MetLife Stadium

2021 Outdoor Ride

Cycle for Survival participants will have the option to ride in-person at our socially distanced, outdoor ride at MetLife in New Jersey on Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2.

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Each participant will have a fundraising minimum of $1,000 that guarantees you a bike for one hour.

The outdoor ride is our aspiration. We will continue to monitor the situation by following city and state regulations, CDC guidelines, and infection rates with the safety of the community our number one priority. If at any point we have reservations about our ability to safely host this event, we will instead offer an exclusive virtual experience.

What to know:

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  • Strict safety protocols will be followed on-site including but not limited to self-assessment screening measures, contactless check-in, bike disinfecting and cleaning, mask requirements, and social distancing. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available for all participants.
  • All participants are expected to follow the guidelines set forth by local, state, and federal government. As the event date arrives, we will rely on each individual to self-assess whether they are in good health to attend.
  • Cycle for Survival cannot offer medical advice; however we recommend you seek the opinion of your health care provider if you have any concerns regarding your health and safety at this event. Our Virtual Event Experience is also available to everyone who does not feel comfortable attending in-person.
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  • All participants must register in advance and only registered participants may attend.
  • MSK will employ appropriate contact tracing measures should we learn an attendee tests positive for COVID-19.
  • This event will be held rain or shine. Should we not be able to host the event because of safety concerns, participants will be invited to attend an exclusive virtual event that same day that will include inspiring speeches, research updates, familiar faces and individual event activities like cycling, walking, and more.

The Cycle for Survival team will continue to be in touch with any updates or changes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Participation and Fundraising

How can I participate?

To participate in our MetLife Stadium rides on May 1 and May 2, you must register and be at least 13 years old by April 23, 2021.

Can a friend or family member take my place if I’m not able to make it?

No. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, all ride participants must be registered in advance of the ride. The deadline to register is April 23, 2021. If you registered but are no longer able to attend your ride, please contact CycleforSurvival@mskcc.org so we can help.

How will I know what time I’m riding?

The Cycle for Survival team will contact all registered MetLife Stadium ride participants by April 19 regarding ride times.

What is the fundraising commitment for MetLife Stadium ride participants?

Each MetLife Stadium ride participant has a personal fundraising commitment of $1,000.

Will there be an area to make donations at MetLife Stadium?

Yes. There will be a designated area at the event where you can make donations. This includes dropping off check donations. Please note we are unable to accept cash.

When does fundraising close?

All 2021 fundraising pages close on June 1, 2021.

Will I pick up my gear at the event?

The Cycle for Survival team will mail individual gear to you in advance of the MetLife Stadium rides. We will have extra participant T-shirts available at the event in case you forget yours. If you have earned team gear through your fundraising, it will be mailed to you on or after June 1, 2021.

Can I bring guests to the event?

No. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, only registered ride participants will be allowed to attend the rides at MetLife Stadium.

Can family and friends come watch the event?

No. Only registered ride participants will be able to enter MetLife Stadium.

Getting to MetLife Stadium

Is there parking at MetLife Stadium?

Yes. You will be able to park at MetLife Stadium. All parking will be free of charge, and parking directions will be included in your pre-event email.

Can I get to MetLife Stadium using public transportation?

Traveling by car will be the easiest way to get to MetLife Stadium. NJ Transit’s Rutherford rail station will be the closest available public transportation to our event, and a rideshare or taxi will be necessary to get from the station to the stadium. NJ Transit’s Meadowlands rail station will not be in use for our event.

What time should I arrive?

We suggest arriving 30 minutes to an hour before your ride time.

Where should I check in?

You will be directed from the parking lot directly to the check-in area in front of MetLife Stadium.

At the Event

What should I bring with me?

Please limit the number of personal items you bring into MetLife Stadium.

You should arrive in the clothing you are going to ride in.

We recommend bringing a pair of sneakers, even if you have cycling shoes.

Will the event be held rain or shine?

The event is rain or shine. Please come prepared to ride in whatever the weather forecast calls for.

Will lockers or coat check be available?

No. Lockers and coat check will not be available at MetLife Stadium. Please limit the number of personal items you bring into the stadium and keep your items with you or next to your bike at all times.

What sort of pedals will be on the bikes? Can I clip in, or should I wear sneakers?

The clips on the bikes will be compatible with SPD and Delta clips, but there will also be cages available to clip on so you can ride in sneakers.

Will restrooms be available?

Yes. Restrooms will be available.

Will towels be available?

No. Please bring a towel with you if you would like to use it during your ride.

Will showers be available after my ride?

No. Showers will not be available.

Will food and water be available?

Water will be provided by our official hydration sponsor, smartwater.

Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, no food will be provided to ride participants.

Will there be a Kid’s Zone?

No.

Will I get to ride next to my teammates?

The Cycle for Survival team will do its best to ensure that teammates are able to ride close to one another during the same hour-long event.

Safety and Social Distancing

How many bikes will be on the field?

There will be a maximum of 200 bikes during each ride, and bikes will be spaced 15 feet apart in all directions.

How far apart will the bikes be?

Bikes will be 15 feet apart in all directions.

Will I have to wear a mask while I ride?

Yes. Everyone at the event, including ride participants, instructors, and the Cycle for Survival team, will be required to wear masks for the duration of the event.

What safety measures will be taken?

We plan to include at least the following protective measures, subject to additional processes as outlined by state and CDC regulatory guidance, as well as MSK’s Infectious Diseases Service:

  • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of the site and equipment
  • All staff in masks
  • All ride participants in masks, including instructors
  • Health screening for everyone present
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes available
  • Social distancing (with explanatory signs and floor markers)

 

 

 

 

Do I need to have a negative COVID-19 test to participate?

While the health requirements for this event are subject to change, at this time ride participants will not need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result or be tested on-site. Completion of a health clearance questionnaire will be required for entry.

Do I need to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to participate?

While the health requirements for this event are subject to change, at this time ride participants will not need to provide proof of vaccination. Completion of a health clearance questionnaire will be required for entry.

If I have been vaccinated, will I still have to wear a mask?

Yes. Everyone at the event, including ride participants, instructors, and the Cycle for Survival team, will be required to wear masks for the duration of the event.

How will the bikes be cleaned between each ride?

Bikes will be cleaned with EPA-registered, medical-grade disinfectants that are effective against the COVID-19 virus within a minute of surface application.