If these FAQs do not address your question, please feel free to contact Bike-quinox co-chair Amanda Levine at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 631-988-0748. Please leave name and phone number so that I can get back to you ASAP.
- Where do I register?
On our website! Visit the main Bike-quinox webpage for registration.
- What is a Team? What should my Team Name be?
During Bikeathons, people sometimes get together in teams to compete to see who will win the race or raise the most money. Your team can be you and friends, your whole family, coworkers, or just yourself. Any name will do as long as it's appropriate for CEED to post about on its website (if it's not, we will call you Team -Your First Name- (Please keep it rated E for everyone).
- Who is eligible to be a bicyclist?
Everyone! But very young children should be accompanied by an adult.
- Do I need to register every single person of my family/team separately?
No. You can purchase any number of registrations through Paypal. However, if you could provide the names of all those registered in a comment to us (available during checkout), that would make it even easier for everyone. Otherwise, please provide the name of the person on the credit card used day of the event.
- Why is there a registration fee?
To offset the costs of running the Bike-quinox as a whole. It is also non-refundable.
- Can I register and ride the day of the event?
Yes, but you will not have a chance to get a t-shirt as they are only available for the first 100 pre-registered bicyclists.
- I would prefer to register offline. How can I do this?
We can register you over the phone. Please call Amanda at 631-988-0748 to register. You will then also need to send a check to CEED PO Box 295 Brookhaven NY 11719 with your registration fee. You will not be entered to recieve a t-shirt until this is all completed.
About Exclusive Bike-quinox T-shirts
- How many T-shirts are available?
- How will I know I am one of the first 100 people who gets a Bike-quinox t-shirt?
As soon as we review your registration, you will be called at the phone number you provided upon registration. We will call between the hours of noon and 8pm, Monday-Friday. If we cannot reach you (line is disconnected, inbox is full, and/or we do not hear back from you within 2 days), you will forfeit your shirt. In case of this, please provide an email address we can also reach you by. If you have a large family, please register quickly so that we do not have to deny one of your family members a shirt. There are exactly 100 available.
- What if I register my family of 5 but only 4 of us are eligible for shirts?
If you have a very large family, and you are all interested in shirts, please do not delay and register as soon as you can! We have only 100 shirts available, so the short answer is: only 4 of you will get shirts. We are sorry for this inconvenience.
- What if I don't want a shirt?
You can let us know by telling us when we call you for sizes, or provide a comment during checkout that you would rather not get a shirt. Please be aware that once you decline your shirt, will no longer be eligible for one.
- How do I fundraise?
Good question! Typically, people fundraise by going door to door, asking neighbors, family members, businesses, and co-workers to sponsor them in an event like this. With the advent of social media and our fundraising platform ____ you can ask people around the world to sponsor you and help CEED from the comfort of your couch. So create your personalized fundraising page here ____ and start sharing it!
- What should my fundraising goal even be?
That's up to you! Set your goal at a number you think you can obtain, or use our Prize Tier list here to set your goal at a prize you want.
- I see the novelty of doing it online, but I would prefer to do this offline. How do I do this?
Please call Amanda at 631-988-0748 to let her know this is your plan. You can then collect cash or checks made out to CEED from your sponsors. Please keep these in a secure place, and on the day of the event (Sept 29) you can deliver it to CEED at the Bike-quinox registration table.
- What do I get out of fundraising?
You get to feel like you helped a worthy cause, get shout-outs and praise from us, the CEED staff, as well as other novelty items depending on how much you were able to raise. Prizes and tiers for the people who raise the most are listed on our main Bike-quinox page.
- How do I know I've won?
It may be a day or two after the event that we can get all the numbers together and see who came out on top. Thus, we will call you to let you know what you have won and how we can personalize it.
- What if I don't want the prize?
You may decline it when/if we call you.
About the Event Itself
- What is the Bike-quinox?
A combination Fall Equinox event and Bike-athon all in one! For bicyclists: you will bike to our 20 sponsors' locations in Bellport and Brookhaven to collect stamps from them in a Bike-quinox Passport we will give you.
- What are the stamps for?
Raffle tickets! For every 2 stamps you get 1 raffle ticket to use at our raffle table back at the Washington Lodge.
- What if I can't get all the stamps?
You don't have to get every stamp and you don't have to get them in any order. This is a laid-back event. It is not a race.
- Where are your sponsors located?
Your Bike-quinox passport will have a small map in it to help you find our sponsors. You can also use GPS in your smart phone.
- Can I collect stamps without registering?
No. Our sponsors will only stamp in our Bike-quinox Passport, and you can only get a Bike-quinox Passport if you register. Stamps outside a Bike-quinox Passport will not be acceptable for raffle tickets.
- What time is sign in?
10am we begin signing in registrants at our Bike-quinox table. Bicyclists should arrive no later than noon Saturday Sept 29 to the Washington Lodge (287 South Country Rd Brookhaven). You should also be back no later than 3pm that day so you have time to earn and use your raffle tickets before winners are announced.
- What should I bring?
Please bring your ID for sign-in and of course, your bike! You should also bring your bike lock as we will have bike racks for you to store your bike while you visit the Fall Equinox event. Other suggestions include your smart phone for GPS, a water bottle, and sunscreen.