PaceDay 2020 - Rescheduled FAQs
PaceDay will take place on October 24, 2020. Rider bag and packet pick-up will take place on October 23, 2020 between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
We understand the postponement will prevent some Riders from participating. We encourage those Riders to opt for being a Virtual Rider and continue to support Paceline and the Georgia Cancer Center. Riders may change their routes or become Virtual Riders by September 24th. Please e-mail email@example.com if you would like to change your registration.
If a Rider is no longer able to participate in our 2020 Paceline Ride, they may opt to have registration applied to the 2021 ride. Or in keeping with the intent of the event and its fundraising objectives, registration fees may be donated to the Georgia Cancer Center. Riders choosing this option will receive a receipt for tax credit. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 100% of all donations will be used to fund critical research at our Georgia Cancer Center.
The knowledge and circumstances around COVID-19 are changing constantly and, as such, we are working closely with all venues, municipalities, medical professionals, and other authorities when determining what measures to take for each specific event. This is a continuously evolving situation and the information included in this document will be regularly updated as circumstances change. We will follow recommendations from the CDC, Georgia Department of Public Health, WHO, and other area healthcare leaders to provide a safe environment for our Riders, Volunteers and other participants.
There will be some changes to the routes. All 3 routes will finish in Thomson, GA. Detailed maps and route information to come:
- The 45/100 Mile Riders will start in Augusta, GA between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
- The 25 Mile Riders will start in Harlem, GA between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. All Riders will finish together in Thomson, GA.
We will not enforce fundraising minimums for 2020. Do we still need each Paceline Rider to raise as much for cancer research as she or he can? Yes, but you don’t need the stress of having to ask donors to support your ride if you believe they are unable to do so. For 2020, we simply ask that you raise what you can, support your own ride if you have the means, and let your conscience be your guide regarding your donor base.
For the health and safety concerns for our participants and volunteers, we will not be having an Opening Ceremony this year. Rather, we are moving the Opening Ceremony experience to the Thomson Finish Line with food, drinks, live music, and cancer fighting stories. The music and programming will be staggered throughout the day as Riders finish, creating a safer environment for physical distancing. Riders will receive admission wristbands for two guests in their packet, and we encourage Riders to invite their family and friends.
We will not enforce fundraising minimums for 2020. Below are the recommended fundraising goals and we simply ask that you raise what you can, support your own ride if you have the means, and let your conscience be your guide regarding your donor base. Below are the recommended fundraising goals for each route:
- General 25 Mile Rider – goal of $300
- General 45 Mile Rider – goal of $500
- General 100 Mile Rider – goal of $600
- AU Students and Staff 25 Mile Rider - goal of $250
- AU Students and Staff 45 Mile Rider – goal of $250
- AU Students and Staff 100 Mile Rider – goal of $250
* Young adults are individuals who are 25 years old or younger at the time of registration
- Young Adult 25 Mile Rider - goal of $250
- Young Adult 45 Mile Rider – goal of $250
- Young Adult 100 Mile Rider – goal of $250
- The Registration Fee for all General Riders and AU Student and Staff Riders, regardless of route chosen, is $100.
- For Young Adults, (Ages 14-25), the registration fee is $60.
- For Virtual Rider registration fee is $30.
Just about any bike will get you 25 or 45 miles. If you are riding 100 miles, you may consider a road bike, but one is not necessary.
For information about buying or renting a bike, please visit https://www.pacelineride.org/trainingandbikeresources/.
Each Rider must pay a non-refundable registration fee that is not applied to his or her fundraising. The Registration Fee is charged to the Rider’s card upon registration.
- Personalize your Rider profile, then direct your friends and family to your page and ask them to donate to your ride! We’ve come up with some fundraising tips to help you reach and hopefully exceed your fundraising goal.
- Yes, you are able to use Paceline’s logos for your personal fundraising efforts.
- Please send any final designs that use Paceline’s assets to email@example.com for approval before publication or production.
- Anyone who raises $3,000 by October 23, 2020 is a Pacesetter. Hundreds of these amazing riders are willing to go above and beyond for research. They "get it". We're in awe of them. Pacesetters receive a special gift and recognition during ride weekend.
The Paceline route encompasses everything that Georgia has to offer. The route options range from a nice and easy 25 mile ride, to an intermediate 45 mile distance to Thomson, to a 100 mile ride that circles outside of Thomson and finishes in downtown Thomson.
The 45/100 Mile Riders will start in Augusta, GA between 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. The 25 Mile Riders will start in Harlem, GA between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. All Riders will finish together in Thomson, GA.
Detailed routes and maps will soon be on the website.
- Detailed course maps to come!
- Changes may be made to the course at any time, in the interest of Rider safety.
- The 45/100 Mile Riders will start in Augusta, GA between 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
- The 25 Mile Riders will start in Harlem, GA between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
All Riders will finish together in Thomson, GA.
- Select a route that will challenge you both physically and in your fundraising efforts.
- As a rule of thumb, most anyone can ride 25 miles with some training. 45 mile riders should get a ride or two in each week. The 100 mile riders will require a commitment to endurance training.
Up to but no later than 11:59 p.m. on September 24, 2020, you are able to change your route distance. Please submit your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a rest stop every 12 to 20 miles for water, food, mechanical and medical attention. Support vehicles will also patrol the route to provide assistance, if necessary. You are not required to stop at the rest stops, but they are available for your needs.
Yes. Paceline Riders are to adhere to rules of the road. A safe ride is paramount to the Paceline experience.
Yes, you must be at least 14 years of age to ride in Paceline. Riders who are 14 and 15 years old may register to ride the 20 and 45 mile routes only. Riders who are 16 years and older may register for any of the routes. Parents or guardians will be required to execute the Rider agreement and waiver on behalf of the minor. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Yes, tandems are encouraged but each rider must register separately.
No, you may not ride with an infant or child attached to your bicycle or any other riding apparatus at any time during Paceline.
No. Your registration as a rider in Paceline is not transferable, even if you do not ride in Paceline for any reason, including illness or injury that may limit or preclude your participation. You are not permitted to grant another person the right to ride in Paceline in your place.
Click on the "Donate" button in the upper right-hand corner and search for the Rider or team you wish to donate to!
Please write the full name of the Rider you wish to donate to in the memo line and mail your check made payable to PACELINE at the address: PACELINE RIDE, 1010 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901.
Please mail the check to PACELINE RIDE, 1010 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901. Also, be sure that your Rider name is included in the memo line, so that we may appropriately apply the donation to your ride. If the donor makes the check out in your name, you will have to personally deposit or cash the check and then apply the amount to your rider profile.
The data we collect is necessary to create accurate donor records and provide appropriate tax acknowledgement information. The information is not used for solicitation purposes. If you have any questions about the information that is being collected, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like a tax acknowledgement receipt, it is always best to make a credit card or check donation. Paceline cannot issue tax acknowledgement receipts for cash donations that are not brought directly to the Paceline office by the actual donor. Please do not send cash through the mail. If you are a Rider who has received a cash donation, there are two options for applying the cash donation to your ride. In the first instance, you may keep the cash and make an online credit card donation to yourself for the same amount. Please note, however, that if you use this option, you will become the official donor, and you will receive a tax acknowledgement receipt at the email address that you provide. Please do not substitute the cash donor’s name or address for your own when you make the credit card donation on your card. Alternatively, you may bring the cash donation to our office. In this scenario, Paceline still cannot issue a tax acknowledgement receipt to the cash donor who is not present, but you can pick up a blank cash donation receipt that you can provide to your donor to fill out for his/her own record keeping. Please note, Paceline will not complete this receipt form for you as it must be completed by the donor.
All donations are 100% tax deductible in the United States, unless the donor received goods and/or services in exchange for all or a portion of his/her donation, such as through an auction or other fundraiser. For foreign donors, please refer to your local tax laws to determine if your donation to Paceline is tax deductible. All credit card donors will immediately receive a tax acknowledgement letter via email. All check donors will receive a mailed tax acknowledgement letter after the check is received by Paceline.
Virtual Rider FAQ
Virtual Riders are individuals who want to be part of the movement without riding a bike during ride weekend. You can choose to be a Virtual Rider instead of selecting a route during the registration process.
There is a $30 registration fee and a fundraising goal of $150.
Yes, there is a $30.00 registration fee and a $150 fundraising goal.
Virtual Riders have access to the same fundraising tools as Riders. These tools can be found in the "Fundraise" section on our website.
Please email email@example.com by September 24, 2020.
Virtual Riders are encouraged to support riders along the route and are allowed to attend our finish line celebration in Thomson, GA.
There is no fundraising requirement for volunteers but fundraising is certainly encouraged!
All shifts available for Paceline weekend will be listed on the website soon!
Paceline runs on volunteers! There are many opportunities to volunteer during the year. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will follow up with you regarding opportunities soon.
You must be at least 14 years old to volunteer. To register as a minor volunteer, please e-mail us at email@example.com. We will provide you with the minor volunteer waiver, which must be signed by a parent or guardian.
The minimum age for volunteering is 14 years old. If you would like to have your family join you at a rest stop or finish line, we encourage them to come and support Riders. Please arrange for another adult to monitor your children during your shift, so that you are able to focus on your volunteer responsibilities.
All Paceline volunteers will receive a T-shirt prior to their first shift. Please note that all volunteers will receive only one T-shirt. We suggest dressing in layers as needed. Please keep in mind that activities are outdoors and volunteers will likely be on their feet for a majority of their selected shift(s). Comfortable shoes are a must, along with sunscreen.
Volunteers are welcome to bring sunscreen, water bottles, and a small cooler or snacks, especially if you have any special dietary requirements.
A lead volunteer is responsible for all of the activities of their volunteer teams at their assigned locations and/or under their specific responsibilities. If you choose to be a lead volunteer, you must be willing to be available the entire time your teams’ activities occur. The times required will vary by responsibilities at various locations. In addition to being available during Paceline weekend, lead volunteers will also participate in pre-Paceline meetings, weekend activities and communicate event details to their volunteer team. If you are interested in being a lead volunteer please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Your lead volunteer for the volunteer activity you selected will contact you with information prior to Paceline weekend.
There are no specific requirements to be a photography volunteer. However, we do ask that you supply your own camera or additional equipment. As we get closer to the event, your lead volunteer will contact you with further details. All necessary information on how to upload the photos directly to the Paceline online account will be communicated to you.