meal ticket. Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult who is also riding.
CAN I CHANGE MY START LOCATION?
Yes, you can change your start location. If you change your mind before May 5th, you can email us at RTB@Lung.org with your new start location.
If you change your mind after May 5th, just show up the day of the ride at your new start location. Please note, that if you don't have your bib yet, you will be required to go to New Rider Registration and fill out additional paperwork (no charge) when you arrive in order to get your bib.
WHAT IS MY Reach the Beach - Oregon PASSWORD FOR?
When you register for Reach the Beach - Oregon, a personal web page is created for you so that friends and family can make a donation directly to your account. The password you create when registering will allow you to view your progress and make changes to this personal page. To view your page or make changes, enter your username and password in the login box on the top left corner of each web page and then click on the Rider Center link.
HOW DO I PERSONALIZE MY WEB PAGE?
You may personalize your page by logging in to your Rider Center and clicking on Personal Page. Your page may be personalized by adding a photo to replace the one that is there and/or by adding/changing the text. To change the picture simply click on the "Select" link to choose a picture from our graphics library or click on the "Upload" link to upload a photo (in jpg format and less than 150 Kb) from your hard drive. To change the text, just type in the text boxes provided. You may use HTML formatting coding in the text boxes if you know it. For tips on how to navigate and edit your fundraising site, look for the "Help Me Get Started" message when you first log into your site.
WHY DO I NEED MY OWN Reach the Beach - Oregon WEB PAGE?
Your web page will:
When you send an email to friends asking for a donation, all they have to do is click on the link you send them. This will direct them to your personal web page. From there, they will just need to fill in the amount they want to donate, along with any required information that is needed to process their gift. They will also receive a receipt emailed to them once the gift has been processed.
I FORGOT MY USERNAME AND/OR PASSWORD
Go to the home page and click on the Already Registered button on the top of the home page , now click on the Forgot Username? link. An email message with the information will be sent to you.
HOW DO I GET DIRECTLY TO MY PERSONAL PAGE?
Click the Find A Participant button on the top of the home page and search for your name, when you click on your name you will be sent to your personal web page. This link is also automatically included in any emails that are sent from your personal page to others after you have logged in to the website. You can also copy and paste the link into any other form of email.
WHAT IF I CAN'T RAISE DONATIONS?
You can! Even if it is your first time, asking friends, family and coworkers for contributions toward your ride is fun and easy. We've got online fundraising tools that will guide you through the process and make it easy to send out enticing email messages. If you are able to get just a few people to give $20-$30, you'll be well on your way. We encourage donors to give at a level that is comfortable for them, while keeping in mind all the life-changing programs that will result from their contribution. You may also make the donation yourself. The full fundraising amount is required by the day of the ride. No exceptions.
HOW DO I FIND A RIDER ONLINE?
Click the Find A Participant button on the top of the home page. You must type in the first name or last name of the rider exactly how it is spelled. It is not case sensitive. If you have a problem locating a rider that you are sure has registered, please contact us at RTB@Lung.org.
I'VE NEVER RAISED MONEY BEFORE, WHAT DO I DO?
The average rider raises $538 - even those who have never done any fundraising before! The American Lung Association has sample letters from successful riders' fundraising campaigns for you to modify to fit your needs. You will also be able to find sponsor sheets, tips and other suggestions online. View our fundraising tips on the Fundraising Page for great suggestions on how to raise more money than you ever thought possible – and get a sweet prize while you’re at it!
DONATIONS (CASH/CHECKS SENT TO ME)
Cash or checks sent to you can be turned in to the American Lung Association three different ways:
All cash and checks must be turned in with a Donation Collection Form . You can download this form by clicking on the Fundraising link in the left sidebar and clicking on the link for the form under Fundraising Details. Please fill this form out and turn it in with your cash and checks. If you mail your donations in, they will show up on your personal fundraising page as soon as they are processed.
If you received cash donations, you can write a personal check to the American Lung Association and deposit the cash, just be sure to write “Cash Donations” in the memo line on the check and add a note stating who it is from and their address if you want them to receive a receipt.
HOW ARE FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES PROCESSED AND AWARDED?
Fundraising incentive prizes are fulfilled around the end of June. Once all the donations have been fully processed from the day of the event, prizes will be mailed in the form of coupons to be redeemed through the specific retailer of the prize to all participants who raised the appropriate amount of funds.
Prize shipment and fulfillment can take over a month. All fundraisers who have raised funds to the levels to earn incentive prizes will be sent their coupons to redeem their prize. The fundraising incentive prizes are not cumulative.
WHO IS THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION?
The American Lung Association is the oldest voluntary health agency in the nation. We began a century ago working for cures for tuberculosis. Today we are dedicated to preventing and curing lung disease and promoting lung health through research, advocacy and statewide services for those with asthma and other lung disease.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED BY LUNG DISEASE?
More than 30 million Americans suffer from chronic lung disease, of which an estimated 380,000 live within our state. Asthma alone affects 74,000 children in our state and it affects more children than any other chronic disease. Every day in this country, 11 people die from severe asthma attacks. Few know that lung cancer is the most common cancer related death; taking more lives than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. But we don't just help people with lung disease. The American Lung Association helps everyone who breathes. We are truly Fighting for Air.
HOW DOES THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION UTILIZE THE CONTRIBUTIONS?
Your support helps in the Fight for Air. With lung disease on the rise, we are fighting for research today that will find a cure for tomorrow. We are fighting for those who can't quit smoking and those who shouldn't start. We are fighting for lungs that burn from exercise rather than from air pollution. We are fighting for asthma education so that children stop dying from asthma attacks. We are fighting for laws that improve air quality both inside and out. And we won't breathe easy until we win the fight.
HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION AND ITS PROGRAMS?
Visit the American Lung Association website or call (503) 924-4094 or toll free in Oregon (800) 856-4872 . We'd be more than happy to send you information on our programs.
IS MY PERSONAL INFORMATION SECURE?
Yes. Convio is the platform we are using for registration and they have made every effort to protect your information. They use industry-standard SSL encryption systems to make sure that your credit card information, passwords, and personal information travel securely over the Internet. Convio has also installed an encryption engine on our database server so that your data is securely stored.