Our 50 Mile Ride events have been successful because of the groundswell of support from riders, their friends and family, and local OC bike shops. We’re counting on that same “grassroots spirit” to rise up again this year. You can get involved too! Rally your friends and family to help – we have lots of opportunities this year.
7 WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
This is a 100% volunteer-coordinated ride. To pull off this event we really need your help. If you or a friend are interested in volunteering BEFORE, DURING, or AFTER the ride, please CLICK HERE to learn about our volunteer opportunities. If you only have a few hours, we’ll take it! Thanks in advance for helping to make this another world-class event!
3: Collect pledges
Use our cool ONLINE PLEDGE TOOL to create your very own web page. Invite your family, friends, and co-workers to sponsor you for every mile you complete. CLICK HERE if you’d like sample copy to use when setting up your own page. If you’d rather go “old school”, we have a PRINTED PLEDGE FORM you can use to collect pledges face-to-face. Please bring the completed form along with your collected donations when you check in. We also have an email template available as an Outlook Template or Word Document you can use to send to your family and friends.
BONUS TIP: Get your employer, your favorite bike shop (or just about any company you have a relationship with) to match your pledges!
REWARD: Collect at least $250 in pledges before the event, and be eligible for a special prize drawing at our event!
4: Donate supplies or raffle prizes
50 Mile Ride for Project Rwanda is a fund raising event. Your generous contributions will be put to great use to help support Project Rwanda’s efforts. In addition to cash, product sponsorships appropriate for our event will also be welcomed. Here’s some examples of what we could use:
- Water and/or sports drinks for riders
- Energy bars, gels, trail snacks for riders
- Raffle prize items (bike gear, apparel, gift certificates, sports/music tickets, vacation/travel vouchers, gift baskets, etc.)
- First aid kits, 2 way radios, traffic cones or flags for support team
- Other ideas or products? Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about it.
**SPONSORS: Please download the Sponsor Information Kit to learn more about sponsor opportunities.
Donations to Team Rwanda Cycling are tax deductible, Federal Tax ID# 27-3113955.
Donations to World Bicycle Relief are tax deductible, Federal Tax ID# 20-5080679.
CLICK HERE to donate online today. Or you may write a check payable to “Ride for Rwanda” and mail to: 50 Mile Ride, 19682 Descartes, Foothill Ranch CA 92610.
We’ve designed our very own 50 Mile Ride commemorative jersey. It’s an Italian-made original from our friends at DNA Cycling. Features include Air Max Fabric/100% poly micro blend, full front zipper, 3 back pockets, silicon side and back gripper, race-fit sizing. You’ll look great while you support a great cause! $75 each – ORDER YOURS HERE. We’ve also got some matching Rwanda Ride socks for just $10. You can also order your jersey or socks when you register online. NOTE: Orders placed after our event can be picked up in Foothill Ranch CA or can be shipped to your address for $4 additional.
7: Become a sponsor
*Bike shops and industry vendors:
Sign up for booth space at the Cook’s Corner staging area, and join the festivities at our post-ride celebration party and raffle. Booth space costs $100 plus prize(s) for the raffle. All proceeds benefit our Rwanda causes. Contact email@example.com for more info.