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Virtual Ride

The BellRinger community knows no bounds. By joining our movement as a Virtual Rider, you can participate in BellRinger even if a group bike ride isn’t your thing. Craft your own “Ride” experience and take part in ending cancer with Georgetown Lombardi.

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    Begin your BellRinger journey by registering as a Virtual Rider and commit to raise $500. All dollars raised will support life-saving research at Georgetown Lombardi.

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    Design your experience

    We encourage Virtual Riders to craft their own “Ride” experience: create your own bike route, trek a familiar hike, walk 25 miles in a week, volunteer in your community, or any other activity you’re excited about.

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    Share your activity

    Everyone wants to see what you did to bring awareness to BellRinger with your friends and family! Share images on social media or email the BellRinger team directly so we can share them with the rest of the BellRinger community.


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    Step 1


    Every Virtual Rider commits to raise funds that will support life-saving research at Georgetown Lombardi. Your fundraising commitment is based on your Ride distance.

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    Step 2

    Share your story

    We’ve all unfortunately been touched by cancer. BellRinger is all about our stories of why we Ride and who we Ride for. Update your Rider profile to share your story with friends and family.

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    Step 3

    Make the ask

    Raising funds can be daunting, but we believe direct, personal asks are the most effective way to meet your commitment. For a full list of ideas, check out the Fundraising Toolkit.

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    Step 4

    Fundraising Deadline

    Don’t sweat the deadline. You have until 60 days after the Ride – December 21, 2023 – to meet your commitment. You can also receive shared funds from your team. Remember whatever you aren’t able to raise by the deadline is your responsibility.

Why I Virtual Ride

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    “We raised over $8k and did a 27-mile ride in Albany, NY on a beautiful fall day for our Virtual Ride. We did it mostly on the Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail. We made a pit stop for lunch which we both really enjoyed!”

    Dana Scalere & Morgan Ruthman,

    Virtual Riders

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    “Riding virtually allowed me to participate at my own comfort level while maintaining a feeling of connection to the supportive community of riders.”

    Eric Ross,

    Virtual Rider

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How do I fundraise?

    Fundraising should be exciting! You are making a real impact on lifesaving cancer research through your commitment. We believe in three basic fundraising principles:

    • Get personal – Reaching out to your friends and family and sharing your excitement for BellRinger is the best first step. Your story is the greatest asset you have, and we encourage you to share that with everyone you can.
    • Get creative – Bring in your other hobbies, such as a bake sale or a wine tasting, to share about your participation in BellRinger and encourage donations.
    • Be bold – Keep in mind that everyone has been affected by cancer. While asking for money can be awkward, have confidence that your commitment to funding cancer research is well worth it. Be genuine, and we believe that you’ll have enthusiastic support.

    Remember to direct friends and family to your Rider Profile to view your story and donate to your Ride. Check out our Fundraising Toolkit for more tips and tricks for successful fundraising.

  • When is the fundraising deadline?

    The fundraising deadline for BellRinger 2023 is 11:59 PM on December 21, 2023.

  • Why do you ask for my credit card information?

    Each Rider pays a non-refundable registration fee that does not count towards their minimum fundraising commitment. This registration fee is charged to the Rider’s card upon registration. Card information must remain on file in the event that the Rider’s minimum fundraising commitment is not met by the fundraising deadline. After the fundraising deadline, the card will be charged for the remainder of the minimum fundraising commitment, if any. Virtual Riders are not charged a registration fee but will be asked to keep a card on file in case their minimum fundraising commitment is not met by the fundraising deadline.

  • Can I withdraw my registration in BellRinger?

    We’re sad to see you go, but we understand that things change. The deadline to withdraw your registration is 11:59 PM on September 21, 2023. Please contact the BellRinger team at if you’d like to withdraw your registration. Before doing so, please reference the Fundraising Agreement and Cancellation Policy.

  • Can I use BellRinger marketing materials for my personal fundraising efforts?

    Definitely. You are able to use BellRinger’s logos and other design elements for your personal fundraising efforts. You can access these logos in our 2023 asset kit located on the resources page or in your Rider dashboard. Please send any final designs that use BellRinger’s assets to Alyssa Bielinski at for approval before publication and production.

  • What do I do if a donor hands me a check?

    We can take care of it for you! Please just mail the check to:

    500 First St. NW
    Washington, D.C. 20001

    Also, please be sure that your name is included in the memo line, so that we can ensure that the donation is credited to your Ride. If the donor made the check out to your name, you can sign the check over to BellRinger prior to mailing it in. Just write “Pay to the order of BellRinger” in the endorsement area on the back of the check and be sure to sign it as well.

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