When you commit to riding in the LIBC you are also taking on the challenge and commitment to rise money to battle cancer and/or COVID-19. All riders must do their fair share and secure donations. It is very important. Riders need to inform their individual sponsors to support them. Make a secure donation at - https://www.lichallenge.org/rider-and-or-team-donation . Best to use computer or laptop. Yes, individual sponsors can use their mobile phone. When using their phone inform them to click the "donate" button at the top of the page. They can include your name by clicking "Add a note" and writing your name in when they donate.
Click for sample letters to use - modify them as you see fit.
Please ask for donations starting now. Email is the BEST way to ASK. Start to send emails today to your network of supporters; Friends, family, work colleagues, etc. They will support you when you inform them why you riding and ask them to donate - provide this link https://www.lichallenge.org/rider-and-or-team-donation). Reach $500 and get a great 2020 LIBC bike jersey. We hope many riders will not only achieve but surpass the $500 goal! Use Email, snail mail, post on social media etc.
If you want to use Facebook please provide this link https://www.lichallenge.org/rider-and-or-team-donation which will bring people back to the LIBC site to donate. Do NOT set up a fundraiser directly on Facebook because those donations will NOT post to your fundraising.
Supporters who want to write a paper check (tell them to put your name on the memo line). Remit to Long Island Bike Challenge, mail it to:
Long Island Bike Challenge
1366 Odell St.
Wantagh, NY 11793
The Long Island Bike Challenge Tax ID is 27-3334500 (Pan Long Island Challenge)
Double the Donation - Inform you supporters to ask their employer (ask your employer too) if they will match their charitable donation to LIBC. Employer/corporate matches are credited to your ride! Tell anyone who donates to your ride to check with their employer. http://doublethedonation.com/lichallenge