Dolphins Cycling Challenge
FAQ FAQ

GENERAL QUESTIONS

When is DCC VI?
DCC VI will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. Follow us on Twitter or “like” us on Facebook to be the first to know up-to-date information!

How do I get involved?
There are many ways to participate in the DCC. First, you can ride one of the six different routes offered, or participate in the 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 ride. 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 cycling registration fee for all adult DCC riders.

REGISTRATION AND FUNDRAISING QUESTIONS

How much is the registration fee for DCC weekend?
Registration fees are non-refundable, non-transferable and DO NOT count towards a participant’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 VI?

What is included in my registration fee?

The cycling registration fee provides amenities during the ride including:

The DCC 5k registration fee provides amenities including:

Virtual Riders will receive access to the finish line celebration & party.

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. We strongly encourage riders to meet their fundraising minimums by ride weekend, however all fundraising minimums must be reached by the fundraising deadline, March 31, 2016.

My company would like to become a corporate sponsor of the DCC. 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 DCC before the set fundraising deadline (March 31, 2016). 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 31, 2015. Starting Jan. 1, 2016 there will be a $25 change fee. Please note that registration fees are non-refundable.

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    TBD TBD
Miami Ride    TBD TBD
Boca Ride    TBD TBD
Perfect Season Ride    TBD TBD
1st & 25    TBD TBD
Dolphins Ride    TBD TBD
DCC 5k    TBD TBD

Where does each route start?

RIDE START
The Hurricanes Hundred    Sun Life Stadium
Miami Ride    University of Miami campus
Boca Ride    Boca Raton
Perfect Season Ride    City Place, West Palm Beach
1st & 25    Esplanade Park, Fort Lauderdale
Dolphins Ride    Dolphins Training Camp, Davie
DCC 5k    Sun Life Stadium

How do I get back to the starting location of my ride from the finish line? Transportation is FREE!!! Complimentary transportation options are available from Sun Life Stadium to all starting locations. Shuttle services are offered before the start and at the conclusion of each ride. 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 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 and 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 DCC 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 VI. 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! Training Tips and Fundraising are located on the resources tab on the top bar of the homepage. The DCC team will finalize DCC VI Training Rides soon! Be sure to check the DCC Facebook page 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. More information on bike rentals will be available at a later date. Check back soon!

DONATION QUESTIONS

How do I make a donation?
More information on online donations will be available July 1. 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 DCC, 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! Participant 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 acknowledgement letter in the mail for donations over $250, if a mailing address is provided.

Is DCC 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:
$11,550,000
Funds Raised for DCC V:

$4,650,000
DCC V Participants:

2802
COUNTDOWN TO DCC VI:

DAYS