How it Works
R2//TOURCHALLENGE is a virtual event modelled after the Tour de France (TDF). Riders will challenge themselves throughout the TDF timeframe (August 29, 2020 – September 20, 2020) to ride more kilometres, climb more metres and raise more funds for kids and families affected by childhood cancer than ever before.
Similar to the Tour de France, everything will be tracked using a points system. Riders will be allotted daily points as follows:
- 1 point per kilometre ridden
- 0.25 of a point per vertical metre
- 1 points per dollar fundraised
There are also two summit finish bonus days, where participants can earn double bonus points for their climbing efforts. Instead of 0.25 points on these two select bonus days, you will earn 0.50 points for every vertical meter climbed. The two summit finish days are:
Sunday, September 13, 2020- Grand Colombier Summit Finish
Saturday, September 19, 2020 - The La Planche de Belles Filles Summit Finish
There are two rest days throughout the contest period where kilometres and metres will not be added to your daily points, however you can still receive points for dollars raised on these days. The two rest days are Monday, September 7, 2020 and Monday, September 14, 2020.
All kilometres ridden and metres climbed will be tracked using the R2TOURCHALLENGE_2020 Strava Club and fundraising dollars will be tracked through the R2//TOURCHALLENGE website.
A master leaderboard will calculate your points and assign rankings daily. The winning riders* for each of the 3 jersey categories will be awarded daily and will be announced in a daily email to all riders.
*To qualify as a winning rider, a participant just raise a minimum of $500 by the closing of the contest on September 20, 2020. For more information on prizes, please visit the prize page.
Each day, a rider will be recognized as the Daily Jersey Winner in one of the below categories:
YELLOW JERSEY: Awarded daily to the rider with the most cumulative total points, combining fundraising, vertical metres climbed, and distance ridden over the entire contest period.
GREEN JERSEY: Awarded daily to the rider with the most kilometres ridden on the previous day of the tour
POLKA DOT JERSEY: Awarded daily to the rider with the most vertical metres climbed the previous day of the tour
All riders will receive an email each day announcing the Daily Jersey Winners from the previous day.
At the end of the challenge period, an overall winner in each jersey category will be crowned.