Thank you for your interest in supporting United Way of New York City’s RIDE UNITED team in the upcoming TD Five Boro Bike Tour! Every rotation of our tires helps improve the lives of our neighbors struggling to make ends meet. Below, you’ll find information on how to set up your fundraising page, register for the Bike Tour itself, and some FAQs for your reference.
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1. Visit www.crowdrise.com/ride-united and click "Register"
2. Select your rider type:
a. If you are sponsored by a United Way of New York City partner, please select Corporate Rider.
b. If you are riding as an individual, please select Individual Rider.
3. Participant Info:
a. You will be asked to provide your information, both as the buyer and participant.
4. Select your fundraiser type:
a. At the bottom of the page, you will have two options: Fundraise as a Team or Fundraise as an Individual.
i. Fundraise as a Team: You may join an existing team or create a new team. If you want to join a pre-existing team, please select the appropriate team name from those listed in the dropdown. Want to start your own team? Select "Create a Team" and continue with your registration.
ii. Fundraise as an Individual: Select this option to ride without an affiliation to any team.
5. Terms & Conditions:
a. You will be asked to confirm your understanding and acceptance of the fundraising minimum requirement for your participation. If you are sponsored by your company, you will see that sponsorship funding appear on your page within 2 business days of registering.
b. You must also acknowledge and accept the 2019 TD 5 Boro Bike Tour UWNYC Liability Waiver.
a. Provide your billing information and click “Submit.”
8. You’re in! You will receive two emails from CrowdRise confirming your order and asking you to accept participation in the fundraiser. You will also receive a confirmation email from UWNYC with further instructions on how to register with Bike New York to secure your bib.
9. Create an Account or Log In:
a. In your email from CrowdRise, click the “Accept Fundraiser” button. This will prompt you to either create a new CrowdRise account or log in to your existing account.
10. Customize your fundraising page!
PLEASE NOTE: REGISTERING ON CROWDRISE DOES NOT SECURE YOUR BIB FOR THE DAY OF THE RIDE. TO DO THIS, YOU MUST FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED IN YOUR UWNYC REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION EMAIL!
PERSONALIZE YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE
1. Finding Your Fundraiser
a. While logged in to your account, click “Campaigns” in the top menu bar. This Campaign Dashboard screen is where all your fundraisers will appear.
b. Your United Way of New York City RIDE UNITED 2019 fundraiser will display as the name of the team you joined, the name of the team you created, or your individual fundraiser.
2. Editing Your Fundraiser Page
a. Hover over your UWNYC RIDE UNITED 2019 fundraiser and select “Edit” to:
i. Update the cover photos on your fundraising page
ii. Add/update video
iii. Edit your personal campaign story and goal
iiii. Preview your fundraiser page
Riders who set a goal and tell a personal story about why they are riding with United Way of New York City raise more than those that leave their page blank! For help writing your story, see the Email Samples further down this page.
3. Your Campaign Dashboard
a. From your Dashboard, hover over your fundraiser and select “Reports” to view a great deal of information including your total amount raised, number of donations, and traffic to your page.
b. Hover over your fundraiser and select “Manage” for the ability to post updates to your supporters. You can also share your fundraiser via Facebook, Twitter, and email. The sharing icons are located under your fundraiser image, to the right of your screen.
a. Once you’ve finished editing your page, be sure to share it across your social media channels to help us #RIDEUNITED!
ADDING A PICTURE TO YOUR CROWDRISE ACCOUNT
Note: your account profile is different from your fundraiser.
1. Log in to CrowdRise. Click the drop-down menu in the top right corner (your initials or picture) and select “Account.”
2. Select “Edit Profile.”
3. On the left side of the page, select “Change Profile Photo.”
4. Upload your desired photo.