On Saturday, March 23, 2013, volunteers for New Hope Family Shelter will set up shop in three locations around town to “bike for hope” with the intent of raising awareness and funds for the shelter. Stationary bikes and information tables will be positioned at the entrance to Bloomingfoods East and West from 9 am – 9 pm, as well as on the patio at Upland Brewing Company from 12 – 10 pm.
At each location, volunteers have committed to riding the stationary bikes for the entire day, with the goal of biking a collective 3,354 miles over the course of the event, representing the number of nights of shelter that New Hope provided for individuals in 2012. Additionally, volunteers will be on hand to collect donations for the shelter and share information about the services that New Hope has to offer. Both monetary and in kind donations will be accepted at all locations.
Interested in making a pledge or donation in the name of one of our bikers? Donate here through our Just Give portal. Not sure of how much to pledge or donate? We have a few ideas...
- $1 per minute that your friend rides the bike. 30 minute shift = $30, 1 hour shift = $60, etc...
- $5 per mile that your friend rides throughout the day. 6 miles = $30
- 1 penny per mile that we ride collectively. 3,354 miles = $33.54
- 1 nickel per mile that we ride collectively. 3,354 miles = $167.70
We are also still in need of some bike riders and volunteers to manage the information tables. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Caitlin Ryan at: email@example.com.