Sometimes, all you need to do is ask.
Use our social media toolkit to customize your own posts to share on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Share with your donors why you’re participating in ride, who you’re riding for and what your goals are as a team or as an individual rider. Click here to customize your profile.
Over the years we’ve found that personalized profiles gain better traction and receive more donations!
Motivate your friends and followers with a challenge! For example, if you’re riding 100km this year, you could challenge 100 people to donate $10.
Keep your friends, family members and followers engaged by posting regularly about training and fundraising updates on social media and don’t forget to include a link to your Rider profile.
BONUS TIP: A custom thank you note or message goes a long way, so make sure to put your pen to the paper for larger donations or send off a quick email.
HOLD AN EVENT
Paint & game nights
Hone in on relationships you’ve built in your community (pubs, legions, community halls) to host a paint, game or trivia night. All you need are some art supplies, a couple of board games and someone to host. Charge a flat-rate for an evening of fun and networking!
Bake sales & potlucks
These classics are a great way to kick start your fundraising efforts or help you meet your goals. We suggest involving your workplace — it’s easy to set up a bake sale or potluck in a communal kitchen and your co-workers will thank you.
It’s a great idea to include your close friends and family in your fundraising efforts. Pick a theme — perhaps biking, racing or even documentaries — ‘charge’ a flat fee and a bag of treats for an evening of binge-watching and catching up.
Stationary bike-a-thons or community collaborations
Enlisting a pre-existing cycling community, such as a cycling store or studio, for a short partnership could really help your fundraising. For example, have a cycling instructor commit to donating all proceeds from one of their classes.
50/50 sales — This fundraising tactic works best when connected to a big community event or large group of people, for example, a hockey tournament or concert.
Office raffles — Workplace fundraisers are growing with creativity. If you can convince your manager to donate a week of vacation time or a parking spot to draw for and charge a flat fee (or sell multiple tickets!) you’d rack up some serious cash.
Wine survivor — Have your workplace, friends and family participate in a wine survivor where everyone submits a bottle of wine, pays for a ticket and you draw a winner. This can be a quick fundraiser or built up over time and can also be modified to gift cards.
Need more inspiration?
Check out the rider’s stories below to see how they’re not stopping…
For future generations
“I want to help other families that have to do this”
Despite her diagnosis and treatment, 12-year old Hayley’s personality never faded. Read more of Hayley’s story.
Support patients and families
“It’s strangely ironic that the year before I helped to raise funds for this ride, and less than six months later, I was benefitting directly from the funds raised to support patients and their families.” – Read more of Mike’s fight.
Want some more ideas? Click here to access fundraising ideas from A-Z!