If these FAQs do not address your question, please feel free to contact Bike4Nature co-chair Amanda Dauman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 631-988-0748. Please leave name and phone number, or if emailing use subject line "Bike4Nature Question", so that she can get back to you ASAP.
- Where do I register?
Through our online Fundraising platform, FirstGiving (click here to register) or offline with our registration form (click here to download) - please print, fill out, and send the form to CEED PO Box 295 Brookhaven NY 11719.
- What is a Team? What should my Team Name be?
During Bike-a-thons, 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 minors should be registered and accompanied by an adult.
- Do I need to register every single person of my family/team?
If they plan to ride, they must be registered. We use the registration to collect the registration fee, get names of our bicyclists for proper sign-in, get the correct number of passports, order the right sizes for t-shirts, etc. It is paramount that you register everyone who intends to be a part of this event.
- Why is there a registration fee?
To offset the costs of running the Bike4Nature Fall Festival as a whole. It is also non-refundable.
- Can I get a refund of my registration fee if I end up not riding?
We are sorry to say, we will not be able to give you a refund.
- 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 50 registered bicyclists BEFORE the event (to give time to order the correct sizes).
- I would prefer to register offline. How can I do this?
You are welcome to register offline by using our downloadable registration form (click here) and mailing it to us at CEED PO Box 295, Brookhaven NY 11719, complete with your registration fee check made out to CEED.
About Exclusive Bike4Nature T-shirts
- How many T-shirts are available?
- What if I register my family of 5 but only 4 of us are eligible for shirts?
We have only 50 shirts available, so the short answer is: only 4 of you will get shirts. We are sorry for this inconvenience. 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!
- What if I don't want a shirt?
You can let us know by calling or emailing Amanda Dauman at 631-988-0748 // email@example.com. Please be aware that once you decline your shirt, you will no longer be eligible for one.
- How do I get pledges for CEED?
Good question! Typically, people collect pledges 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 FirstGiving, 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. $10 is the minimum but it is NOT enforced.
- I see the novelty of doing it online, but I would prefer to do this offline. How do I do this?
You can 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 21) you can deliver it to CEED at the Bike4Nature registration table. Feel free to use our Pledge Sheet (click here to download) to help keep track of your donations.
- What do I get out of fundraising?
You get to feel like you helped a worthy cause, get shout-outs and praise from us on all our social media, as well as other novelty items depending on how much you were able to raise.
- How do I know I've raised the most money?
FirstGiving has leader boards to show how much everyone has raised so far. We will also be announcing the biggest fundraisers at the end of our Bike4Nature event.
- What if I don't want my prize?
You may decline it when/if we call you.
About the Event Itself
- What is the Bike4Nature Fall Festival?
A combination Fall Festival event and Bike-a-thon all in one! For bicyclists: you will bike to our sponsors' and friends' locations in Bellport and Brookhaven Hamlet to collect stamps from them in a Bike4Nature Passport we will give you the day of the event.
- What are the stamps for?
Raffle tickets! For every stamp you collect, 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?
No worries! 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 Bike4Nature passport the addresses of our bike stops and you will also be getting a map that has all of them listed. As we get closer to the event, our map will be up to view on our main Bike4Nature page.
- How long of a ride is this?
It shouldn't take longer than an hour to an hour and a half.
- Can I collect stamps without registering?
No. Our sponsors and volunteers stationed throughout the event will only stamp in our official Bike4Nature Passport, and you can only get a Bike4Nature Passport if you register. Stamps outside a Bike4Nature Passport will not be acceptable for raffle tickets.
- What time is sign in?
11am we begin signing in registrants at our Bike4Nature table. Bicyclists should arrive no later than noon Saturday Sept 21 to the Washington Lodge (287 South Country Rd Brookhaven NY 11719). You should also be back no later than 2pm 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 Festival event. Other suggestions include your smart phone for GPS, a water bottle, small bag for personal effects, and sunscreen.