How to Plan a Ride event

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  1. giantTRC1

    giantTRC1 New Member

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    Anyone have any suggestions as to resources for a group looking to start a bike ride event?
     
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    [quote author=giantTRC1 link=board=6;threadid=2608;start=0#22364 date=1036773412]<br />Anyone have any suggestions as to resources for a group looking to start a bike ride event?<br />[/quote]<br /><br />Not sure, you might have to provide alittle more info? what kinda of bike ride? where will it be located? etc....
     
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    I was thinking in terms a of a charity ride for special Olympics. Distances of, say, 30, 66, 100 miles. Santa Barbara, CA is where they would take place.
     
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    Your major concern will be insurance and collecting the entry fees to cover your costs, you will also need local government approval, police help, volunteers for marshalling, sponsors etc its a big task to organise anything like this!<br /><br />the best thing to do is talk to someone that already organises rides such as the Multiple Sclerosis foundation, they might be able to give you some help<br /><br />you might also want to talk to whoever organises road races in your area since the difference between a road race and a fun ride is minimal<br /><br />good luck!
     
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    [quote author=giantTRC1 link=board=6;threadid=2608;start=0#msg22364 date=1036773412]<br />Anyone have any suggestions as to resources for a group looking to start a bike ride event?<br />[/quote]<br />From Shetlander555........Fair Play to you for taking on such a task<br />The advice given from one previous reply was sound ! It is prudent prior to planning such an event to contact one of the Charity organisations. In Shetland whilst working for BP as an operator at the Sullom Voe Terminal myself and a colleague set up a Cycle Fun Run for the Save The Children Fund which ran for 14 years and raised in excess of 50K for our designated Charity.<br />Although the concept wasn't a new idea we added an &quot;end to end&quot; hook ie from one end of the Shetland mainland to the other a distance of 62 miles. We expanded the event for a minimum age group (supervised) of 12 years old and invited parents to support and marshall the event etc etc.<br />If you want more details about the event (and I could talk for days on the buzz we got from the success of the venture) you can either contact me via this site or email me at [email protected]
     
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