Damien Center's One Home Ride presented by GEICO

Frequently Asked Questions about the One Home Ride

General Ride Information

What's the deadline to register to Ride?

Online registration will close on Thursday, August 17, 2023. If you plan to register at the event, please keep in mind that there is a $150 fundraising requirement. If you plan to register on event day, plan to arrive before 7:30am to have enough time to fully register and get ready for the event.

What are the age restrictions associated with the Ride?

Everyone riding must be 18 or older.

I can't Ride but I would like to volunteer, how do I apply to volunteer with the Ride?

Thank you for your interest! We have currently filled all volunteer positions for the 2023 ride, but we hope to do this again in 2024. You can also check out other Damien Center volunteer opportunities.

I have a large group (5+) who would like to volunteer together in one area, how can we apply?

All volunteer positions for the ride have been filled.

If I want to participate in a ride that is different from the one I originally signed up for, what should I do?

Please reach out to jamato@damien.org to transfer to a different ride.

How do I order the official One Home Ride Jersey?

Please click here to order a custom One Home Ride jersey. Jerseys ordered between now and the event will be delivered in October (after the event).

Is this a mass start or self paced?

The 62 and 34 milers will start at the same time, and the 10 mile fun ride will start after. As we get closer to the day of the event and have a better gauge of numbers on each route, we may start the longer routes by speed groups. Safety is a priority on this event.

Where does this ride start from and what are the routes?

All three routes begin at Buck Creek Players. The metric is relatively flat (approx 850ft elev), on rural roads, and has two SAGs.

  • Metric Century Ride sponsored by IU Health (62 miles, see map here)
  • Mid-distance Ride (34 miles, see map here)
  • Fun Ride (10 miles through the country-side that includes a stop at an orchard and an optional stop at a winery, see map here)

Are E-Bikes permissible?


Fundraising Information

How much do I have to fundraise? How much is registration?

To be a fundraiser for the One Home Ride, you must plan to raise at least $150.

Registration fees start at a discounted rate of $25 and increase to $45 on July 19th.

The registration fee goes towards Rider amenities and event costs while all money raised by our Riders goes back to Damien Center to fill the gaps in the funding required to serve folks living with HIV. 

What happens if I don’t hit my fundraising goal by the day of the Ride?

If you feel that you cannot make your fundraising goal by the day of the ride, please contact Stephen McCoy at smccoy@damien.org or 317-632-0123 X 269.

What does my registration go towards? What about the fundraising money?

Registration money goes towards the One Home Ride and all of the various amenities including (but not limited to) food, water, t-shirts, etc. Additional funds raise support Damien Center and its HIV wellness programs.

Can I turn in checks and/or cash donations?

Yes! You can turn them in at onsite registration before the Ride. Please plan to arrive before 7:30 am to allow plenty of time.

Can I enter offline donations onto my page? 

Yes! Click here to find out how: https://help.onecause.com/s/article/Can-I-Enter-Cash-and-Check-Donations-as-a-Participant

Who do I (or my donors) write a check out to in order to make an offline donation?

Damien Center

Can teams pool donations?

Yes! However, pooling teams must still raise an average of $150 per person.