When you’ve got a winning combination, you’ve got to keep it going.
That’s why we’re delighted to announce that for the fourth year in a row, our Gran Fondo Hundo is a fundraiser for our favorite charity.
The fourth annual Gran Fondo Hundo is scheduled for Sunday, July 23rd. Once again, we’ll be heading north from Wilmette to attend a Kenosha Kingfish baseball game. Once again, our ride will be limited to the first 100 registrants. And once again, we’ll be teaming up with World Bicycle Relief to share the Power of Bicycles through our combined efforts.
World Bicycle Relief (WBR) is dedicated to mobilizing people through The Power of Bicycles. WBR accomplishes its mission by designing, manufacturing and distributing high quality bicycles that withstand the challenging terrain and conditions in rural Africa. The Buffalo Bike makes a direct impact on the lives of entrepreneurs, students, health care workers, their families and the people and communities where they live and work.
We knocked it out of the park with our fundraising efforts the last few years! So this year, we’re setting our sights even higher. For our fourth annual Gran Fondo Hundo, our goal is for our 100 riders, each riding 100 kilometers, to raise $100,000 (680 Buffalo Bikes)!
By fundraising the minimum of $147 (the cost of one Buffalo Bicycle), you are helping others break down the distance barrier to education, healthcare and economic opportunities. Come alongside with us. Be a part of a great group of people making a real difference in the world.
Pedal with purpose this year and help us mobilize more students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs in rural Africa! Here’s how you can get started:
Step 1: Register for the Gran Fondo Hundo
This metric century ride limited to the first 100 riders. Ride from Higher Gear Wilmette up to historic Simmons Field for a Kenosha Kingfish minor league baseball game.
Step 2: Create a fundraising page on WBR
Fundraising for WBR is easy! Start by setting up your fundraising page. Fill out the requested fields, add your picture, tell your story and choose your fundraising goal. You can edit these fields at any time by simply logging back into your page.
IMPORTANT: Join Team Gran Fondo Hundo 2016 when prompted. (See Step 3 below.)
Step 3: Join Gran Fondo Hundo 2017 Team
While setting up your fundraising, you’ll have an option to join our team: Gran Fondo Hundo 2017. As a team, our goal is $100,000, or enough to cover 680 Bicycles. Your fundraising efforts will help us reach our team goal!
Step 4: Start Fundraising
WBR offers great tools to help you reach your fundraising goals.
World Bicycle Relief is there to support you along the way. If you have any questions about fundraising for WBR with Team Gran Fondo Hundo, contact Mary Beth.
Share the Power of Bicycles through sport. By riding the fourth annual Gran Fondo Hundo for WBR, you transform your passion for pedaling into progress and hope. Register for the Gran Fondo Hundo today! The Sunday, July 23rd metric century is limited to the first 100 registrants, so don’t delay!
Can’t make our July 23rd event? We’ll sure miss riding with you, but you can still assist our efforts and help us reach our goal to deliver 680 bikes through WBR. Donate to WBR here >>
When is a bike more than a bike? When it’s a powerful tool for change. And when is a fun ride more than a fun ride? When your participation can make a difference. Make a difference; ride with us this July 23rd.
Learn more about WBR:
- Follow one family’s journey as they discover the real power of bicycles >>
- Learn how one woman turned her passion into the power to change the world >>
- Learn how one athlete is multiplying her efforts with WBR >>
- Meet the 2013 WFRT top fundraiser >>
- Discover how a Buffalo Bicycle is more than just a bicycle >>
- Check out Palabana, a community on the move >>
- Learn about the power of bicycles >>
- Create your own WBR fundraising page >>
- Click here to stay connected with WBR and to register to receive their email updates.