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Frequently Asked Questions

YSC Wellness Summit General FAQs

What does my registration fee cover?

The cost of registration includes weekend programming, activities and workshops, as well as meals during the event. Community breakfasts and lunches will be available on Saturday and Sunday, and Saturday evening dinner is also included. Each participant also receives a limited-edition YSC Wellness Summit cycling jersey or fitness shirt.

Can I participate in both cycling and other wellness activities?

Yes! In fact, we encourage it. While some events will coincide, there will also be opportunities for riders to participate in wellness workshops and activities and those not riding to celebrate fellow participants crossing the finish line.

 

Is there an age restriction to attend the event?

Yes. You must be 18 years or older to attend the YSC Wellness Summit Restore Track activities and ride in the TDP Cycling Track. Unfortunately, anyone under the age of 18 will not be allowed to participate in either Track even if they have registered.

 

How do I book my hotel?

Book your hotel with YSC’s special group rate at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. Hotel rooms are $189 per night plus tax, plus a discounted $10 resort fee. We also encourage everyone to consider sharing a room with another attendee.  This reduces the cost of your stay and can facilitate a meaningful way to bond with others in the YSC community. Join the 2024 YSC Wellness Summit private Facebook group if you’re looking for a roommate.

 

Do I have to stay at the hotel suggested?

Attendees are not required to stay at the event hotel, but we strongly encourage you to do so to immerse yourself in the welcoming YSC community. If cost is a factor, financial assistance is available through Travel Grants and Fee Waivers while funding lasts.

 

Is there financial assistance available to attend this year? 

Yes. Attendees can apply for a Fee Waiver to waive the registration fee. There are also a limited number of Travel Grants available, which are awarded based on financial need with priority given to those living with metastatic breast cancer. If you apply for a Travel Grant, please do not register until you receive a decision from YSC.

 

If I registered for one Track and want to switch to a different Track, is that allowed?

(Example, I registered for the TDP Cycling Track, but now I want to do the Restore Track.)

Yes, you can switch to a different track until September 1, 2024. You’ll just need to notify us by emailing events@youngsurvival.org. Please note, if you switch to the TDP Cycling Track after July 1, 2024, you may not receive a jersey by the time of the event; it will be mailed to you at a later date.

 

Is the event held rain or shine?  

Yes, YSC Wellness Summit will be held rain or shine.  For the TDP Cycling Track, we ride in the rain, but in the event of dangerous conditions (i.e. lightning, flooding, etc.), we will delay or cancel the event as appropriate.

 

What months are considered hurricane season?

The Atlantic hurricane season is officially June 1 to November 30. The peak of the season is from mid-August to mid-October.

Where can I get real-time advisories for hurricanes/tropical storms?

Travel advisories at www.VISITFLORIDA.com provide visitors with real-time information from local tourism officials and links to advisories from these state and national sources:

  1. www.nhc.noaa.gov
  2. www.nws.noaa.gov

What precautions should I take when making travel plans during hurricane season?

It is always wise when making travel plans during hurricane season to check with airlines, hotels, car rental companies, etc. to find out how they inform their guests when a hurricane is approaching, what actions they plan to take, and what refund policies they have in place. You may want to consider purchasing an airline ticket that is refundable.

Why did you choose Florida for this year’s event? 

Our team spends a lot of time researching cities and event venues with the priority of ensuring access to as many survivors/thrivers as possible and choosing locations that will make travel easy and affordable for most people. Florida also has many under-served populations that would greatly benefit from the education and support that YSC offers.

YSC’s community crosses every state, and our priority is reaching them. We take extensive measures to get to know the area and to collaborate with the chosen event location so that our attendees feel safe and welcome.

YSC is an inclusive organization that prioritizes and advocates for all members of our community.

 

What are the COVID protocols for the Wellness Summit this year?

Please see the COVID-19 info page for full details of COVID protocols during the event.

Will the wellness activities be accessible for every fitness level or mindful of mobility issues?

Absolutely. The YSC Wellness Summit is designed to meet your body where it is with what it needs. In the Restore Track, there will be a variety of activities and workshops, and these will offer appropriate modifications so that everyone can participate. In the TDP Cycling Track, you choose the pace to cycle, and there are SAG vehicles available if you need to cut your ride short.

 

YSC Tour de Pink Lisa J. Frank Memorial Ride was about fundraising. Why did you get rid of fundraising minimums?

Re-envisioning the event has allowed YSC to creatively source other fundraising opportunities, including corporate sponsorships that helped underwrite the cost of putting on the event. This not only ensures more survivors, thrivers, co-survivors and TDP riders can attend; it helps commit more dollars raised by participants directly to meaningful programs, education opportunities, and community resources.

 

What if I have never cycled? How do I start?

We were all beginning cyclists once! First, check out the training guides and New Rider Manual to familiarize yourself with your bike, a training schedule and other important information. You can also email YSC to be paired with an experienced rider who can offer guidance and encouragement as you train for the ride.

  

Will there be a virtual ride this year?

Unfortunately, no there won’t be a virtual ride this year. We decided we wanted to take a break to evaluate how we can make a virtual ride a more rewarding experience for our riders. If you still want to ride and raise money for YSC, we encourage you to start your own fundraising page. We’re so incredibly grateful that you and others believe in our mission enough to raise critical funds to help young adults affected by breast cancer.


Is there a Team Jersey Day this year?

With only a one-day ride this year, there isn’t a Team Jersey Day. We’d love all attendees to wear their 2024 YSC Wellness TDP cycling jersey or Restore fitness shirt on Saturday, Sept 21, 2024.

 

Will the cycling ride be fully supported (with SAG vans, rest stops, mechanics, etc.)?

Yes, this year’s ride is fully supported with Service & Gear Vans, rest stops, mechanics, snacks, and a whole lot of cheering for your ride!

 

Will there be survivor bikes this year?

Unfortunately, there are no survivor bikes offered this year. This is a very important program to YSC, and we hope to bring it back in the future. We also hope that survivors who received a bike in the past will come to the event and ride on your donated survivor bike!

 

What day of riding can I do a century?

There will be no century this year. We’ll release routes and route lengths later in the summer.

 

Can I ride an electric bike (e-bike)?

Only class 1 e-bikes (pedal assist) are allowed. Classes 2 and 3 are considered a “motor vehicle” and not allowed at the event.

 

Can I ride a tandem bike?

Tandem bikes are allowed at the event but require you to notify us in advance. If you want to ride a tandem bike, please email events@youngsurvival.org.

 

Can I use a tri-bars?

No, tri-bars are not permitted during the TDP Cycling Track ride.

 

Will I be timed?

No, this is not a timed event. It’s a ride, not a race.

 

Are helmets required?

YES! Helmets are required for every bike route. Riders will not be allowed to participate without a helmet.

 

Are there rest stops and other support?

During the ride, there will be 1-3 rest stops depending on the length of your route. Rest stops are prepared with food and beverage, as well as mechanical and medical assistance. The routes are well marked with event signage.  SAG vans (support and gear vehicles) will also patrol the route to provide assistance, if necessary. Law enforcement will work to ensure rider safety on the road.