FAQs – The Tour de Cure | BC Cancer Foundation

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We will be Together! The BC Cancer Foundation is excited to announce an in-person event to take place Saturday, August 27, 2022 in Chilliwack, BC.

When you register for the Tour de Cure, you are signing up for a fundraising mission. Whether you participate in person or ride on your own, your commitment contributes to BC Cancer Foundation’s mission of raising funds for vital cancer research. 

To participate in the in-person event, you will need to raise a minimum of $2,500.

Route maps for all three distance options will be published online two months in advance of the event. The 50 KM and 100 KM routes will entail mostly gentle, rolling terrain. The 160 KM route will be more challenging with some hilly sections. All three routes will start and finish at Heritage Park in Chilliwack.

The Tour De Cure is an all-inclusive event and allows the opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to participate. The minimum age requirement is 16 years old and every participant will be required to sign an online waiver during registration.

All you need is a bike, helmet and the resolve to power research and help find more cures.

You will need a fully functioning bike. It is worth investing in a good tune up to make sure it is working properly. We recommend regular training rides with weekly distance and durational increases to build your fitness. Eat a healthy, energy-rich meals to give you long-lasting fuel. Remain hydrated by bringing full water bottles and be sure to hydrate with electrolyte drinks in conditions of extreme heat. To help you get in shape, we have built a sample training plan. https://tourdecure.ca/safety-training

Although the process is a bit more involved, we do accept cash donations. Please deliver in person along with donation form to our Vancouver office located at 150 – 686 West Broadway. Alternatively, if you've received cash donations from your friends, you can simply pay these online through your fundraising page using your credit card. Input your sponsors contact information for tax receipt.

Safety for our participants, staff and volunteers is a top priority.

We will monitor health guidelines during the months leading up to event weekend and implement appropriate safety measures. Event details are subject to change, but it is expected that all participants, staff, volunteers and vendors will be required to wear a mask and provide proof of full vaccination status to gain access to restricted event areas.

Yes. Just mail in your cheque donation (we cannot accept cash through the mail). Each donation must have a completed donation form that has the Participant ID Number of the participant or volunteer you are sponsoring. You can download a copy of the donation form here.

U.S. residents can make donations to the Tour de Cure in USD currency and receive an U.S. tax receipt. To do so, please use this form.

Yes! Volunteering is a great way to be part of the experience. There is a $25 registration fee, which includes a shirt and meals on event day. Signing up will also give you access to a personal fundraising page if you choose to seek donations. Specific positions and shifts will be outlined and assigned closer to event weekend in the Spring/Summer.

Register as an individual here – and proceed to choose the “Volunteer” option!

Have a question or need assistance? Email us at tourguides@bccancer.bc.ca.

To donate by phone or enquire about tax receipts call 778-653-0045.

To enquire about the event or login issues call 604-675-8249.