We are here to help you every step of the way. Need help writing letters? Need to know what BORP offers? Want suggestions on creative ways to meet your fundraising goal? Just let us know. Remember: riding the REV is an effort you can be proud of, and above all, it’s fun. Thank you for joining the BORP Revolution!
How much money do I have to raise?
The fundraising minimum for individual adult participants is $400 and for youth under 18 it is $150. Remember, your registration fee counts toward this total, so the simple fact that you have registered puts you closer to your goal! Children under 8 are not required to raise a certain minimum, but are encouraged to fundraise in order to win prizes.
How do I sponsor a participant?
Donate online through a participant’s unique fundraising page or mail BORP a check with a note to credit the specific participant you wish to support.
Is there a fee to volunteer?
No! It is free to volunteer for the Rev. We ask each volunteer to commit to a four-hour shift (accomodations can be made for seniors or people with disabilities). All volunteers receive a Rev t-shirt, entry to the post-ride Festival, and our undying gratitude! We require that volunteers sign up for a shift prior to the event. Information can be found here.
Do volunteers have to fundraise?
Volunteers are not required to fundraise, but they are strongly encouraged to do so. Volunteers who raise money are eligible for the same prizes as riders/participants.
What do I get in return for my fundraising efforts?
For starters, you can be proud of what you are doing for BORP’s participants. Know that every donation is creating opportunities for youth and adults to experience the inner-strength that comes from successfully setting and meeting goals, be it on the playing field, in school, or at work.
Every REV participant who meets the fundraising minimum will receive a t-shirt, goodie bag, and entry to the Revolution Festival following the ride. At the Festival, you’ll enjoy a scrumptious meal, a professional massage, free wine and beer (if you’re over 21), and more! There are other prizes for reaching higher fundraising levels, too.
Once you get started, you’ll see how easy this can be. And if you ever feel stuck, let us know. We’ll help you get to whatever goal you set!
What should I write in my emails and letters?
What else can I do, besides writing a letter?
There are endless possibilities for getting to your goal. Utilize your talents. On our Fundraising Information page, there are alternative ideas to spark your creativity!
What does a team captain do?
Team captains recruit friends and family to join the Revolution and encourage their fundraising efforts.
What support does BORP offer team captains?
As always, we are here to help you be successful! One of the most effective ways to recruit new riders for your team is to organize a recruiting event. Again, the ideas for such an event are endless, but could include a house party, a club ride, or a staff meeting at your office.
If you would like a BORP representative to come to your event and make a short presentation about The Revolution and BORP’s programs, contact us as far in advance as possible. Schedules permitting, we will gladly send someone to your event to help make the case for joining The Revolution! Contact us today: 510-849-4663 x1319 or email@example.com.
What if I’m behind on my fundraising?
We can help. Really. Every person who has called asking for help has surpassed their minimum fundraising goals, and most have found that it takes less time and effort than they originally thought. Particularly pressed for time? We can get you to your minimum in an evening’s work. We want you to succeed, and to enjoy the Revolution experience! Contact us today: 510-849-4663 x1319 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I rent a standard bike near Trentadue?
We recommend our friends at Spoke Folk Cyclery in Healdsburg, CA: 201 Center Street, 95448 Healdsburg, CA Phone: 707.433.7171; E-mail: email@example.com; Web: www.spokefolk.comIf you need an adaptive cycle for the Rev, contact Greg Milano at BORP: (510) 848-2930 or firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss if we have something that will work for you.