Register & Fundraise
Here are the details on how to register and how to make this fun ride even more special by being an LLS Fundraiser. We also tell you how you could have gotten a FREE 2017 Limited Edition Pedal and Play Jersey.
Registration was available on-line or by using a paper form. Since we had not reached our limit, riders could also register on-site either day of the event, but the fee was higher to do so. Friday events were included with the Saturday ride registration. It was also an option to register for Friday ONLY.
Those who registered by March 12, 2017 were assured of the size, gender, and type of T-shirt that they ordered. A supply of free cotton T-shirts was also on hand for those registering after that date, but availability, gender, and size was not guaranteed.
The cotton T-shirt was included in the registration. For $22, riders could opt for the same T-shirt in a cool Techwick® type material instead of cotton. NOTE: This T-shirt was not the Limited Edition Pedal and Play Jersey.
On-line Registration On-line registration was open from January 1, 2017 until 6 pm on March 22, 2017. Registrants were cautioned that when paying on-line using a credit card, the bill would reflect a purchase from active.com. Also, they were told: "Read the discount statement and check-out pages carefully. You may inadvertently be signing up for a subscription to Active Endurance. You have 30 days from the registration date to cancel this membership and receive a refund."
A few other notes that were given about on-line registration: "active.com associates your account with your e-mail address, so two or more people cannot register with the same e-mail. Also, you cannot register someone else under your account because we need everyone to sign the on-line waivers. If two or more are registered under the same account, only one registrant can sign the waivers."
We prefered that riders uses the on-line registration system, but we also provided a paper form available HERE that could be downloaded and submit to TEAM Punta Gorda.
Insurance For insurance purposes, all riders were required to fill out and sign a waiver from USA Cycling. We needed original signatures on the form, so we could not include it as part of the on-line registration process. We e-mailed the form to all registrants, but also provided it for downloading HERE. The only areas you need to fill in are highlighted. Riders were told to bring the completed and signed form with them to the registration table at the event or else they would have to complete the form on-site.
It was easy to be a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). For those who like a challenge, we offered a FREE Pedal and Play Jersey to anyone fundraising $500 or more. Below are the instructions that were given.
No one is immune from the devastating effects of cancer. Most likely, you have friends or family who have fought with cancer. You can help win that battle. Small donations from many people like you and those who would sponsor you add up and make a real difference. You can ride for fun and also for a purpose. It's a win-win. The LLS's mission is to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. You and your sponsors will be helping to make that goal a reality.
Simply click here: LLS Pedal and Play Fundraising to be directed to the LLS special fundraising page for Pedal and Play in Paradise.
Once there, you can set up your own fundraising page to ask others to sponsor your participation in Pedal and Play. To set up sponsors for your ride, click on "Join as Individual" and you can create an account and an address book of friends and family who might sponsor you. You then create a personal message, using the LLS standard message or our Pedal and Play specific message (see below) to invite potential sponsors to participate. A donation as modest as $10 or $25 adds up when many participate. The LLS website will send a Thank-You on your behalf to your sponsors and it will track your total for you.
The LLS website has a default message that you can use, but a suggested one that is specific to the Pedal and Play is:
"I'm raising money for a very important cause through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: finding better treatments and cures for blood cancers.
You can help by sponsoring my ride in the 2017 Pedal and Play in Paradise bike event. Small donations from many people like you add up and can make a real difference. Please make a tax-deductible contribution in any amount.
Please use the link in this email to donate online quickly & securely. You will receive an email confirmation of your donation as soon as it is made.
I thank you in advance for your support which will make a difference in the lives of thousands of patients battling blood cancers. I really appreciate your generosity!!"
Those fundraising $500 or more for LLS, were given a FREE 2017 limited edition Pedal and Play Jersey. It was a win-win-win! They got to have fun, made a real difference, and came away with a unique quality jersey at no extra cost. See our Gear to Buy page for all the details about the jersey.