Set the Pace to End Cancer.
Paceline is a casual, fun bike ride, and there is a place for everyone to be involved. Through a celebratory weekend of cycling, food, and entertainment, Ride Weekend brings the Paceline community together to celebrate the year-long efforts to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. 100% of all fundraising supports innovative cancer research at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University.
With 3 different route options, Paceline presents an enjoyable and achievable challenge for beginner cyclists all the way to advanced cyclists. The only competition that exists in Paceline is to see who fundraises the most, so we invite you to join the movement, join the community, because together, we can cure cancer faster.
Registration fees and fundraising requirements for PaceDay 2021 are below:
- The Registration Fee for all general Riders, regardless of route chosen, is $100. Below are the fundraising minimums for each route:
- General 25 Mile Rider – goal of $300
- General 50 Mile Rider – goal of $400
- General 100 Mile Rider – goal of $400
- For Young Adults (Ages 14-25), the registration fee is $60. For Young Adults, regardless of route chosen, the fundraising minimum is $250.
The 25 Mile Ride may seem intimidating to people who are not cyclists, but Paceline's 25 Mile Ride is designed for exactly those folks! The 25 Mile Ride is perfect for the beginner rider, with little climbing, support vehicles and rest stops.
The 50 Mile Ride is recommended for moderately experienced riders. This route is perfect for the intermediate rider with moderate climbing, SAG vehicle support, and rest stops.
The 100 Mile Ride is recommended for experienced riders. There is relatively moderate climbing, SAG vehicle support, and rest stops along the route.
Stats and maps for routes available here!
What Kind of Bike Do I Need for the 25 Mile Ride?
Naturally, you will need a bike to participate in Paceline, but it doesn't have to be an expensive road bike. It’s more important to have a comfortable and safe, working bike for the 25-mile route, so any hybrid, comfort, mountain or road bike will get the job done. Riders are less likely to have mechanical issues for the shorter distances, but having a tune-up ahead of the event is highly recommended. Many Riders also overlook having a bike that is set up well for their body, so we recommend stopping by a local bike shop to ensure it’s fitted to you correctly. For the 25 Mile Ride, Riders should expect to be riding anywhere from 1-3 hours depending on skill level. Again, this is not a race and all Riders are equally winners, so take your time and enjoy the experience.
What Kind of Bike Do I Need for the 50 Mile Ride?
As your duration and distance get longer, you will be more concerned with your equipment’s performance and your own comfort. You don’t need a pro-level bike to enjoy your ride; however, a road bike will be lighter weight and more efficient than a hybrid or comfort bike for linger distances. That being said, any type of bike is permitted for the 50 Mile Ride. You should expect to be riding for 3-4 hours depending on skill level and time spent at our awesome rest stops. For the 50 Mile Ride, you may also want to consider clothing like cycling shorts and gloves to be comfortable throughout the ride.
What Kind of Bike Do I Need for the 100 Mile Ride?
Investing in a road bike may be worth your while for this distance. A higher end bike is typically lighter in weight and will help complete this distance. You definitely will want to train ahead of time to be able to comfortably complete this distance. Otherwise, you will be sore, uncomfortable and won’t enjoy your Paceline ride! Also, the longer you are riding, the more likely the weather will change throughout your trip. Rain and cooler temperatures can make riding more challenging so we recommend being prepared for anything!