Dolphins Cycling Challenge
FAQ FAQ

GENERAL QUESTIONS

When is DCC V?
The dates for DCC V are February 7-8, 2015. Be the first to know up to date information by following the DCC on Facebook. CLICK HERE to “like” us!

When is the DCC V Game?
The DCC V celebration game will be December 21, 2014 against the Minnesota Vikings.  All riders who register by December 1 will have the opportunity to request 2 free tickets to the game.  Stay tuned for more information as the date gets closer.

How do I get involved?
There are many ways to participate in Dolphins Cycling Challenge. First, you can ride one of the six different routes offered, or participate in our NEW DCC 5k!  You can get involved in Miami, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Davie, and Boca Raton as a volunteer at one of the many events during the weekend. Also, you can donate to an individual rider’s fundraising goal or become a corporate sponsor of the DCC!  Interested in forming a Corporate Team of riders? Email us at RideDCC@Dolphins.com  or call us at 305-943-6799 to learn more.  If you are unable to join us in February, consider becoming a virtual rider.

Which DCC route should I choose?
All riders are encouraged to select a route which fits his or her abilities both physically and financially. All riders should be able to maintain a minimum average speed of 12 MPH for the duration of their respective rides. Remember, 2 day rides carry a higher fundraising responsibility. By registering for any ride, you are personally guaranteeing the fundraising minimum for that route.

How can I purchase Miami Dolphins game tickets?
CLICK HERE or call 1-888-FINS-TIX (1-888-346-7849) to purchase Miami Dolphins tickets.

Sun Life Stadium

Can I purchase a Dolphins bike jersey without participating in the DCC? Jerseys are ONLY available for riders who participate in DCC. Jerseys are included in the registration fee for all adult DCC riders.

REGISTRATION AND FUNDRAISING QUESTIONS

How much is the registration fee for DCC weekend?
All rides (excluding the virtual ride) include a commemorative ride jersey, water bottle, goody bag and two tickets to the Miami Dolphins DCC Celebratory Game. Registration fees are non-refundable and DO NOT count towards a rider’s fundraising minimum. Registration fees will be used to provide amenities during the ride including: food, beverages, nutrition, medical supplies, police support, and mechanical assistance.

What are the fundraising requirements for DCC?

How do I fundraise? When are donations due?
Tips and letters to assist in your fundraising efforts are available HERE and under the “Resources” tab on the navigation bar above. Begin fundraising as soon as possible to reach your fundraising goal. Also, when registering, you create your own customized profile which allows you to tell donors why you are participating in the DCC. All riders will have until the set fundraising deadline, to reach their fundraising goals.

My company would like to become a corporate sponsor of the Dolphins Cycling Challenge. What sponsorship opportunities are available?
Sponsorships are available to fit almost any company and budget. It is because of our generous sponsors the DCC is able to donate 100% of rider-raised funds directly to Sylvester. We could not have an event with them! To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact the DCC at (305) 943-6799 or via email at RideDCC@Dolphins.com

How do I create or join a team for the DCC?
During the registration process, there is an option to enter a team name. To create a new team, type your desired team name into the box during registration. To join an existing team, click to view a list of teams then select the desired team.

Why am I asked to provide my credit card information during registration?
Each rider must pay a non-refundable registration fee that does not count toward the fundraising minimum. Additionally, by registering for the DCC, riders are committing and personally guaranteeing that they will timely remit their fundraising minimums to DCC. Riders are responsible for raising and submitting the appropriate fundraising minimum amount to Dolphins Cycling Challenge before the set fundraising deadline (February 2, 2015). DCC will retain the credit card information provided to pay the Registration Fee to guarantee the fundraising minimum. If, for any reason, a rider is unable to reach his or her fundraising minimum before the fundraising deadline, the credit card provided will be charged for the unmet portion of the fundraising minimum. If the credit card charge is rejected for any reason, the rider will be held personally and legally responsible for the unmet portion of his or her fundraising minimum.

Can I change which route I want to ride?
If for any reason a rider wishes to cancel or downgrade to an appropriate route, they may without penalty up until December 1, 2014 HERE. Starting December 2,2014 there will be a $25 change fee. Please note that registration fees are non-refundable. For more information click here.

How do I change my personal information or my log-in and password?
A rider can change personal information through their profile by logging in (top of the DCC homepage) and clicking the “My Information” link under “Manage My Profile” on the left side of the screen. Make sure to hit “Save” after making any changes. Please remember when you change your email address, your log-in is changed also. You can also request your password should you forget.

What size of jersey should I order?

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RIDING/RUNNING QUESTIONS

What time does each ride start?

RIDE START BREAKFAST
The Hurricanes Hundred    6:45 AM TBD
Miami Beach Touchdown Ride    7:00 AM TBD
Palm Beach Loop- The “U”-Turn  10:00 AM TBD
The Perfect Season Ride    7:30 AM TBD
1st & 25  10:30 AM TBD
Dolphins Ride    9:30 AM TBD
DCC 5k    8:30 AM TBD

Where does each ride start?

The Hurricanes Hundred Sun Life Stadium
and Miami Beach Touchdown Ride
The Perfect Season Ride City Place, West Palm Beach
and Palm Beach Loop- The “U”-Turn
1st & 25 Espalanade Park, FLL
Dolphins Ride Dolphins Training Camp
DCC 5k Sun Life Stadium

How do I get back to the starting location of my ride from the finish line?Transportation is FREE!!! If you will not be participating in the 2-Day 172 Mile Ride or The Palm Beach Loop – the “U” Turn, which start and end at the same location, complimentary transportation options are available from all finish lines to all starting locations. Shuttle services are offered before the start and at the conclusion of each ride. Please select the appropriate transportation option from the drop down menu during the registration process. Transportation will be provided for the rider, their bike, and a small piece of luggage such as a change of clothing.

How much do I need to train for DCC?
The DCC welcomes cyclists of all experience levels to join DCC. Train appropriately to your fitness level in preparation for the DCC. All riders should be able to maintain an average speed of 12 MPH for the duration of their respective rides. The DCC will offer Training Rides  (listed) on Saturdays at various locations within the tri-county area. Find our Training Tips on the Resources tab on the navigation bar above for more information.

How many miles are there between rest stops?
During the ride there will be a rest stop about every 15-20 miles with food, beverage, nutrition, mechanical and medical assistance. SAG vans will also patrol the route to provide immediate assistance if necessary. Law enforcement will work to ensure rider safety on the road.

How strenuous are the Dolphins Cycling Challenge routes?
First, remember DCC is a RIDE, NOT a race. This means you should ride at your own pace. Time will not be kept, nor are any prizes awarded for finishing first. That being said, all cyclists should train before participating in DCC. The DCC offers Training Rides to prepare for DCC V. All riders should be able to maintain a minimum average speed of 12 MPH for the duration of the ride.

Do you have training tips from other riders or a schedule of group rides before the DCC?
Yes! Join the DCC for Training Rides listed on our website. Training Tips and Fundraising are located on the resources tab on the top bar of the homepage. Be sure to check the Dolphins Cycling Challenge Facebook page Facebook.com/RideDCC to get up-to-the minute information on DCC Training Rides.

Where can I rent a bicycle?
The DCC bike sponsor is Trek Bicycle Stores. Check out our bike rental program HERE.

DONATION QUESIONS

How do I make a donation?
To make a donation online, click HERE. Search for a rider and make a donation online! Donations may also be submitted via check. All checks should be made out to the Dolphins Cycling Challenge and mailed to the DCC office with a completed Check Donation Form.

Will my donor’s information be shared with anyone?
Your information is safe!  Donor information will not be sold to third parties, but may be used by the Dolphins Cycling Challenge, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Miami Dolphins, and/or Sun Life Stadium for marketing purposes.

What do I do with a check given to me by a donor?
Checks should be made out to the Dolphins Cycling Challenge and mailed to the address listed below. A Check Donation Form must be completed for every check sent to the DCC. Up to four (4) checks may be submitted on one (1) form. Just make sure it’s accompanied by a Check Donation Form. Checks and Check Donation Form should be sent to:

Dolphins Cycling Challenge
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Can I make or accept a cash donation?
If you receive cash donations, please do not bring cash to the DCC office. Instead, retain the cash and write a check to the Dolphins Cycling Challenge, or take the cash to a bank and have a cashier’s check issued. Please DO NOT send cash through the mail.

Can I change the recognition name of my donation?
On the riders’ personal page, the donor’s name and donation amount will be visible. If you would like to change the recognition name, just send an e-mail to RideDCC@dolphins.com. Please be sure to include the rider’s name, original recognition name, donation amount, donation date, and desired recognition name.

Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes! Rider donations are tax deductible. If the donation was made online, you should receive an email acknowledging your donation immediately. Donors who mail a check will receive an acknowledgement letter via the email address provided on the Check Donation Form.  If no email address is provided, the DCC will send an acknowledement letter in the mail for donations over $250, if a mailing address is provided.

Is Dolphins Cycling Challenge a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization? What is the Tax ID number?
Dolphins Cycling Challenge, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. Dolphins Cycling Challenge Inc.’s Tax ID number is 45-4808311. Please contact DCC for further information or to receive a copy of our Letter of Determination.

 

Funds raised since 2010
INAUGURAL RIDE:
$6,900,000
Funds raised to date
for DCC V:
$477,281.71
REGISTERED
dcc V Riders:
1115
COUNTDOWN TO
DCC V:
DAYS