What is the Ride Against Dementia™?
Ride Against Dementia (RAD) is a cycling challenge to bike 100 or more miles throughout May 2023.
The challenge (#1) helps raise awareness for Dementia and (#2) enables those who wish to raise money to fund our mission.
Tell me more about the Dementia Society of America.
We're a national volunteer-driven 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Please visit our home page, learn about our mission, and explore our site.
Is this challenge only on Facebook?
Yes. Still, that doesn't mean you can't share your pix and participation on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, or other social media platforms. The registration, mile tracking, Messenger communications, and leaderboards are handled on Facebook.
To create a fundraiser and join the challenge group now, click here.
Are you looking to order 2023 RAD Challenge T-Shirts?
Please click here.
Someone wants to donate to a RAD fundraiser but isn't on Facebook?
Send the person to our donate page, www.dementiasociety.org/donate, and instruct them to enter the name of your fundraiser, most likely, your name, in the "In Honor of" field. They can also donate by check; click here.
Someone wants to modify, get a refund, or adjust recurring donations made through Facebook payments?
Please go here to find the link to Facebook payments help. Facebook is the ONLY entity that can make any changes. Nonprofits do not have that ability.
What hashtag should I use?
#RideAgainstDementia and/or #RAD
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, and crawl (we don't recommend 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 leaderboard.
When will miles start to be counted?
Your RAD miles will start to be tabulated on the 1st of May, 2023. 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 RAD fundraiser and invite others to join you now. Please follow the instructions provided on the Facebook group page, or click here to directly access the fundraising set up page.
Why 100 miles?
Some would say, "What?! OMG, 100 miles? That's a long way!" Well, you can accomplish the goal over an entire month.
Can I use Strava, Garmin, Fitbit, or another wearable to synch miles?
We're sorry, but we're unable 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!