19 Feb Lake Norman Bike-A-Thon Fundraiser
As many know, the great family that is the Tarheel Trailblazers maintain many miles of epic trails all within our riding and driving range. With that in mind, sometimes specific locations need a bit of help. This rad place, known as Lake Norman State Park is having a sweet Bike-A-Thon that’s NOT A RACE! Check it out & we hope to see you there. If wanting to roll as a family or friends, let us know and we will be glad to help you along the way.
This event aims to raise the necessary funds to complete substantial trail rehabilitation and strategic re-routes on the Hawk, Hicks Creek, and Norwood Loops, to ensure these trails provide thousands more riders with smiles ear to ear. Register for the ride, then share our fundraiser with your friends. We have prizes for the riders (and teams) who raise the most money in our fund riaser!!!!!!
Fund Raising Goal and Intention
Fundraising goal for this event: $10,000
Funds raised through this event will serve as matching funds for a 2018 REI grant that the Trailblazers are applying for to benefit the trails at Lake Norman State Park. Our goal is that the funds raised through this event combined with the funds from the 2018 REI grant will meet or exceed $20,000.
The first phase of the LKN State Park trail improvements project is to complete an assessment of the ~6 miles of trail to be improved that will identify all projects to be implemented. That assessment will determine cost estimates for project implementation. If the cost to implement all projects at LKN State Park is less than the total funds raised, then the remaining funds will be used to support other trail development projects within THTB trail systems
Mechanics of the Fundraiser
Date: March 24th, 2018 Rain date: March 25th, 2018
Timeline, including setup and tear down: 6:30am-7pm Ride time: 9am-4pm
THS IS NOT A RACE! Individual and Duo participants will ride as many miles as they can (or choose to) between the hours of 9am and 4pm. All riders will begin at 9am and riders must be back at the parking lot by 4pm. You may take as many breaks during the course of the day as you would like. There is no course, riders may start on any trail and they may ride as many different loop configurations as they choose. If you would like to lap Monbo all day, do it!
We are asking that each participant use the fundraising page to help raise at least $50 toward the cause! You can ask family and friends to donate to you specifically, or create a team and join up with others to raise money.
On-site registration will be available but on-line registration is strongly encouraged.
We will recognize riders who ride the most miles throughout the day
- Male Individual
- Female Individual
- Junior Men 14 under
- Junior Women 14 under
- Duo Parent/Child (14 under)
- Duo Co-ed
- Duo Male
- Duo Female
o 6:30-7:30am registration setup
o 7:30am-8:30am registration/packet pick up (registration will be open until 10 for late comers)
o 8:45am riders meeting
o 9am riders begin
o 4pm all riders must report to the parking lot
o 4pm-5pm mileage reported and results calculated
o 5pm-6pm raffle prizes and awards given
o 6pm event wraps up!
o After party at the Cedar Stump in Downtown Troutman
THS IS NOT A RACE! Individual and Duo participants will ride as many miles as they can (or choose to) between the hours of 9am and 4pm. All riders will begin at 9am and riders must be back at the parking lot by 4pm. You may take as many breaks during the course of the day as you would like. There is no course, riders may start on any trail and they may ride as many different loop configurations as they choose. If you would like to lap Monbo all day, do it! If you want to complete full circuits of the park multiple times, do it!
Reporting miles ridden
Each participant is responsible for tracking the number of miles they ride throughout the day. There will be superlatives and small prizes given for the recognized classes listed in this document. Again, this is not a race, and determining exactly who rode the most miles is secondary to having fun and raising money. All forms of tracking your ride will be accepted including:
- Smart phone apps (Strava, Map my ride, etc.)
- GPS watches
- Bike mounted GPS
- Hand tracking by naming loops ridden and number of times
o We will have a standard mileage to use for those who cannot track their mileage electronically