About Ride for Rights
Do you want to go beyond your limits and cycle 400 km in 24 hours across the Netherlands to bring national awareness to human rights and to those protecting them?
Then join Ride for Rights, a cycle challenge in support of human rights and human rights defenders. On the morning of Saturday 18 May (4:00 am), cyclists will depart from city of Peace and Justice, The Hague. The route will take cyclists from The Hague, to Tilburg, Nijmegen, Deventer, Utrecht, Haarlem, and finish back in The Hague.
Why cycle for human rights and those that defend them?
Every day, people around the world are standing up for human rights and against human rights violations. While in the Netherlands, defending human rights is often without consequence, in many places, this can be a dangerous fight.
If human rights defenders are being threatened because of the work they do, they qualify for a three month stay in the Dutch Shelter City Initiative, powered by Hague-based human rights NGO, Justice and Peace Netherlands. Through this initiative, human rights defenders can escape a potentially threatening situation for a short period, catch their breath, expand their network, and receive vital security training so that they can go back and continue their work safely and effectively.
Through Ride for Rights, we want to raise as much as we can to train and empower more people defending human rights. By training and empowering one individual here in the Netherlands, we protect others, such as their colleagues, defending human rights and empower whole communities to realise their rights.
Show the world that you stand with Human Rights!
You will have the option to choose the Human Right that matters most to you, your community or company that you would like to cycle for and bring national attention to. We will print it on the back of your cycling gear to promote your cause you cycle for and represent our diverse cyclists.
Examples: I #ride4freedom, I #ride4equality.
How can I join the ride?
Join as a solo cyclist (400 km in 24 hours) or create a team of 2/3/4 with your friends, colleagues, family or peers and split the 24-hour ride among you & relay!
Once you have signed up, we will provide you with a toolkit of information about the route, the safety measures during the ride, the joint training sessions, general preparations and how you can create your own successful crowdfunding page. For now, keep an eye on our FAQ section.
Sign up today and be part of the movement!
Join the movement and #Ride4Rights!
We kindly ask participants to pay a registration fee that will cover your food, drinks, equipment and security during the event. These fees will be paid during your registration (Go to Homepage, click 'Start Cycling!'). The registration fee will go towards your overall fundraising goal.
Students = 15 Euros
Adults= 25 Euros
Beginner, amateur, or pro-cyclists - everyone can join! Participants must be 18 or over, and be in good health to participate. Participants are required to organise their own bicycle, helmet, and shoes.
To participate, each cyclist must raise a total of 300 euros through his/her crowdfunding page.
Don´t worry if cycling is not your major strength! You can support the Ride4Rights Bike Challenge 2019 through donating directly to us or to one of the participants.
For Sponsors or Volunteers
If you are not cycling, you can contribute by donating to our fundraising goal or to one of the participants fundraising page or by donating your time!
Would you like to volunteer for Ride for Rights? Contact email@example.com for more information.