Thanks to all of the sponsors, riders, volunteers, donors, community members and vendors who helped make the 13th annual RATPOD event a success this year! Check out this year's ride photos here, as well as on our Facebook page. If you rode this year and have not yet completed the rider survey, we appreciate you taking just a couple of minutes to tell us what you think!
Next year's ride is set for Saturday, June 27, 2015 and we'll be updating the website in the near future with more information about registration.
General registration is now closed, as we've filled our 650 rider slots and have now made calls to everyone who signed up for our Waiting List, so if you've already signed up for the waiting list but not heard from us, please contact us at (406)549-5987 to inquire about your status.
We will NOT be taking additional names or entries at this point for this year's ride, but thank you for your interest in RATPOD - watch the website for information on next year's event.
April 22 is the deadline for cancellations elegible for a partial refund of rider registration fees (in the amount of $50). If you signed up but are not able to participate in this year's ride, please let us know and we can credit you half of your entry fee and offer your spot to the next person on the waiting list. There will be no refunds issued for cancellations after the April 22 deadline. Thank you!
Registration opens on Tuesday, March 4 (8 am Mtn time) on a first-come, first-serve until we reach our 650 rider capacity. Log on to this site and select the 'Registration' page to sign up.
General registration will open on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 8 am (MTN time).
* Riders who raised $1,000 or more at the 2013 will qualify for early registration.
Registration fee will be $100 per rider.
There is also a fundraising component to this event. By registering for RATPOD, riders are also agreeing to raise a minimum of $100 in donations for the cause (separate from the registration fee) - Camp Mak-A-Dream. You may also choose to make that donation yourself if you prefer not to fund raise.
Most everyone who has participated in RATPOD (and many who have made contributions to it) is probably familiar with the name David Sobba. David has been riding in and raising money for Camp Mak-A-Dream through this event since 2004 - the same year he was diagnosed with cancer. His passion for this cause, his dedication to raising money and spreading the word was tremendous to say the least. David's name appears on the RATPOD top fundraiser trophy now 7 times, most recently for his efforts in raising over $28,000 in 2012 alone!
Sadly we lost David on January 22, 2013. In his honor, numerous members of 'Team Sobba' who have ridden and supported David's efforts in past years, will ride again this year on June 29 to honor him and all he was to so many of us. David even has a fundraising page for THIS YEAR's event for anyone who would like to make a donation to RATPOD/Camp Mak-A-Dream in his name: https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/davidsobba/ratpod-2013.
In his honor, the RATPOD trophy will be officially renamed in David's name and his name will also appear on this year's jerseys. David, you will continue to be with us both at RATPOD and at Camp this year and long into the future!