Kingston, ID • Now through June 19, 2021
Welcome to Silver Valley Ride to Defeat ALS! We will be raising funds to fight Lou Gehrig's disease. We encourage our friends living with ALS and their caregivers to join the event. Each year, we host events to help our local families living with ALS receive free medical equipment loans, quality of life grants, augmentative communications services, in-home visits with our care coordinator, ALS education, and support at local ALS medical clinics. On behalf of all the families with ALS that we serve, we THANK YOU!
Fundraising is crucial for non-profits and we hope you will join us as this year to help raise awareness and fundraise for our families living with ALS. Your support TODAY will go directly to assisting those with ALS in your community live a better TOMORROW.
Ride solo and ride safe! #ALSdoesntStopandNeitherDoWe #everydropaddsup
Participate. Pedal. Defeat ALS.
Just you, your bike, and the open road.
Choose your time.
Choose your route.
Choose your distance.
How to Register? You can register online in three ways: 1. Join a Team -- If you are joining an existing team, you can search for your team and register yourself here. 2. Start a Team -- If you plan to captain a new team, get started here. 3. Join as an Individual -- If you are signing up on your own, you can get started here.
Fees & Fundraising
Virtual Rider Registration is $20. The registration fee helps cover the cost of the ride. Paying your registration fee will also get you a race medal and a rider packet full of goodies.
Riders under age 18 on June 19th can register for free. If you would like a rider packet, register as a Virtual Rider instead.
Suggested Fundraising Minimum
We ask that each participant raise a suggested minimum of $250 prior to June 19. Fundraising for The ALS Association is a direct way of supporting our mission, but with each person you ask to support you, you are also spreading important awareness for ALS. Fundraising is easy and fun -- and we are here to help you get started and to surpass this fundraising goal! Be sure to look for the Facebook Fundraiser button in your participant center. This is an easy way to fundraise and people enjoy being able to give to a cause you care about. The best way to kick off your Facebook Fundraiser is making a donation to it yourself. When people see you are invested, they are more likely to join in.
With the event now virtual, it is an opportunity for you to get out to ride on your own time, win prizes, and continue to support our ALS community. We would like to encourage you to keep in mind the mission of our chapter: To discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.
Ride safely at a level you feel comfortable. Below is the route for the previous Silver Valley Rides that you can use if you'd like. Keep in mind that since this is a VIRTUAL ride we do not have traffic control put in place to ensure your safety on the routes listed below or aide stations on the route. Obey all traffic laws. Wear a helmet. Do not ride with headphones. Follow government ordinances related to Covid-19 and practice appropriate social distancing.
We invite our friends living with ALS and their caregivers to join the events. The path is accessible to those with mobility disabilities--thus, wheelchairs, manual assistance devices, and mobility scooters are permitted for use on all areas available to pedestrian traffic on the path. *Please note this is a suggested route. There will be no route support or traffic control present. Social distance according to your local ordinances and guidance from the CDC.
Directions & Parking
The Silver Valley is a region of the Coeur d'Alene Mountains in Northern Idaho. The "Valley," about 40 miles in length, comprises a number of small mining towns (Kingston, Pinehurst, Smelterville, Kellogg, Osburn, Wallace) along the South Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River and Interstate 90 between Fourth of July Pass to the west and Lookout Pass on the Montana border. The exit is approximately 30 miles from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 70 miles from Spokane, Washington and 135 miles from Missoula, Montana.
Parking may be limited; please carpool if possible.
Driving Directions to the Enaville Trailhead are as follows:
-From I-90, take Exit 43, turning North onto Coeur d'Alene River Road;
-Continue 1.5 miles to Snake Pit Resort on right; and Enaville Trailhead on left.
Map and Directions
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SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
The Evergreen Ride to Defeat ALS is an important event in our ALS community. It is crucial to raise needed funds and awareness, to show our ALS community that we support them, even when we are apart. Show your support by posting pictures and/or videos on social media. Share the “how” and “why” you are participating with our community.
How to post?
Here are three important things when posting so that the ALS community can see your efforts!
1: Tag @ALSAEC on Instagram and @ALSAevergreen on Facebook in your post!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Follow @ALSAEC and @ALSAevergreen on the social media platform you are using before posting.
On Instagram, when posting type the "@" symbol, a list of accounts you follow will appear. After you type @alsaec, it will tag us! (Again, be sure you are following @alsaec)
On Facebook, when posting type the "@" symbol, a list of accounts may appear. Finish typing out "@alsaevergreen" and it should have "The ALS Association Evergreen Chapter" as an option - click on that to tag us!
2: Use the hashtags #EvergreenRide and #ALSAEC. All posts with the same hashtags will be listed together (so if you search #ALSAEC in a social media channel, or in a search engine like Google, you'll see all of the public posts that have #ALSAEC in their post). To "use" a hashtag, add "#EvergreenRide and #ALSAEC to the end of your post.
Example Post: I’m participating in the Evergreen Ride to Defeat ALS to support my dear friend, John. He was diagnosed with ALS two years ago. Until you see ALS firsthand, you don’t know how truly devastating it is. Please donate to support my fundraising efforts by clicking on this link. These funds support local services such as free medical equipment and contribute to finding a cure. #EvergreenRide #ALSAEC
3: When posting on Facebook, make sure your post is public. To do this, you need to make sure you're following @ALSAevergreen AND make your post "public" as seen below.
WHAT YOU NEED FOR CYCLING:
- Helmet - Helmets are REQUIRED for ALL cyclists.
- Clothing that is comfortable for biking
- Shoes appropriate for biking
- Water bottle - if you have one
- Sunglasses or other protective eyewear
- Sunscreen and lip balm
- Hand sanitizer
- Donations/Donation tracking sheet
- Driver's License or ID card
- Emergency cash
Spare tubes and/or a patch kit, tire irons
CO2 or mini-pump
Cycling Shoes (if you have them)