Why A Bike Ride?
It’s simple really: for the physical challenge. Many charities fundraise through walks or 5ks, which are simpler physical acts to stand for the fundraising efforts. Paceline strategically selected the route distances for the bike ride to offer a variety of physically challenging routes for people of all levels. The routes are 20 miles, 45 miles, and 100 miles.
The 20 mile route is designed specifically for beginner cyclists. If you are a casual cyclist who occasionally rides with your family on weekends, we designed this route for you. Will it be easy? Not exactly, but we want the challenge because we know battling cancer is far more challenging. The component of riding a bike presents the opportunity for you to not only commit financially through fundraising, but also commit physically.
We know that not everyone is ready to ride a bike, and that is okay! There is a place for everyone in Paceline. If you’re not interested in being a rider, you can be a Virtual Rider or Volunteer and play a vital role in this effort to eradicate cancer.
The bike ride serves as the cathartic culmination of the fundraising efforts that occur during the year, and the purpose of Paceline is not just for the bike ride. The purpose for Paceline and the bike ride is to raise funds for life-saving cancer research at the Georgia Cancer Center. Your involvement is critical in this effort, whether you choose to be a Rider, Virtual Rider, or Volunteer.