Thank you for joining us last night at our Climate Ride Meet & Greet event at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. For those of you who were not able to make the event, it was a packed room of passionate local cyclists looking to support WABA through the Climate Ride.
Since last night, FOUR people have signed up for Climate Ride! Thank you! This is absolutely incredible.
For those of you on the fence, as mentioned last night, the available registration spots are limited and they are expecting a sell-out ride. If you are interested in riding, please don't delay. To sweeten the deal, use the code REGSPECIAL and save 25 percent off of the registration fee. The discount will expire next Wednesday, on February 8th. Register online now at http://www.climateride.org.
So What is Team WABA? How Do I Get My Free Jersey?
In all the fun of last night, it might've gotten a bit confusing as to what it means to ride for WABA, so just to clarify: if you join the Climate Ride with WABA as your sole beneficiary, you'll get our beautiful FREE cycling jersey and assistance from WABA in fundraising (promotion of fundraising events, potential email blasts, etc.). All Climate Riders are welcome on our informal training rides this spring, regardless of which beneficiary they have chosen. We will also be inviting WABA members and supporters to join us on these training rides, giving them the opportunity to meet our Climate Riders (and giving our riders the opportunity to ask for fundraising help!). Take a moment and read about the riders who have chosen WABA as their beneficiary on our website.
Additionally, you can opt to join Team WABA within the Climate Ride registration system. As explained last night, joining Team WABA provides an important added benefit: shared fundraising. All Climate Riders are required to raise $2400 to participate, but members of Team WABA can pool any extra funds over that amount to support other team members' fundraising efforts. Also, general donations may be made to Team WABA to support all team members. We do not require Climate Riders to be part of this team to receive the free jersey or WABA's fundraising support. If you are concerned about meeting the fundraising goal, please join Team WABA while registering to receive additional support.
Still confused? Give me a call (202) 518-0524 x201 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will gladly answer your questions.
For more information about Climate Ride, check out their website at http://www.climateride.org. For more information about riding for WABA, please visit the WABA Website.
Finally, if you are excited to participate in the Climate Ride but can't get the time away from work or have a wedding to attend that weekend, please consider supporting this year's Climate Riders! You understand the value of the event, the incredible support Climate Ride provides to a local non-profit (Us!) and the good work WABA does to support local bicycling. Your tax-deductible donations towards Team WABA will be greatly appreciated! Donate through the Climate Ride website to Team WABA or to individual team members.
Thank you so much,
WABA Outreach & Advocacy Coordinator