Fundraising

Bike Around the Bay is a fun, two-day cycling event that supports an important cause: the protection and preservation of Galveston Bay. In 2015, Bike Around the Bay raised over $430,000 to support the Galveston Bay Foundation and its programs that improve the health of Galveston Bay.

 

Fundraising Requirements

Two-Day Rider: $150 minimum

One-Day Rider: $100 minimum

Virtual Rider: No fundraising minimum

 

All cyclists are required to meet their fundraising minimum prior to packet pick-up. The fundraising window will remain open until November 11, 2016 for fundraising prizes and top fundraiser purposes only.

 


 

Offline Donations

To make a donation to an individual or team by check, please print and fill out the offline pledge form below and mail it with your check(s) to:


Galveston Bay Foundation
1100 Hercules Avenue, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77058


All online donations will receive a tax acknowledgement via email after the transaction is complete. Any online donations of $200 or more also will receive a mailed tax acknowledgement letter. You may request a mailed acknowledgement letter for any donation amount by calling the Galveston Bay Foundation at (281) 332-3381 or by emailing info@bikearoundthebay.org.

 

Pledge Form

 


 

Titanium Top 30

The Titanium Top 30 is an exclusive club that consists of the top 30 individual fundraisers in Bike Around the Bay. In 2015, the Titanium Top 30 raised over $40,000 to help protect Galveston Bay! Titanium Top 30 riders receive the following benefits:

  • Access to the VIP Titanium tent in the next year's ride, which includes VIP treatment like food and drinks, a free massage for you and a guest, and much more
  • Two invitations to a sunset cruise on Galveston Bay in Spring 2017
  • Your name listed on the Bike Around the Bay website and in the Galveston Bay Foundation's newsletter

Within the Titanium Top 30, the top 10 fundraisers will receive all of the above benefits as well as a unique Bike Around the Bay jersey.

For recognition purposes at the ride, including access to the VIP tent, total fundraising will be determined at Sunday, October 9 at midnight. Overall fundraising to determine the final Titanium Top 30 will remain open until Friday, November 11.

 



Fundraising Prizes

Individual Fundraising Prizes

Fundraising for Bike Around the Bay has great benefits. You can help protect and restore Galveston Bay while earning great cycling gear. We have awesome prizes available for three different fundraising levels. Fundraising will remain open until November 11, 2016.


Bike Around the Bay 2016:MILESTONE:1100 Gold Riders ($300 - $599)
Embroidered hat with Bike Around the Bay logo and a $25 Bike Barn gift card


Bike Around the Bay 2016:MILESTONE:1101Platinum Riders ($600 - $999)
Polo with Bike Around the Bay logo and commemorative 10th annual logo and a $25 Bike Barn gift card


Bike Around the Bay 2016:MILESTONE:1102 Diamond Riders ($1,000+)
Camelbak with Bike Around the Bay logo and commemorative 10th annual logo and a $50 Bike Barn gift card


Titanium Top 30 (Top 30 Fundraisers)

  • Two invitations to a sunset cruise on Galveston Bay in Spring 2017
  • Recognition on the Bike Around the Bay website and Galveston Bay Foundation newsletter
  • VIP treatment in the VIP Titanium tent at the end of Day 1

The top 10 fundraisers will receive all of the Titanium prizes as well as a unique Bike Around the Bay jersey!

Our Top Fundraiser will receive all of the above as well as two tickets to the Galveston Bay Foundation's Guardian of the Bay Award Luncheon and recognition at the luncheon.


Team Fundraising Prizes

The top five teams that raise the most funds - both in overall dollar amount and by average per rider - will receive the following benefits:

  • Starting line space reserved for your team after Team Shell
  • Team recognition along the ride route
  • Your team's name featured on the big screen during dinner on Day 1.


Weekly Fundraising Program

As an extra thank you to riders for their fundraising efforts to support Bike Around the Bay and the Galveston Bay Foundation, we will be holding a weekly fundraising recognition program. Look for emails to tell you about our exciting fundraising prizes! We will notify registered riders before each prize is offered and the prizes will be posted on this website and the Bike Around the Bay Facebook page.

Week 1
July 18-24
Prize: Bike Barn Custom Fit Studio fitting
Winner: Bryan Wirwicz

Week 2
August 1-7
Prize: Four passes to Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Waterpark
Winner: Bonner Barnes

Week 3
August 15-21
Prize: Two tickets to Counting Crows and Rob Thomas concert
Winner: David Eskins

Week 4
August 29-September 4
Prize: Bike Barn Custom Fit Studio fitting
Winner: Jason Wheeler

Week 5
September 12-18
Prize: A suite at Moody Gardens during the ride
Winner: Lythia Powell

Week 6
September 26-October 2
Prize: Two tickets to Houston Texans game
Winner: Daniel Kopesky

  

Thank you to our sponsors!

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