FAQ for ride participants.

What is the current situation around COVID-19 and the Randstad Ride for Myriam? 

We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation on a daily basis and taking advice from State, Provincial and respective Federal Government authorities. To ensure everyone’s safety, we will not be hosting our traditional four-day bike ride between Canada and the United States.  Instead, we are going ahead with the Ride between September 10 and 25, allowing participants to join in any way they feel comfortable. Take a walk, run or ride however you choose.  We are still here to support you along the way and connect with you as we all strive for the common goal of supporting cancer research. 

The situation is dynamic, and our main priority is to mitigate any risk to you, our incredible participants. Thank you for your patience and dedication to this important cause.  We look forward to sharing this unique experience of the 2020 Randstad Ride for Myriam with you all!

When is the Randstad Ride for Myriam?

The Randstad Ride for Myriam starts on Thursday, September 10 and ends on Friday, September 25. 

What am I committing to when I sign up?

When you sign up for the Randstad Ride for Myriam, you are making a $25 donation towards cancer research. While we welcome further fundraising through your fundraising page, there is no obligation to do so.  You are also welcome to give yourself a mileage challenge and push your limits!  It’s your ride, your way, so you can challenge yourself as much or as little as you like!  Every logged kilometer makes a difference in meeting our collective goal of crossing the US-Canada border!

What is included in my registration?

By registering for the 2020 Randstad Ride for Myriam you gain entry to the event, a fundraising page, an event guide and tips on fundraising. You will also be happier knowing that you're helping cancer researchers make breakthroughs through your support of the American Cancer Society and the Canadian Cancer Society. 

How do I log my kilometers on my fundraising page with my device or manually?

Your profile page includes your personal distance tally so you can track your distance towards whatever target you set for yourself. This is also a great way to keep friends and supporters updated on your progress!

If you track your progress with Fitbit, MapMyFitness or Strava, your distances will automatically be added to your tally!  It’s a great way to make every step count towards our total KM goal! 

To set up automatic tracking, follow these steps: 

  1. Download the Fitbit, Strava or MapMyFitness app and set up your account
  2. Log in to your Randstad Ride for Myriam account.
  3. Under the heading ‘Connect your preferred Fitness app’, click your chosen app.
  4. Follow the prompts to connect your account

When you next work out, select ‘start your workout’ in the app on your phone. Once you end your workout, save your workout and your distance will be published to the tally on your page the following day.

If you have synced your app already but it is not working, please log in and reconnect it.

When using Fitbit, you must ‘start’ an activity and save it. Your daily steps will not automatically add to your page. If you are having issues, try syncing through BOTH your Fitbit and the Fitbit app on your smartphone.

When using MapMyFitness, you must ‘start’ your workout, ‘stop’ your workout and then ‘SAVE’ your workout.

Your tally will be updated each day with the previous day’s distances.

Remember, you can manually add your kilometres to the tally in your My Fitness Activity tab of your profile after registering. This is a great option if you’re using a pedometer or a different method of tracking your distances.

To manually add your kilometers, follow these steps: 

  1. Log in to your account and select ‘My Fitness Activity’
  2. Under ‘Add activity’, enter the date and distance
  3. The number of KMs will now appear on your fundraising page!