Ride the 21 - Benefitting Tour de Force and Phoenix Bikes

Organized by: Nicole Davison

Nicole's Photo

THE STORY:

Ride the 21 - Benefitting Tour de Force and Phoenix Bikes

The Ride: 3,519 kilometers - 21 stages - 3 countries - 2 riders and 1 great cause. Two ordinary cyclists will take the challenge of a lifetime. One week before the pros begin the 103rd edition of the Tour de France, they will tackle the exact same route for charity. All 21 stages, every mountain pass, every descent for three weeks without fail. They have agreed to ride in a symbolic gesture of the human struggle to raise money to reduce the struggle of others.

The Charities: All funds go to three organizations; Tour de Force (www.tourdeforce.org/uk), the William Wates Memorial Trust (www.wwmt.org) and Phoenix Bikes (www.phoenixbikes.org). More information about us and our efforts can be found at www.velovilleusa.com/ridethe21. Follow us on social media at: Instagram/velovilleusa, Twitter/velovilleusa, Facebook- Veloville USA.

The Fundraising: We believe in transparency. At any time, we would be happy to provide donors with a detailed report of where their donations are going. As you can imagine, support for two riders, for 21 stages, across 2,186 miles, in three countries adds up. Though, we're not sure how Tour de Force does it for only $175.50/day per rider when they provide housing, meals, mechanical, medical and moral support for three weeks. You can barely book a night in a downtown city hotel for that price. Even so, it adds up fast. The cost to support each rider is $4563. For two riders the cost is: $9126. In addition, there is a minimum fundraising requirement per rider of $3,650 for a total of $7,300 just to enter the Tour de Force. The Tour does not offer the experience to riders who do not fundraise. Each participant, whether they are riding all 21 stages or just 1 have to meet a minimum fundraising requirement. On top of the fundraising for Tour de Force, we decided to raise matching funds for a local charity, Phoenix Bikes. We felt that was the righ thing to do. So, we will also like to raise $3,750 per rider for a total of $7,500. That totals $23,926 and since we like things rounded off, decided to shoot for $25,000 instead. Any fundraising above and beyond our minimum donation requirements will be shared equally between the charities. Flights, transfers, meals, hotels (before and after the event), bikes, equipment, clothing and all other necessities will be paid for by us and NOT our donors. If manufacturers or suppliers wish to donate in-kind, we will update the site with that information and what specifically they have donated. That being said, if you would like to donate an in-kind item for our silent auction and fundraising party in December, please contact us at velovilleusa@gmail.com. 

Fundraising Deadlines: $5,000 by January 31, 2016. $5,000 by February 28, 2016. $7,500 by April 25, 2016. $7,500 by June 25, 2016.

Suggested Donations: We know that there are a lot of causes out there that are very deserving of your hard earned funds and that you are likely inundated with donation requests on a fairly regular basis. If you want to support us in spirit in lieu of money, well that's just fine with us. If you have funds to spare but don't know how much to donate, we've come up with some fun amounts. Of course, no amount is insignificant and each donation is a gift beyond measure.

$21 - 21 stages

$52 - The number of "teeth" on the front chain ring of our bicycles

$103 - The 103rd edition of the Tour de France

$232 - The length in kilometers of our longest stage, Stage 4 to Limoges

$351 - The cost of supporting both cyclists for a stage

$1,229 - The cost of supporting one cyclist for one week

$3,519 - The total number of kilometers of the tour

If you are reading this far, then Scott and I want to thank you especially. It means we've had your attention long enough for you to care about our efforts and know that whether or not you decide to donate, you're the kind of person who will take the time to learn about the Tour and the special charities we hope to support. And in our busy world, time IS money, so it means a lot. 

 

$5,048

 

20% Raised of$25,000 Goal

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  • Kim Johnson

    $1,229

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $52

  • Danny & Annette

    $25

  • Peter & Diane Vandyke

    $60

  • Lynn Bobb

    $52

  • Hunt Country Realty.com

    $351

  • Jessica Aulisio

     

  • Kelli, Jack, Javier, Ty, and Eve

    $287

  • Wendy Baglier

    $100

  • James Hodges

    $100

  • Phillip Rohrer

    $30

  • timojhen mark

    $250

  • Neil Johnson

    $300

  • Mark & Erin

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Doug Baglier

    $150

  • Kelli Wright

    $25

  • Frank Volberg

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Don Schenck

    $100

  • Richard Mills

    $200

  • Josh

    $25

  • Bob Enzweiler

    $100

  • Mike Scott

    $100

  • Jim Vinch

    $40

  • Jeff kendrick

     

  • Ben

    $40

  • Jim Fraser

    $250

  • Gatekeeper Inspections.com

    $500

  • Kelley Westenhoff

    $100

  • John Majors

    $50

  • J.C. Pack

     

  • Margaret williams

     

  • Ian

    $25

  • Chris Bledsoe

    $25

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Organized by

Nicole Davison

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Donor Comments

Chris Bledsoe

Chris Bledsoe

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Ian

Ian

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Margaret williams

Margaret williams

3 years ago

J.C. Pack

J.C. Pack

3 years ago

John Majors

John Majors

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Kelley Westenhoff

Kelley Westenhoff

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Gatekeeper Inspections.com

Gatekeeper Inspections.com

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Jim Fraser

Jim Fraser

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Ben

Ben

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Jeff kendrick

Jeff kendrick

3 years ago

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