The RIDE is an annual cycling event geared toward raising funds for programs throughout South Jersey for children with special needs and their families.
Can't wait for tomorrow! Remember the RIDE location at Rowan College (Gloucester County College) 1400 Tanyard Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080. Best entrance is at Blackwood Barnsboro Road. See you in the morning!
Saturday is almost here! We are so excited and are preparing all of our
details to get each and every rider their logistics email by the end of the
Remember that the best updated cue sheets will be in your goodie bags with t-shirts, bibs, and other cool RIDE supplies! We will keep you all updated the rest of this week! Happy fundraising!
We are so happy to announce that Fuji and our primary bike shop sponsor Peddler's Shop have donated a 2017 Fuji Absolute Ladies 2.3 Bicycle to be awarded to the rider that raises the most money this year! How can you win? Here are our tips:
Change Your Mindset
-This cause touches most of our lives. While you’re fundraising, you’ll be surprised at who might thank you for this opportunity to make an impact.
Rally a Team
-Create an email thread or Facebook group to share ideas, words of encouragement—and urge teammates to do the same.
Give to Yourself
-The best way to encourage others to give is to show them that you've donated to your own efforts first, with a kick-off gift!
Make it Personal
-Tell YOUR story about why you ride.
Ask, Ask, Ask!
-It’s powerful to cast a wide net and make each ask personal! See email templates on your fundraising page!
Show Your Gratitude
-Say thank you early and often to your donors. Update them on your progress and show them the impact they are having. Facebook is great for that!
-You'll be surprised at the support you'll receive from a Facebook post, Tweet, Instagram photo, or YouTube video, and if you’re looking for social media tips, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Ask for specific amounts from people you know can make bigger gifts, and don't be afraid to follow up with a phone call or an in-person meeting. Need help on how to ask for these gifts? Just e-mail our team at email@example.com.
-Most people are willing to give, even just a small amount, but need the reminder. Just because they didn't initially respond doesn't mean that they don't want to support you. It's okay to follow up!
Meet for Coffee
-Meet face-to-face with some of your potential donors. Nothing is more personal or effective than sitting down and having a conversation.
Wear Your Gear
-It's a great excuse to talk to people about the event, the cause and why you ride. Our shirts last year are conversation starters, and the one's this year are even COOLER!
-Donate your birthday, anniversary or any other special occasion to The RIDE - and ask people to give in amount of the year you are celebrating!
We are just under a month away from The RIDE 2017. If you haven't already, get on your registration page and customize it to raise money so you get closer to the grand prize!
Remember that the cue sheets are on the home page, and we cannot wait to see everyone on June 3!
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