Join Bike Down

Sign up to ride by by filling out this form sending an email to bikedown@cyclesofchange.org. We'll be in touch with more information and a complete application.  Deadline to apply has been extended to June 21st! All riders will be provided with fundraising support, free access to a bicycle if needed, help from the Bikery's top notch mechanics, and a supported ride exploring some of the most epic bike camping spots in the Bay - China Camp, Kirby Cove, and Angel Island!

By joining the ride, you’ll not only be supporting local community bike projects - you’ll also be building community with like-minded people, building healthy, sustainable communities, and riding through beautiful places.  

Riders are asked to make a minimum fundraising commitment of $1,500 and encouraged to raising more. A $150 deposit is required to secure your place in the ride, due before Summer. Please keep in mind that this ride is a benefit to sustain some of Cyclesʻ most valued programs and the California Field School! We recognize that each person has different financial circumstances and ability to access resources. 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!  

$500 of fundraising covers a support and gear vehicle to carry baggage, food and lodging for the duration of the trip, and liability insurance for the riders.

Riders are responsible for meeting us at the start of the ride (San Francisco Ferry Building), your bicycles or bike gear (we can help there), health insurance, and any souvenirs, mementos, or parties.

Scholarships are available for young people under the age of 20 with limited resources to cover the cost of the ride, transportation, bicycles, etc.

Space is limited! Sign up today!  

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 21ST, 2019

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!

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. 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.  

SPREAD THE WORD

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