Rider Info

robin-caleb-croppedThanks for signing up to ride with us. We’re excited to have you join us!

Below you’ll find info about the Ride. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Fundraising Goals

There is a minimum amount of funds you must raise to participate.

  • Adult Rider Minimum – $300
  • Child Rider Minimum – $100

All who raise $600 or more are automatically entered into a prize drawing!

Register

Required and Recommended Equipment

Required Equipment:  Bike Helmet
Recommended Equipment:
  • water bottle
  • biking gloves (to protect hands on long rides or in case of a fall)
  • repair equipment – patch kit, an extra tube, and a tire pump/CO2 cartridge
  • friction wrap or handlebar pads
Important!
Before coming to the ride, please check your bike to make sure it’s in good working order or take it to a bike shop for inspection. Our bike techs will not be doing mandatory bike checks this year! Bike techs will still be available to help with last-minute adjustments or in case of emergencies during the ride.

Online Fundraising

Start your own GroupRev fundraising page.

  • Once on our event site, click on “Create a Page” and follow the prompts.  If you have a page from last year’s ride, you’ll be prompted to log in to your account.
  • To join a team, scroll down to “Create or Join a Team.” Use the drop-down to find the team by name and select it.  To create a team, select “New Team” in the drop-down.
  • When you set up your page, the minimum sponsorship amount of $300 is automatically shown. However, we encourage you to change this and set a more ambitious goal!  Description fields are also automatically filled in. Please feel free to personalize the info and make it your own!

Set up your personal fundraising page now! 

Collecting Donations

Sponsors may give via a credit card donation through your fundraising page, or by sending a check.

Important!

  • If you collect money from your sponsors, please ensure that all checks, including those for Selah Freedom, are made out to “Emmaus Ministries (NOT to you), “ER: [rider name}” on the memo line. Sponsorships for Selah riders will go to Selah Freedom; sponsorships for Emmaus will go to Emmaus Ministries. (Checks for Selah riders MUST be made out and sent to Emmaus because Emmaus Ministries is providing the event infrastructure.)
  • Checks should be sent to:
    Emmaus Ministries
    Donations Processing
    PO Box 431
    Wheaton, IL 60187-0431
  •  If your sponsors give you cash, please give that directly to us (or convert it to a money order for mailing) rather than writing your own check for the amount.  This ensures that the original donor receives the tax credit, and helps keep our financial records straight.

Download and print sponsorship forms to help you track fundraising:

Not sure how to ask people to sponsor you?  Download communications samples:

Invite Your Friends

Don’t forget to share your fundraising page on Facebook and other social media.

“Like” the Endurance Ride Facebook page.

Bring a new rider and be entered into a prize drawing! (Make sure they credit you when they register.)

Promote the Ride

Promote the Endurance Ride at your church! Download and share these promotional tools:

Weekend Schedule

Click to view and download.