General Questions

The Victory Ride to Cure Cancer is a one-day cycling event in support of the V Foundation for Cancer Research. The ride is a day of hope, celebration and community. It’s a day to tell anyone who has ever received a cancer diagnosis, “You are not alone!”
The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded by ESPN and legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano with one goal in mind: to achieve victory over cancer. Since its start in 1993, the V Foundation has awarded over $200 million in cancer research grants nationwide. The Victory Ride is managed by Don’t Ever Give Up, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable supporting organization formed by and operated exclusively for the benefit of the V Foundation. Don’t Ever Give Up raises funds and awareness to end cancer by supporting cutting-edge research through the V Foundation.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
The ride will start and finish at NC State University’s Centennial Campus, with different routes going throughout the Triangle. Further ride details coming soon.
The V Foundation's Victory Ride benefits Duke Cancer Institute, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Wake Forest Baptist Health Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as breakthrough cancer research nationwide.
Ride details coming soon.
Registration details coming soon.
Fundraising details coming soon.
Registration details coming soon.
Yes. We look forward to connecting with you on social media! Search for @TheVictoryRide on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Please email [email protected] to discuss corporate teams and/or sponsorship options.
Yes. Road bikes are available to rent through our partner Inside-Out Sports. For more information and to reserve a bike online, follow this link:
If you are new to cycling, we encourage you to visit your local bike shop. Most local bike shops have experienced staff members who can help you choose the right size and type of bike for you. They should also be able to give you advice on what additional accessories you need: water bottle, repair kit, etc.
We do not require riders to have a specific type of bike, but we want you to enjoy the Ride! On the 60 and 100 mile routes, we do think most people would be more comfortable on a road bike.
Recumbent and tandem bikes are welcome at the Victory Ride, but please email [email protected] to let us know if you plan to use a recumbent or tandem bike on the 30, 60, or 100-mile rides so we can plan appropriately. For participants choosing to ride a tandem, please note that both riders pay a registration fee, and both have the opportunity to support cancer research through fundraising.
We love the fact that you have company on your training rides! However, for your own safety and the safety of your pet and your fellow riders, we do not allow pets at the Victory Ride.
By unsubscribing to the emails, you’ll miss important fundraising and Ride Day information. And we’ll miss you! However, if you would like to unsubscribe, there is an unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email.

Registration Questions

Registration info coming soon.
Yes. Registration info coming soon.
Registration fees are not tax-deductible.
On Step 1 of the registration process, choose “Start a Team” or “Join a Team.” If you select “Join a Team,” you will have the option to search for the name of the team you wish to join.
Yes. Please note that registration fees increase on event day. The earlier you register, the more you save!
Riders must be at least 13 years old on Ride Day to participate in the 30, 60, and 100-mile rides. Riders between the ages of 13-17 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Riders of all ages can participate in the Family Ride.
All ages, including children under the age of 13, are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Family Ride with their parent(s). Children five and under may participate by riding on a parent or guardian’s bike or in a bike trailer. Children 6-12 may ride on a standard two-wheeled bike.
We will miss you at the Ride, but we are grateful for your support. Please email [email protected] to let us know if you will not be participating. Any money you have raised will still help us declare victory over cancer. Thank you! Please note that registration fees and donations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
A virtual rider is someone who registers for the event and fundraises to help achieve victory over cancer, but does not ride with us on event day. If you have a scheduling conflict or are unable to travel to the event, participating as a virtual rider is the perfect way to join the Victory Ride community and take a stand against cancer.
There is no registration deadline. You can register online until three days before the ride. After that, you can register in person at the event. Please note that registration fees increase on event day. The earlier you register, the better!
Yes, you can change your route distance up until the start of the event. Please note, however, if you choose a longer distance, you are committing to a higher fundraising minimum. To change your route, please email [email protected].

Fundraising Questions

Yes, all riders commit to a fundraising minimum. These are the dollars you’re raising to help fund research aimed at defeating cancer, and a minimum is a great place to start.
Fundraising minimums vary by route, with further details coming soon.
Proceeds from the Victory Ride will fund life-saving cancer research, and a majority of those funds will remain here in North Carolina! In short, you are saving lives by funding earlier detections, better treatments and less-invasive, more effective cures.
No, the registration fee does not count toward your fundraising minimum.
Fundraising details coming soon.
Sorry, but we cannot split a single donation among multiple participants.
Yes. A Victory Ride "Proud Supporter" logo is available for download in the Toolkit on your Participant Center.
We are happy to provide V Foundation educational materials, but we are unfortunately unable to provide giveaways, V Foundation letterhead or other promotional materials. Please email [email protected] if you are planning a fundraising event and need educational materials.
Yes! All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
We will issue IRS-compliant charitable tax acknowledgements for all donations made payable directly to the Victory Ride. Please do not provide any kind of tax acknowledgements to your donors.
Checks and money orders should be made payable to the Victory Ride and be accompanied by the Offline Donation Form that can be downloaded from your Participant Center. Please mail to:

the V Foundation
Attn: Victory Ride
14600 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513

No. Please do not mail cash. If donors who have given cash contributions would like a gift acknowledgment for tax purposes, cash should be converted to a money order or a cashier’s check. Use the Offline Donation Form found in the Participant Center to list the money order amount, donor names and addresses, along with correlating gift amounts. A personal check may not be used for requesting individual tax acknowledgments for multiple donors.
If a donation has been mailed to the V Foundation but has not been credited to your fundraising total within three weeks, please email [email protected].
If your donor wants to receive a tax deduction for the gift, he or she will need to write a new check and make it payable to the Victory Ride. Or you may cash the check and convert into a money order or cashier’s check, using the Offline Donation Form found in the Participant If your donor does not need to receive a tax deduction for the contribution, you can endorse the back of the check as shown below and mail with the Offline Donation Form in the Participant Center:

Your signature here For deposit only to the account of the Victory Ride.

Click here to make a donation. You can search for a participant by name to support his or her fundraising efforts, or you can donate to a team.
Online donations post immediately to your fundraising account. Outside of peak periods, mailed donations may take up to three weeks to be delivered, processed, deposited and posted to your fundraising page. If a donation has been mailed to the V Foundation but has not been credited to your fundraising total within three weeks, please email [email protected].
No. When posting about fundraising, Facebook may prompt you to add a Donate button. Do not select this option. Why? Donations raised through the Facebook button go to the V Foundation, but they do not get added to your fundraising for the Victory Ride.
A matching gift is a benefit offered by some employers to encourage charitable giving among employees. Employer matching gift programs are a great way for your donors to double their contribution to the fight against cancer. Visit this page to find out more, or email: [email protected]
Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) allow individuals to gain an immediate tax advantage for money they have set aside exclusively for charitable giving. Note: Participants may not use grants from their own DAF to fund or donate to their own Personal Page. To ensure correct allocation of a DAF grant to the participant’s page, enter the participant name and email below and provide these instructions to the supporter making the request:

Please ask your DAF administrator to issue a check payable to the V Foundation using the information below: The V Foundation (Tax ID: 13-3705951Attn: Victory Ride14600 Weston Parkway Cary, NC 27513-2259 ** This DAF payment to the V Foundation is in support of: VICTORY RIDE PARTICIPANT Name here / email here.

Training Questions

We love your enthusiasm! Training information is available here. We also encourage you to find a local cycling club or ride a comfortable distance on your own.
Yes. Participating in group rides is a great way to connect with the V Foundation community while preparing yourself for Victory Ride Day. You can view upcoming training rides and registration events here.

Route Questions

We offer four route options for you to choose from: 100 miles, 60 miles, 30 miles, and our Family Ride. Choose your distance, and help us declare victory over cancer.
Yes. Your safety is of utmost important to us. The Victory Ride staff and volunteers will create a safe route and cycling environment, but we need your help to ensure your own safety and the safety of your fellow cyclists. Riders must follow the rules of the road and obey all instructions from law enforcement and event staff and volunteers.
We’ve got you covered! There will be rest stops every 10–20 miles with water, sports drink, food and bathrooms. We will also have medical teams and bike maintenance volunteers on the route to support you.
Not to worry! We will have support vehicles that will transport you and your bike back to the finish line.
We wouldn’t dream of giving up on Victory ever – much less because of something like rain! So yes, we will ride in the rain, unless there is lightning. In the case of severe weather, we may pause or delay the event until conditions improve. Your safety is important to us!
Yes. Helmets are required at the Victory Ride and at all pre-event training rides.
The Victory Ride is a non-competitive event and will not be timed. However, we encourage you to time yourself, if you have a specific goal in mind.
Yes. Route info coming soon.
Yes. You can change your route distance up until the start of the event. To change your route, please email [email protected].
We will have rest stops every 10-20 miles on the longer routes. If you need to take a break between rest stops, please pull off to the side of the road, so you are out of the way of other riders and any motorized vehicles.

Event Day Questions

Event Day information coming soon!

Teams Questions

On Step 1 of the registration process, choose “Start a Team” or “Join a Team.” If you select “Join a Team,” you will have the option to search for the name of the team you wish to join.
Yes. Send an email to [email protected] with the name of the team you would like to join or start. If you are starting a team, please also send us the names of any other registered riders who would like to join your team.
No, you don’t have to join a team, but teams often have a ton of fun and raise more funds to help defeat cancer! However, you can certainly participate as an individual, and you’ll still have an awesome time making new friends and a big impact all at once.
No. However, each rider on the team is responsible for his or her own individual fundraising minimum.
Yes. You can donate to a team as a whole. However, we cannot split a single donation among multiple riders on a team.
All donations are non-refundable and non-transferable. You can always increase your own fundraising goal! You can also support your friends and teammates by sharing the link to their fundraising pages. Share the love!
Log in to your Participant Center, and click on “Fundraising Goal.” You can increase your goal to any amount above your fundraising minimum. Thank you for aiming high!
Send an email to [email protected] with your current team name and your new team name. We would be happy to help!
Each team can have one captain and up to two co-captains. Please email [email protected] for assistance.

Volunteer Questions

Specific volunteer roles and opportunities for the 2019 Victory Ride will be announced soon.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Please click here, or go to our Home Page and choose “Volunteer.”
No. There is no registration fee or fundraising minimum for volunteers. Even so, we encourage all volunteers to consider it. If every volunteer raised $100, we can give that much more toward life-saving cancer research. Every dollar makes a difference, and telling people what is important to you (and why) can be more fun and easier than you think!
Absolutely! Why should riders have all the fun? Volunteers have access to all of the same fundraising tools that our riders do, including a personal fundraising page. Thank you for helping us put an end to cancer by supporting cancer research!
Anyone 13 or older is welcome to volunteer for the event. Volunteers between the ages of 13–17 must be accompanied by an adult who is also registered to volunteer on your same shift and location.
We will post specific volunteer roles in early 2018. Click here to sign up, and be among the first to know when that information is available.
No. We will offer a variety of volunteer shifts with varying time-commitments.
No. For the safety of your child and our riders, we request your younger children do not accompany you unless they are 13 by Ride Day and are also registered volunteers.
No. For the safety of your pet and our riders, your pet may not accompany you while you are volunteering.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Please email [email protected], and we can help identify the ideal opportunity for your group.

Participant Center Questions

Click here, or click on the Login button at the top right corner of any page on the Victory Ride website, and then enter your username and password.
Yes. To change or reset your password, click here or click on the Login button at the top right corner of any page on the Victory Ride website. On that page, choose “Forgot Username” or “Forgot Password.”
Your Personal Page is just that: personal! This allows you to upload photos and share your story about why defeating cancer is important to you and ask for support from your friends and family. We have provided default content as inspiration for your personal page, but we encourage you to log in, upload a picture and write a personal message. Spread the word, and inspire your donors to give big!
Your Personal Page is your opportunity to tell your story. Why are you riding? Why is achieving victory over cancer important to you? Who or what inspires you? Your personal page is what potential donors will see immediately before they decide whether or not to donate and how much to give. Time spent customizing your personal page may result in bigger and more frequent donations.
Log in to your Participant Center and click on "Donors."
Log in to your participant center and click on “Fundraising Goal.” You can increase your goal to anything above your minimum fundraising amount. Aim high! We love your enthusiasm, and those dollars really do make a difference!
Yes. Videos make your page even more compelling, and they are fairly simple to shoot using a smart phone or digital camera.
Log in to your participant center and click on “Profile.”