Last year, we challenged our global community to celebrate #GivingTuesday by raising funds for 800 bicycles. Your response was overwhelming and led us to our biggest one-day effort ever with a final tally of 1,087 bicycles! This year, our goal was even more ambitious: fund 1,200 bikes in one day. And once again, you rallied your friends, families, and colleagues like never before. The result: you raised the funds for 1,340 bicycles for students in just 24 hours. Through our match, this means that we’ll be empowering 2,680 students!
It’s days like these that demonstrate just how unstoppable our community is. Thank you for being a strong force for good. Your generosity will truly create a way forward for students and their families in the communities we serve. Here are just some of the many individuals and groups who rallied their communities to help us reach our #GivingTuesday goal.
Jordan Rapp kicked off his annual charity challenge and raised funds for 82 bikes.
InGamba promoted an exclusive kit as part of a ten-bike donation ask. Together, the InGamba community raised funds for 232 bikes on #GivingTuesday!
The Zwift Community rallied together to give 21 bikes in support of their upcoming 24-Hour Zwiftathon to benefit World Bicycle Relief.
Global Cycling Network put their own spin on #GivingTuesday: they challenged their community to give 150 bikes (and GCN presenter Lloyd promised to shave his head if they did)! The GCN community came through with a donation of 47 bikes yesterday. Watch the fun video challenge here.
JP McCarthy and Darryl Carmichael rode 185 miles this summer to benefit World Bicycle Relief. Just 12 bikes shy of their fundraising goal of 40 bikes, the duo brought friends, family, and coworkers together yesterday for #GivingTuesday and surpassed their original goal!
Pam Keith has led an extraordinary multi-year memorial in honor of her late husband, Bill Keith. On #GivingTuesday, Pam rallied her community in honor of Bill and raised funds for 22 bikes.
Team WBR Indiana/Michigan shared photos, promoted birthdays, and even made the most of two ‘Podium Payouts’ yesterday to raise funds for 10 bikes.
Rory Macleod has been riding his bike through the U.S. and Europe for over 18 months, raising funds for WBR along the way. Sharing his first-hand experience with The Power of Bicycles, Rory activated people he’s known for years and individuals he’s met on his travels to support his efforts. Rory raised funds for 8 bikes on #GivingTuesday.
Hire Edu is an Ed Tech Recruiting firm in Boulder, Colorado that donates one bike for every placed hire. Hire Edu made a special contribution of 10 bikes for #GivingTuesday!
Cerberus Brewing brewed a special Buffalo Rye IPA and hosted a tapping party on #GivingTuesday. $1 from every pint will benefit World Bicycle Relief. In honor of #GivingTuesday, they’ve already made their first contribution – 4 bikes!
More #GivingTuesday Shoutouts
— Global Citizen (@GlblCtzn) November 29, 2016
— Fat Cyclist (@fatcyclist) November 29, 2016
— The Ride Journal (@TheRideJournal) November 30, 2016
— Raymond Wright (@n1lul) November 29, 2016
— Mirinda Carfrae (@Mirindacarfrae) November 30, 2016
— Liv Cycling (@Livgiant) November 29, 2016
You can keep the momentum rolling! Give to empower more students with bicycles today and your gift will be matched 1:1!