Why was the event altered?
Over the past few weeks, the Navy Bike Ride has been closely monitoring updates related to the ongoing COVID-19 situation in the National Capital Region and across Canada. The health, safety and welfare of our sailors, our families and the general public have been and will always be a top priority. With this in mind, we have made the decision to alter this year’s event, whereby we will no longer host a physical event on 13 June 2020, but instead a virtual challenge.
We would like to thank you for your ongoing commitment and support to the Navy Bike Ride and hope to welcome you all back next year for an in-person event. In the meantime, we hope that you all stay safe and healthy.
Are you offering refunds?
Yes. You have the option of receiving a refund via your original method of payment or having your registration fee redirected to the charities we have partnered with for this event.
How do I indicate my refund preference?
In order to indicate your preference, please log in to your Race Roster account. Once logged in, you may select the option best suited for you.
How long will it take to receive my refund?
Refunds will be processed, minus a non-refundable administrative fee within a few weeks. Your patience is appreciated as we work to manually process these refunds. Note that any charitable contributions that have been made to date will remain with those charities.
What charities are you partnered with?
If I purchased a jersey with my original registration, will I still receive it?
Anyone who purchased a jersey with their original registration will have their entire purchase, including jersey refunded. You will need to order a jersey once you register for the new free virtual event.
What is the virtual challenge?
We have decided to conduct a virtual cycling challenge which will be free for all participants. The 2020 Battle of the Atlantic Challenge encourages participants across the country to cumulatively conduct 25,000 rides between 13 June and 30 August 2020.
How do I register for this free event?
Please visit RaceRoster to register for this free event.
Why are you targeting 25,000 rides?
In honour of the 25,000 voyages Canadian Naval and Merchant Marine Forces conducted during World War II in the Battle of the Atlantic 75 years ago.
How are you tracking the 25,000 rides?
Share your photos as you and/or your family head out on the Battle of the Atlantic Challenge. Post your photos to your Instagram or Facebook accounts and tag #NavyBikeRide to show how you are staying fit and commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic.
Will you still be selling jerseys?
Official jerseys from this year’s event will also be available for purchase to all those interested. The deadline for purchasing your official 2020 Navy Bike Ride jersey is 30 June 2020 and can also be done on our website.
How much are the jerseys?
Cycling jerseys are $56 and tech t-shirts are $50. This includes all shipping, taxes and processing fees.
When will jerseys be shipped?
Jersey’s will be shipped out at the beginning of August for those who ordered by 30 May.
Jersey’s will be shipped out at the beginning of September for those who placed their orders in the month of June.
Are the jerseys unisex?
Based on the dazzle paint schematic utilized on Canadian naval ships during the Battle of the Atlantic, these jerseys will be available in various sizes. We encourage you to wear your jersey as you participate in the Battle of the Atlantic Challenge.