FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

The Ride Inside is an event where Manitobans come together to celebrate their achievements in fundraising and teamwork for kids with cancer.

The in-person event takes place over the course of an evening where friends and family come together in teams of six, with each team member pedaling for 10 minutes each. Teams race to see who can ride the furthest, cheer the loudest, and bring the most team spirit to the event. This event is designed for riders of all skill levels.

For the virtual event, choose your own ride whether individually, or with a team!

REGISTER ONLINE - JOIN an existing team, CREATE a team or participate as an individual.

If you need help registering please contact us at events@cancercare.mb.ca or call us at 204-927-5433.

Please see event details page.

Yes! If you are unable to participate in the in-person event, or would just prefer to go virtual you are welcome to do so. As a virtual cyclist, you can register as an individual or as a part of a team (note: your team can be fully virtual, or you can be an additional member of an existing team of six for an in-person team).

To participate in the in-person event you do need to be a part of a team of six as this is a team riding event. However if you wanted to participate as an individual or have more than six people who want to register you could register virtually instead!

Yes! There are lots of fun positions for volunteering at the Ride Inside. Reach out to us at 204-927-5430 or events@cancercare.mb.ca for more information!

There is no registration fee for this event.

Your fundraising helps ensure Manitoba children diagnosed with cancer have access to the very best research, care and treatment. These funds are giving hope for more tomorrows for Manitobans kids and their families. Every year approximately 50 - 60 families in Manitoba will hear the words “your child has cancer.” With you in their corner, their chances for a positive outcome are better than ever before.

Participants of all ages are welcome to participate. Participants who will be under the age of 18 on the day of the event must provide a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian at the time of registration. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who is a registered participant in the Ride Inside and a waiver must be signed by parent or legal guardian. Please contact us for participants under the age of 16 to ensure all participants can comfortably fit the bikes provided at the event.

FAQ - Fundraising

We encourage all participants to strive to reach at least $250 of fundraising however there is no minimum you need to raise in order to participate in the Ride Inside. Contact us for ideas on how to get started and reach your goal!

We suggest a team goal of $1,500 or an average of $250 raised per person. Or see if you can reach $500 per person! Remember, every dollar makes a difference.

We are committed to keeping the cost of running an event of this magnitude to a minimum and our sponsors, volunteers and partners contribute significantly to help offset those costs. All event operating costs are covered by sponsorship which ensures your fundraising dollars go towards initiatives and programs supporting kids with cancer at CancerCare Manitoba.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll be given a personal fundraising page where you can share your story of why you are fundraising as a part of the Ride Inside and encourage your family and friends to donate and support you. Plus, you can even add a photo to your page too!

Be sure to set a personal fundraising goal this will encourage your family and friends to help you reach it! The higher your fundraising goal, the more support you'll receive from your family, friends, and colleagues. Make a self-donation to kick-start your fundraising!

Whether you are collecting donations from people you know, or holding your own fundraising event, we are here to help! We'll do all we can to help you succeed!

You’ve worked hard to fundraise; we want to make sure every dollar is counted and added to your team total ahead event day. Prizes are awarded for highest fundraiser AND we’d love to share the total amount raised at the event. Donations are accepted up to and past event day. To avoid potential lineups on event day, please try to turn in any donations in advance.

Your fundraising efforts will still benefit young Manitobans with cancer through the outstanding work done at CancerCare Manitoba. We know your donors will appreciate supporting CancerCare Manitoba through the Ride Inside.

Yes! You are making a difference in the lives of young people with cancer in Manitoba. Prizes are also awarded for top fundraisers.

FAQ - The Event

Wear comfortable shoes and clothes you are comfortable exercising in and a big smile!

Proper clothing can make all the difference to your experience! We have put together a list of recommended items. Most importantly, dress appropriately.

CLOTHING - Select snug-fitting (but not tight) clothing. Clothes that are too tight or too loose can create friction and chafing. Avoid untested or unwashed new clothing. Wear lightweight gym gear, such as t-shirts and shorts. Remove sweatshirts or heavy pants while cycling to avoid overheating.

We encourage all teams to get in the groove with costumes, team gear etc.! Awards will be handed out for Costumes and Team Spirit.

FOOTWEAR - Make sure you shoes fit properly to avoid blisters. Too snug or too loose is always a problem. Ensure there is a half-inch space between your longest toe and the end of your shoe. Be sure that you have enough room to wiggle your toes inside the toe box, and your heel does not slip when you walk. Choose shoes that breathe well and inspect the inside of your shoes for seams or worn areas that might produce extra friction.


BRING YOUR OWN WATER BOTTLE - Water fountains and fill stations are available on site to fill your bottles. (Plastic and single use water bottles will not be provided.)

Light snacks will be available onsite for participants to refuel.

The bikes are modern, professionally maintained hybrid bikes. They are mounted on stationary trainers set up on mats to eliminate drift or vibration. Your bike volunteer or Ride Inside crew leader will help you adjust the seat height and work the odometer. You’re in good hands!

Kilometres are tracked and awards are presented for most kilometres achieved.

Congratulations! Once you get feeling back in your legs, have some water and perhaps a snack, it’s time to cheer on your teammates after they cheered you on so enthusiastically.

You don’t need to train specifically to participate in the RIDE INSIDE. However, we do recommend you have a reasonable expectation that cycling for 10 minutes will raise your heart rate. Use the first two minutes as a warm up then ride at a pace that is comfortable for you. This doesn’t have to be an athletic competition that is your choice. The event is a celebration of your team’s accomplishments to participate, fundraise, and donate. Pace yourself to have fun!

If you feel you are unable to continue riding, let a member of your team know immediately. Please remove yourself from your bike if it is safe to do so. First aider’s onsite will come and assist you if you need. Understand your boundaries; your safety is always our first priority.

Let your team captain know, find a replacement or ask a teammate to ride for you. Remember, just because you can’t make it on event day, doesn’t mean you can’t make a difference by raising funds that profoundly impact patient outcomes.

FAQ - Donations

Donating online is easy and secure. Click the "Donate to a Participant or Team" button at the top of the Ride Inside webpage or select Donate at the far right side of the blue navigation bar.

Then, enter the name of the participant in the search area you wish to support and follow the prompts. You may also choose to search for a team or donate to the Ride Inside event directly. Online donors will receive an immediate email confirmation of their donation followed by a tax receipt.

We make every effort to protect your personal information. The software we use for registrations and donations on the website uses industry-standard SSL encryption techniques to make sure your credit card information, passwords and personal information travel securely over the Internet. Our software provider has also installed an encryption engine on our database server so your data is securely stored. Credit card information is never stored in our database or our software provider's database.

Download printable donation forms or contact our office. Mail the form in with your donation cheque. Our mailing address is on the form.

Cash donations can be made in person Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., at the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Events office located at 825 Sherbrook Street. The office entrance is located on Bannatyne Ave under the blue canopy. Parking is available at the loading zone by the Bannatyne street entrance.

Donations made online will show up immediately on a participant's webpage. For donations made by cash or cheque, please allow up to two weeks for processing.

Receipts will be automatically mailed for donations of $15 or more.

For donations made in person or by mail, please allow two-three weeks after your donation has been received in our office to receive your tax receipt. Tax receipts for mail or walk-in donations will be sent by Canada Post. Tax receipts for online donations will be automatically emailed.

FAQ - Your Personal Page and Participant Centre

The Participant Centre is part of the website that is only available to you after you register. You will have a username and password to log in. Once you log in, you'll have access to excellent tools to set up and edit your personal fundraising page with your reason for participating and send emails to potential supporters. This is also where you can track your fundraising progress and see how many donations you are getting (make sure to thank your donors for their support!)

Log in to your Participation Centre on the Ride Inside website by clicking “Login” on top right-hand corner of the Ride Inside home page. Enter your username and password. If you don’t remember your username and/or password, click “Forgot password or trouble logging in?” and these will be emailed to you.

We also have tools to show you how to use your Participant Centre. Click here to find them!

You can simply call 204-927-5433 and our friendly staff will get you started and provide you with ongoing support.

When friends or family visit the Ride Inside webpage, they can either click on the "Donate to a Participant or Team" button at the top of the Ride Inside webpage or they can select "Donate" at the far right side of the blue navigation bar. Either way, when they type in your name, they will be directed to your Personal Page. You also have the ability to send emails from your Participant Centre which will give donors access to a link that takes them directly to your Personal Page.

To personalize your webpage, you can upload a photo from your computer to your online Participant Centre. Image sizes are restricted to 300px x 400px, and uploaded as .gif, .jpg or .png files. Find tips and guides for using your Participant Centre details here.

At any time, if you are having difficulties please call 204-927-5433.

Click the 'Login' button on the top right corner of the Ride Inside website. You will see a prompt that asks ‘Forgot your password or trouble logging in?’ – click it. This will take you to a password recovery screen and your password/username will be emailed to you.

At the top of this page, log in using your username and password.

Once you are logged in, at the top of your page click on a topic called “Update Profile.” This takes you to your profile information. You will be able to change your contact information, email address, username and password. At the bottom of that page, click ‘save’. You can now continue using the site.