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October 4-6, 2019

Tour de Pink East 2019

October 04, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions


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General Information

Who can participate?
How do I register?
How much does it cost to register for the ride?
Can I use my old Tour de Pink log in to register for Tour de Pink?
If I registered for the YSC Summit, do I need to create a new account?
What day is the one-day ride?
Are meals provided?
Is transportation provided from the finish back to the start?
When do the buses leave the finish location on Sunday?
When do the buses leave from the finish for one-day riders?
Is there a fundraising minimum for individual riders?
What is the fundraising minimum for teams?
What expenses will there be for riders?
Where do three-day riders sleep?
Do I need to make my own accommodations for Thursday evening?
Who receives a cycling jersey?
Who benefits from the ride?
Where does the money go?
What is the refund policy?
What happens if I am unable to participate?
What should I bring?

Route Information

What if I have a mechanical problem on the road?
What type of bike can I ride at the event?
How many miles do we ride each day?
I’ve never ridden that far before. Can I do it?
What kind of support do riders receive on the road?
How far apart are the rest stops?
What happens if it rains?
If I drive myself in my own vehicle (owned or rented) to the starting point, can someone drive my car to the finish line so I have it when I arrive at the finish?


How much money do I have to raise?
What can I do if a check is made out to me personally?
Does my registration fee count toward my minimum fundraising amount?
To whom should checks be written?
Can I enter a check online?
How do I post an offline donation to my page?
Where should I send checks?
What is YSC’s tax information?
When making a donation why is there an option to cover the credit card processing fees?
Are donations tax-deductible and will donors receive a receipt?
Can my donors get tax receipts?
Is there a donation form on the website?
Can we submit donations in cash?
How long will it take for my checks to be added to my page?
What is the deadline for submitting donations?
How do I get donations matched by an employer?
Do matching gifts count toward my fundraising minimum?
How long will it take for my matching gifts to be officially credited to my account?
I’ve never raised money before. Can I do it?
What is my personal page URL?
How does someone find my personal fundraising page?
What happens if I can’t raise the minimum amount?
If I can’t ride, do my donors get their money back?
How can I communicate with my donors?
How can I send a thank you email to my donors?


How many people can be part of a team?
Can people donate to a team and have it split among team members?
How does team fundraising work?
Can my team wear its own shirts and/or jerseys for the ride?
What day(s) should teams wear their jerseys?
I registered as an individual rider but now want to form (or join) a team. What do I do?
How can I make one of my teammates a co-captain?
My employer would like to sponsor a team. What do I do?

Fundraising Incentives

Who is eligible to receive fundraising incentives?
What are the different incentive levels?


What downloadable materials are available?


The training is too easy. What can I do?
The training is too hard. What can I do?
I can’t fit in all of the training. What should I do?
Monday is a rest day, but Tuesday I can’t ride my bike. What do I do?
I am scared of the long rides!
I am so hungry on the bike. What do I do?
How hard should I ride?
I want to stop a lot on the longer rides. Is this okay?
I like riding my bike hard! Why are there so many easy and rest days?
I feel fine riding more days. Is that okay?
All of the training is by time, not miles. Why is that?
I got on my bike today and just felt horrible. Should I have pulled the plug and gone home?