Ride Idaho 2019
Ride Idaho has decided not to host a route announcement party this year as we have in the past to open registration. Instead, we felt it was important to contribute to a cause that resonates with the mission of our organization while also helping out a community in need. The Camp Fire in Paradise, California burned approximately 153,000 acres, 14,500 homes, and 4,500 buildings. In order to help those affected, Ride Idaho is holding an auction to raise funds. Chico Velo Cycling Club has partnered with local bike shops and other clubs in California to set up the Butte Strong Bicycle Aid. The fund is meant to help those affected by the Camp Fire get back to riding again. Ride Idaho will donate proceeds from the auction and will match up to $3,000 of the total donations to the fund.
Click on this link to find out more about how the aid will work. www.chicovelo.org/bicycleaid.html
Ride Idaho is auctioning off the following:
-(2) registrations for Ride Idaho 2019 - $2,190 value
-(2) 2019 jerseys - $130 value
-(1) spot in the Tent and Porter service - $495 value
The auction starts now at $1,500 and will last through December 20th. If you are interested in making a bid, email email@example.com with your name, phone number, and the amount you are wish to bid.
We will update our Facebook page periodically with the highest bids.
In partnership with Chico Velo, we have set up a way for our ride supporters to donate. There is a blank space on the donation page where you can fill in that you are donating on behalf of Ride Idaho. www.chicovelo.org/store/p50/bicycleaid.html
For anyone who donates a minimum of $10, you can send a copy of your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond with the overnight towns we will be visiting for Ride Idaho 2019 ahead of the full route announcement which will occur in mid-January.
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