Rider FAQ's

Frequently asked questions

What is the Healing Cycle Ride?


The Healing Cycle ride is an opportunity for Hospices and those that support them come together and raise money by cycling, walking or running 10km, 25km, 50km, or 100km routes. Hospice palliative teams are eligible to 85% of the funds raised to be directed to their organization. The other 15% will be used to cover administrative costs. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Ride is going virtual, and as such, we have declared September to be Healing Cycle Month! Instead of doing one ride on a specific day, all participants are invited to complete a set distance over the course of the month of September, individually or with their friends and colleagues.




What is our ongoing goal?


Our aim is to support hospice palliative care programs that compassionately uphold the quality of end-of-life care and foster the vision that palliative individuals can live every day to the fullest with dignity, meaning and hope.




How much has the Healing Cycle contributed over the last 14 years?


The Healing Cycle has raised over $2.8 Million for 80+ hospices, palliative care units and similar health care organizations. Through the outreach initiatives of our Foundation, we support accessibility of hospice palliative care services with the hope that one day it will be made available to all Canadians travelling the end-of-life journey.




How do I register for the ride?


All teams must designate a team captain. This member starts the registration process by setting up a team page by following the web prompts. After the captain has been registered, their teammates can now search for their name and join their team. To register, please visit thehealingcycle.ca/theride




What are the responsibilities of the team captain?


Team captains customize the team page, recruit team members, motivate them to raise funds, and schedule team member ride times on event day. Want to go the extra mile? Create your own team t-shirts or organize a team fundraising activity! Team captains will also be the main point of contact for the Healing Cycle Foundation. Team Captians will encourage his or her team members to share the virtual ride journey via social media and our challenge app (details coming soon).




Is there a limit to the number of riders you can have on a team?


No. This is the best part about going virtual - The more riders the better!




Is there a cost to register?


Yes. There is a $25.00 registration fee forr all participants, which can be directed towards your overall fundraising goal.




Is there a fundraising minimum?


Yes. $400 is the fundraising minimum. Please note, anyone who has not reached their minimum fundraising goal before September 7th will NOT be asked to provide the difference upon the completion of Healing Cycle Month.




How much of my donation is directed to hospices and palliative care units?


85% of fund raised are directed to hospices and palliative care units. The remaining 15% is used to covers the costs of the ride and administrative fees.




How can my network contribute to my individual fundraising goal?


Every individual will have access to their own fundraising page that will be customizable. Donations can be collected online or through cash and cheque with pledge forms that are available on the Healing Cycle website.




What do I do if I have any problems logging onto my team page or my individual fundraising page?


Please contact Jane Hilder at jane@thehealingcycle.ca for any issues with signing in or fundraising.




I’m not a strong cycler- how can I participate?


This year, every rider will be required to complete the same distance goal (details coming soon) over the course of Healing Cycle Month in Septmember. Therefore, each rider can complete the required distance at his or her leasiure. This allows for non-experienced riders plenty of time to complete this distance challenge.




Does the Healing Cycle Foundation provide bikes for the ride?


No. Riders are expected to use their own bikes and required supplies for the virtual ride.




What is a Virtual Ride?


Instead of doing one ride on a specific day, all participants are invited to complete a set distance over the course of the month of September, individually or with their friends and colleagues. In August, we will announce the details of the virtual distance challenge that everyone, regardless of fitness level or ability, can participate in! This will be a fun, interactive and exciting way to connect with your teammates and check in on each other’s progress throughout the month. and easier than ever to take part in!




What is Healing Cycle Month?


Instead of doing one ride on a specific day, all participants are invited to complete a set distance over the course of the month of September, individually or with their friends and colleagues.

All participants and teams are invited to register as per our usual online process. Stay tuned for more updates!





Have more questions?

Feel free to reach out to us by email at jane@thehealingcycle.ca

1470 Hurontario Street, Suite 200

Mississauga, ON L5G 3H4​

Ron Kassies

chair@thehealingcycle.ca

416-845-1826

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