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About The Event

The Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS and Walk is a one-day cycling event, this year on Saturday, September 18, 2021, designed to appeal to every level of rider. This year will be fully virtual, due to COVID-19 and the Delta variant, which means that you and your team can support from wherever you want and ride, hike, run, walk, roll, swim, etc... any distance you want. You can also join our all-star volunteer crew!

COVID-19 Response (updated on 08/16/21)

The Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS is first and foremost a fundraising event to fuel the mission priorities of the Golden West Chapter of The ALS Association, where people living with ALS and their families come first.

Whereas people living with ALS are at a high risk of serious illness or death if they are infected with COVID-19, and the Delta variant has been proven to be more than twice as infectious and can be transmitted between vaccinated individuals, the decision has been made to transition to a fully virtual event that will be held on Saturday, September 18. In the interest of safety, we will no longer be hosting an in-person event in Napa this year.

Morning and Afternoon Schedule

  • 7:30AM: Check-In on Zoom*
  • 8:00AM: Zoom Startline Program begins on Zoom
  • 8:30AM: Participate your way! Get out and ride, walk, run, roll, or do whatever it is that you want to do to help spread awareness and raise urgently needed funds for our ALS community.
  • 1:00PM: Finish Line Zoom*
  • 1:15PM: Fun live(stream) band performance by The Refreshments on Zoom 
  • 2:00PM: Afternoon Zoom Awards Ceremony
  • 2:30PM: Directly following the Awards Ceremony, the band will be back on to close out the day until 3:15PM
* The Zoom link will be shared with all registered participants on Monday, September 13. If you are not receiving our emails, please let us know by emailing ride@ridetodefeatals.org.

 

How do I participate?

Choose YOUR way of supporting our community this year from wherever you are in the world. You can Ride, Walk, Run, Roll, Hike, Swim - the possibilities are endless! If you plan on hosting your own get-together for one or more teams, please let us know and we can help you make it fun and safe!

Assumption of Risk

By participating with others in support of the Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS, you expressly agree to comply with any and all rules and safety guidelines put in place by local authorities, and voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, waiving all claims and potential claims against the event organizers, and their affiliated companies relating to such risks.


If you choose to participate with others and/or create your own team event, we strongly advise that you have a vaccine requirement and wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Registration Fee Schedule

For those who paid a registration fee before August 16, your fee will be converted into a tax-deductible donation and will count toward your fundraising total.
Volunteers (in-person): Free (learn more about joining our all-star volunteer team here)
Virtual Participants (those unable to attend the in-person event):
Free


Fundraising Minimum

All participants are asked to raise a minimum of $150 in donations, by the day of the event (September 18, 2021). Our average participant raised more than $1,100 in 2020, so we know you can do it! Fundraising for The ALS Association Golden West Chapter is a very direct way of supporting our mission, and 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 and to surpass this fundraising goal!  If you are a first-time fundraiser or are interested in learning more, check out our Fundraising Tools. Our staff is another resource for you and we will be here for you at every step of the way! Don’t hesitate to reach out and we can come up with a fundraising plan together!

About Event Day

Morning and Afternoon Schedule

  • 7:30AM: Check-In on Zoom (The Zoom link will be sent via email on Monday)
  • 8:00AM: Zoom Startline Program begins
  • 8:30AM: Participate your way! Get out and ride, walk, run, roll, or do whatever it is that you want to do to help spread awareness and raise urgently needed funds for our ALS community.
  • 1:00PM: Finish Line Zoom
  • 1:15PM: Band Set 1
  • 2:00PM: Afternoon Zoom Awards Ceremony
  • 2:30PM: Band Set 2

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Upcoming Events

We are committed to bringing our Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS community together. Please check back here regularly for virtual events for our participants!

  • No current events scheduled

Fundraising Incentives

Rider Checklist

Be sure to keep a safe distance between you and any other cyclists and check in with CDC recommendations to stay safe!

*Helmet - Helmets are REQUIRED for ALL cyclists.
*Spare tubes and/or a patch kit, tire irons
*CO2 or mini-pump
*Sunscreen / lip balm
*Hand sanitizer

*Gloves

*Sunglasses or other protective eyewear
*Sunscreen and lip balm
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Cycling Shoes (if you have them)