Ride the RideauTM

September 6, 2019

“I was wondering…”

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do I need a fancy road bike to participate?

    No. It’s not a race, so almost any kind of bike that you are comfortable with will work.

  2. What is the fundraising commitment for the 50 km, 100 km and the 100 mile ride?

    The Ottawa Hospital Foundation is asking all riders, whether they choose to ride 50 km, 100 km or 100 miles, to raise a minimum of $1,500.

  3. Why are you asking all riders to raise $1,500 regardless of the distance they are riding?

    Ride the Rideau is a fundraising event, and our goal is to make the biggest impact possible on cancer research and care at The Ottawa Hospital. So whatever distance you choose to ride, the impact you make on the cause is the same.

  4. Can a team be composed of riders doing different distances?


  5. How do I prepare for the ride?

    We have provided some guidelines on training and creating a plan.

  6. How do I donate to a participant?

    Just click one of the following links:

  7. How do my donors receive a tax receipt?

    Donors who donate online with a valid email address will automatically receive a tax receipt via email. Donors who pledge more than $15 off-line will receive their receipt by mail if they provide a valid mailing address.

  8. How do I create a team?

    Register online or call us at 613-798-5555, ext. 13327.

  9. I’m having problems registering myself/team online. Who can I contact?

    You can contact us at 613-798-5555, ext. 13327 or events@toh.on.ca.

  10. Where can I find tips on how to reach my fundraising goals?

    We’ve created a new fundraising tools section for our riders – check it out for some great tips and tricks.

  11. Can I raise funds if I’m not riding in the event?

    Yes, you can register and raise funds online or use a pledge form.

  12. I’ve held a fundraising event. How do I enter these funds so they are reflected on my fundraising page?

    To enter cash and cheque donations, log in to your fundraising profile using your username and password. Click on the Fundraising tab at the top of the screen, then select manage cash or cheques from the left-hand menu. To enter monies from a fundraising event, select the “Donation from an event or cash lump sum” option. This amount will only be reflected on your fundraising page once we have received the funds.

  13. How does team fundraising work?

    As a member of a Ride the Rideau fundraising team, your team fundraising total can be shared amongst all members to qualify them for their minimum $1,500 fundraising commitment. For example: a team of two needs to raise $3,000; a team of five, $7,500; and a team of 10 needs to raise $15,000. As long as there are enough funds under the team’s total – regardless of who actually raised it – to meet the minimum fundraising commitment, all members of the team can ride on September 6.

If, at any time, you still have questions about Ride the Rideau, simply call 613-798-5555, ext. 13327, or send us an email at events@toh.on.ca.