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Bike New York Announces Charity Partners Program for TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour
Bike New York, a nonprofit bicycle event and education organization, announced today that 34 charities have been selected to participate in its new Charity Partners program for the TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by Eastern Mountain Sports on May 1, 2011. This year also marks the 34th
anniversary of the Tour.
Bike New York will encourage all 32,000 cyclists to fund-raise for charity while riding in North America’s largest bicycling event. Building on past work with charity partners, Bike New Yorkâ€™s new program included an extensive application and selection process focusing on nonprofit organizations that have the ability to pack a punch when it comes to fund-raisingâ€”through social media, innovative PR, and sophisticated tracking tools.
Participating charities stand to benefit in two ways. Everyone who signs up for the tour will have the option to designate one of these charities to ride for, and the charities will also offer special guaranteed entries with a fund-raising commitment (which can also mean a chance to snag a spot for those who get closed out of regular registration). Bike New Yorkâ€™s goal is for the event to raise as much money for these charities as possible.
Registration for the Tour begins on February 1st at 10 a.m. at www.bikenewyork.org and is expected to close out in record time. The event takes place starting at 8:00 a.m. on May 1.
Participating charities include LIVESTRONG, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, City Harvest, Doctors Without Borders/MÃ©decins Sans FrontiÃ¨res (MSF), Free Arts NYC, The Fresh Air Fund, Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Society, Ronald McDonald House New York, ASPCA, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter. (For the full list check out our Charities page)
Bike New York will list the top fund-raising teams on its website and give prizes and recognition to the teams and individuals that raise the most funds.
In addition to the ride, the TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by Eastern Mountain Sports features live entertainment along the route, five rest areas with free snacks, a fun Festival after the tour with even more live music, and the energy and buzz that only 32,000 cyclists swooshing through NYC streets can generate.
For more information on Bike New York and the TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by Eastern Mountain Sports, please visit www.bikenewyork.org