Bike the Blizzard 2020

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Bike the Blizzard 2020

Back Alley Bikes begins 2020 with the 8th annual Bike the Blizzard, the largest fundraiser of the year. This event, as in the past, is a 24 hour endeavor from 11am Saturday, January 18th to 11am Sunday, January 19th. Riders, registered as individuals  or teams, will fundraise as much as they can either as a certain amount per-mile, or as one-time donations from their donors. Minimum fundraising totals for individuals $50. or teams $100. 

The ride is based out of the Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corp (CCNDC) Community Center adjacent to Back Alley Bikes and the Hub (bike shop). Here riders will find same-day registration and check in, a bike repair area, food and warming area. 

Riders will also have access to on-call support vehicles and fun organized group rides throughout the day and night, as well as warming stations throughout the city, thanks to community partnerships.

This event isn't only for riders, everyone is encouraged to help with fundraising efforts. Thank you! 

 These funds help Back Alley to keep the doors open throughout the winter and continue offering educational programs and community support. 

If you have questions, would like to be a corporate sponsor, or would like to join us and volunteer please contact

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Saturday January 18th
11am Sat - 11am Sun the 19th
Detroit, MI, USA
Detroit, MI, USA


Back Alley Bikes is a 501(c)3 community organization, which has served the Cass Corridor community for 20 years. Its continuing mission is to provide cycling education and services with a focus on youth development, sustainable practices and community access.

We work to achieve this mission by offering a variety of educational programs for youth and adults; hosting rides and cycling events; and providing free bicycles to children in the community.

Back Alley Bikes is funded in many ways, including bicycle donations, corporate sponsorship, foundation support and fundraising events like Bike the Blizzard. Its main source of income is its retail shop, The Hub of Detroit. The Hub refurbishes and sells a portion of used bike donations, and provides 100% of the proceeds to benefit Back Alley Bikes programs and operating costs.

Bike the Blizzard annual fundraiser helps us to keep the doors open during the cold weather months for community and quality educational programs like Wrench Learn and Give, Youth Open Shop, Youth Earn-A-Bike, Adult Open Shop, and Spokes For Folks. This, while we prepare for the busy summer months, starting early in the spring with our MIT (Mechanic in Training) program, and getting bikes ready to distribute to kids in the community. 

If you have questions, would like to be a corporate sponsor, or would like to volunteer please contact