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General Crew Info

All Crew Meeting Information

Toronto ALL CREW Meeting

Address: Humber College 3199 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M8V 1K8

Meeting Location: Room - LAKE AUDITORIUM A128

Meeting Time:
Team Captain’s Meeting: 5:00pm
All Crew Meeting: 6:00pm

** Free parking will be available for the Crew Meeting at the Humber College Lakeshore Campus location. Please note overnight parking will NOT be allowed at the venue on Friday night **



Niagara ALL CREW Meeting

Address: Sheraton on the Falls
Great Room B
5875 Falls Avenue,
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3K7

Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Shuttle Info

FRIDAY NIGHT SHUTTLES

Complimentary luxury coach transportation is available for Crew between Toronto and Niagara Falls on Friday night, June 12th.

Toronto to Niagara:

3:30 pm -- Our shuttle bus for you and separate truck for your bike departs from New Toronto Parking Lot 207 New Toronto Street, Toronto ON M8V 3J2. Overnight parking will available for the entire weekend.

6:15 pm -- For those who want to arrive in Niagara Falls a little later, the 6:15 pm bus departure will also be available for you to make your way to the Start Line. Our Ride shuttle bus departs from New Toronto Parking Lot 207 New Toronto Street, Toronto ON M8V 3J2. Overnight parking will available for the entire weekend.

Please note that these Ride shuttle buses will take you directly to our Event Host Hotel.

SATURDAY MORNING SHUTTLES

A complimentary shuttle service will run from the Host Hotel to Opening Ceremonies on Saturday morning in both Toronto and Niagara. There will be no shuttle service back to the Host Hotel on Sunday.

Toronto Shuttles from Host Hotel (Intercontinental)
6:00am - Bus departure
6:45am - Bus departure

Niagara Shuttles from Host Hotel (Sheraton on the Falls)
5:45am - Bus departure
6:15am- Bus departure
6:45am - Bus departure

SATURDAY NIGHT SHUTTLE

Shuttles from Camp to McMaster from 2-10 PM

SUNDAY MORNING SHUTTLE

Shuttles will take participants back to camp from McMaster and will run continually starting at 5:00am to 7:30am.

SUNDAY NIGHT SHUTTLES
A luxury coach will depart from the Finish Line in Niagara Falls and takes you back to Toronto (New Toronto Parking Lot 207 New Toronto Street, Toronto ON M8V 3J2).

Shuttles will repeatedly run throughout the day beginning at 12:00pm and depart when full.

Click here for the 2015 Crew Bus Schedule

Packet Pickup

Parking

Friday Night: June 12

Toronto: Available Fri night from 2 to 7pm at Humber College site.

Niagara: Available Fri night from 5 to 8pm at Sheraton on Falls site.


Saturday Morning: June 13

Toronto: Available Sat morning from 6:30 to 7:30am at Humber College site.

Niagara: Available Sat morning from 6:30 to 7:30am at 7200 Niagara Parkway

Day 1 Opening Ceremonies: Saturday, June 13th

Toronto Opening Ceremony

New 2015 Location

Humber College, Lakeshore Campus
3199 Lake Shore Blvd. West
Toronto, ON M8V 1K8


Parking For Crew: TBD

Niagara Falls Opening Ceremony

7200 Niagara Parkway
Niagara Falls, Ontario



Niagara Falls Pasta Dinner - Friday June 12th:
Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
GREAT ROOM B
5875 Falls Avenue
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3K7

The Pasta Dinner will be taking place at our Host Hotel and is open to all Riders and Crew Members who will be starting from the Niagara Falls start line. Here from hear from special guests who will talk about “Your Impact.” The dinner will be available from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, and we ask you make a $10.00 donation at the door, to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

Day 2 Opening Ceremonies: Sunday, June 14th

Mohawk College

Mohawk College
135 Fennell Ave West
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3T2

Day 1 Schedule (Saturday)

5:00am
Gear drop-off and continental breakfast served.
5:45am
Buses start to load (depends on what bus you are on)
Parking (Toronto):
Remote parking lots off-site;
No Underground Parking Available / Above ground only.
Parking (Niagara):
Upper Rapids Parking Lot; $10/day; $20/overnight;
Parking Attendant located onsite

Remember to pick up your lunch from the Catering truck if you are on a Pit Stop.

Day 2 Schedule (Sunday)

4:30am
Continental breakfast served.
5:00am
Buses start to load (depends on what bus you are on)

Camp

Mohawk College

135 Fennel Ave West,Hamilton Ontario L8N 3T2

Parking available onsite at Mohawk College
Free parking in designated area

Check out our camp map below!

Finish Line

Invite family and friends to begin arriving around 10am to celebrate the thousands of Riders completing their epic, 2-day journey!

Toronto Finish

Humber College, Lakeshore Campus
3199 Lake Shore Blvd. West
Toronto, ON M8V 1K8
Time:
Opens at 10am, Closes at 6pm
Parking Info
Remote parking lots off-site
Parking cost
Free
Details
No underground parking

Niagara Finish

7200 Niagara Parkway
Niagara Falls Ontario
Time:
Opens at 10am, Closes at 6pm
Parking Info
Upper Rapids Parking Lot located off of Upper Rapids Blvd and Portage Rd
Parking cost
Upper Rapids Parking Lot - $10 per vehicle/day - $20 per vehicle/overnight
Details
Ticket booth Attendants at both sites issuing day passes

General Info

Packet Pickup

Parking

Friday Night: June 12

Toronto: Available Fri night from 2 to 7pm at Humber College site.

Niagara: Available Fri night from 5 to 8pm at Sheraton on Falls site.


Saturday Morning: June 13

Toronto: Available Sat morning from 6:30 to 7:30am at Humber College site.

Niagara: Available Sat morning from 6:30 to 7:30am at 7200 Niagara Parkway

Opening Ceremonies: Saturday, June 13th

Toronto Opening Ceremony

New 2015 Location

Humber College, Lakeshore Campus
3199 Lake Shore Blvd. West
Toronto, ON M8V 1K8

Niagara Falls Opening Ceremony

7200 Niagara Parkway
Niagara Falls, Ontario



Niagara Falls Pasta Dinner - Friday June 12th:
Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
GREAT ROOM B
5875 Falls Avenue
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3K7

The Pasta Dinner will be taking place at our Host Hotel and is open to all Riders and Crew Members who will be starting from the Niagara Falls start line. Here from hear from special guests who will talk about “Your Impact.” The dinner will be available from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, and we ask you make a $10.00 donation at the door, to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

Shuttle Info

FRIDAY NIGHT SHUTTLES

Complimentary luxury coach transportation is available for Crew between Toronto and Niagara Falls on Friday night, June 12th.

Toronto to Niagara:

3:30 pm -- Our shuttle bus for you and separate truck for your bike departs from New Toronto Parking Lot 207 New Toronto Street, Toronto ON M8V 3J2. Overnight parking will available for the entire weekend.

6:15 pm -- For those who want to arrive in Niagara Falls a little later, the 6:15 pm bus departure will also be available for you to make your way to the Start Line. Our Ride shuttle bus departs from New Toronto Parking Lot 207 New Toronto Street, Toronto ON M8V 3J2. Overnight parking will available for the entire weekend.

Please note that these Ride shuttle buses will take you directly to our Event Host Hotel.

SATURDAY MORNING SHUTTLES

A complimentary shuttle service will run from the Host Hotel to Opening Ceremonies on Saturday morning in both Toronto and Niagara. There will be no shuttle service back to the Host Hotel on Sunday.

Toronto Shuttles from Host Hotel (Intercontinental)
6:00am - Bus departure
6:45am - Bus departure

Niagara Shuttles from Host Hotel (Sheraton on the Falls)
5:45am - Bus departure
6:15am- Bus departure
6:45am - Bus departure

SATURDAY NIGHT SHUTTLE

Shuttles from Camp to McMaster from 2-10 PM

SUNDAY MORNING SHUTTLE

Shuttles will take participants back to camp from McMaster and will run continually starting at 5:00am to 7:30am.

SUNDAY NIGHT SHUTTLES
A luxury coach will depart from the Finish Line in Niagara Falls and takes you back to Toronto (New Toronto Parking Lot 207 New Toronto Street, Toronto ON M8V 3J2).

Shuttles will repeatedly run throughout the day beginning at 12:00pm and depart when full.

Breakfast and Gear Drop-off

6:30am - 7:30am
Gear drop-off and continental breakfast served.
6:30am - 7:30am
Onsite check-in begins for those who have not checked in online. If you have not received your packet in the mail, or were not able to pick it up at Friday Night Bike Drop-off, please make sure to pick it up on Saturday morning. If planning to check in onsite, please arrive early to avoid missing Opening Ceremonies. Opening Ceremonies will begin promptly at 8:00am.
7:15am
All participants should be onsite.
8:00am
Opening Ceremonies begin.
Parking (Toronto):
Remote parking lots off-site; No Underground Parking Available / Above ground only.
Parking (Niagara):
Upper Rapids Parking Lot; $10/day; $20/overnight; Parking Attendant located onsite

Camp

Mohawk College
135 Fennel Ave West,Hamilton Ontario L8N 3T2

Parking available onsite at Mohawk College
Free parking in designated area

Check out our camp map below!

Finish Line

Invite family and friends to begin arriving around 10am to celebrate the thousands of Riders completing their epic, 2-day journey!

Toronto Finish

Humber College, Lakeshore Campus
3199 Lake Shore Blvd. West
Toronto, ON M8V 1K8
Time:
Opens at 10am, Closes at 6pm
Parking Info
Remote parking lots off-site
Parking cost
Free
Details
No underground parking

Niagara Finish

7200 Niagara Parkway
Niagara Falls Ontario
Time:
Opens at 10am, Closes at 6pm
Parking Info
Upper Rapids Parking Lot located off of Upper Rapids Blvd and Portage Rd
Parking cost
Upper Rapids Parking Lot - $10 per vehicle/day - $20 per vehicle/overnight
Details
Ticket booth Attendants at both sites issuing day passes

The Route

THE ROUTE: DAY ONE

Check out this preliminary course preview of your upcoming Ride! It will give you a whole new perspective on the adventure you're in for. Please note that this is a preview of the route and is subject to change as we work out final details.

So in the meantime, enjoy this virtual trip, continue with your training and fundraising and stay tuned for more details as we near your big weekend.

Hill Climb Options!

Hamilton (Classic, Classic Plus, Toronto Turnaround Day 1 Only)

Enjoy a 10km Hill Climb Challenge Loop in the Hamilton/Dundas area with breathtaking views of the Burlington Bay and City of Hamilton. Once completed, you will join back with our Riders and regular route to finish your day

Niagara (Niagara & Niagara Turnaround Day 1 Only)

Enjoy an 8km Hill Climb Challenge in the Town of Pelham in the “Short Hills” area of the Niagara Region. The climb is both beautiful and challenging, and one of the most popular climbs in Niagara. Once completed, you will join back with our Riders and the regular route to finish your day.

Day 1

100km Toronto to Hamilton (Classic and Toronto Turnaround Day 1 route)

Click on the link below for the full size map.

Day 1 Classic Map

Click on the link below for the elevation chart.

Day 1 Classic Elevation Chart

125km Toronto to Hamilton (Classic Plus Day 1 route)

Click on the link below for the full size map.

Day 1 Classic Plus Map

Click on the link below for the elevation chart.

Day 1 Classic Plus Elevation Chart

100km Niagara Falls to Hamilton (Niagara and Niagara Turnaround Day 1 route)

Click on the link below for the full size map.

Day 1 Niagara Map

Click on the link below for the elevation chart.

Day 1 Niagara Elevation Chart

Day Two

100km Hamilton to Niagara Falls (Classic, Classic Plus and Niagara Turnaround Day 2 route)

Click on the link below for the full size map.

Day 2 Classic Map

Click on the link below for the elevation chart.

Day 2 Classic Elevation Chart

100km Hamilton to Toronto (Toronto Turnaround and Toronto Turnaround Plus Day 2 route)

Click on the link below for the full size map.

Day 2 Toronto Turnaround Map

Click on the link below for the elevation chart.

Day 2 Toronto Turnaround Elevation Chart

Host Hotel

Toronto:

Intercontinental Hotel
Toronto Centre 225 Front Street West
Toronto ON, M5V 2X3, Canada
Phone:
1-800-235-4670
Web:
Click Here
Rate:
$159.00 single/double
Deadline Date:
Thursday May 20th 2015

Niagara:

Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
Phone:
1-800-519-9911
Web:
Click Here
Rate 1:
Traditional, $139.00
Rate 2:
CityView, $149.00
Rate 3:
FallsView, $189.00
Deadline Date:
Thursday May 6th 2015

Hamilton/Camp:

McMaster University Residence Rooms
1280 Main Street West,
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8
Web:
Click Here
Rate:
$47.50
Deadline Date:
May 13, 2015
Check-In Time
June 13th 4:00pm

Must call in identify yourself as being a Ride to Conquer Cancer participant for rate.

Complimentary shuttles will be running from each host hotel to designated opening ceremonies on Saturday morning (See "Shuttles" tab for more information)

Shuttles

  1. Toronto to Niagara: 3:30 pm

    Parking Lot B
    207 New Toronto Street, Toronto, Ontario, M8V 3J2



    Overnight parking will available for the entire weekend.

    A shuttle bus and truck for your bikes will be waiting for you in this parking lot.

  2. Toronto to Niagara: 6:15 pm

    Parking Lot B
    207 New Toronto Street, Toronto, Ontario, M8V 3J2



    For those who want to arrive in Niagara Falls a little later, the 6:15 pm bus departure will also be available for you to make your way to the Start Line. A shuttle bus and truck for your bikes will be waiting for you. Overnight parking will available for the entire weekend.

Please note that these Ride shuttle buses will take you directly to our Event Host Hotel.

Your bike will be handled safely by our Official Bike Transportation Partner, Mackie Group, and taken directly to the Start Line in Niagara Falls. It will be placed in our secure overnight bike parking area.

The shuttle service will run from each host hotel to designated ceremonies on Saturday morning. Please make sure to Login to your Participant Centre and secure your shuttle ticket. Please be advised that bike transport will NOT be available for those taking the Shuttle from the Host Hotels on Day One. Please take advantage of our Friday Bike Drop-Off. There will be no shuttle service back to the Host Hotel on Sunday.

Departure One:
6:00am
Departure Two:
6:30am
Departure Three:
6:45am

Niagara to Toronto

A luxury coach for you and separate truck for your bike, provided by Mackie Group, will depart from the Finish Line in Niagara Falls and take you back to Toronto (Parking Lot B, 207 New Toronto Street, Toronto, Ontario, M8V 3J2).



Shuttles will repeatedly run throughout the day beginning at 12:00pm and depart when full.

Bike Drop-Off

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Toronto:

Humber College Lakeshore Campus
3199 Lake Shore Blvd West Toronto, ON, M8V 1K8

10-min drop off parking available at Humber College

Niagara:

7200 Niagara Parkway
Niagara Falls, ON, L2E 3E8 (across from Niagara Floral Showhouse)

10-min drop off parking available at Floral Showhouse

Secured overnight Bike Parking will be available on Friday night. Riders are encouraged to drop off their bicycles between 2:00pm and 7:00pm, to avoid the difficulty of arriving on Day One with both bike and luggage in tow.

Gear drop off will not be available Friday evening. Gear drop off will only be available Saturday morning in event parking lots.

Safety & Rules

*** For your safety, please stay alert at all times! ***

  • Please note that the roads are not closed to traffic. Please stop at all Red or Amber Stop Lights and Stop Signs and proceed through the intersection when it is safe to do so. If an intersection is manned by a Police Officer, they are the only one with the authority to wave you through a Red Light or Stop Sign
  • Please remember to Ride SINGLE FILE at ALL TIMES
  • After Opening Ceremonies, thousands of Riders will embark on this epic 2-day ride - please get out on the route safely. Always ride predictably and in control. Ride in a straight line, and consciously try to avoid excessive weaving back and forth.
  • Cooperate with Ride Officials at all times.
  • Be patient
  • Sweep Assistance: If you are injured or unable to ride, use a “thumbs down” signal to stop a passing sweep vehicle. These vehicles are reserved for injured Riders and those unable to complete the day’s ride; they are not to be utilized as a taxi service. They will not go directly to Camp during the day. Sweep vehicles will take you to the next Pit Stop, where buses will take you to Camp. Only injured Riders will receive prompt medical attention and transport. If you are picked up early in the day, it may be hours before you are delivered to Camp. As it nears route closure time, sweep vehicles will pick up Riders who are still on the road.
  • Medical Emergencies: With any emergency, dial 911, if possible. Then, immediately report any medical emergencies to Ride Staff or Crew at Pit Stops, on sweep vehicles, at Camp, or in the Concierge Tent, whichever is most accessible. If you’re on the route, after you call 911, contact the official Ride (800) number imprinted on your Rider wristband to alert the Ride dispatch. Sweep vehicles rove the route on the lookout for accidents. Again, use a “thumbs down” signal if you need help. Staff are equipped with a 2-way radio and a mobile phone. They will have comprehensive information on local hospitals, emergency facilities, police, fire, and other important emergency information. Doctors, emergency medical personnel and an ambulance will be available.
  • Bike mechanics: During The Ride, while bike mechanics generously donate their time and labour, you are still responsible to pay for all parts used to repair your bike so be sure to have some cash with you on the event.

We encourage experienced Riders to join our Rider Safety Team click below for more information.

Rider Safety Team

What to Pack

Don't know what to pack for The Ride ? Download our suggested list of equipment, clothing and first-aid items you may want to bring.

What to Pack:

Reminders

Look for Riders on the road with a Polka Dot Jersey. This jersey is a symbol of success awarded to the first 10 Riders who reached at least $15,000 in their fundraising accounts.

Congratulations to all Riders who are joining us for their fifth or (sixth!) Ride to Conquer Cancer. As recognition for their unwavering support they will be wearing a Golden Helmet, as a small token of the vast appreciation we have for their continued support. Golden Helmet pick up is located at Bike Drop off on Friday night AND Saturday morning in Toronto & Niagara at the re reg and info locations.

Cheering Stations: Bring out big, colourful signs, smiling faces, and enthusiastic cheers to support the Riders. Please check back closer to the event for a list of cheering station locations!

Niagara Falls Pasta Dinner - Friday June 12th:
Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
GREAT ROOM B
5875 Falls Avenue
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3K7

The Pasta Dinner will be taking place at our Host Hotel and is open to all Riders and Crew Members who will be starting from the Niagara Falls start line. Here from hear from special guests who will talk about “Your Impact.” The dinner will be available from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, and we ask you make a $10.00 donation at the door, to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

There are Crew Positions still available for the Ride! Priority teams are:

  • Lunch on the Niagara route
  • Pit stop 1,2,3 on the Niagara route
  • Lunch on the Classic Plus route
  • Gear Team
  • Traffic & Safety Team
  • Food Service

Please contact Crew Coordinator Alexa-Reigh Thomson at 877-699-2453 or at arthomson@conquercancer.ca

Volunteer Positions are also still available in Toronto, Hamilton, & Niagara. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Ana Ruso at 877-699-2453 or at aruso@endcancer.ca


Looking for info on the Cheering Stations? See this chart below!