The Tour de Cure is an all-inclusive event and allows the opportunity for people of all abilities to participate in the two-day event, or the new one-day option. 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 good bike, helmet, your $2,500 or more in fundraising, and the resolve to power innovation in research and care that leads to life beyond cancer for all British Columbians.
When you register for the Tour de Cure, you are signing up to support a fundraising goal. Whether you participate in person or ride on your own, you are contributing to BC Cancer Foundation’s mission of raising funds for vital cancer research.
To participate in either the one or two-day ride options, you will need to raise a minimum of $2,500.
New for 2024, we are offering a one-day ride option for participants to start in Chilliwack and complete the last leg of the ride to Hope. Riders have the option of checking in at camp on Saturday, August 24 between 4pm - 6pm and enjoying a meal and the camp experience, or arriving early Sunday morning August 25 between 6am – 7am ready to ride. Please refer to the event details page for more information.
E-bikes are welcome, however each e-bike rider must be self-supported throughout the Tour de Cure weekend. There will be power plugs around camp in Chilliwack that are suitable for most e-bikes.
Safety is our number one priority for all riders. Know and obey all traffic signals, signs, markings, laws and regulations. As you will be sharing the road with vehicles, we ask you know your road responsibilities. Learn more by visiting GoByBike BC.
If you need support on course for any reason, please call the hotline number on your wristband. If possible, please have an idea of your location (ie. at the corner of Smith St & Jones St) so that we can get assistance to you as quickly as possible.
Our sweep team can help with giving you a ride to the next pit stop and our roving bike mechanics can help with any minor repairs. Bike mechanics are also located at every pit stop for major repairs.
Call the hotline number on your rider wristband!
We have roving ambulances that will be dispatched on course as needed.
In the event of a serious medical emergency, please dial 911, then call the hotline.
Medical staff are also located at each pit stop along the course for support.
You will need a fully functioning bike, and 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.
We recommend spare tube(s) and a hand pump, basic bike tools, sunscreen, a water bottle (or two), and a small saddle bag or waist pack to carry items above.
Jerseys are provided for all registered participants who reach the fundraising minimum. We recommend proper cycling shorts with chamois for all day comfort, chamois butter for added comfort, newer helmet, protective eyewear, cycling gloves, and cycling or suitable athletic footwear. A packable light shell is nice to have depending on the forecast.
No. Earphones of any kind are not permitted while participating as they distract riders from their surroundings.
Sleeping bag and pad, change of clothes for post ride camp wear / sleep, toothbrush / toothpaste, comfortable shoes or sandals, and towel / cloth.
Secure bike storage is available for all participants at check in, camp and in transit.
You can drop your all your gear and bike off at Cloverdale on Friday, 23rd August, between noon- 8pm.
The Tour de Cure begins in Cloverdale, B.C. where there is overnight parking for participants, and areas for safe drop off. Participants’ overnight bags will be tagged and transported from Cloverdale to camp in Chilliwack and available for pick-up in Hope or return transport. There is overnight parking in Chilliwack for the one-day participants.
Shuttle service for yourself and transport for your bike will be available at the finish in Hope, returning to Chilliwack (one-day participants) and Cloverdale for two-day participants.
There are no shuttle services from Vancouver or elsewhere to the start lines.
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.
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.
Connect with your HR department to find out if your company offers matching donations through an Employee Giving Online Portal like Benevity, CanadaHelps, or United Way. Follow these steps through the Online Portal to submit your donation.
U.S. residents can make donations to the Tour de Cure in USD currency and receive a U.S. tax receipt. To do so, please use this form.
For all tax receipt issues, please contact us at TourGuides@bccancer.bc.ca.
Yes! Volunteering is a great way to be part of the experience. There is a $25 registration fee, which includes a shirt for each day, meals and entertainment.
Specific positions and shifts will be outlined and assigned closer to event weekend in the Spring/Summer.
Yes! Enter your friend, family member or colleague name during registration and we will match you together!
For groups of 10+ people, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for group volunteering options.
Friends and family are encouraged to join in the celebration and to cheer riders on at the start line, finish line and cheer stations each day.
Food and beverages are available for supporters to purchase at camp from the concession stand and at the finish line from the local businesses in Hope.
Unregistered riders may not participate – you must either be a registered rider to ride, or a registered volunteer assigned to a specific area or duty.
Have a question or need assistance? Email us at email@example.com.
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.