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Build A Team

Consisting of five or more Riders, Virtual Riders, or volunteers, teams are friends, family, or coworkers making a collective commitment to end cancer.

  • Commit

    To start your team, first register as a Rider, Virtual Rider, or volunteer. You’ll be prompted to start or join a team when you do so. Name your team, share why your team is riding, and start inviting others to join you.

  • All are welcome

    A team is not just limited to Riders! It can be composed of Riders, Virtual Riders, and/or volunteers. Creating a team allows friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to participate in BellRinger together, making the experience just that much better.

  • Fund sharing

    Funds donated directly to a team may be shared among individual team Riders and Virtual Riders who still need additional funds to reach their fundraising commitment. If an individual team member has exceeded their fundraising commitment, their excess funds can be distributed to another member of the team who has not met their commitment.

What it means to be a Team captain

  • Assemble your Lineup

    As your team gets organized, we encourage you to help identify potential teammates, send out personal invites, and support members of your team as they invite their friends and family to join in.

  • Lead the Team

    As captain, you’ll facilitate communications between your team and BellRinger. Any of your members should feel free to reach out directly with any questions they have, but as captain, you may reach out concerning team questions, events, etc. On our side, we’ll keep up with captains, so your team is in the loop with event updates, resources, and more.

  • Guide Fundraising Efforts

    While each member of your team is responsible for their own fundraising commitment, as the captain we encourage you to motivate fundraising. You may commit to finding a few donations for your team, host a fundraising brainstorm session, etc. You may also look to the BellRinger team for assistance in fundraising events, tips, and more.

  • Motivate Your Team

    Encourage your crew to get moving and active ahead of the Ride. The best way to do this is to organize training rides, group activities, or set training goals, so everyone is prepared to take on BellRinger.

Teaming up to End Cancer

  • “As Team Captain for GMCW, I loved the team building aspect and connecting chorus members all striving toward a common goal, training together, and raising funds for cancer research. The experience of BellRinger weekend was so impactful for me and my team by making connections with other Riders possessing a truly positive spirit while living with cancer. Looking forward to 2024!”

    Tom Boeke,

    Team Captain, GMCW

  • “It was amazing to see Riders from across all teams come together for this cause. The enthusiasm displayed the entire weekend was contagious and inspires us to do more for future BellRinger Rides!”

    Kyle Erlich,

    Team Captain, PwC

  • “Reading the ‘Why We Ride’ signs as I approached the finish line was such a powerful and emotional moment; it was the culmination of fundraising with our team, riding 100 miles, and then ultimately reaching the finish line that drove home for me the reason we Ride and the impact cancer has had on so many people.”

    David Kay,

    Team Captain, Perkins&Will

2024 Team Leaderboard

  • Huron Consulting logo

    Huron Consulting Group

    29 Riders

  • Ernst & Young logo

    EY

    23 Riders

  • Georgetown to the Finish! BellRinger Team Photo

    Georgetown to the Finish!

    18 Riders

  • Gay Mens Chorus of Washington, DC logo

    Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC

    17 Riders

  • PwC logo

    PwC

    14 Riders

  • Team Immunotherapy BellRinger 2024

    Team Immunotherapy

    13 Riders

  • The Ringers BellRinger Bike Team Logo

    The Ringers

    8 Riders

  • Perkins & Will logo

    Perkins&Will

    8 Riders

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Team Up
  • What is a team?

    A team is a group of Riders, Virtual Riders, and/or volunteers. Creating a team allows friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to participate in BellRinger together. Teams can train and fundraise together leading up to BellRinger Weekend. In addition to the individual Rider Profile pages, a separate team profile page allows you to highlight your team roster and share why your team is taking part.

  • What is a pack?

    A pack is a group of BellRinger teams formed by a large organization or community group. A pack allows an organization that would otherwise have an extremely large team to organize itself into smaller teams within their pack. Packs operate similarly to teams to encourage Riders to work together on fundraising, train together, and enjoy BellRinger Weekend with peers. If your group is interested in starting a pack, please contact us at Ride@BellRinger.org, and we can help you set one up.

  • How do I join a team?

    You can join a team during or after registering for BellRinger. During the registration process you will be prompted to join a team, create a team, or continue as a solo participant. After registration, you can log in to your Rider, Virtual Rider, or volunteer dashboard and select the “Join a team” option from the left-side menu. This will prompt you to search for and select the team you’d like to join.

  • How do I start my team?

    If you’d like to create your own team, you can do so during or after the registration process. During the registration process you’ll be prompted to join a team, create a team, or continue as a solo participant. After registration, you can create a team by logging into your Rider, Virtual Rider, or volunteer dashboard and selecting the “Create a team” option. When you create a team, you become the team captain, or leader, of that team. You can always assign a new Captain for your team by contacting BellRinger.

  • How do teams share funds?

    The fund sharing period for BellRinger 2024 will occur in the two weeks prior to the December 20, 2024 fundraising deadline. A member of our team will be in touch with captains of teams eligible for sharing during this time.

    Funds donated directly to the team may be shared among individual team Riders and Virtual Riders who still need additional funds to reach their fundraising commitment.

    If an individual team member has exceeded their fundraising commitment, their excess funds can be distributed to another member of the team who has not met their commitment.

    Each team will set their fund sharing guidelines individually. For ideas and guidance, check out our Team Toolkit. While we support fund sharing, we do ask that you use fund sharing to supplement, not drive, your individual fundraising efforts. Keep in mind that dollars shared ultimately affect the total dollars raised for life-saving cancer research. All requests to share funds must be emailed to Ride@BellRinger.org by your team captain.

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