RIDE YOUR WAYRegister for Ride Your Way today to join the amazing community of Reach the Beach riders Your Way! Your fundraising will support the mission of the American Lung Association. Now more than ever the American Lung Association needs your support! The Lung Association launched the COVID-19 Action Initiative, a comprehensive $25M initiative to end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory virus pandemics.
Create the Reach the Beach experience that is perfect for you. With Ride Your Way, ride in your favorite place, at the time that works best for you, at your selected distance and intensity. This is perfect for families who want to ride with children, adventurous cyclists who prefer to travel off the beaten path, and experienced road warriors because YOU select your route.
We encourage all our riders to track their training and/ or ride in our Reach the Beach Oregon Strava Club. With Strava, you can connect with fellow cyclists, compete for a spot on the weekly leaderboard, and track your progress. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Strava to stay connected with your community of fellow riders. Share photos of your route, post-training meals and show everyone your support for Reach the Beach!
Rider Your Way cyclists can earn their commemorative Reach the Beach Oregon t-shirt, finisher’s medal and commemorative bib! Simply complete the $150 fundraising minimum by October and your items will be available at packet pickup or mailed to you.
Get those miles in! Please remember to practice social distancing while spending time on your bike or participating in an activity of your choice and working towards achieving your mileage goal of 26, 56, 73, 100 miles or a distance of your choosing! Daily exercise is key to both lung health and mental health.
Ride Your Way FAQ
How do I register for Ride Your Way?
Go to the Reach the Beach Oregon Registration Page, select the applicable registration type, and then select ‘Ride Your Way’ as your participation type. After you register, join our Strava Club to track your training and connect with fellow riders. There is no registration fee to join us through Ride Your Way. If you are registered for the in-person ride and would like to switch to Ride Your Way, please contact Julia Baker at email@example.com and she can make the switch for you.
How will I receive my ride packet?
All participants who fundraised at least $150 will receive our t-shirt, bib, and finishers’ medal! We will host a packet pickup in Tigard in early May and all remaining packets will be mailed.
Is there a fundraising minimum for Ride Your Way?
There is a minimum fundraising requirement of $150 for each individual in order to earn commemorative items (t-shirt, bib and medal).
How many miles will I need to ride in order to participate in the Ride Your Way?
Ride Your Way cyclists are not required to complete specific mileage, but they are required to meet the fundraising minimum to receive their commemorative items. However, we encourage you to try to complete your distance goal as a way to stay active and keep your lungs in shape! Ride at home on your stationary bike, get some solo training rides in outdoors, or select another activity such as running, jogging, or hiking (while practicing safe social distancing). You can participate in Ride Your Way at your own pace and complete your activity by May 15th.
Do I need to complete my intended mileage in one ride?
The great thing about Ride Your Way is that it can be completed on your time, at the location of your choice, and it multiple sessions. Participate in the Reach the Beach Oregon by cycling to and from errands every day for a week, jog around your neighborhood, go for a hike with your family, ride your stationary bike at home or any other physical activity that gets you moving. Complete your activity in one trip or spread it out!
How can I track how many miles I ride?
In order to make this year’s event as interactive as possible, we’ve created a Reach the Beach - Oregon Strava Club! Strava is a free application you can download on your smart phone to track your miles as you cycle or run in support of the American Lung Association. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to track their mileage.
Can I still earn incentives for money raised beyond the fundraising minimum?
Yes, all incentive levels will be honored for Ride Your Way Cyclists . Reach your fundraising level and place your order by March 1st to guarantee your incentive in your preferred size by packet pickup. Once all the donations have been fully processed from the day of the event, all incentives will be mailed to participants who raised the appropriate amount of funds.
Now through May 15th we encourage you to participate in a physical activity of your choosing. Same mission, just a different way to support us.
Please join the community of participants supporting lung health! Help us find a cure for COVID-19 and other lung diseases that affect our community!
This is an ambitious undertaking, but with your help we can raise the funds to make this happen!