The second annual One Day 100 Bikes is almost here! And this year, there are even more ways to support World Bicycle Relief during the one-day festival of fun, fitness and fundraising Sept. 23 in Chicago.
The One Day 100 Bikes event offers several ways to participate. Choose your activity (or activities!) and support World Bicycle Relief. From morning rides to spin classes, yoga, the Chicago Compu-Challenge and the festival, there’s something for everyone. Plus, enjoy bike clinics, a silent auction, music, food and drink, raffle prizes and more.
Part of what makes One Day 100 Bikes so special is the amazing group of supporters throughout the community.
A huge driver of this community-building is event founder Tom Renaud, a long-time WBR supporter and volunteer. His time and efforts are what will help make Sept. 23 such an inspirational and powerful day!
And Tom’s efforts have gathered the support of many other community partners that want to help make a difference in the lives of students in rural Africa:
Fitness Formula Clubs
FFC, with 10 health club locations in the Chicagoland area, is a primary sponsor and partner of One Day 100 Bikes. In addition to playing host for the second year, FFC also will provide raffle and auction items and host several fundraising events for WBR prior to Sept. 23. Even managers and instructors have joined in the fun by setting up fundraising pages of their own.
A long-time supporter of World Bicycle Relief, the Midwest team at Specialized is working with One Day 100 Bikes as a major partner and sponsor by supplying raffle items and custom products for the event. To build support this year, Eric Blankenship, Specialized Midwest Marketing Manager, and Tom collaborated to develop a fundraising toolkit to distribute to area bike shops. The toolkit outlines a plan on how to turn a Saturday group shop ride into a One Day 100 Bikes fundraiser for WBR. And four area Specialized shops are doing just that! Thank you to Eric and Specialized for the great partnership.
xXx Racing, the Midwest’s largest racing team, is participating in this year’s Chicago Compu-Challenge and turning their Sept. 23 group ride into a fundraising event for One Day 100 Bikes. This event will bring together the many Chicago-area cycling teams, groups and bike shop teams to compete against each other in time trials, with prizes for the top finishers.
This neighborhood bike shop’s owner, Manuel Tenorio, is a big believer in the work of World Bicycle Relief. This year’s morning group ride has grown thanks to help from the Johnny Sprockets community.
SAE Fraternity at Western Kentucky University
Dale Augenstein, adviser to the SAE fraternity at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky., is a longtime friend of Tom Renaud. In working with the fraternity to teach philanthropy, fundraising and global need, Augenstein will use World Bicycle Relief and One Day 100 Bikes as an example by creating fundraising events. We’re so appreciative to have support for this event outside of the Chicago area!
The community participants don’t end there. A big thank you to Lakeshore Bike, Higher Gear and Rapha, as well as area cycling teams Half Acre, Major Taylor Cycling Club of Chicago, Heritage, Ancien, CES and more. It is amazing to see the cycling and fitness communities come together to support The Power of Bicycles!
Ready to join us?
Register now and make a world of difference in just one day.