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Are you thinking about riding Cycle of Hope as a Virtual Cyclist, but wondering what that means? Or, maybe you’ve already taken the plunge and signed yourself up as a Virtual Cyclist, but now you want to know exactly what you’re in for! Well, look no further, because here is your primer for the Virtual Cyclist experience.
The Virtual Cyclist option is for people who want to cycle an official distance in a single ride, anywhere and anytime during the ride window. As a Virtual Cyclist, you can have your ride and distance tracked and submit your results in a snap, not to mention a host of other features.
The Virtual DIY is for you if you want the ultimate in flexibility. You can set your own distance goal, and meet it however you like – whether it’s on a bike, a stationary trainer, on foot, by kayak, you name it! You could work toward your goal distance across multiple sessions, or even through multiple methods! You’ve just got to meet that goal during the ride window of October 1st-24th, and submit your results manually. Keep scrolling for more information and how to sign up!
The Virtual Cyclist option is for you if you want to cycle one of the official Cycle of Hope distances in one ride, but you want to do it on your own time, from a location of your choice. In other words, you want to do the 10-, 37-, 66-, or 100-mile ride – but you don’t want to do it at the in-person event on October 24th in Palo Alto.
Well, the Virtual Cyclist option lets you do a ride at one of those distances, any time you choose during the ride window of October 1st-24th. You can ride anywhere you like – or, you can even ride one of the official courses that start and finish in Palo Alto – and do it on your own time. Whenever you complete your ride during the ride window, you can upload your results without batting an eyelash (more on that below!).
Is your little one doing the Virtual Kids’ Course? Well, the distance and course are completely up to you and your kiddo! Just blaze your own trail during the ride window of October 1st-24th.
So, all those fab features like tracking and results? All those are in the palm of your hand – or wherever you keep your smartphone – because of RaceJoy. Fully integrated with our registration system, RaceJoy is an easy-to-use app that tracks your ride progress, lets you upload your results simply, offers audio cues that give you key ride information, and even gives your friends a chance to keep tabs on you and cheer you on from afar! And, if you’re riding one of the official in-person courses, you can even get turn-by-turn directions to keep you on course.
Let’s get you prepped for your ride:
Click here for a RaceJoy User Tutorial:
This is our most flexible option! As a Virtual DIY-er, you’ll participate when you like, any time between October 1st – 24th.
You can curate your own course at any distance you choose – whether you complete it on your bike, on foot, on an at-home trainer, or in your own creative way! You can even work toward your distance goal in multiple sessions. A Virtual DIY-ers' registration includes:
Glad you asked!
That’s what we’re here for. Check out the Cycle of Hope FAQ, or reach out to Hilda, our Event Coordinator, at HSchmelling@HabitatEBSV.org.