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Bike Around the Bay is a fun, two-day cycling event that supports an important cause: the protection and preservation of Galveston Bay. In 2017, Bike Around the Bay raised over $500,000 to support the Galveston Bay Foundation and its mission to protect and preserve Galveston Bay for current and future generations.
Fundraising Requirements (All cyclists must meet their fundraising minimum prior to packet pick-up)
Two-Day Rider: $250 minimum
One-Day Rider: $175 minimum
Virtual Rider: No fundraising minimum
*Fundraising will remain open until November 5, 2018 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! 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 20-21, 2018.
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
The online system will generate an auto-reply email that will serve as an official tax acknowledgement for all online contributions. If you would like to receive an additional mailed acknowledgement letter for any online donation, please call the Galveston Bay Foundation at (281) 332-3381 ext. 201 or contact us by email at email@example.com.
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 2017, the Titanium Top 30 raised over $60,000 to help protect Galveston Bay! Titanium Top 30 riders receive the following benefits:
- Access to the VIP tent which includes VIP treatment like food and drinks, a free massage for you and a guest, and much more
- VIP bike storage at the Day 1 Finish Line
- Two invitations to a sunset cruise on Galveston Bay in Spring 2019
- 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 Saturday, October 14 at midnight.
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 5, 2018.
Gold Rider Prizes ($350-$599)
Cycling cap OR $25 Bike Barn gift card
Platinum Rider Prizes ($600-$999)
Backpack OR $50 Bike Barn gift card
Diamond Rider Prizes ($1000+)
Short-sleeved Dri-fit shirt OR Tervis Tumbler OR $100 Bike Barn gift card
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
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.
July 30th-August 5th
Prize: Bike Barn Custom Fit Studio fitting
Prize: Family 4-pack of passes to Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn
August 27th-September 2nd
Prize: Two tickets to a concert at the Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavilion (concert TBD)
Prize: Bike Barn Gift Card
Prize: A Junior Suite at the Moody Gardens Hotel the night of Saturday, October 20th