Fundraising Made Easy


 

SPECIAL UPDATE (9/21/20): Thanks to a generous donation from Friends of Cycle of Hope, a $100 donation will be added to your fundraising page when you register – getting you closer to meeting your fundraising goal and earning more swag!

As a Bay Area charity ride, Cycle of Hope gives cyclists a unique way to give back, while enjoying the perks of a premier ride experience.

By simply registering to ride, you support Habitat’s work to build homes, communities, and hope in the Bay Area and around the world. But registration is just the start line – fundraising is how you can go the distance for affordable housing.

After registering as a rider or volunteer fundraiser, claim your fundraising page and go the extra mile for Habitat!

Let’s break it down into a few easy steps to get you pedaling towards a future with safe, affordable homes for all.

1. Personalize your fundraising page! Tell your friends and family why you’re fundraising for Habitat. Do you have a personal story about how a home changed your life? Share the feeling you get when you walk into your space–solace, hope, energy, relief? Housing is such a universal experience. By letting friends and family know what home means to you, you help them make a personal connection to the cause.

2. Add a picture of you! Maybe a shot of you climbing the last hill of Cycle of Hope 2019 on your bike. Or an awesome pic of you raising walls out on the Habitat construction site. Whatever that picture is, let your personality shine through!

3. Now, give your story wings! Use the many methods of communication we have at our fingertips as tools to share your story with as many people as possible. For your close friends and family, give them a ring! To reach your larger community, share your page on social media.

4. Be direct in your ask. Saying “Please give anything from $5 to $500 to support affordable housing in our community” sends a call to action to your supporters. Make sure you share your story in the post along with the link to your fundraising page.

5. Stay motivated! Just like climbing a big hill on a long ride, it’s normal to get fundraising fatigue. But just like that feeling you get when you reach the top, sticking through it and reaching your fundraising goal is worth it. To keep you motivated, we’ve put together some awesome prizes for fundraising and referrals (get your friends involved and add some good-hearted competition!), with milestones starting at raising $100:

 

$100 raised or 2 referrals
Cycle of Hope 2020 exclusive neck gaiter
20% off Cycle of Hope 2021 Registration Voucher

$250 raised or 5 referrals
Cycle of Hope 2020 exclusive neck gaiter
Cycle of Hope 2020 additional swag item (to be announced)
50 % off Cycle of Hope 2021 Registration Voucher

Cycle of Hope 2020 Jersey

$500 raised or 10 referrals
Cycle of Hope 2020 exclusive neck gaiter
Cycle of Hope 2020 additional swag item (to be announced)
Cycle of Hope 2020 Jersey
50 % off Cycle of Hope 2021 Registration Voucher
Special recognition during the Opening and Closing celebrations

$1000+ raised or 15 referrals
Cycle of Hope 2020 exclusive neck gaiter
Cycle of Hope 2020 additional swag item (to be announced)
Cycle of Hope 2020 Jersey
Cycle of Hope 2021 Registration Voucher + Access to ride’s VIP experience w/ guest
Special recognition during the Opening and Closing celebrations
Invitation to join a Cycle of Hope build event at a Habitat construction site

Thank you for all of your fundraising efforts! We wouldn’t be able to build affordable housing in our community without your support.

Click here to get registered!

Questions about how to get fundraising? Contact your personal fundraising coach, Mae Pennington, at MPennington@HabitatEBSV.org!