This is the 5th consecutive year that ROMAN Cycling is participating in Bike the Blizzard to support Back Alley Bikes and its youth programs. In 2015 we had 4 members ride ~100 miles and raise $1080. In 2016, we had 5 members ride over 190 miles and raise $1165. In 2017 we had 3 members ride ~100 miles and raise $920. In 2018 we had 6 members ride ~200 miles and raise $2000!
Our goal this year is to get at least 4 riders to participate and to ride >200 miles and raise $2000. Please consider sponsoring our ride and more importantly Back Alley Bikes and the youth they serve and support in Detroit. More about the event below...
This year will be the 7th annual Back Alley bike-a-thon event, Bike the Blizzard. This year we’re hoping to raise $20,000 — more than past years, but with our ever enthusiastic riders and supporters we can do it! These funds allow us to keep the doors open during the cold weather months and allow other fundraising efforts to go towards staffing up for the busy summer months. This event allows Back Alley Bikes to stay open year round to provide quality education classes and distribute bikes to youth in Detroit. This event, as in years past, is a 24-hour ride-your-legs off endeavor. Riders will raise as much as they can and ride as much as they can. Riders can register, raise, and ride as individuals, or in teams.
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 registration, a bike repair area, food, warming area, and perhaps a place for a catnap.
Riders will be supported with on-call support vehicles, food, open shop, warming area, and a fun group ride!
If you have questions, please contact us at email@example.com.