Why and What

Ride of a Life Time benefits Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Life Time Foundation — two organizations united in the mission to Change Kids' Health to Change The Future.  Hosted by Life Time, it is the studio cycling event of the year.

When, Where and Who

The ride takes place the morning of Saturday, April 30, 2022. Depending on the location, riders are in the saddle for one to four hours. Riders will participate across the country and can ride in Life Time cycle studios as a part of a class or virtually through our event livestream.   Life Time members, their guests and members of the broader community are invited to participate in Ride of a Life Time.  

Registration  

Depending on whether a participant will ride in-studio or virtual, registration is either a one or two-step process.  

All riders (both in-studio and virtual) must register.

Through the process at www.rideofalifetime.life riders register for the event, create a fundraising page and join a fundraising team. 

In-studio riders must reserve a bike.

Riders that wish to ride in-studio must select their class time and reserve their bike. Life Time Members may do this for themselves through the Life Time AppNon-members must contact their local Life Time Studio Leader who is the local Fundraising Team Captain, to request that a bike be reserved on their behalf.

As Ride of a Life Time classes will fill, riders (especially non members) are encouraged to reserve their bike as far in advance as possible. 

In Studio Experience

The Ride of a Life Time In Studio Experience is Life Time's most high energy studio cycling experience of the year. It will be fun, it will be loud, and it will be inspiring. From a physical perspective, the exertion level will be similar to Life Time's signature classes.

If you are new to Life Time studio cycling, you are in for a treat. We encourage you to review these two articles from Experience Life magazine:

1. You belong: A Rookie's Guide to Health-Club Confidence

2. 3-Week Indoor Cycle-Training Workout

Virtual Experience

The Ride of a Life Time Virtual Experience will be a direct live stream of Ride of a Life Time In Studio. The stream will be hosted through Life Time's video streaming service, accessible via the Life Time app to all Life Time Members, including digital members.  

Access instructions may be found here

Non members may access the Life Time app and through it the livestream by signing up for a free digital membership trial period now through event day.  

Social Media

Participants are encouraged to share their mission and story on social media. Participants can link their fundraising page to Facebook and share with their network via Facebook and Instagram. They can also use the social share images found here and sample language found in the "resource" section of your fundraising page. And of course, we encourage you to be part of the conversation by linking and tagging along:

#RideofaLifeTime | @cmnhospitals | @lifetime.life | @life_time_foundation  

Individual and Team Fundraising 

Through registration at www.rideofalifetime.life, each individual creates an individual fundraising page and joins a local Life Time Fundraising Team. Each fundraising team is led by the local Life Time Studio Leader. The fundraising team you choose is important, as it determines which local hospital your fundraising success will benefit. 

Fundraising Incentives

To make fundraising fun and celebrate success, Life Time is giving fundraisers who reach certain milestones promo codes to redeem rewards through the Ride of a Life Time store:  

1. $50: Performance T-Shirt or Performance Trucker Hat  

2. $250: Crossbody Sling Bag  

3. $1000: Carhartt Duffel or Cooler Backpack  

An email with additional directions on how to redeem your incentive will be sent as you reach the above milestones. Sizes and supplies are limited, so act fast.


Fee / Fundraising Goal

There is no fee to take part in Ride of a Life Time. Instead, participants raise funds in support of the two beneficiary organizations. Each individual rider has a default personal fundraising goal of $250, and all fundraising success contributes toward their club’s total. There is no fundraising commitment, meaning a participant that does not reach their goal will not be charged any fees.

F.A.Q.

Q: Where will dollars I fundraise go?

A: Funds raised by riders are divided evenly between  Life Time Foundation and each fundraising team's local Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

Q: I forgot which in-studio class time I registered for. How can I find this information?

A: Life Time members may see class registration information on the Life Time app. Non-members may contact their Fundraising Team Captain – i.e. the local Life Time studio leader.

Q: How can I access my fundraising page?

A: Find your personal fundraising page by navigating to rideofalifetime.life and clicking the red “login” button in the top right corner. Alternatively, click the link in your registration confirmation email.

Q: Can I edit my fundraising goal?

A: Yes. You can edit it up or down. If you achieve your initial goal it can be a good idea to increase your fundraising goal to encourage your supporters to provide support.

Q: What if I don’t meet my fundraising goal – can I still ride?

A: Yes. There is no penalty for not meeting your goal, but we certainly hope you will try.

Q: How will I access the virtual event?

A: A livestream link will be distributed to all riders, including both those who intend to ride at home and in-club, prior to event day.  

Q: Will childcare be available during this event in clubs?

A: Childcare of up to 2.5 hours is available for all Life Time members with juniors on their membership. For guests, please contact the club before the event to ask about available childcare.

Q: What do I do if I have a check donation?

A. Please make the check out to CMN Hospitals and write Life Time Ride of a Life Time in the memo along with the participants name. Mail the check to CMN Hospitals National Office at the address below:

205 West 700 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Once you have mailed the check, please email [email protected] notifying us of the donation. 

Q: What if my company will match my donation? 

A: Every company's matching gift process looks different, so please connect with your HR team. Should they need someone to verify the donation amount of support with any paperwork please email [email protected] to verify the amount.

Q: What if I would like to make a donation online in CAD? 

A: Currently, our event platform only accepts donations in USD. If making a donation in CAD the donor will be responsible for the exchange rate amount and any additional transaction fees (where applicable depending on bank used). 

 

Still have questions? Please contact the below:

Questions about your local experience (i.e. bike reservations and check in procedures): email your local Life Time Studio Leader

Questions about fundraising and donations: Email [email protected]

Questions and comments about Ride of a Life Time nationally: email [email protected]