Two Wheels for Change
Brand new this year to Ride The Rockies 2019, is the Two Wheels For Change Campaign brought to you by the Denver Post Community Foundation. The Two Wheels For Change Campaign will benefit the Denver Post Community Foundation and a diverse mix of charitable organizations (see below) that provide cycling stewardship to those in need. We believe at Ride The Rockies that it is our responsibility as fellow cyclists to do our part in making cycling accessible to everyone, no matter what their life circumstances are. Change someone’s life in need with the gift of cycling.
Moneys raised through this campaign will be distributed to the following non-profit agencies who benefit the cycling community through the Denver Post Community Foundation.
- Adaptive Sports Center
- Bicycle Colorado
- Davis Phinney Foundation
- Wish For Wheels
- World Bicycle Relief
2019 RTR individual participants and teams will be set up with their own “crowdfunding” style fundraising page when they register for the Tour through Pledge Reg, a partner site of our registration page Bike Reg. This platform will make for an easy and streamlined fundraising experience where participants can collect donations online from family, friends, coworkers, etc.
INDIVIDUAL PLEDGE REG FUNDRAISING
Each participant whether you are on a team or not, will be set up with your own fundraising page automatically after you register. Individuals will be eligible for the “Individual” Category prizes and incentives.
TEAM PLEDGE REG FUNDRAISING
Team members will fundraise individually and your collective amount fundraised as a team will be tracked through Pledge Reg. The top three teams who fundraise the most for Two Wheels at a Time will be eligible for “Team” category prizes, individuals on teams will also qualify for the individual prizes and incentives.
FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES AND PRIZES
First Place: Team Party catered with food and beer/wine
Second Place: Private Team Spin Class
Third Place: Bulk Supply of Honey Stinger and Skratch Products
First Place: $1000 credit towards the purchase of a bike
Second Place: Big Agnes Camping Package
Third Place: $200 Primal Gift Card
Any participant that raises $500 or more gets a FREE Ride The Rockies Jacket. (color Blue)
TIPS FOR FUNDRAISING
- Make the first donation on your Pledge Reg Page
- Make your outreach personal to each potential supporter
- Create weekly or monthly goals for your outreach numbers
- Explain what impact this campaign has on the lives of others
- Share your campaign on social media
- Tell your own story about why you are riding RTR 2019
Adaptive Sports Center: The ASC is a full-fledged therapeutic recreation program that operates year-round, with adaptive activities ranging from mountain biking and skiing to ice climbing and kayaking. Over 6,000 activities are provided annually to nearly 800 individuals who come to Crested Butte from all over the U.S. and overseas each year.
Bicycle Colorado: Bicycle Colorado is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Denver. Our mission is to lead a passionate and growing movement that champions the interests of everyone who rides or wants to ride a bicycle in our state. For more than 25 years, we’ve used advocacy, education and passion to make Colorado one of the most bicycle-friendly states in the nation. We encourage and promote bicycling, increase safety, improve conditions and provide a voice for people who ride bicycles in Colorado. With the support of our members and numerous partnerships across the public and private sector, we’ve made significant strides in improving bicycling since 1992.
Davis Phinney Foundation: As an Olympic Bronze medalist and Tour de France stage winner, Davis Phinney has celebrated the most victories of any cyclist in American history. From the late 1970′s until his retirement from professional cycling in 1993, Davis achieved more wins – 328 victories in all – than any other US Cyclist. In 2000, after years of feeling not quite right, and an almost endless round of tests, Davis was diagnosed with Young-onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD). Finally, the years of battling constant fatigue, the mental fogginess, and the muscle cramping of bouts of sudden numbing weakness had a name. Realizing that there are ways to improve the quality of his day to day living, Davis started Davis Phinney Foundation as a way to promote and fund innovative research that demonstrates the effects and importance of exercise, speech, and other elements that are critical to quality of life. Davis continues to celebrate daily victories in his life and inspire others with his message of optimism and encouragement to help people with Parkinson’s live well today.
Wish For Wheels: Wish for Wheels is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that gives brand new bicycles and helmets to kids in low income communities. Founded in 2004, our first giveaway made it clear that the bikes bring health and happiness into these kids’ lives and for that reason, we are committed to making a difference. Our unique model bundles corporate philanthropy, team building, and employee engagements through bike builds, to deliver brand new bikes to kids in the community. We are successful thanks to the generosity of our corporate partners and volunteers in the community. Our mission, through the gift of a new bicycle, is to transform the lives of kids from low-income families, broadening their scope for personal growth and a healthy lifestyle.
World Bicycle Relief: A global bicycle charity, World Bicycle Relief mobilizes people in developing countries with access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity. World Bicycle Relief (WBR) builds and distributes specially-designed, locally assembled, rugged bicycles. With the experience and expertise gained over the last 10 years designing and delivering more than 400,000 Buffalo Bicycles, WBR has developed an efficient, innovative and scalable model to successfully address the great need for reliable, affordable transportation in rural areas of developing countries.