TEAMS – GENERAL INFORMATION
Teams are not mandatory.
A team is made up of two people or more.
A team can be formed of participants who ride different days.
Teams are not required to ride together during the ride. Everyone rides at the speed they want.
Recognition is usually offered at the event to the top fundraiser and to the team captain that has raised the most funds.
ROLE OF THE CAPTAIN
RECRUIT – RETAIN – ENGAGE
- Recruiting people to join their team
- Setting a team fundraising goal (the team’s fundraising goal is the sum of individual goals). A default amount is displayed when the team registers. This amount must be adjusted manually by the captain.
- Follow up on the fundraising efforts of each team member
A GOOD CAPTAIN
BUILD TEAM SPIRIT AND HAVE FUN
- Plan a kick off party to get your team motivated
- Organize workouts
- Create a distinctive rallying cry or original matching add-on to your cycling gear
INCREASE TEAM ENGAGEMENT
- Encourage team members to update their personal pages
- Encourage team to share their story and progress within their network
- Send team updates on a regular basis and highlight team member successes
ASSIST IN FUNDRAISING EFFORT
- Host team fundraising events such as a sports activity, a benefit dinner or a raffle ticket sale
- Encourage team members to get their co-workers involved by organizing a dressdown day and asking about their company’s matching gift support
Benefit from enhanced visibility, and take part in the ride. The event provides excellent hospitality opportunities for your clients, and/or a “team building” adventure for your employees. Download the corporate presentation to learn about sponsorship opportunities, or contact the Fund development and community engagement manager.