Get in Gear and Let Your Spirit Soar!


The Ride For Roswell is quickly approaching — we’re almost past the 100-day mark! We’re ready to get in gear for The Ride, so we’ve prepared a whole week to help our riders get ready for The Ride 2018. From fundraising to recruitment, we have something for everyone during our inaugural Spirit Week. We hope you and your team take full advantage of everything Ride Spirit Week 2018 has to offer. Check out the line-up below:

Monday (3/19): Recruitment Challenge

The team that recruits the most number of riders between 9:00 a.m. Monday, March 19, and Friday, March 23, at 5 p.m. will win a TEAM TENT on Ride Day with a special delivery from Sabretooth!

Tuesday (3/20): Fundraising Challenge

Raise $100 in 24 hours and you will be entered to win great prizes, such as Tops gift cards and items from the Buffalo Sabres, including tickets, autographed merchandise and more.

Wednesday (3/21): Blue Bike Scavenger Hunt

Participate in The Ride’s Blue Bike Scavenger Hunt for a chance to become an instant Extra Mile Club member, courtesy of West Herr Automotive Group. Find one of the 16 blue bikes scattered across Buffalo, take a selfie with it and post to social media with the hashtag #rfrbluebikes. Make sure your account is public so we can see the pictures! Anyone who participates will be entered to win either an Extra Mile Club membership or a pair of Sabres tickets.

Also on Wednesday, hear from Mitch Flynn, Founder of The Ride For Roswell, as he shares the dramatic story of The Ride For Roswell and all it does for cancer research and patient care in WNY.  This presentation will take place at the Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, at 12 p.m.

Thursday (3/22): Kickoff

Join us for The Ride For Roswell Kickoff from 5:30 -8:00 p.m. at Buffalo RiverWorks. The event is free and open to the public, so bring your friends, family or anyone interested in The Ride for Roswell. Get ready to learn about volunteering, the Extra Mile Club and Ride Day safety; fundraising tips and more. Meet with local vendors who can help you get ready for June 23. There will also be many chances to win unique prizes, including a $1,000 donation to your Ride courtesy of West Herr Automotive Group.

Friday (3/23): Rock your Ride Gear

Sport your favorite Ride gear! Bust out your Ride T-shirts and jerseys and spread Ride spirit around the community. Post a picture on social media and use the hashtag #rfrgearday. Let’s fill Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the colors of The Ride.

Saturday & Sunday (3/24 & 3/25): Rev The Ride

Looking to get in shape for The Ride? Check out our new Rev The Ride fundraiser at Revolution Buffalo. Register for a 45-minute cycling class for $20, and it will be credited to your fundraising page. If you bring your family and friends, they can credit their $20 to your page, as well! Sign up for the Saturday class from 11 – 11:45 a.m. or the Sunday class from 1:15 – 2:00 p.m.

You can sign up for these classes at (access to the class sign up will open on Saturday, March 17 & Sunday, March 18).


Make sure you are registered for The Ride in order to take advantage of our Spirit Week challenges!

And keep following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information about The Ride For Roswell Spirit Week. We can’t wait to celebrate the beginning of Ride Season with you.