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 2016, Bike Around the Bay raised over $480,000 to support the Galveston Bay Foundation and its mission to protect and preserve Galveston Bay for current and future generations.

Fundraising Requirements

Two-Day Rider: $250 minimum

One-Day Rider: $175 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 13, 2017 for fundraising prizes and top fundraiser purposes only.

Your fundraising efforts last year helped us permanently protect more than 1,700 acres of coastal wetland and prairie, collect 3.4 tons of trash and recyclables from our watershed, and begin researching dolphin populations in the Bay. Plus, much more! With your help, we would like to accomplish even more this year! With the funds raised from this year's ride, the following will be possible:

  • Building one mile of shoreline protection to restore up to 50 acres of intertidal marsh
  • Finalizing construction of our first rookery island
  • Conserving freshwater by conducting 7 rain barrel workshops that engage homeowners
  • Planting 4 acres of estuarine intertidal marsh through Marsh Mania volunteer events
  • Coordinating a trash cleanup site as part of the Texas Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup program
  • Utilizing 60 tons of recycled oyster shells to build over 500 feet of oyster reef

In order to achieve these goals, for the first time since 2013 the Bike Around the Bay Committee made the decision to raise the fundraising minimums for this year’s ride. One Day riders will need to raise at least $175 and Two Day riders $250. We know fundraising doesn’t come naturally to everyone, so we’ve updated our participant center and developed a few ideas to help you meet your fundraising minimum. Remember—people love to support friends and family and the causes they’re passionate about. So, with the help of your friends and family, we hope you will not only reach but exceed your goal! Thank you for making all this possible through your participation in Bike Around the Bay! We look forward to seeing you for Bike Around the Bay on October 21-22, 2017.


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 2016, 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
  • VIP Parking at the starting line and VIP bike storage at the Day 1 Finish Line
  • Two invitations to a sunset cruise on Galveston Bay in Spring 2018
  • 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 15 at midnight. Overall fundraising to determine the final Titanium Top 30 will remain open until Monday, November 13.



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 which we will be announcing soon! Fundraising will remain open until November 13, 2017.


Bike Around the Bay 2017:MILESTONE:1100 Gold Riders ($350 - $599)


Bike Around the Bay 2016:MILESTONE:1101Platinum Riders ($600 - $999)


Bike Around the Bay 2016:MILESTONE:1102 Diamond Riders ($1,000+)


Titanium Top 30 (Top 30 Fundraisers)

  • Two invitations to a sunset cruise on Galveston Bay in Spring 2018
  • 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
  • VIP Parking at the starting line and VIP bike storage at the finish line on 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 31st-August 6th
Prize: To be announced the week of

Week 2
August 14th-20th
Prize: To be announced the week of

Week 3
August 28th-September 3rd
Prize: To be announced the week of

Week 4
September 11th-17th
Prize:To be announced the week of

Week 5
September 25th-October 1st
Prize: To be announced the week of

Week 6
October 9th-15th
Prize: To be announced the week of

Thank you to our sponsors!

Title Sponsor


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