PLEASE NOTE THESE CHANGES!
The fundraising minimum is $150 per bike with one participant— the second rider is asked to pay a $25 registration fee to cover costs of their food and event t-shirt.
Raffle tickets will no longer be used toward participants fundraising minimums (raffle sales are not tax deductible)— see fundraising tips below for suggestions on how you can raise $500 in a week!
Green Mountain Motorcycle Ride offers another opportunity to raise funds for cancer research and patient supportive services. TICKETS WILL NO LONGER COUNT TOWARDS A PARTICIPANT'S FUNDRAISING MINIMUM. We provide as many tickets to sell as you like but funds collected via ticket sales are not tax deductible.
The 2017 prizes are still being determined and will be updated, below is what we have to-date.
- • $500 VISA Gift Card
- • Gas Grill
- • 39" Insignia Roku TV
- • Tickets are sold 3 for $10 OR 7 for $20
- • Tickets must contain purchaser's valid name and telephone number
- • It's the responsibility of the seller to submit tickets the day of the ride
- • Winners do not need to be present at time of raffle
- • Drawing will be held at conclusion of the ride August 20th
- • NOTE: any funds collected via raffle tickets sales must be indicated as such or recorded separately as ticket sales are not tax deductible.
Fundraising is simple! We've broken it down into several easy steps. All you need to do is set a personal goal and then go for it! All donations are tax deductible. The tax ID is 26-4812335.
Here is one way to look at raising $500 in a week:
1 Sponsor yourself for $25 = $25
2 Ask three family members for $25 = $100
3 Ask five friends to donate $15 = $175
4 Ask five co-workers to sponsor you for $10 = $225
5 E-mail 15 people & ask for a $10 donation = $375
6 Ask your company for a $75 contribution = $450
7 Ask two businesses you frequent for $25 = $500
- • Don't be afraid to ask! This money isn't for you — you're working to find a cure!
- • Start early. Have fun with your fundraising efforts!
- • Set a fundraising goal and let your potential sponsors know what that goal is.
- • Write a personal letter; make in-person solicitations. If you write a letter, include a donation form and self-addressed stamped return envelope.
- • Suggest a minimum gift amount or put down options ($100, $50, $25, other)
- • Write a personal note of thanks to each of your sponsors. This will go a long way, especially when you approach them next year(!).
- • If you are riding in memory or honor of someone, say so— telling a personal story is a way for people to relate to you and your cause.
- • Ask your supporters about matching funds from their employers.
- • Find out whether your own employer offers matching funds.
- • Double your fun: Start a team and ask a friend to ride with you and raise her/his own donations.
Thank you for helping to make a difference!