Ride for a Child 2022

647 total miles

Ride to make a difference for local families facing childhood cancer. Join us for #RFAC2022!

$48,340Raised of $195,000

Your support is a life-changing for kids with cancer and their families

In 2022, over 200 local children will hear the life-changing words “you have cancer.” Kids and families shouldn’t have to face pediatric cancer alone. That’s why Candlelighters For Children With Cancer is there, every step of the way. Candlelighters provides financial support, in-hospital meals, family camp, support groups, scholarships and more for families in Oregon and SW Washington. Join us, and together, we’ll ensure that families facing childhood cancer get the care they need throughout the difficult journey of childhood cancer. Sign up to ride, or sponsor a rider.

Questions? Scroll down to our FAQ section at the bottom of this page.


Q. What is Ride For A Child?

Twenty-one years ago, Candlelighters family member Dick Hartung rode in Cycle Oregon in honor of his daughter, Jill. During his ride, he started a fundraising appeal that went out to his family, friends, and business associates. The ride was a huge success. Not only did he challenge himself and conquer the week of riding, he honored Jill’s life by enriching the lives of other families impacted by childhood cancer. In 2002, Dick raised over $12,000. Now, with a goal of $195,000 in 2022, Ride For A Child has raised millions for Candlelighters For Children With Cancer and continues to be Candlelighters’ largest fundraiser of the year.

Q. When is Ride for a Child?

If you are participating in Cycle Oregon with the Ride for a Child team, the Cycle Oregon classic event takes place September 10-17, 2022. Whether you are participating in Cycle Oregon or at your own pace, you'll record your miles on this website for the duration of the fundraising campaign, May 1 - Sep 30, 2022.

Q. How Does Ride For A Child partner with Cycle Oregon?

When you register for Ride For A Child, you commit to fundraise a minimum of $1,000 for Candlelighters For Children With Cancer. In return, if you are participating in Cycle Oregon, Candlelighters provides your tent and porter service for the entire Classic event, free of charge. At the Cycle Oregon Classic event, you’ll receive your Ride For A Child jersey and access to the designated Candlelighters’ camp area, for socializing, snacks, and drinks. You’ll be part of a community, riding to make a difference, together.

Q. Can I still ride and fundraise if I'm not riding with the Cycle Oregon team?

Yes! If you would rather participate by setting your own riding goals, pace and fundraising goals, you can go that route just as well. Simply follow the instructions below.

Q. How do I register?

Select "Join", then choose how you want to fundraise - join a team, create a team, or fundraise on your own.

If you select "Join a Team", pick an honored child team, keeping in mind we want an even distribution of riders per team.

Sign up and set a mileage goal. You can edit your miles goal later.

Fundraise for donations per mile (donors can also give one-time donations).

Record your miles every week during the fundraising period (you'll get reminder emails to enter your time)

Q. How Do I Register if I want to ride in Cycle Oregon, raising funds for Ride for a Child?

Sign up for both:

> Cycle Oregon

> Ride for a Child

Just remember that you don’t need to sign up for the porter service when signing up for Cycle Oregon—it’s part of the perks when you register for Ride For A Child and pledge to fundraise!

Q. What Happens After I Register?

In the next few months, we’ll introduce this year’s Honored Children, who you will be riding in honor of throughout Ride For A Child 2022. Ask any past rider and they’ll tell you: Some of the most motivating moments of Ride For A Child come from connecting with your Honored Child through emails, letters, pizza parties, and a ride-out event. In addition, you’ll join a community of riders for training rides throughout the summer!



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