Postponement for May 29-30, 2020 FAQ
We will continue to receive guidance from government and health officials and will share any additional information as soon as it becomes available. Updates will also be posted to our website
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 from July 15th through August 31st.
If a rider is no longer able to participate in our 2020 Paceline Ride, in keeping with the intent of the event and its fundraising objectives, we are asking that registration fees be donated to the Georgia Cancer Center and riders will receive a receipt for tax credit. If you prefer a refund instead of the donation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 100% of all donations will be used to fund critical research at our Georgia Cancer Center.
Postponing the event until we know from health authorities that gathering in groups is safe is the first action being taken to promote safety. In addition to making hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes widely available throughout the event, Rest Stops and Finish Line celebrations, we are following CDC and WHO guidelines for protecting all riders, volunteers and other participants.
No changes to routes are planned. The Paceline team is working closely with Augusta University, the towns included on the route and finish lines, along with state and local police to ensure we have a fun and safe event.
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. 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.
Paceline's ride weekend is May 29-30th, 2020
- Friday, May 29th:
- Opening Ceremony at Augusta University – Summerville campus
- Opening Ceremony at Augusta University – Summerville campus
- Saturday, May 30th:
- Ride Begins for all routes at Augusta University – Summerville campus
- Ride Begins for all routes at Augusta University – Summerville campus
Yes. There is a minimum fundraising commitment for each route as follows:
- General 25 Mile Rider – rider commits to raise $300
- General 45 Mile Rider – rider commits to raise $500
- General 100 Mile Rider – rider commits to raise raise $600
- AU Students and Staff 25 Mile Rider - rider commits to raise $250
- AU Students and Staff 45 Mile Rider – rider commits to raise $250
- AU Students and Staff 100 Mile Rider – rider commits to raise raise $250
* Young adults are individuals who are 25 years old or younger at the time of registration
- Young Adult 25 Mile Rider - rider commits to raise $250
- Young Adult 45 Mile Rider – rider commits to raise $250
- Young Adult 100 Mile Rider – rider commits to raise raise $250
- The Registration Fee for all General Riders and AU Student and Staff Riders, regardless of route chosen, is $100. This increases to $130 after March 29, 2020.
- 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 20 or 45 miles. If you are riding 100 miles, you may consider a road bike, but one is not necessary.
Each Rider must pay a non-refundable registration fee that is not applied to his or her minimum fundraising commitment. The Registration Fee is charged to the Rider’s card upon registration. The Rider’s card information must remain on file in the event the Rider does not reach the fundraising minimum by the fundraising deadline. After the fundraising deadline, the Rider’s card will be charged for the remainder of the minimum fundraising commitment, if any. All Riders have until 11:59 PM on July 30th, 2020, to reach their minimum fundraising commitments.
You can cancel your participation as a Rider in Paceline, but registrations are nonrefundable, and you are still required to meet your fundraising minimum.
- 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.
Riders have until 11:59 PM on July 30th, 2020, to raise funds for Paceline 2020.
- 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 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. All routes will depart from Augusta University - Summerville campus in Augusta. 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.
- Detailed course maps are coming soon!
- Changes may be made to the course at any time, in the interest of rider safety.
The ride will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 30th from Augusta University – Summerville campus.
- Select a route that will challenge you both physically and in your fundraising efforts.
- As a rule of thumb, most anyone can ride 20 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 April 15, 2020, you are able to change your route distance and the corresponding minimum fundraising commitment. You can decrease or increase your route, but you can only increase your fundraising commitment. 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, and each rider must meet his/her own individual fundraising commitment for the route that is chosen. The fundraising commitment cannot be divided among the tandem bicycle riders.
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: 720 St. Sebastian Way, Suite 4 Lower Level, Augusta, GA 30901.
Please mail the check to 720 St. Sebastian Way, Suite 4 Lower Level, 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 minimum of $150.
Virtual riders have access to the same fundraising tools as Riders. These tools can be found in the toolkits section.
Yes, there is a $30.00 registration fee and a $150 minimum fundraising goal.
Please reach out to email@example.com for more information.
Virtual riders are welcome to attend the Opening Ceremony on Friday May 29th, 2020. They are also encouraged to support riders along the route and at finish celebrations.
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.