If these FAQs do not address your question, please feel free to contact Bike-quinox 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 "Bike-quinox Question", so that she can get back to you ASAP.
- Where do I register?
Through our Fundraising platform, FirstGiving! It's not up and running at this time, so please visit our Bikequinox page to pre-register using the form on that page.
- 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?
Yes. We use the registration to collect the registration fee, gets 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 Bike-quinox as a whole. It is also non-refundable.
- Can I get the registration fee waived?
We will only waive the registration fee if you are not planning on riding the day of the event. If that is so, when you register, please select "Fundraiser" to ensure your registration fee is $0 (you are still eligible to receive the Bike-quinox shirt as long as you are still fundraising for CEED). If you decide you want to ride afterward, please call Amanda at 631-988-0748 to let her know and then either mail in your $10 registration fee to CEED PO Box 295 Brookhaven NY 11719 (checks made out to CEED), or bring it to the event to hand in day-of.
- 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?
We can register you over the phone or through email. Please call or email Amanda at 631-988-0748 or email@example.com, subject line "Bike-quinox" 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 receive 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 50 people who gets a Bike-quinox t-shirt?
As soon as we review your registration, you will be called and/or emailed at the phone number/email 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 business days), you will forfeit your shirt. If you do not hear from us within a week of registration, you were not within the first 50 bicyclists.
- 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 telling us when we call/email you. Please be aware that once you decline your shirt, you will no longer be eligible for one.
- What if I am just a fundraiser, not a bicyclist?
You will still be eligible for a shirt as a big thank you for raising money for CEED.
- How do I fundraise for CEED?
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 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. $20 is the minimum.
- I see the novelty of doing it online, but I would prefer to do this offline. How do I do this?
Please call or email Amanda at 631-988-0748 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Feel free to use our Fundraising 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. Prizes and tiers for the people who raise the most are listed on our main Bike-quinox page.
- How do I know I've raised the most money?
FirstGiving has leader boards to show how much everyone has raised. We will also be announcing the biggest fundraisers at the end of our Bike-quinox 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 Bike-quinox?
A combination Fall Equinox event and Bike-athon all in one! For bicyclists: you will bike to our sponsors' and friends' locations in Bellport and Brookhaven to collect stamps from them in a Bike-quinox Passport we will give you the day of the event.
- 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 and addresses 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 and volunteers stationed throughout the event will only stamp in our official 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, small bag for personal effects, and sunscreen.