Alabama Crossing

 

Date: April 20-22, 2018 From West Alabama to East Alabama. Registration opens January 10th!

Do you love Cycling?
Would you like to help eliminate substandard housing in Alabama?
Do you want to help children break generational cycles of poverty?

Then come cycle with a purpose!

What is Cycle of Service?  Cycle of Service is a main fundraising event for Alabama Rural Ministry. It is an intense, fun, 3 day bike ride that helps families with low income receive vital repairs and works to end substandard housing in rural Alabama. The funds gained from cyclists’ sponsors provide home repair assistance to families in Lee, Macon, and Sumter counties making homes warm, safe, and dry through volunteers. It also helps ARM host children’s summer camps with a goal to help kids break cycles of generational poverty. (More information about ARM’s mission and vision can be found at www.arm-al.org).

If you are not able to participate in the cross state trip, you can log miles through a spin class or in your neighborhood.

What does it cost me?

3 day ride-yes, I will fund raise:  A $65 registration covers your meals, basic nutrition during the ride, and lodging. We also throw in some ARM items to include a t-shirt and water bottle.

3 day ride-yes, I DO NOT want to fund raise: Registration is $195 with $135 being tax deductible. It includes everything above.

100 mile/1 day ride- Registration is $65 and no fundraising required. Join us on our 2nd leg beginning in Selma and ending in Tuskegee.  This ride includes a t-shirt, water bottle, and lunch. Logistics for the start and end are found in the rider details.

Virtual rider: Registration is $25 We recognize not everyone can ride across Alabama but would still like to help. Virtual riders will log and record miles from March 1st until April 22nd in your neighborhood, spin class, or stationary bike. Your registration includes a t-shirt and water bottle. We ask virtual riders to set a goal of raising $500 by gaining sponsors.

Sponsorships? How does that work? We have an easy, painless (you’ll get that while riding) way to get sponsors and this is outlined in the fundraising FAQ’s. By using a peer-to-peer platform, you will be able to track your sponsors and see how much you are raising. You can also use Facebook to keep your contacts updated. We have an event on Facebook set up that you can copy and paste onto your page. Upon registering you’ll receive more detailed information or you can review all of it in the registration information page. We are asking each rider cycling all three days and fundraising to set a a $1200 fundraising goal or $400/day. Virtual riders are asked to set a minimum goal of $500.

Sign me up! Registration opens January 10th. You can click here to register online for all the various options and see the Registration page. You’ll receive more instructions to help you prepare once registered.

To Contact us: lisa@arm-al.org  (334) 501-4276

Also check out the Facebook page for Cycle of Service  www.facebook.com/Bikebama

 

 

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