Bike Raiser

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Bike Raiser

Postby Lien » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:37 pm

Hi Forest people,

A few weeks ago we posted the idea to have an bikefundraiser...
Me and AnSof are still enthusiastic about organizing a trip, but we do need more companions

lets make it happen !?!

Bike it

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Re: Bike Raiser

Postby brittonie » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:48 pm

fuck yes!


I brought this up way back in october!

I have routs and all kinds of plans and used to volunteer for the Boston-> NYC AIDS ride as ride crew and office slave.
I WANT TO DO THIS WICKED BAD>

yeay!!!

yeay!!!
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Re: Bike Raiser

Postby scoutwinter » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:31 am

yo
we did a fundraiser for RAWA (revolutionary association of women of afghanistan) and raised about £500 quite easily.
We cycled from The Forest to North Berwick (easy flat ride along cycle route near coast, about 25 miles), and we all got sponsored to make the cycle. It was really nice & we had a swim at the other end.

If you're going to do this, you can probably advertise at places like The Bike Station (I have 3 lovely friends there who might help: Jake, Will and Rhi, you will find one or all of them at the Bring your own bike sessions on wed night or saturday afternoon), The Bicycle Works (Marchmont Road) and other bike shops like The Bicycle Co-op might be up for helping.

I think I was sponsored about £100, and most people had about £20-50. Evan the champion raised about £200 by himself. We were just a small group, too.

This could be awesome, wish I could go with you! Don't forget to take your bike pumps & repair kits... and a picnic.
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Re: Bike Raiser

Postby nix » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:15 am

Yes!

Soon!
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Re: Bike Raiser

Postby birgit » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:41 pm

sounds great!!
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Re: Bike Raiser

Postby brittonie » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:48 pm

yes!

It would be awesome if it could be a 2 day ride- one way there (camp out) mini party and one way back.
we could have someone meet us at the campsite with the necessary gear?
have camping, swimming, cookout, fire

and a return party @ forest afterwards.

could make the target be somewhere between 30-75 pounds? per person (with above that being extra awesome)

we could aim for Mid June?
that would be enough time to propperly sus things out, advertise and raise the dough.
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Re: Bike Raiser

Postby cornelia » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:06 pm

Sounds great, i'd be up for it
and thanks for the advice scout!
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Re: Bike Raiser

Postby Lien » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:27 am

Wooo Yehh !!!!!!

What we need for now is;
• A Sunny weekend in mid. June (dates)
• A destination and a route (can somebody help me with this, bikemap, ideas )

I’m working (with Harry and thanks to Sonia) on a sponsorship pack, so that people can get started to work out and find money :lol:

If you guys have time I would like to set up a meeting in the next week, if not please use the BB or informal ways to talk with me about it.

To Scout, many thanks for your infectieus enthousiasme ! Please stay tuned about this, your advise is always usefull. I’m quite shy, so do you have maybe any contact addresses of those guys, that I don’t have to talk with them in real live :) ?

Anyway the plan is to promote the Bike Ride in those pleases (like the bike station) as much as possible, when it set up better.

More ideas (monsterbikes, megabikes, poster, go-cards... )are welcome !!!

Lien
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Re: Bike Raiser

Postby brittonie » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:03 pm

i'll come with you top talk to people a bike shops- you should do most of the talking- but i'll be your wing girl...
give you moral support and enthusiasm :)

I've got the bike scotland books with tons of routs and things if you want to have a look at them (come over tonight!)

dates: second week in june and rain date the following weekend? sound good??
gives almost 2 months to "train" (hehehe), get $$ and work out the kinks etc advertise.

i'm so glad you're doing this!!!

Yeay!
and yes, Scoutt!!!!!!
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Re: Bike Raiser

Postby cornelia » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:38 pm

i know the guys at the bike station so I'd happily come with you for a chat, lets just decide on a day!
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Re: Bike Raiser

Postby Lien » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:08 pm

:D okay, next wednesday after 17.30 ?
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