What the Ride Will Be Like?
It will be long. It will be hard. It will be fun. And, it may very well be the best four days of your life!
We’ll have a crew that will take care of all your needs, from breakfast and dinner to sleeping arrangements, from medical and technical support to pit stops along the way, from carrying your gear.
The Ride will begin as soon as you register, hopefully today. That’s when you become part of the ACT community… a family of incredible people who will be part of your life before, during, and after the Ride.
Riders will train together beginning in the Spring. We will help each other fundraise. There will be fun events so you can get to know other ACT participants.
On Wednesday, everyone must meet in Madison, Wisconsin for "Day Zero" - our registration day, and take care of last minute preparations, such as turning in medical forms and last minute pledges, receiving your incentive gifts and getting last minute information about Ride plans.
Then, on Thursday, along with 300 amazing people, you’ll attend the Opening Ceremony, and all the riders will ride out to the cheers and support of friends and family.
The route isn’t final yet, but we will be traveling about 300 miles. Every fifteen or so miles, there will be a designated stop, so you can refuel with food and drink. All your meals will be provided. Every night, we will be camping at a high school, where you can sleep inside with other riders or, if you like, bring a tent to set up on the grounds.
We will have medical, technical, and support crews to help with any need you might have, and we’ll of course have trucks to carry all of your gear, and a bus to carry you if something goes wrong. This is a ride, not a race; and no one will be left behind. We even have massage therapists and chiropractic care.
On Sunday, as a community of people who have accomplished an amazing feat to help change our world, we will bike into Closing Ceremony at the Capitol Square together - and hundreds will be there to cheer us in.