Frequently Asked Questions
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Each cyclist will receive a Ride for Rights Cycling Shirt and Water Bottle!
During the ride, Ride for Rights will provide you with food, drinks, first aid, and bike repair tools along the way at the checkpoints.
** We ask you to bring your own helmet and bike lights (front and back). These are mandatory for participation. **
You will be able to register until the 6th of May 2019. The registration will close afterwards, since we need to plan the ride for every cyclist. Furthermore, you also need enough time to crowdfund!
If you are a trained cyclists it will take you approximately 16 hours to cycle 400 km. This means that you will have enough time to take rest, eat and relax during the 24-hour ride.
If you start in The Hague at 4:00 in the morning on 18 May, then we expect you back at the finish line earliest 21:00 in the evening (18 May) to latest 3:00 in the morning (19 May).
If you do not want to cover the full 400 kilometers, you can relay with your friends or family and split up the distance!
How does the relay work?
A relay race is when members of a team take turns completing parts of a course or route.
If your team decides to do a relay, the team can consist of 2, 3, or 4 people. Members can change their team mates at our Big Checkpoints in Tilburg, Nijmegen, and Utrecht.
If you have 2 people on a team, each person will cycle approximately 200 kilometers. If you have 3 people on a team, each person can cycle approximately 130 kilometers. If you have 4 people on a team, each person can cycle approximately 100 kilometers
One team can consist of a maximum of 4 team members. We accept teams of 2, 3, and 4 people.
Distances are split up according to the checkpoint locations - entrance into the challenge is only accepted at these checkpoints in Tilburg, Nijmegen, Deventer, Utrecht, and Haarlem.
Don´t worry if your team is not complete yet!
You can click on "Start Cycling!" and start signing up as a team.
Later on, your friends or collegues can sign up via "Start Cycling!" and sign up under the function "Join a Team" and can choose to join your team.
Please note that the maximum per team is 4 cyclists!
You can decide to only cycle a part of the 400 kilometer route. Start points are at the checkpoints in The Hague, Tilburg, Nijmegen, Deventer, Utrecht, or Haarlem only.
Cyclists that sign up for a portion of the route will still need to fundraise a minimum of 300 euros. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive the GPS route prior to the Ride for Rights weekend. Furthermore, you will have the accompanyment of other cyclists to find your way to the next checkpoint.
There will also be markings at tricky areas of the route to make sure you find your way safely and easily.
There will be a total of 5 checkpoints on the route. They will be in Tilburg, Nijmegen, Deventer, Utrecht, and Haarlem.
Each checkpoint will provide cyclists with food, drinks, places to rest, shelter, bike repair, first aid, music and toilets.
Yes, we will provide you with food and drinks during the bike ride.
Feel free to bring your own snacks. If you have dietary requirements, be sure to email us at email@example.com
You are more than welcome to invite your family and friends to be present at the finish line in The Hague. We will announce more information closer to the date about the time and location.
There will be a celebratory event at the finish line in The Hague.
We will share the information with you as soon as we know more, keep an eye on our emails and newsletters.
We will be organising multiple joint trainings from mid-February to May 2019 to help you train for Ride for Rights and get to know your fellow cyclists taking part. As soon as we know the date and location, we will share it with you via email.
100% of the money that you fundraise via your own crowdfunding page will go directly to the Shelter City initiative for human rights defenders at risk, and the security trainings for these human rights defenders.
Once you have signed up via this website we will provide you with a fundraising toolkit that will guide you through the process of succesful crowdfunding.
1. Click on: Start Cycling!
2. We will guide you through the process of setting up your own crowdfunding page
3. The best way is to personalize your crowdfunding page with pictures of you and your friends cycling or share a little bit about your personal motivation.
4. Once you created your own fundraising page: share it on your social media, WhatsApp, Twitter and tell your friends, family, company, or university to support you!
5. If you have any questions, contact us.