The Ride. Run. Roll to Defeat ALS is a one-day endurance event designed to appeal to every level of rider and 5k runners too! We offer the Metric Century ride (approx. 62 miles), a 25 mile ride, a 10 mile ride, and a 5K Run/Walk or Roll. Routes include sections of the Pinellas Trail, Fort De Soto and coastal roads.
Every participant can count on support from start to finish with rest stops, SAG vehicles, and the safety team. Upon completing the tour, riders and runners are welcomed back by cheering crowds and finish line festivities that include entertainment, complimentary massages, and a healthy lunch.
Holiday Inn Harbourside, Indian Rocks Beach (All routes for riders and runners start and finish at the Holiday Inn Harbourside)
401 2nd Street Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
There is a special "ALS Ride Rate" at the hotel for this event. Call 800-726-0865 to make your hotel room reservations and request the ALS Ride Rate discount. For more information or to explore all of the amenities the hotel has to offer, CLICK HERE.
Registration Fee Schedule
Each participant will pay a registration fee to secure their place in the Ride. Run. Roll to Defeat ALS. This registration fee helps to pay for the expenses incurred to participate in the event (logistics, food and support on ride day, permitting of routes, etc.).
All Riders: $50
All Runners/Walkers: $35
Persons living with ALS: Free, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for discount code.
All RIDERS 18* and older are asked to raise a minimum of $250 in donations, in addition to their registration fee, by the day of the event (December 9, 2017) to participate. Fundraising for The ALS Association Florida Chapter is a very direct way of supporting our mission, but with each person you ask to support you, you are also spreading important awareness for ALS. Fundraising is easy and fun -- and we are here to help you get started with tips and tricks to help you reach your goal! And there's lots of fun prizes and incentives you can earn along the way, CLICK HERE to view.
*RIDERS 16 and under are only required to raise a minimum of $100 to participate in the event.
RUNNERS are not required to reach the fundraising minimum to participate, but incentives will apply for any participant that raises $250 or more!
Check out the awesome INCENTIVE PRIZES that are available to ALL PARTICIPANTS!
If you are traveling in from out of state, or just want to try out a new bike for the day, we have special rates set up with Dunedin Cyclery. Reach out to them and reference the Ride. Run. Roll to Defeat ALS. For more information or to rent a bike, CLICK HERE.
About the Ride. Run. Roll to Defeat ALS
Check-In and Start Times
Registration opens bright and early at 7:30am so don't be late! Here are the scheduled start times for each event:
8:30am - METRIC CENTURY RIDE
9:00am - 25 MILE RIDE
9:30am - 10 MILE RIDE
10:00am - 5K RUN, WALK or ROLL
On the Route
When you check-in, you will get cue sheets for the ride. The route will be marked, but you are responsible for navigating the route. Please pay attention to the roads, directions, and cue sheets. Volunteer SAG wagons will be patrolling the route. If you need assistance, give the standard "thumbs down" signal to indicate you need support. Strollers are permitted on the 5K route.
Please note: SAG wagons are intended to provide support for mechanical problems, or injury. They are not shuttles to get up a hill or on to the next stop. Please be prepared to complete the route you begin. If there is an emergency, call 911. If you're not sure if you should call 911... CALL 911. For other issues or concerns, please call the number on the cue sheet.
The route will be marked on the pavement with "Dan Henry Marks". These marks will be at all the intersections, turns or tricky navigation sites. Wherever possible, we will augment these marks with other signage and if possible, a volunteer to point the way. However, the Dan Henry Marks are not meant to replace you being responsible to pay attention and follow the cue sheets for the route.
The points where Metric Century and 25 mile routes intersect or diverge will be well marked, but please pay attention and follow our cue sheets.
There will be Bike Mechanics at the Starting Line and occasionally at a rest stop. Our volunteer mechanics can make simple adjustments, quick bike checks and fix flats. If your bike needs more serious work, the mechanic may be able to help you. Why not take advantage of pre-event bicycle inspections being offered by our Bike Shop Sponsors?
Please note: If the bike mechanics have to make significant repairs or provide parts to get your bike functioning, you are responsible for any labor or parts changes. Please have cash available or be prepared to make arrangements for payment.
The Ride to Defeat ALS goes on, rain or shine! Please check the local forecast before the ride. We will do our best to keep all participants in the know.
- Did we mention "helmet"?
- Emergency cash
- Sunglasses or other protective eyewear
- Tool kit
- Spare tubes and/or a patch kit,
- Tire irons CO2 or mini-pump
- Lip balm
- Cycling Shoes, if you have them
- Your rider bib, if you've already collected your packet
During the Ride. Run. Roll to Defeat ALS
Please check in at least one half hour before run or ride time. If you do not yet have your packet the morning of the event, you’ll need to stop by the check-in area to pick it up. Check-in will take place in the Key West Room at the Holiday Inn Harbourside.
If you've raised $500 by the morning of the event, you can order your jersey at the Jersey Order table. If you're not sure what size to order, please try on one of the samples. You have until January 9, 2018 to raise funds to qualify for a jersey.
If you are registering on event day, you will be required to pay the registration fee and turn in the fundraising minimum for your chosen route in order to participate. If you have not raised the minimum fundraising requirement for your selected event, you will be charged the balance owed.
Breakfast (7:00 AM – 9:00 AM) and lunch (11:00 AM – 3:00 PM) are served at the Ride. Run. Roll to Defeat ALS. Each rest stop is also stocked with goodies.
Route Markings & Maps
The routes will be marked in a color corresponding to the distance you are riding. It will be posted on this site and also reviewed before each wave of riders departs. Maps (aka cue sheets) will be available for download through the Participant Center and will also be at the maps table next to check-in and at the start line.
Safety Team & Ride Marshals
The Safety Team is there to assist all participants. Expect to see them along the route and please heed to their instructions. These are very important volunteers, and like everyone, should be treated with respect.
Ride Marshals and Road Marshals will lead some groups of riders out. If you’d like to be in one of these groups, please let us know.
If you are an LCI or have taken Traffic Skills 101, please contact us! We’re recruiting Ride Marshals! 813-637-9000 ext.132.
Rest stops are located throughout the routes. The route maps will show the distance to each rest stop. We recommend stopping at each one, but not lingering too long. Each stop has someone trained in first-aid and is stocked with food, energy snacks, water, and sport drinks. Don’t forget to thank the volunteers and to scope out each stop. After the Ride, the riders will vote to award the Best Rest Stop. Thanks to all the great volunteers!
Once you cross the finish line, there’ll be plenty of food, music, and activities for the family.
After the Ride. Run. Roll to Defeat ALS
Stick around after the ride for an awesome Post Ride Party at Holiday Inn Harbourside with entertainment, lunch and cold beer. Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted at the Ride.
A lunch will be served beginning at 11:00 am. Lunch and one beer or iced tea is included in your entry fee as a Rider. Non-riders may purchase lunch tickets here. Any additional beer or soft drinks will be available for purchase.
Make the most of your trip! Stay in beautiful Indian Rocks Beach for the weekend after the Ride to Defeat ALS.