Roads to Giving’s priority is to raise enough funds to provide bikes to 100 children to get them off their screens and outdoors, leading to healthier, happier lifestyles. Longer-term goals include funding more bicycles, safe cycling routes, trails, equipment, and outdoor adventures for kids of all ages to help inspire purpose and passion through cycling.
Help us meet our goal of 100 bikes for 100 kids this year by joining our ride virtually and donating or soliciting additional donations for our non-profit.
Dave and Jesse have chosen the Southern Tier of the US from San Diego, CA to St. Augustine, FL as the route for Roads to Giving’s epic coast to coast bike tour. This route covers approximately 3,000 miles and requires over 40,000 feet of elevation gain. The scenery should include seashores, mountains, ranch lands, wildflowers, bayous, and citrus groves.
Dave and Jesse climb out of San Diego and head toward the Arizona border, Tucson, Tombstone, and the Chiricahua Mountains before taking on their 3rd state, New Mexico (Land of Enchantment). Then, they are on to Texas where they will ride 1/3 of their tour crossing Texas at its widest part. They will ride the flat ranches of western Texas, the Texas Hill Country (just outside of Austin), and on to the rolling hills of east Texas. From there, it’s a few days of riding across Louisiana, and hopefully time to enjoy some Cajun cooking. Dave and Jesse will cross the boot heels of both Mississippi and Alabama, then take a ferry across Mobile Bay to enter Florida’s panhandle. North Florida has a varied landscape of strawberry fields, lush Live Oaks, horse farms, small college towns and orange groves, as they move toward the coast.
Dave and Jesse take off on March 12th to embark on this cross-country journey to share Roads to Giving’s mission to improve kids’ lives through the power of cycling. Our goal through this ride is to raise enough money to put 100 kids on bikes this year, get them outside, off screens, and experiencing community.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Charity Footprints?
Charity Footprints is a social enterprise that connects fitness and charitable giving. We empower people just like you, to get fit & give back.
Our Virtual Races allow non-profits to challenge their patrons to run, walk or ride and raise funds just as they would in a fundraising walkathon. The best part - charities save over 45% in event and logistical costs. So, the dollars that you pay to register or fundraise, go farther.
What is the campaign registration fee?
Campaign registration fee is the amount that you'll need to pay to enroll in this virtual race. This fee (less transaction charges) will go to the non-profit running this campaign as a donation.
The registration fee along with the funds raised through your individual fundraising page will enable the non-profit to fund various programs and pursue their organization's mission.
How can I create my fundraising page?
Well, you wouldn't have to create a separate fundraising page. Once you register for this campaign, we'll give you the link to your fundraising page.
While registering for the campaign, select the team you'd like to join or create a new team and invite others to #GetFitGiveBack with you. If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.
I am an international donor (non-US), what are my donation charges and tax-deductibility?
All donations are made in US dollars, so the donations may be levied an exchange rate fee via your bank. Donors will want to connect with their bank to determine exactly what that fee may be. Additionally, international donors will need to reach out to a tax professional to discuss if and how tax deductibility will apply to their donation.
Who can sponsor my fundraising efforts?
The short answer is - everyone. The fundraising research shows that the number one reason for people not donating is that they weren't asked to.
That said, there are things you can do to attract people to sponsor you. Adding a picture to your fundraising page, telling potential donors why this cause is so personal to you, sharing your fundraising page on social media, email, and chat groups.
Last, if your employer has a gift matching program, check with the human resources department to support your favorite cause as well.
Who can I contact if I need help?
You can contact us any time if you need help. We love hearing from our users so please don't hesitate to write to us about issues, suggestions, or to just say hi. You can also contact the non-profit administrator directly if you would like.
How do I change or switch my team?
If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.
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