OPENING CEREMONIES: SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012
Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino
17755 - 60th Avenue, Surrey BC V3S 1V3
GPS coordinates: N49° 6.7098', W122° 49.4009' Select here for directions.
IMPORTANT - Please note the track is gravel (limestone). We ask all participants to wear appropriate footwear to walk from the parking area to the check-in area.
BREAKFAST AND GEAR DROP-OFF - 5:30am 6:30am Gear drop-off and continental breakfast served. - 5:30am 6:30am Onsite check-in begins for those who have not checked in online. If you have not received your packet in the mail, please make sure to pick it up on Saturday morning. If planning to check in onsite, please arrive early to avoid missing Opening Ceremonies. Opening Ceremonies will begin promptly at 7:00am. - 6:30am All participants should be onsite. - 7:00am Opening Ceremonies begin.
While visitors are able to join you at Camp to celebrate your Saturday ride, we will not have food, beverages or other services for them so they must plan accordingly. Visitor parking onsite is limited. All visitors must leave camp by 9:00pm.
Your gear will be waiting for you at Camp. After collecting it, signage will lead you to your tent. In the morning, pack up your gear and leave your tent right where it is. A team of amazing volunteers will take the tents down. Bring your gear bag to the truck with a corresponding gear colour.
Join us for camp entertainment in the dining tent. Don’t forget to bring your ID. At 7:00 pm, our nightly news program will start and we’ll report on weather, the route, media coverage, and make special announcements regarding the event. We’ll also feature some of the special people from BC Cancer Foundation who will talk about the research and programs made possible by your donation dollars.
THE FINISH LINE
Invite family and friends to begin arriving around 10am to celebrate the thousands of Riders completing their epic, 2-day journey!
To avoid long lines on Day One of the event, all Riders should begin the Online Check-in process before arriving to The Ride. Here you can watch the safety video, enter emergency contact information and more from the comfort of your own home or office.
- In order to complete Online Check-in and receive your Ride Packet in the mail, you must raise the $2,500 minimum and complete Online Check-in by June 3, 2012. - If you reach the minimum after June 3, you may still check in online up until June 13 but your Ride packet will be available for pick-up onsite at Friday Night Drop-Off or on Saturday morning, on Day One. - If you have not raised the minimum by June 13, you will have to complete the check-in process onsite on Day One, June 16.
Once you have checked in online, please continue to fundraise as the money will continue to be credited to your account. Please remember: the more money we raise, the more lives we are able to save!
TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS
Border Crossing tips
All those with Enhance Driver Licenses will be treated the same as riders with NEXUS
Any non-Canadian or non-American riders should get checked/cleared ahead of time as not be held up during event.
CCB is participants code block. That code can be used by any participants to book rooms directly with the front desk 604.576.8862, online at www.hisurrey.com or through the central reservations team at 1-800-HOLIDAY
Secured overnight Bike Parking will be available on Friday, June 15, at Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino. Riders are encouraged to drop-off their bicycles between 2:00pm 7:00pm, to avoid the difficulty of arriving on Day One with both bike and luggage in tow.
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A free shuttle service will run from the Host Hotel to Opening Ceremonies on Saturday morning. Shuttle times for Opening Ceremonies will be assigned upon reservation of shuttle ticket. Please be advised that bike transport will NOT be available for those taking the Shuttle from the Host Hotels on Day One. Please take advantage of our Friday Bike Drop-Off. There will be no shuttle service back to the host hotel on Sunday.
Shuttle schedule from the Host Hotel to the Start Line
Hourly Parking For anyone parking the morning of the Ride. Vehicle must be removed by Saturday, June 16th at 9:00am
Overnight Parking For anyone participating in the Ride needing to park their vehicle over the weekend. Vehicle must be removed by Monday, June 18th at 12:00pm
Drop Off Parking For anyone dropping off a Rider. Vehicles must immediately depart the Ceremonies site.
Check out this preliminary course preview of your upcoming Ride! It will give you a whole new perspective on the adventure you're in for. Please note that this is a preview of the route and is subject to change as we work out final details.
So in the meantime, enjoy this virtual trip, continue with your training and fundraising and stay tuned for more details as we near your big weekend.
Encourage friends and family to bring out big, colourful signs, smiling faces and enthusiastic cheers to support the Riders on the route at the official 2012 Cheering Stations of The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. Download the complete list of all Cheering Stations locations.
- After Opening Ceremonies, thousands of Riders will embark on this epic 2-day ride - please get out on the route safely. Always ride predictably and in control. Ride in a straight line, and consciously try to avoid excessive weaving back and forth.
- Cooperate with Ride Officials at all times. Follow the instructions you are given as we will separate waves of Riders by a few minutes to help with flow.
- Be patient - Be patient with one another and remember it's a ride not a race.
- Sweep Assistance: If you are injured or unable to ride, use a “thumbs down” signal to stop a passing sweep vehicle. These vehicles are reserved for injured Riders and those unable to complete the day’s ride; they are not to be utilized as a taxi service. They will not go directly to Camp during the day. Sweep vehicles will take you to the next Pit Stop, where buses will take you to Camp. Only injured Riders will receive prompt medical attention and transport. If you are picked up early in the day, it may be hours before you are delivered to Camp. As it nears route closure time, sweep vehicles will pick up Riders who are still on the road.
- Medical Emergencies: With any emergency, dial 911, if possible. Then, immediately report any medical emergencies to Ride Staff or Crew at Pit Stops, on sweep vehicles, at Camp, or in the Concierge Tent, whichever is most accessible. If you’re on the route, after you call 911, contact the official Ride (800) number imprinted on your Rider wristband to alert the Ride dispatch. Sweep vehicles rove the route on the lookout for accidents. Again, use a “thumbs down” signal if you need help. Staff are equipped with a 2-way radio and a mobile phone. They will have comprehensive information on local hospitals, emergency facilities, police, fire, and other important emergency information. Doctors, emergency medical personnel and an ambulance will be available.
- Bike mechanics: During The Ride, while bike mechanics generously donate their time and labour, you are still responsible to pay for all parts used to repair your bike so be sure to have some cash with you on the event.
Each individual should be covered by their own insurance policy. Please speak with your insurance provider about your existing personal coverage for The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Should you need supplemental medical coverage while in the United States during The Ride, Pacific Blue Cross is offering Riders a 20% discount on their out-of-country travel insurance. This discount is applicable for your own travel or when traveling with your family, and is available for both single-trip and multiple-trip plans, purchased between now and June 30th, 2012. To purchase, visit http://www.pac.bluecross.ca/travel and use the promotion code: DFRN63. Alternatively, you can call (604) 419-2200 and mention the code for your discount.