What is the Ride Against Dementia™?
Simply put, it's a challenge to bike 100 or more miles throughout April. The challenge also, (#1) helps raise awareness for Dementia, and (#2) enables those who wish to fundraise on our behalf.
Tell me more about the Dementia Society of America?
We're a national volunteer-driven 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Please visit our home page here, learn about our mission, and explore our entire site.
Is this challenge only on Facebook?
Yes. That doesn't mean you can't share your pix and participation to Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, or other social media platforms. Still, the registration, mile tracking, Messenger communications, and leader boards are all handled on Facebook.
You may wish to use this shortened link (https://bit.ly/3ccEiVV) to share/post elsewhere.
What hashtags should I use?
#RideAgainstDementia #DSARAD #DementiaAwareness
Must I donate to participate or ask others to do so?
We'd love it if you did, but no one is required to donate.
Must I pay a registration fee?
There's no registration fee.
Must I only ride a bicycle?
You may ride or drive practically anything else, e.g., stationary bike, rowing machine, etc. You can also walk, run, roll, crawl (well, we don't suggest crawling), but you get the idea - if something other than a bike makes more sense for you, do it. Please log your miles traveled through Facebook Messenger after every portion of your journey to be counted on the leader board.
When will miles start to be counted?
Your miles will start to be tabulated on the 1st of April. Once you're a part of the group, follow the instructions to access the "Menu" through Messenger to log miles.
When can I start my fundraising?
You may start a fundraiser and invite others to join you now. Please follow the instructions provided on the group home page to set one up.
Why 100 miles?
Some would say, "What?! OMG, 100 miles? That's a long way!" Well, you can accomplish the goal over the course of an entire month.
Can I use Strava, Garmin, Fitbit, or another wearable to synch miles?
We're sorry, but we're not able to connect electronic devices at this time.
Why only 100 miles; can I set a higher goal?
If 100 miles is your typical Saturday morning... LEVEL UP! Become a Top Gear Participant, and create what's uniquely challenging for YOU!
If you respond to one of our Facebook ads by clicking here, we ask that you please provide a few key bits of information in order to join our private group:
First Name, Last Name, Email Address, etc.
Then, after you join the private group, you will find the instructions to register in Messenger and create your fundraiser. Here's what it looks like on the group page:
Welcome to the Ride Against Dementia Facebook Group
Get ready to fundraise and SMASH your goal in April by following these three simple steps:
You'll be provided a link to register in Messenger. There, you'll log your miles.
You'll also be provided a link to create your Facebook fundraiser.
Be sure to change your fundraiser end date to May 7, 2021.
Finally, comment 'DONE' so we know you're ready.
Thank you so much for taking on this challenge. In addition to the awareness aspects of this challenge, money raised will help enhance the quality of life for those living with Dementia, along with caregivers and the community
LET'S GET MOVING!
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