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THE RIDE

Here’s everything you need to know about the weekend long experience unlike any other.


THE ROUTE

*Route subject to change


RIDER ROSTER

Coming soon!


TRAINING TIPS

Now you may never forget how to ride a bike, but sometimes you do forget to train. We have got you covered with our training plan, brought to you by Cadence Physical Therapy & Performance Coaching. If you follow this plan your body should be primed right for the ride. Also, Cadence Physical Therapy & Performance Coaching has provided tips on how to use a foam roller, so that way you can keep rolling on your bike without any pain.

If you have any questions or want tips on training, or if you need physical therapy (at a discounted price) you can contact Charlie Boeyink at charlie@cadencept.net.


SAFETY: HOW TO RIDE IN A GROUP

Be Predictable

Group riding requires even more attention to predicability than riding alone. Other riders expect you to continue straight ahead at a constant speed unless you indicate differently.

Watch Out at Intersections

When approaching intersections that require vehicles to yield or stop, the lead rider will say “slowing” or “stopping” to alert those behind to the change in speed. When passing through an intersection, some cyclists say “clear” if there is no cross traffic. Note that each cyclist is responsible for verifying that the way is indeed clear.

Use Signals

Use hand and verbal signals to communicate with fellow cyclists and with other traffic. Hand signals for turning and stopping are as follows: left arm straight out to signal a left turn; left arm out and down with your palm to the rear to signal slowing or stopping; and for a right turn, put your right arm straight out or put your left arm out and up.

Leave a Gap for Cars

When riding up hills or on narrow roads where you are impeding faster traffic, leave a gap for cars between every three or four bikes. That way a motorist can take advantage of shorter passing intervals and eventually move around the entire group.

Give Warnings

Warn cyclists behind you well in advance of changes in your direction or speed. To notify the group of a change in path, the lead rider should call out “left turn” or “right turn” in addition to giving a hand signal.

Move Off the Road When You Stop

Whether you are stopping because of mechanical problems or to regroup with your companions, move well off the road so you don’t interfere with traffic. When you start up again, each cyclist should look for, and yield to, traffic.

Change Positions Correctly

Generally, slower traffic stays right so you should pass others on their left. Say “on your left” to warn the cyclist ahead of you that you are passing. If you need to pass someone on the right, say “on your right” clearly since this is an unusual maneuver.

Ride One or Two Accross

Ride single file or two abreast as appropriate to the roadway and traffic conditions and where allowed by law. Most state vehicle codes permit narrow vehicles such as bikes and motorcycles to ride two abreast within the lane. Even where riding double is legal, courtesy dictates that you single up when cars are trying to pass you.

Announce Hazards

When riding in a group, most of the cyclists do not have a good view of the road surface ahead, so it is important to announce holes, glass, sand, grates, and other hazards. The leader should indicate hazards by pointing down to the left or right, and by shouting “hole,” “bump,” etc. where required.

Watch for Traffic Coming From the Rear

Because those in front cannot see traffic approaching from the rear, it is the responsibility of the riders in back to inform the others by saying “car back” when rounding curves, on narrow roads, or when riding double. It is also helpful to warn of traffic approaching from the front with “car up.”

Source: Arizona Rules of the Road

http://www.azbikeped.org/bicycling-street-smarts.asp

Helpful Info

http://www.howcast.com/guides/904-bicycle-repair-maintenance/
https://www.globalcyclingnetwork.com/


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FAQ

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Bikes Fight Poverty Communication Updates

Bikes Fight Poverty Fundraising

Who doesn’t like “stretch goals”? Reach for the stars! If you aren’t able to hit this goal, don’t worry. As long as you hit the minimum ($150 for individuals, $250 for two adults, etc) then you won’t be charged anything extra.

No problem. Have that person make out the check to 1MISSION, write your campaign name in the memo, and send it to us at 1 N. 1st St. #612 Phoenix, AZ 85004.

1MISSION’s got you covered! When you register, an online campaign profile will be created, which you can customize by adding a picture and telling others why you are riding. Then you can share your profile link with all your family and friends!

We’ve collected some of the best ideas from our most successful fundraisers and compiled them for you in an easy to use fundraising toolkit.
All of the money raised from 1MISSION’s Bikes Fight Poverty event goes to 1MISSION. 1MISSION is a community development organization giving people in poverty the opportunity to earn a home by serving their community. 100% of Bikes Fight Poverty funds go directly to funding homes for families around the world.
Simply total up the amount and either send it in with your name and campaign on a note to 1MISSION (mail it to 1 N 1st St #612 Phoenix, AZ 85004) or have your parent/guardian donate online in the amount raised.

The fundraising minimum of $150 or $275 (family of 2) must be met by March 13, 2020. However, don’t miss out on the awesome incentives to meet the stretch goals!

 Rider Incentives

  • Track a total of 207 miles by February 9, 2020 through our Strava club and you will be sent the official rider shirt in February.
  • Raise $300 before January 31, 2020 and be invited to attend the Bikes Fight Poverty Launch Party. 
  • Raise $500 before Nov. 15, 2019 and earn yourself the official 2019 Bikes Fight Poverty Jersey.
  • Raise $750 by February 21, 2020 and be invited to come down to Mexico to build a house with the Bikes Fight Poverty team in March.
All donations for the 2DAY Bikes Fight Poverty ride must be made by Friday, March 13th.  If your campaign does not meet the fundraising commitment the participant will be responsible for the difference.

Bikes Fight Poverty Ride

The goal of Bikes Fight Poverty is to raise as much money as possible to help end poverty. Sure, more people would probably get involved if there was a lower fundraising minimum but Bikes Fight Poverty is organized so that a manageable number of riders can participate while simultaneously raising as much money as possible to put families in homes.
Night 1 will be spent in the Ajo High School gym. Pads will be available, but feel free to bring cots, mattress pads, or air mattresses. Night 2 will be spent at 1MISSIONs’s Basecamp in the bunkhouse.  Sleeping in a gym not quite your cup of tea? Feel free to take advantage of the discounted rates we have at local hotels.
Yes. You must be at least 15 to ride 1MISSION’s Bikes Fight Poverty 2Day ride. Those that are under the age of 18 at the time of the ride must be accompanied by a parent or designated guardian during the entire ride. This means the parent must be a registered rider 

For the Virtual Ride there is no age limit. Everyone is welcome to participate. 
Bikes Fight Poverty,  is an annual 1MISSION fundraising event. Over 100 riders participate each year, raising funds for housing projects, and riding from Phoenix to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico in two days. The ride was formerly known as the 207 Ride because the length of the ride is 207 miles.
Yes it is! We have a police escort from the border down to our basecamp, and there is a huge shoulder the whole way down.
Fortunately, we have never had to deal with bad weather, but if the situation does arise we will assess the situation and communicate with the group leaders. We will be praying for perfect weather with a tail wind the whole way!
Day 1 is a 110-mile ride to Ajo, AZ. Day 2 is a 93 mile ride from Ajo, AZ to the 1MISSION Basecamp in Puerto Penasco, Mexico.
You can ride any bike as long as it has brakes. We recommend a road bike.  Make sure your bike is in good condition and can withstand the strain of this ride. Please get your bike checked out and tuned up BEFORE the morning of the ride.

No. Your registration as a rider in Bikes Fight Poverty is never transferable, even if you do not or cannot ride in Bikes Fight Poverty for any reason whatsoever, including illness or injury that may limit or preclude your participation. You are not permitted to grant another person the right to ride in Bikes Fight Poverty in you place under any circumstance.

We pride ourselves on having one of the best SAG teams in the nation, all of which are volunteers! We have rest stops every 15-20 miles, and sag vehicles stationed every 5 miles. The SAG’s carry tubes, tires, pumps, first aid kits, sunscreen. water, and extra nutrition. There are also Aid Stations every 20-30 miles along the entire route. The Aid Stations have everything that the SAG vehicles have plus more food and restrooms.
No, not necessarily.  Your fundraising team is not the same as your pace group.
If you have never ridden in a group before, we ask that you attend at least two of our many Bikes Fight Poverty training rides. Make sure you Like our Facebook page for the latest updates on upcoming group rides and clinics. Group riding is essential to the Bikes Fight Poverty ride and the more practice you have the better experience you will have.
No, the registration fee is not tax-deductible.
Each rider is required to pay the non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee. Registration fees do NOT count towards your fundraising goal. Any outstanding balance towards the minimum fundraising requirement will be charged to your credit card by 1MISSION if the minimum hasn’t been met by the deadline of March 13, 2020.
Your “fundraising team” is based affinity “family , friends, co-workers etc...“ while your pace group is the group of people you will be participating in the ride with.
You do not have to ride the entire distance. If at any point you become too fatigued or feel like you need a break, flag down one of the SAG vehicles. The SAG vehicle will take you to the next point where you can meet up with your group.
1MISSION will provide transportation back to the parking garage the Monday immediately following the event.   We will have vehicles and a trailer to haul all of your gear and bags.  If you need to leave directly after the event, riders will be responsible to finding their own transportation.

1MISSION’s got you covered! When you register, an online campaign profile will be created, which you can customize by adding a picture and telling others why you are riding. Then you can share your profile link with all your family and friends!

We’ve collected some of the best ideas from our most successful fundraisers and compiled them for you in an easy to use fundraising toolkit.
All of the money raised from 1MISSION’s Bikes Fight Poverty event goes to 1MISSION. 1MISSION is a community development organization giving people in poverty the opportunity to earn a home by serving their community. 100% of Bikes Fight Poverty funds go directly to funding homes for families around the world.
1MISSION’s Annual Bikes Fight Poverty Event is held every February. The 2020 ride will take place on February 8th & 9th. Check our social channels or subscribe to our eNews for event updates.
Yes. We have a medical team staffed with first responders, and local law enforcement are notified of the event.
Our slowest pace is 15 mph.   For safety reasons, ALL riders must be at the final destination by sunset.  Therefore, there are no romantic sunset rides. 

There are a few ways you can locate your specific campaign link.

1. Once your registration is complete, you will receive an email from 1MISSION that will have you claim your fundraising page. This is where you can set your own vanity link that will be easy for you to remember and give to your donors.  You can also copy the link at the top of the page in the search bar and save it to share with your potential donors. 

2. Go to 1MISSION.org/bikesfight-poverty and click on the link “Find a Campaigner” on the landing page. Find your campaign

and simply copy the URL from the search bar.

3. From your profile you can click the Details tab>Scroll to the middle of the page>copy your vanity URL

A big N-O to that one. This is a charity ride and a team effort. There is no reward for finishing first.
There will be several training rides to participate in. Make sure you check out our training plan and join our Facebook group for rides happening in your area.
All donations for the 2DAY Bikes Fight Poverty ride must be made by Friday, March 13th.  If your campaign does not meet the fundraising commitment the participant will be responsible for the difference.
The minimum age to participate in the ride is 15 years.
YES! If you are riding with the Bikes Fight Poverty Team and plan on crossing the border then a valid passport or passport ID will be required. For participants under the age of 18 You will need to provide other US Citizenship documents such as a certified copy of a US Birth certificate, a Naturalization Certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or a Certificate of Citizenship are acceptable.
YES! This is an event that the whole family can get involved with. There is NO age restriction on who can get involved. Family members must all reside in the same household.

YES! However, keep in mind that your registration fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable. You must withdraw prior to Oct. 30, 2019 to avoid being held accountable for the fundraising commitment ($500 for 2-Day rider or $150 for Virtual Rider).

Yes, there is a fundraising minimum. The 2Day ride to Mexico has a fundraising minimum of $500 and the minimum for the Virtual Ride is $150. 
All meals are provided. This includes: Day 1 lunch and dinner, Day 2 breakfast, lunch and dinner, and breakfast before returning home. If you have any special dietary needs please reach out to us for a list of items we will have available.

Fundraising Teams

Important Dates

New Registration Process

Who doesn’t like “stretch goals”? Reach for the stars! If you aren’t able to hit this goal, don’t worry. As long as you hit the minimum ($150 for individuals, $250 for two adults, etc) then you won’t be charged anything extra.

This is built into the system for all registrations for the ride. This information will be kept private.

Click the Manage button in the upper right-hand corner of your fundraising page. This will take you to the Overview tab. Click on the Story tab and scroll down to the 'Why I’m Riding' box. We ask that you keep the video as it is, but feel free to update the text as you wish. Don’t forget to hit Save before navigating away!

When managing your fundraising page, click View to return to the page that your friends and donors will see. To get back to making any updates, click Manage.

There are a few ways you can locate your specific campaign link.

1. Once your registration is complete, you will receive an email from 1MISSION that will have you claim your fundraising page. This is where you can set your own vanity link that will be easy for you to remember and give to your donors.  You can also copy the link at the top of the page in the search bar and save it to share with your potential donors. 

2. Go to 1MISSION.org/bikesfight-poverty and click on the link “Find a Campaigner” on the landing page. Find your campaign

and simply copy the URL from the search bar.

3. From your profile you can click the Details tab>Scroll to the middle of the page>copy your vanity URL

Click the Manage button at the top of your page. Select the Details tab, then scroll down to the field where you can update the fundraising goal. Be sure to hit Save before navigating away! (Please note: the fundraising minimum for a 2 Day rider is $500 for individuals and $750 for 2 riders in the same family household and $1000 for an immediate family of 3.)


FUNDRAISING RESOURCES

Sharing is caring! Use the resources below to promote 1MISSION and your Bikes Fight Poverty fundraising campaign. We've got you covered from Facebook cover photos to sample social posts. 1MISSION specific resources can be found here.

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Questions?

Contact us at bikesfightpoverty@1mission.org.
1MISSION | We're a community development organization giving people in poverty the opportunity to earn a house by serving their community.