This year the ride will be on Saturday, September 24, 2016
This year’s Mamma Jamma Ride will be held in the beautiful community of Martindale. Located on the banks of the sparkling San Marcos River and just minutes from both IH-35 and TX-130, this charming Texas town will open up the historic Main Street to host a giant street party for ride participants and spectators. The surrounding countryside offers scenic views, friendly neighbors, and lovely country roads for our cyclists.
The 100 mile route starts at 7:30 AM with the remaining routes starting at 7:45 AM on September 24th.
Absolutely not! This is a ride, not a race, and you can pick a distance that fits your comfort level. The rides are great for new cyclists and seasoned riders. You don’t need an expensive racing bike to get out there and pedal for the cause, you just need one that’s comfortable for you to ride. You should also start training for the distance that you would like to do. We have weekly training rides throughout the summer to help you!
The Mamma Jamma has an experienced, friendly, and capable support team to help riders of all skill levels. All you need to do is ride. We’ll provide plenty of rest stops, snacks, water, electrolytes, vehicle support (the ‘sag’ wagon), & bike mechanics. You can also expect lots of camaraderie and encouragement from our volunteers and your fellow riders.
How much are the registration fees and what do I get with registration?
Registration for adults and adult students is $25, then each INDIVIDUAL rider must raise $300 in order to participate in the ride. Student riders must raise $200. Children under 18 can ride with a participating parent for a $50 registration fee. Fundraising for kids is optional. Each individual rider must meet the minimum in order to pick up your ride packet. This is a fundraising event to help those with breast cancer and the ride is our celebration of your fundraising efforts and your contribution to this amazing community. Raising your minimum gets you:
Is there a time limit for the Ride? Yes. All routes on the Ride will close at 3 PM.
Do I have to raise money to ride?
Sure do! This is a fundraising event first and a bike ride second. Riders must raise $300 to ride; Students must raise $200; Kids can ride with a participating parent and $50 registration fee. We’ll help you though! We offer one on one help to get set up with a personalized online fundraising page, we’ll show you how to import your contacts and send emails, we’ll give you ideas to share on social media, and help any way we can to insure you reach your goal. There are also incentives for donors so be sure to let people know when you ask that they could win a $250 Amazon gift card when they donate $50 or more.
No. Your registration and fundraising is not transferable to any other person.
We have awesome, fully supported Training Rides every weekend throughout the summer that will prepare you to reach your distance goale. There are also some great DIY Training Tips and a training program outline for the 100 mile if you can’t make our training rides.
Yes! Water stops are located every 15-20 miles along the route. Each rest stop will have water, food, facilities, as well as medical volunteers and the ability to call SAG if you should require their assistance.
Is there a deadline for earning prizes?
Yes. the fundraising deadline for earning a top fundraiser jersey BY RIDE DAY is August 8th. We will place another order for jerseys after the ride to make sure everyone who has earned one, gets one.
No but we’d love it if you did! Just register as a virtual rider. Even if all you do is send an email inviting people to volunteer with you or make a donation if they can’t, you’ll be making a huge difference and help us spread the word about the ride too!
There are lots of ways you can volunteer to help. We have hundreds of positions on ride day including everything from helping with registration, to manning a water stop, to cheering at the finish line and more. Check them out on our Volunteer Page then sign up here:
Absolutely! You can review the opportunities here and have everyone register for the same shift at a given spot. If you want to give us a call to talk about how many people you have and your timeline and we will find a spot that’s right for you. Everyone in your group MUST register though. This is the only way we can insure that we communicate everything each volunteer needs to know.
You bet! There are lots of things you can do to help leading up to the ride and even after the ride. Some of them will be posted on our Volunteer Page but if you don’t see a time and day that works for you just call the ride office at 512-765-5526 to schedule non-ride day volunteer time. Those planning to ride and volunteer will still need to fundraise in order to ride.
Each volunteer group will have a lead who will be in touch with volunteers leading up to the ride. Ride day volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation to make sure everyone knows what to do on ride day and to pick up your T-Shirt to wear on the big day!
You bet! Mamma Jamma is a 501(c)3 as are all the organizations who receive funds from the ride. All donations to the ride are 100% tax deductible. People who donate will receive a confirmation email they can use for tax purposes and you can always email if you need another copy come tax season.
The Mamma Jamma is a fundraising event first and a bike ride second. Meeting your fundraising commitment is your ticket to ride. No ticket, no ride. However, if you’re nervous about the fundraising, contact us to schedule a time to let us help you.
Every INDIVIDUAL rider must raise the minimum regardless of what team members raise. By registering you are making a personal commitment to everyone in our community facing breast cancer, that you personally will raise at least $300 to help them. We have lots of tools to help you reach your goal. If your team is doing group fundraisers, captains should make sure that funds are distributed to individual riders when they submit them to be sure that everyone gets their share of the group effort.