EVENT SCHEDULE
AND DETAILS

REMINDER: START TIME IS 7 A.M.

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS

Official Host Hotel:


Grey Eagle Resort and Casino
3777 Grey Eagle Dr
Calgary, AB T3E 3X8

Phone: 1-844-719-8347 or 403-719-8777
Web: You can now book online! Click here for the special rates.
Rate 1: $149 for a Standard Deluxe
Rate 2: $169 for a Premium King
Rate 3: $189 for a One Bedroom Suite
Deadline Date: July 4th, 2016

Additional Info: Individuals calling or emailing to make reservations must identify themselves as being a Participant in the Ride to Conquer Cancer

Shuttle Info

Friday Shuttles - August 5, 2016:

Edmonton Cross Cancer Institute
11560 University Avenue
(Parking Lot: Mewburn and Green Lot East Entrance into Cross Cancer. North and turn right after overflow parking lot)

Red Deer Westerner Park
4847A 19 St, Red Deer, AB T4R 2N7
(Parking lot in Southwest section directly North of gates)

Times: Busses leave Edmonton at 6:00 p.m. sharp. Busses arrive in Red Deer at approximately 7:30P p.m.


PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR PLACE DURING YOUR ONLINE CHECK IN.


Saturday Shuttles - August 6, 2016

Morning

Departure time: 5:30 a.m. from Grey Eagle Casino and will take you directly to Opening Ceremonies.

Please note: There is no bike transport from the host hotel to the Start Line Saturday morning.

Evening

Busses leave from in front of Pason Centennial Arena to Grey Eagle Resort every hour on the hour from 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.


Sunday Shuttles - August 7, 2016

Morning

Busses leave from in front of Grey Eagle Resort to Pason Centennial Arena at 6:00 a.m. sharp

Evening

Busses will leave at 4:30 p.m. to Red Deer and Edmonton.

If your bike is being transported to Edmonton please put it directly on a transport truck after finishing The Ride. Your bike will be handled safely by Teamsters 362.

-------

Bike And gear Drop-Off

Friday, August 5th, 2016



Canada Olympic Park
88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Calgary, AB T3B 5R5

2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Please take advantage of Friday Bike Drop off and Packet Pick-Up to make your Saturday morning a breeze!

Secured overnight bike parking along with Bike Tech service will be available.

Gear drop off will also be available; please be sure that you have everything from your Gear Bag that you need before dropping it off. You will not be able to access your Gear Bag until you retrieve it at Camp! i.e. your Personal I.D. card.

You can also choose to drop your Gear off at the Gear trucks located in the parking lots on Saturday morning.


Route Information

Please click here for the Day 1 route map!


Please click here for the Day 2 route map!



Friday Night

*** TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FRIDAY BIKE DROP OFF AND PACKET PICK-UP ***


Friday, August 5th, 2016 - 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Canada Olympic Park
88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Calgary, AB T3B 5R5

Please take advantage of Friday Bike Drop off and Packet Pick-Up to make your Saturday morning a breeze!

Secured overnight bike parking along with Bike Tech service will be available.

Gear drop off will also be available; please be sure that you have everything from your Gear Bag that you need before dropping it off. You will not be able to access your Gear Bag until you retrieve it at Camp! i.e. your Personal I.D. card.

You can also choose to drop your Gear off at the Gear trucks located in the parking lots on Saturday morning.



Saturday Opening Ceremony

*** WE HAVE A NEW NEW START TIME FOR 2016 - 7:00 a.m.***


Shuttles Departure Time: 5:30 a.m.

Grey Eagle Resort
3777 Grey Eagle Dr
Calgary, AB T3E 3X8

Please RSVP during Online Check In to secure your spot!

Further information will be provided as the event date approaches.

Location:

Canada Olympic Park
Address: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Calgary, AB T3B 5R5


5:30 a.m- Breakfast and Check-In Opens

6:30 a.m.- All Participants on-site.


Parking Info: Overnight parking available in the West Lot, please view parking map for details.




Camp Information

Pason Centennial Arena
204 Community Way, Okotoks, AB T1S 2N3

RCCA_CampMap_Interactive_AB

Camp and Parking Information

Parking info: Parking at Foothills Composite High School. Additional parking available in front of the Okotoks Centennial Arena as well as in the surrounding community area

Details: All parking is on a first come basis



Finish Line

Canada Olympic Park
88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Calgary, AB T3B 5R5

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Parking: Hourly & Overnight Parking available at Canada Olympic Park - See map for details

Details: Overnight parking and daily parking available. Parking attendant will direct you to the appropriate parking location



Safety & Rules

*** For your safety, please stay alert at all times! ***

  • Please note that the roads are not closed to traffic. Please stop at all Red or Amber Stop Lights and Stop Signs and proceed through the intersection when it is safe to do so. If an intersection is manned by a Police Officer, they are the only one with the authority to wave you through a Red Light or Stop Sign
  • Please remember to Ride SINGLE FILE at ALL TIMES
  • After Opening Ceremonies, thousands of Riders will embark on this epic 2-day ride - please get out on the route safely. Always ride predictably and in control. Ride in a straight line, and consciously try to avoid excessive weaving back and forth.
  • Cooperate with Ride Officials at all times.
  • Be patient
  • Sweep Assistance: If you are injured or unable to ride, use a “thumbs down” signal to stop a passing sweep vehicle. These vehicles are reserved for injured Riders and those unable to complete the day’s ride; they are not to be utilized as a taxi service. They will not go directly to Camp during the day. Sweep vehicles will take you to the next Pit Stop, where buses will take you to Camp. Only injured Riders will receive prompt medical attention and transport. If you are picked up early in the day, it may be hours before you are delivered to Camp. As it nears route closure time, sweep vehicles will pick up Riders who are still on the road.
  • Medical Emergencies: With any emergency, dial 911, if possible. Then, immediately report any medical emergencies to Ride Staff or Crew at Pit Stops, on sweep vehicles, at Camp, or in the Concierge Tent, whichever is most accessible. If you’re on the route, after you call 911, contact the official Ride (800) number imprinted on your Rider wristband to alert the Ride dispatch. Sweep vehicles rove the route on the lookout for accidents. Again, use a “thumbs down” signal if you need help. Staff are equipped with a 2-way radio and a mobile phone. They will have comprehensive information on local hospitals, emergency facilities, police, fire, and other important emergency information. Doctors, emergency medical personnel and an ambulance will be available.
  • Bike mechanics: During The Ride, while bike mechanics generously donate their time and labour, you are still responsible to pay for all parts used to repair your bike so be sure to have some cash with you on the event.

We encourage experienced Riders to join our Rider Safety Team click below for more information.

Rider Safety Team

What to Pack

Don't know what to pack for The Ride? Download our suggested list of equipment, clothing and first-aid items you may want to bring.

What to Pack:

General Crew Info

Here’s to the Crew!!! Crew are 2 day dedicated volunteers who help bring The Ride to Conquer Cancer to fruition! The Ride thanks you in advance for your dedication and support of this amazing event and we cannot wait to see you on the best weekend of the year!! Please find all details pertaining to the Crew only below.

We are still looking for crew for a number of roles! If you have any friends or family interested in getting involved please get them to contact Crew Coach, Kathryn Coulter at kcoulter@conquercancer.ca or 1-888-624-2453.

Event Venue Locations

Start Line: Canada Olympic Park
88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary, AB T3B 5R5

Host Hotel

Grey Eagle Resort and Casino
3777 Grey Eagle Dr
Calgary, AB T3E 3X8

All Crew And Team Captains Meeting Information

The All Crew Meeting is your opportunity to receive important event weekend information, meet your Team Captain, fellow Crew Members if you haven’t already, get excited for the weekend and get your Crew Kit. Your Crew Kit will include your t-shirt along with your wristband that gives you access to meals, and two free drinks!!

**We strongly encourage Crew Members to attend the All Crew Meeting; however if you cannot attend please notify your Crew Coach so they can provide important documents and information for event weekend**

All Crew Meeting: Friday, August 5, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Team Captains Meeting: Friday, August 5, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Location: Markin MacPhail Centre - Canada Olympic Park, 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary, AB T3B 5R5

Important Event Weekend Dates and Times

Saturday, August 6, 2016

5:00 a.m.
Gear drop-off and continental breakfast served at the main site
5:15 a.m.
Buses start to load depending on your scheduled bus time - Click here to see the Bus Schedule (Coming Soon).
5:45 p.m.
Crew Appreciation Saturday evening at Camp! Check in with your Captains for more details.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

5:00 a.m.
Wake up and have breakfast.

5:45 a.m.
Buses start to load depending on your scheduled bus time - Click here to see the Bus Schedule (Coming Soon).

Safety

*** For your safety, please stay alert at all times! ***

  • Medical Emergencies: With any emergency, dial 911. Then, immediately report any medical emergencies to Dispatch - or Ride Staff or Crew at Pit Stops, on sweep vehicles, at Camp, or in the Concierge Tent, whichever is most accessible. If you’re on the route, after you call 911, contact the official Ride (800) number imprinted on your Rider wristband to alert the Ride dispatch. Sweep vehicles rove the route on the lookout for accidents. Again, use a “thumbs down” signal if you need help. Staff is equipped with a 2-way radio and a mobile phone. They will have comprehensive information on local hospitals, emergency facilities, police, fire, and other important emergency information. Doctors, emergency medical personnel and an ambulance will be available.
  • Sweep Assistance: If you see a rider that is injured or unable to ride, they will make a “thumbs down” signal to stop a passing sweep vehicle. These vehicles are reserved for injured Riders and those unable to complete the day’s ride; they are not to be utilized as a taxi service. They will not go directly to Camp during the day. Sweep vehicles will take Riders to the next Pit Stop on route, where buses will take them to Camp. Only injured Riders will receive prompt medical attention and transport. If a Rider is picked up early in the day, it may be hours before they are delivered to Camp by bus due to availability. As it nears the route closure time, sweep vehicles will pick up Riders who are still on the road.
  • Practice safety to yourself and others on your team. Stay hydrated, make sure to eat throughout the day and protect yourself from the weather. Ensure to wear a hat if sunny and wear layers if it’s cold. Bring Rain Gear for the event weekend. The weather can shift quickly so please have a bag with you at all times with gear in it that you may require throughout the entire day to remain safe and comfortable. These events run rain or shine so you want to be prepared.
  • If you see any unsafe behavior from fellow Crew Members or Riders, please do not hesitate to remind everyone to be safe and take care of one another. If you require assistance from your Team Captain or Staff member, please do not hesitate contact them. Safety is our first priority!
  • If you are driving a crew vehicle, please stay focused on the Road at all times. No headphones and only hands free phone systems must be used while driving.
  • All Crew must follow the rules of the roads, as the Ride does not receive any special privileges from local authorities.
  • In a situation of poor weather or emergency please remain calm and follow the direction from staff or local authorities. It is our job to remain calm and ensure the Riders remain safe at all times.
  • Remain in contact with Dispatch and answer their calls throughout the entire day. The Dispatch team needs to know you and your team is safe and has everything you need.
  • Smile and remember to have fun!

What To Pack

Don't know what to pack for The Ride? Download our suggested list of equipment, clothing and first-aid items you may want to bring.

What to Pack:



Additional Information

Direction to sites: From Calgary, head west on highway 1 and turn left onto Canada Olympic Drive

Crew and Volunteer Positions Available:Still looking for great Crew and Volunteer Members! Contact Kathryn Coulter at the office 1.888.624.2453, on her direct line: 403.775.4676 or via email at kcoulter@conquercancer.ca to sign up!