How it Works

How Cycle for Survival Works

People from across the country — survivors, patients, caregivers, doctors, researchers, and their supporters — ride together on stationary bikes to raise money to fight rare cancers.



Step 1: Register


Start a Team

Team captains reserve bikes for their teams. Each bike can have four to eight riders who ride relay-style, sharing a stationary bike for four 50-minute cycling sessions.


Join a Team

Get invited by a team captain and register with the team password. Teams work together to raise money for research. (The minimum fundraising requirement is $1,000 per bike.)


Go Extreme

Rather than ride with a team, register your own bike for four hours! The minimum fundraising requirement for Extreme riders is $4,000.

Step 2: Raise Money

Raise Money

Aim High! 100% of Every Dollar You Raise Funds Research Led by MSK

Discoveries made at Memorial Sloan Kettering benefit people fighting rare cancers worldwide. The earlier you begin fundraising, the more time you’ll have to speak with friends, family, and colleagues about why your ride matters. Don’t forget to make a donation yourself! You’ll encourage others to follow your lead — every dollar counts.

Step 3: Ride


Let’s Celebrate! Pedal Hard or Hardly Pedal

Event day is a celebration of the money you’ve raised and your impact on new and better cancer treatments. Thanks to our founding partner, Equinox, Cycle for Survival’s signature events are held nationally. If you don’t live near a ride, you can create your own fundraiser anytime, anywhere.

Step 4: Research


Progress Is Possible! $260 Million Raised Since 2007

We can’t all be doctors or researchers, but riding with Cycle for Survival helps make their work possible. Every dollar you raise goes directly to rare cancer research led by MSK within six months of the close of fundraising. There’s no time to waste — your ride will accelerate innovative studies, breakthrough clinical trials, new technologies, and more for people around the world who are in need of new and better treatment options.

Celebrating $40 million raised from the 2020 events!
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