Bike Down

5th ANNIVERSARY RIDE JULY 28th-30th!

This yearʻs ride will benefit one of the cornerstones of our work at Cycles- our community bike shop, The Bikery.

ABOUT OAKLAND UPCYCLE

The Bikery is our community shop that is committed to making bikes accessible to everybody. At the Bikery, we offer bicycle education, low cost repairs and sell used bikes at sliding scale prices. The Bikery has a youth-operated earn-a-bike program that hosts both youth and adults events and Cycles of Change programs. Our low-cost repairs and sliding scale prices are vital to keep new as well as seasoned bike commuters wheeling everyday.

 

ABOUT THE RIDE

 

For three days, you will combine your love of cycling with your passion for social justice by pedaling along the Russian River and Sonoma Coast with Cycles of Change.  Over the three days, we will be riding through a wide variety of the most majestic scenery the North Bay Area has to offer! The first night will be spent camping in the ancient redwood forests near the Russian River and the second night we will be camping at Bodega Beach. We are prepared to support riders of all skill levels! More details to come!

 

SIGN UP TO RIDE!

 

By joining the ride, you’ll not only be supporting Cycles of Change – you’ll also be building community with like-minded people, learning about other projects working to build healthy, sustainable communities, and riding through beautiful places.  

 

Riders are asked to make a MINIMUM fundraising commitment of $500 (and encouraged to commit to raising more than the minimum) to participate in the ride. Please keep in mind that this ride is a benefit to sustain one of Cycles' most valued programs! We recognize that each person has different financial circumstances and ability to access resources, and we strive to be able to accept participants regardless of their ability to raise funds. With this in mind, we will provide LOTS of support to help you raise money. If you have questions or concerns about the fundraising commitment, please let us know!  

 

Your fundraising commitment covers:

A support and gear vehicle to carry baggage

Food and lodging for the duration of the trip

Liability insurance for the riders

 

It does not cover:

Transportation to the start of the ride

Bicycles or bike gear

Souvenirs, mementos, or parties

Health insurance

 

Scholarships are available for young people under the age of 20 with limited resources to cover the cost of the ride, transportation, bicycles, etc. You’re still on your own for parties, though.

 

Space is limited! Sign up today!  

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 8TH, 2016

 

To receive an application, please e-mail bikedown@cyclesofchange.org  As soon as your application is accepted, you’ll receive an information packet with lots of helpful information, including fundraising resources, a detailed itinerary, packing list, and more!

 

A $100 deposit is required to secure your place in the ride.  

 

SUPPORT THE RIDE WITHOUT RIDING!

There are lots of ways to support the ride, even if you can’t join us!

 

SPONSOR A RIDER!

Make a donation to Cycles of Change and your money will go towards the Youth Bike Down scholarship fund, enabling young people to go on the ride.  Please be sure to put “Bike Down” in the memo field. Click HERE to donate online, or mail a check to: 1246 23rd Ave, Oakland CA 94606

 

DONATE SOMETHING FROM OUR WISH LIST

We’re looking for a 15 passenger van, food, and a 6ʻx12ʻ trailer for the ride.  

 

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