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About The Event

The 6th annual SoCal Ride to Defeat ALS and Hike/Walk is a one-day community event designed to appeal to every level of cyclist, hiker, walker and supporter of The Golden West Chapter of The ALS Association!

Assumption of Risk

By participating with others in support of the SoCal Ride to Defeat ALS and Hike/Walk, 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.

Registration Fee Schedule

Each participant will pay a registration fee to secure their place in the SoCal Ride to Defeat ALS and Hike/Walk. This registration fee helps to pay for the expenses incurred to participate in the event (personal webpage set up, food and support on ride day, permitting of routes, etc.).

All Riders:
October 1 - December 31: $40
January 1 - March 31: $55
April 1 - April 30: $70
May 1 - May 8: $85
Day-of Event: $125 
   Hike Registration:
October 1 - December 31: $25
January 1 - March 31: $35
April 1 - April 30: $45
May 1 - 8: $50
Day-of Event: $60
    Park Walk Registration:
October 1 - March 31: $20
April 1 - May 8: $30
Day-of Event: $40

Persons with ALS and Caregiver:
FREE, please e-mail for discount code

Virtual Participants (those not able to attend the Ride):

Children Under 12:
$30 when you enter discount code CHILD at registration
(only applicable to children 12 years old and younger, registering to ride)

Suggested Fundraising Minimum

It is suggested that all riders 18 and older raise a minimum of $150 in donations, in addition to their registration fee, by the day of the event. Fundraising for The ALS Association 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 Tips and 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! Visit our FAQ page for more information.

Rental Bikes

Coming soon!

About Event Day

Directions & Parking

The event will take place at Dos Vientos Park in Newbury Park, CA. Parking is FREE. Please enter using Borchard Road. 

Check In & Registration

Everyone must check-in upon arrival. Once you’ve checked-in, breakfast foods including coffee, bagels and fresh fruit will be available for all participants. Note: the following times and routes are subject to change. Check back for updates.




65 Mile



40 Mile



25 Mile






Park Walk


We will open the courses based on the times listed above and will announce when it’s time for each route to begin. Please do not begin before the appointed times as we will not have all of our rest stops or SAG support in place. View all route details here.

On the Route

When you check-in, you will get cue sheets for the ride. The route will be marked, but you are responsible for navigating your route. Pay attention to the roads, directions, and cue sheets. Volunteer SAG wagons will be patrolling each route throughout the day. If you need assistance, give the standard "thumbs down" signal to indicate you need support. 

If you need to contact us directly while you're on the route, an emergency hotline number will be shared as we get closer to Ride Day and will be listed on rider bibs and cue sheets.

If there is a medical emergency, call 911. If you're not sure if you should call 911... CALL 911. For other issues or concerns, please call the number on the cue sheet.

Rest Stops

Information coming soon!

Route Signage

Each route will be marked with road-side signs. These signs will be at all the intersections, turns, and especially to help at any tricky navigation sites. Wherever possible, we will augment these signs with additional markings and if possible, a volunteer to point the way. Please be sure to be consult your cue sheet, in addition to the signage, to keep you on course. 

Mechanical Support

Bike Mechanics will be set up at the Start Line area, and at a few rest stops. Our volunteer mechanics can make simple adjustments, quick bike checks and fix flats. If your bike needs more serious work, please try to visit a Bike Shop prior to Ride Day. 


The SoCal Ride to Defeat ALS and Hike/Walk will go on, rain or shine! Please check the local forecast before Event Day and we will do our best to keep all participants informed. The ALS Association reserves the right to alter the courses or start times in the case of inclimate weather.

Rider Checklist

*Helmet - Helmets are REQUIRED for ALL cyclists.
*ID - You’ll need it to check in (and for beer and wine if you’re 21+)
*Cash and/or a Credit Card - Beer and Wine will be available for purchase at the Finish Line

Sunglasses or other protective eyewear

Tool kit
Spare tubes and/or a patch kit, tire irons
CO2 or mini-pump
Sunscreen and lip balm
Cycling Shoes (if you have them)

If you'd like more information on how The ALS Association Golden West Chapter is responding to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit our website.