All Riders and Crew must attend Check In.


Mall of America - North Parking Lot 
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425

All Riders and Crew will Check In on Friday, July 20th. If you are traveling with us by bus and transporting your bicycle you will begin your Check In process at Mall of America. If you are Crew who has permission to bring your vehicle for route support you will complete your Check In process at Camp One Heartland. 

Transportation for you and your bicycle will be available soon.


Each Rider, whether you are on a team or registered as an individual, is responsible for raising the required minimum of $1,500 by July 18th BEFORE Check In to participate on the Red Ribbon Ride. Crew members are not required but encouraged to raise money. You will be able to turn donations in at Check In at our Donation Station. 

PLEASE NOTE if you are not at your minimum to Ride you will not be permited onto the bus. You MUST come to Donation Drop Off on July 18, 2018. Details will be available soon. 

Starting your fundraising early can help you get a head start, raise more and surpass your minimum. If you have questions or need help please visit our fundraising section, attend our fundraising workshops and contact us. We want to help you succeed above and beyond your expectations. 


Check In for the Ride will begin at the Mall of America. You will reveive your credential, check your bicycle into bike parking, load your gear onto the bus and fill out paperwork on the bus to Camp One Heartland. At Camp you turn in your forms and complete the Check In process, housing and receive your event wrist band.


We want to ensure that everyone finishes the event safely. It is important for us all to work together as a community to ensure the rules are followed. Everyone needs to take care of themselves by hydrating, eating, getting good sleep, and following the rules of the road whether on a bicycle, motorcycle or vehicle. All Participants are required to sign and follow the Code of Conduct to participate on the Ride. Safety will be reviewed the morning of Day 1 prior to Ride Out. 


To ensure the health and safety of all Participants, everyone must submit a medical form at checking in.The Medical Form will ONLY be available at Check In for you to complete. Please be sure to bring your insurance information, medications you take and other medical history to complete the form so our Medical Team has your information on hand. If you have questions regarding your Medical Form please contact your Participant Representative prior to Check In. 


Each Participant will be assigned a cabin or tent location unless you have opted to stay in a hotel. When you arrive at Camp Heartland you will be assinged your housing as a part of the Check In process. Once you have completed Check In and have your housing assignment you will be able to take your gear and get settled in.


All Riders have the option to drop off your gear at Check In. The Gear Truck will be located at the Opening Ceremony location and NOT at the Check In location. You will need to drive to the Gear Truck either prior to Checking In or after. Please see the map below for the location of the Gear Truck. 

When dropping off your gear please have it marked with your name, participant number and contact info. If you drop off your gear after checking in you will have a luggage tag, provided by our event sponsor Brand G Vacations and a lable with your info on it. 


We will be holding a mandatory Crew Meeting at Check In at 7:00pm to ensure all Crew is ready to go. This mandetory meeting will cover review the Rides communication plan, emergency procedures, and roles and responsibilities of Crew. There will also be time for questions before we work together. After the Crew Meeting, Crew will be able to pick up Crew shirts, communication equipment and connect with team members. 


  • A Photo ID
  • Medical Form or Medical Insurance Card if you have not completed the form in advance
  • Cash, credit card or check book if you have not met your fundraising minimum or are planning on shopping at the Camp Store 
  • Any donations that haven't been turned in
  • Your gear bag
  • Bicycle, helmet, bicycle gear

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