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THE VIRTUAL RIDE


WHAT'S A VIRTUAL RIDER?

Sitting on a bike seat for 8 hours straight, two days in a row doesn’t sound fun to you? That’s OK, you can still be part of the ride! Register as a Virtual Rider and become an integral part in helping us fight poverty! Pledge to ride 207 miles – on a spin bike, with your family around the neighborhood… or none at all! Whatever works for you to raise those hard-earned donations to put families in homes.

How does it work?

  • Virtual Riders commit to raising a minimum of $150 but are encouraged to stretch past their commitment and raise as much money as possible to put families in homes (check out our FAQs for discounted family commitments).
  • The fee to register is $1. Yep, you read that right: $1 puts you on the most awesome team to fight poverty.
  • If the fundraising minimum hasn’t been met by the deadline of March 12, 2021, your outstanding balance will be charged to your credit card by 1MISSION.
  • As soon as you register, you’ll receive access to your own fundraising page to personalize, as well as great fundraising tools and resources to help you reach and exceed your goals. Don’t forget to track your miles!
  • Join our Strava Bikes Fight Poverty 2021 Virtual Ride club to help you track your miles, meet other virtual riders around the country to challenge and encourage each other. The best part of this event is the community you get when you come together to do something bigger than yourselves.

Virtual Rider perks.

  • If you have a road bike, come be a part of what makes Bikes Fight Poverty so great and join in on the planned training rides all around the Valley from August to February. The easiest way to find these planned rides is to join our Facebook group.
  • By registering, you’ll automatically receive a Bikes Fight Poverty t-shirt to help you proudly rep 1MISSION and the ride.
  • Fundraising Incentives:
    • Track a total of 207 miles by February 21, 2021 through our Strava club and you will be sent the official rider shirt in February.
    • Raise $300 before January 31, 2021 and be invited to attend the Bikes Fight Poverty Launch Party.
    • Raise $500 before Nov. 15, 2020 and earn yourself the official 2019 Bikes Fight Poverty Jersey.
    • Raise $750 by February 21, 2021 and be invited to come down to Mexico to build a house with the Bikes Fight Poverty team in March.

RIDE VIRTUALY

Don’t want to spend 8 hours a day for two days straight on a bike seat, but you still want to help fight poverty? Sign up as a Virtual Rider!


FAQ

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General Questions

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 or guardian must be a registered rider.

For the Virtual Ride there is no age limit. Everyone is welcome to participate. 

YES! However, keep in mind that your registration fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable. You must withdraw prior to Oct. 15, 2020 to avoid being held accountable for the fundraising commitment ($8000 for Hight Rollers, $500 for 2-Day riders or $150 for Virtual Riders).

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 launch party happening on Friday, February 12, 2021. This is outlined in the Fundraising disclosure that all participants acknowledge at the time of registration.

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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.)

Bikes Fight Poverty Virtual Ride

Virtual Riders are individuals or families who choose to participate in 1MISSION’s Bikes Fight Poverty Event by pledging miles to be ridden (but don’t worry, we aren’t going to keep tabs on you)! Most importantly, you are fundraising to put families in homes.

Virtual Riders that have access to a road bike are encouraged to join in with the Route Riders on their weekly training rides.

The fundraising minimum of $150 or $275 (family of 2) must be met by March 12, 2021. However, don’t miss out on the awesome incentives to meet the stretch goals!

 Rider Incentives

  • Track a total of 207 miles by February 21, 2021 through our Strava club and you will be sent the official rider shirt in February.
  • Raise $300 before January 31, 2021 and be invited to attend the Bikes Fight Poverty Launch Party. 
  • Raise $500 before Nov. 15, 2020 and earn yourself the official 2019 Bikes Fight Poverty Jersey.
  • Raise $750 by February 21, 2021 and be invited to come down to Mexico to build a house with the Bikes Fight Poverty team in March.
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.

NO! Although it is encouraged that you get on a bike and ride, you most certainly don’t actually ever have to pedal!

Have fun with your Virtual Rider status and do something fun on the day of the ride. Take pictures and post your adventure on our Facebook page!  Or use #bikesfightpoverty

Fundraising Teams

Yes. However, your donor will need to type in your name and select your campaign to be credited. The progress will reflect within your individual page and the team page. If your name is NOT indicated then it will go to the overall team goal and we have no way of knowing whose campaign it was designated to.
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.

No, you can only be on one team at a time. If you registered with a team and decide to join a different one, you must first leave the original team in order to join the other. To do this, click the Manage button in the top right corner of your fundraising page, then scroll to the bottom and click on the Team Fundraising tab then, click Leave Team.

No, not necessarily.  Your fundraising team is not the same as your pace group.
Your “fundraising team” is based on affinity; “family, friends, co-workers etc...“ while your pace group is the group of people you will be participating in the ride with.
The team captain is the person who created the team.  They have access to managing the teams page.  There can only be 1 team captain at a time.
Yes, you will keep your individual campaign page.  The progress on your campaign will be reflected on the overall team page.
Yes.  You would need to contact 1MISSION at bikesfightpoverty@1mission.org to have this information updated.
Each team page has its own vanity url that was created.  The Captain of this team will have access to email templates that they can send out to people to invite them to join.

 EVERYONE has access to the teams page which has a share button located on the upper right hand corner of the page and can be shared via Facebook, Twitter or email.

No, the only reduction in the fundraising minimum is given for family members living in the same household who participate in Bikes Fight Poverty.

No.  The only way to share funds is within families who live within the same household.

YES! From the Overview tab of your fundraising page, scroll down and click on the tab for Team Fundraising then click the

“Join or Create a Team” button. Then you can choose to join an existing team or create a new one.

Bikes Fight Poverty Fundraising

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.
Yes, there is a fundraising minimum. We have multiple tiers available that you select at registration.  High Rollers commit to raising a minimum of $8000,  a  2 Day Rider commits to raising minimum of $500 and the minimum for the Virtual Ride is $150. 
All High Rollers ($8000) and 2 Days Riders ($500) must have their minimums showing on their campaign page prior to launch party check in or SWAG bag pick up. Please note: Picking up bags for fellow riders will NOT be allowed unless they have met their fundraising commitments.

If you have cash or checks to turn in to reach your commitment, you will be asked to visit Donor Services prior to check in.

Picking up bags for fellow riders will NOT be allowed unless they have met their fundraising commitments.
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.
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.

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.

Questions?