Calling all Riders!

This year is the 2nd Annual Ride for CityHarvest, New York City’s largest food rescue organization. CityHarvest feeds more than 1.2 million New Yorkers who are food-insecure. The goal is to raise $20,000 to help CityHarvest rescue and deliver food that would otherwise go to waste.

The inaugural CNI event last year started at Roula on the West Side Highway bike path and 35th street. The turnout was fantastic which made for an incredible rollout up to and over the GWB. Afterwards, everyone returned for food, treats, and good company.

CNI was successful in getting all who ride bikes together for a good cause. With the collective efforts, we were able to raise funds that helped CityHarvest deliver over 21,000 lbs of food.

This year we're adding a virtual component. Not able to join us on October 6th, but still want to participate? Maybe you don't have a clean kit? Maybe you don't want to ride with Misha because he's too fast? No matter your excuse, YOU can still join us and make a difference! The Virtual Ride for CityHarvest is a one-month fitness challenge: you reach your health goals while changing lives. There will be three registration options:

$30 - Virtual Only + T-shirt ($10 automatic donation to CityHarvest)
$75 - The Ride only
$125 - The Ride + Jersey ($25 automatic donation to CityHarvest)

STEP 1: Register!
We are so grateful for your participation. You're now on our leaderboards! Check 'em out by clicking on the menu button in the upper right-hand corner.

STEP 2: Tell everyone about it!
Grab your buddies, connect with them online, and help us meet our goals.

STEP 3: Track your support!
Track your workout or exercise of choice, anywhere you are at any time of day through an approved fitness device, the Charity Footprints app, or manually enter on the site.

STEP 4: Fundraise!
Collect donations on your personal fundraising page!

The ride will feature:
- Segment prizes, (case of wine from regions of the 3 Grand Tours)
- Raffle: for every $25 raised, you will be entered into a raffle for a Montecci Mountain Bike.
- Silent auction items:
A) will include 3 Rapha memberships, valued at $200 each.
B) weekend stay at the SohoGrand Hotel, valued at $650.
COMPLETED: 1,709 miles
TARGET: 6,000 miles
RAISED: $ 12,113
TARGET: $ 20,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints to support this great cause
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
City Harvest exists to end hunger in communities throughout New York City. We do this through food rescue and distribution, education, and other practical, innovative solutions.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
Every gift has a powerful impact. Just $1 helps feed a New York City family in need for a day.

$27 - Rescues & delivers 100lbs of food.
$52 - Helps feed 30 New Yorkers for a week.
$83 - Helps feed 4 NYC families for a month.
$135 - Helps feed a senior for more than a year
$281 - Rescues & delivers 1,040lbs of food.
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.

How will I track my distance?

You can track your workouts by setting up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava), or download the Charity Footprints' iOS or Android app and track your workouts toward this campaign.

If you workout indoors (treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike etc.), you can upload your workouts here.

How do I join a team on this campaign?

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.