Questions about the event? We’re here to help! Take a look at our most common questions below.

General Questions

The Victory Ride to Cure Cancer is a cycling event full of hope, celebration and a community raising funds for game-changing cancer research. The V Foundation's Victory Ride funds lifesaving research at Duke Cancer Institute, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as national cancer centers.
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®. The V Foundation has awarded more than $310 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.
When: Saturday, May 23, 2022 Where: Start and finish at Knightdale Station Park. See routes page for more info. Distance: The Victory Ride includes 10, 30, and 60-mile options, as well as a virtual ride option. How do I register? Click here. What are we riding for? The V Foundation's Victory Ride benefits Duke Cancer Institute, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as breakthrough cancer research nationwide.
Virtual riders and Volunteers are free. Registration fees apply to riders that want to participate in-person. See the current registration price here. The price goes up the closer you get to the ride.
With your non-transferable registration, you’ll receive your race bib and bike tag, access to festival activities (food and beverages available for purchase), and a fully supported ride.
Yes! Engage with us and your fellow riders on social media! Search for @TheVFoundation. 
There are a variety of ways corporations can join the ride. To find the method that fits your needs, please email [email protected]
You can rent a bike for the Victory Ride. Most local bike shops have experienced staff members who can help you choose the right size and type of bike for you. Two options for local rentals are Going My Way Bike Rentals, suitable for the greenway routes and Inside Out Sports, suitable for the road routes.
We do not require riders to have a specific type of bike, but we want you to enjoy the Ride! On the 60-mile route, we do think most people would be more comfortable on a road bike.
Yes – all are welcome. As long as you can physically ride your selected distance. Please email [email protected] to let us know if you plan to use one. Please note: both riders on a tandem bike pay a registration fee and have a fundraising commitment.
By unsubscribing to the emails, you’ll miss important fundraising and ride day information. However, if you would like to unsubscribe, there is an unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email.
We have a room block reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites Knightdale Raleigh. Please visit this link to make your reservation and receive the discounted rate.
Yes! We have options for everyone to participate. The Victory Ride in-person event is on Saturday, May 20, 2023 starting and finishing at Knightdale Station Park with distances of 10, 30, or 60-mile routes. For those who cannot attend in person, you may participate in a virtual ride at a location and distance that works best for you!

Registration Questions

For the in-person rides on event day – Yes. To participate as a virtual rider – No. Click here for the current registration fee.
Registration fees are not tax-deductible, but all your donations are.
On Step 3 of the registration process, choose “Create 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 the earlier you register, the more you save!
Riders must be at least 12 years old on ride day to participate in the Victory Ride. Riders 17 years and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times on the route.
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®. Please note that registration fees and donations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
A virtual rider participates 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. You can choose a day, distance and location that best works for you!
The last day to register is Friday, May 19, 2023 at noon. After that time, you will still have the option to register on-site at the event. Please note that registration fees increase the closer you get to the event.
You can change your route distance up until the start of the event. Please let us know if you decide to change your route at [email protected].

Fundraising Questions

Fundraising is strongly encouraged, but not required. 100% of rider-raised funds go directly to cancer research. Fundraising rewards will be provided for those who reach specific fundraising milestones. We are grateful for every person who chooses to fundraise to benefit cancer research!
You can continue to accept donations after the day of the event. Fundraising will stay open until June 7, 2023.
We cannot split a single donation among multiple participants.
A Victory Ride "Proud Supporter" logo is available for download in the Resources area in 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 by check 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 center. 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: Your signature here For deposit only to the account of the Victory Ride.

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 or the event as a whole.
Online donations post immediately to your fundraising account. 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].
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.

Route Questions

Police may assist with traffic control of some intersections, but all roads will be open to traffic. Riders must follow the rules of the road and obey all instructions from law enforcement, event staff and volunteers.
There will be rest stops every 10–15 miles with water, sports drinks, food and bathrooms. We will also have medical teams and bike maintenance volunteers on the route to support you.
We will have support vehicles that will transport you and your bike back to the finish line.
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.
Turn sheets will be available at packet pick up and the event.
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 10-15 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 vehicles.
From the Routes page, right-click the GPX link to save it to your computer. From your riding software (Strava, Ride With GPS, Map My Ride, etc. ) you can import the route from your computer. You may need to sync your bike computer or app so the route populates.

Event Day Questions

Event day details will be provided soon!

Teams Questions

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, teams are not required to meet a fundraising minimum. However, incentives are provided for teams who reach fundraising milestones.
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!

Volunteer Questions

Please click here, or go to our home page and choose “Volunteer.”
No. There is no registration fee or fundraising minimum for volunteers, but we encourage all volunteers to consider fundraising. If every volunteer raised $100, we can give that much more toward life-saving cancer research.
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.
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 email and password.
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.
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!
Log in to your participant center and click on "Donations"
Log in to your participant center and click on “Settings.” 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!
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 hover over the Welcome, Name message. Click on “Account” then edit your information.

Facebook Fundraiser Questions

Yes, but make sure you register first and follow the instructions in your toolkit.
Unlike a basic link share, posts through a Facebook Fundraiser include an image, story, thermometer, donate button and more. You can easily invite all of your friends, and they will see updates from the fundraiser, as well as from other friends who donate. Your friends are also encouraged to invite and share with their friends, which means you may receive gifts from people you don’t even know who were moved by your story!
When you create a Facebook Fundraiser, your personal story and fundraising goal will be populated in Facebook. A cover photo and fundraiser name is also provided. Following the creation of your Facebook Fundraiser, all donations will sync, meaning all donations received either on Facebook or through your Personal Page will be included in thermometers in both places.
Yes. When you update your fundraising goal on your personal page, your goal will also be updated on your Facebook Fundraiser. However, if you update your goal in Facebook it will not update the goal on your Personal Page. For consistency, we recommend that you do not update your goal on Facebook.
No. Following the creation of your Facebook Fundraiser, updates to your story or photograph on your Personal Page will not be reflected on your Facebook Fundraiser. This allows you to tailor content appropriately in either location.
From your Facebook Fundraiser, click “More” under the invite button, then click “Edit Fundraiser”. Changes that you make to your cover photo or description on Facebook will not be reflected on your Personal Page. This allows you to tailor content appropriately in either location.
This means Facebook Fundraising has completed. Typically, all Facebook Fundraisers are scheduled to end 30 days following the event date.
Yes. Fundraisers are public, so anyone can see them. Only people with Facebook accounts can make a donation.
From your Facebook Fundraiser, click “More” under the invite button, then “End Fundraiser”.
You must first be a registered participant for the Victory Ride to Cure Cancer. To connect with a Facebook Fundraiser, log in to your participant center and click to connect with Facebook. Accept Facebook’s permissions and your new Facebook Fundraiser is created!
Existing Facebook Fundraisers cannot be linked to your Victory Ride Personal Page. You must visit your Participant Center to create a new Facebook Fundraiser. Facebook Fundraisers not created through the Participant Center will not sync to your thermometer. We recommend you delete any existing Facebook Fundraisers then visit your Participant Center to create a new Facebook Fundraiser.
When connecting your personal fundraising page to a Facebook Fundraiser, Facebook receives information on the campaign you are fundraising for and your personal story from your Personal Page at the time of the connection. On an ongoing basis, Facebook also receives updates on the amount of funds you have raised in order to keep the thermometer on your Facebook Fundraiser synced to the thermometer on your Personal Page. Facebook does NOT receive information about donors that donate through your Personal Page.
Because the personal page does not allow for public display rules the donor could set on Facebook (ie. friends only or friends of friends). All donors display on the personal page as “Facebook Fundraiser”.
Yes, all donations will go to your personal Victory Ride campaign and the V Foundation.
When someone makes a donation through a Facebook Fundraiser, a receipt is sent to the primary email listed on the donor’s Facebook account. This receipt includes the organization’s tax ID number and confirms that the person has made a donation as a charitable contribution and that they’re not receiving any goods or services in return.
All Facebook Fundraiser donors receive an email from Facebook on behalf of the organization. If you also elected to receive email from the V Foundation at the time of your donation, you will receive an email receipt directly from the organization as well.
You can find your donation under “Payment History” on Facebook or by visiting You may print a receipt here.
You may contact the V Foundation at [email protected]. You may also contact Facebook by visiting
Yes, you may contact Facebook by visiting