Out West? Here’s how you can rally your community for good

With its reputation for sunshine and beautiful days, Colorado gives its residents plenty of opportunities to get outside. It also provides the perfect backdrop for so many of World Bicycle Relief’s fundraisers and events.

So if you’re out West and looking for a way to help change the lives of students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs with the power of mobility, our amazing supporters in Colorado have a few ideas.

Engage your local community

Brews for Bikes

The grand prize bicycle at the Brews for Bikes event in Golden, CO. (Eric Hockman photo)

At Brews for Bikes in Golden, organizer Eric Hockman took advantage of local resources – beer, artists, musicians, and atmosphere – to host his 3rd annual event in June. The grassroots event at Cannonball Creek Brewery successfully inspired and engaged the community. It raised enough money for an incredible 20 bicycles! Raffle prizes included outdoor gear, local artwork, and even a custom-built Buffalo Bicycle.

Rapha Boulder

Rapha Boulder happy hour

Local businesses and clubs also can help raise awareness for The Power of Bicycles. Rapha Boulder, with WBR supporters Meredith Miller and Pete Lopinto, hosted an August happy hour to raise awareness about WBR’s mission and work. Attendees enjoyed snacks and drinks while hearing stories and seeing images from the field.

Know your audience

Shared interests bring people together. Harness that power by putting together an event that focuses on one of those interests.

Brews for Bikes Colorado

The Wonder Women Elite Athlete panel on June 27

Many athletes flock to Colorado to train in the high altitudes and varied terrain. The Wonder Women Elite Athlete panel organizers drew inspiration from them and brought together four amazing female athletes to share their journeys. Moderated by Olympian Alison Dunlap, the panel spoke about balancing their training with families, work and other obligations. Attendees got an inside look at what it takes to get to the top, and the event raised more than $1,500 for The Power of Bicycles!

Events for a cause

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Scott’s WBR cake

Looking to create a unique fundraiser? Take a look at what’s coming up on the calendar.

For Scott Shaw, it was his 50th birthday. Wishing to use his birthday for good, Scott asked friends and family to donate to World Bicycle Relief in lieu of gifts. Scott raised almost $1,400 and celebrated with a personalized WBR cake!

In Colorado Springs, longtime WBR supporter Rebecca Rusch led a mountain bike ride before the Colorado premiere of Blood Road. The Red Bull Media House film tells the story of Rebecca’s journey searching for her father’s Vietnam War crash site. Following the screening, Rebecca led a Q&A session. And all proceeds from sold-out ticket sales benefited World Bicycle Relief.

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Blood Road screening in Boulder, CO.

Fundraise for WBR

No matter where you live or how you support WBR, your gift of mobility will help others transform their lives. The Power of Bicycles is magnified because of the work of our amazing fundraisers.

Need a little help getting started? Download our Fundraising Toolkit for a step-by-step guide.

Join others around the world and rally your community
– now is YOUR time to make a world of difference.

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