Bike Ride # 1
We are very excited about the Project 680 Community Bike Ride, and we want to invite you and your friends to join us. This bike ride is a big part of supporting the P680 Shoe Drive. Even if you haven’t been on a bike for 25+ years, you can do this family-friendly ride, and raise some money for shoes for needy students in the process. We would love to see many organizations, businesses, churches, and local residents participate in this ride.
The Ride: On Saturday, 11/07/09 at 11am, we will ride from Hagan Park in Rancho Cordova to River Bend Park (next to bridge) and take some time to rest before returning to Hagan Park. The entire ride along the paved American River trail will be 3-4 miles (each way). Riders can go at their own pace and enjoy the company of friends, family, co-workers and even a “Riding for Shoes” Team if you put one together (people at the office, a group of friends, your entire family, church or business maybe).
This is a short bike ride and we welcome all ages and backgrounds. We also welcome folks to meet us at River Bend Park if they wish to not bike at all. We will ride RAIN or SHINE.
Money Stuff: We suggest a $5.00 donation per rider or a $10 donation for households. You can offer more if you’d like. We accept Payless Shoes Source gift cards, cash and checks. Checks can be made out to “Folsom Cordova Community Partnership” since they are a partner to the shoe drive and they have non-profit status (we are not a 501c3 and can therefore not offer tax write-offs, but they can). Riders are encouraged also to get sponsored to ride by family, friends, or co-workers. Involving the people you know and inviting them to participate is a great way to raise support for more shoes. You are also invited to put together a “Riding for Shoes” team for your business, organization or with a group of friends. Riders are welcome to find other creative ways to raise money too and then bring anything you’ve raised on the day of the community ride (whether that’s getting sponsored, selling something on Craigslist, doing a lemonade stand, garage sale, etc…). Our goal is to raise $1,500 during the Project 680 Shoe Drive in order to make 100 pairs of brand new shoes available to local homeless students. 100% of your donations go toward purchasing new shoes for homeless students. Our goal is to collect the bulk of donations by November 10, 2009. We’ll still be collecting through all of November, but knowing how much we can put toward the shoe drive will help the planning for the actual shoe event run smoothly (the shoe event takes place before the end of the year).
We will also be selling handmade bottlecap magnets before the bike ride. See our video to learn more.
Details: We’ll meet in the parking lot of Hagan Park in Rancho Cordova at 2197 Chase Drive (in the FREE parking lot next to Cordova High School). Come at 10:15am if you’d like some free coffee, orange juice and snacks. Bring a sack lunch if you’d like because we’ll hang out at the park for a while when we get there. When we’re done, we’ll head back to the parking lot at Hagan Park.
Link to Us: We welcome anyone to link to us at www.project680.org/bike or use the images above (with the link) on your website, blog or Facebook (and other social networking sites) to let people know about the ride.
This is going to be great fun and a fantastic and creative way to get shoes on the feet of local homeless students. 100% of proceeds will go directly to shoes for homeless students. We accept cash, checks (in process, please call), and even Payless Shoe Source gift cards.
“We can do no great things, only small things with great love” Mother Theresa