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Here are the participants of the 2018 Anchor House Ride for Runaways.  You can click here to make a donation toward an individual or here to support a team participant in our 40th annual “Ride for Runaways.” You can also click on the Donate tab on the homepage.


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Frequently Asked Questions about the Ride
What is the average number of miles per day?
Approximately 75 miles. Depending on your speed and the route, this is about 4-8 hours of riding.
Are there bathrooms along the route?
There are often bathrooms at the SAG stops but not always. Try to find a gas station, restaurant, church or convenience store. Consider purchasing something small as a courtesy and ask if they would like you to remove your bike shoes. If the route is on a rural road, use a secluded spot in the woods. That's why we recommend carrying tissues in your bike pack!
What does Anchor House provide?
Your room at the hotel (4 to a room), snacks and water at the SAG stops, and support along the route. Also, one night during the week there is a free banquet meal. Otherwise, you are responsible for purchasing your own meals, so plan to bring the appropriate amount of money (approximately $200.)
What time do we start in the mornings?
Riders are welcome to leave any time the yellow truck is open, between 5:30 and 8:30 a.m.
What goes on in the evenings?
The main event in the evening is eating. People group up and go out to eat and it is easy to find a group to join, but you have to ask. Ask roommates or people you meet during the day if you can join them for dinner. There are awards at the yellow truck every evening; the time of the awards will be announced in advance or posted on the yellow truck.
Will I have to ride alone?
There are riders at every pace. You will easily meet people and hook up with them. Often you will find people on the training rides. We strongly recommend that you find someone to ride with for your safety (and your sanity).
What if I can't complete the ride?
There are rovers who will be riding the route to make sure everyone is OK. If you need assistance, you can signal them with a thumb down and they will pick you up and take you to the next SAG stop or to the end of the day's route.
What if I have problems with my bike?
A bike mechanic will be available at the start and end of each day. He will also travel the route and be available at the SAG stops. If your bike breaks down along the road, a rover will transport you and your bike to the next SAG stop and notify the mechanic. You are responsible for fixing minor problems yourself (such as a flat tire or dropped chain).
What if it rains during the ride?
It almost never rains, but if it does you will be expected to ride, and need to be prepared to ride. In the event of severe weather the Ride Committee will decide whether or not it is safe for riders to be on the road. Safety vests are mandatory on days of poor visibility and will be provided by Anchor House.
During the week, what will happen to my butt?
This is certainly an area to take seriously. Make sure you have a good bike seat, good padded bike shorts, and have trained sufficiently. Part of your training is getting your butt ready. Some people find that using baby powder or diaper rash cream is helpful for irritation. As the week wears on this will not be a sensitive subject; people will speak openly about remedies.


2018 Calendar of Events for Ride Participants
Event Date Time Location
  Meeting for New Riders  Sun March 11 1pm       Anchor House, 482 Centre St, Trenton NJ 08611
  Bike Session for New Riders  Sun March 18     1pm   Knapp's Cyclery
  Meeting for Veteran Participants  Th March 15  7pm   St. James Gymnasium 115 E. Delaware Ave, Pennington NJ 08534
  Tour de Manure-35  mile
  training ride
 Sat April 21 10am   Hopewell Valley Central HS Parking Lot; 259 Penn-Titusville Rd Pennington
  Hilly Training Ride - 62 miles  Sat May 12  8am   Hopewell Valley Central HS Parking Lot; 259 Penn-Titusville Rd Pennington
  Hilly Training Ride - 62 miles  Sun May 20  8am   Hopewell Valley Central HS Parking Lot; 259 Penn-Titusville Rd Pennington
  Cory's Ride  Sat June 2   Rosedale Park
  All Participants Meeting  Mon June 11  6pm   St. James Gymnasium 115 E. Delaware Ave, Pennington NJ 08534
  Bike Loading  Th July 5  5pm   Bohren's Moving & Storage 3 Applegate Drive, Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Information Forms for Ride Participants
Name of Form Description Link
Corporate Recognition Form Complete for recognition of Corporates and/or Organizations and/or donors over $250
Direct Mail In Form Donors can complete and send directly to Anchor House
Mechanic Check List Bike shop completes when bike is serviced for 500 mile ride
Pledge Sheet Optional form to be submitted by participant when submitting multiple donations
Rider Release Form Riders must complete insurance form before ride departure
Rooming Option Form Complete and hand in with payment for rooming options