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Shorts, shorts, shorts!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

It's hard to ask friends and family, but the truth is, if you care about raising funds for the cause, they will too! They either share your values or just want to help! Go ahead, ask them to support you. 

Training Tip:
You should wash shorts after one day of wearing. They are always in need. This means that more than one pair are right for a multi-day ride.

Avoid the BONK!

Friday, June 21, 2019

When asking for a donation to support your campaign, ask for a specific amount--try these:
"Would you consider a gift of $20 to support my Gears for Good fundraising efforts to support those living with bleeding disorders?"
"Honestly, I have NO idea how much to ask you for, but is a gift of $20 something you'd be able to consider?"

Training Tip: 
Running low on energy, or 'bonking' as it’s often called, will reduce your ability to keep going! Cycling will increase your energy requirements, so aim to eat small, frequent meals and snacks on the go in order to maintain energy levels. On the bike, carbohydrate drinks will keep you well fueled — or you could try taking a couple of energy bars or energy gels which are easy to eat in the saddle.

100 days until we ride!

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Need to kick off your fundraising campaign? Donate $20 to your personal campaign to be the example you want your donors to see. Want to double your donation? Ask your employer if they offer matching gifts! Do you visit any local shops or restaurants frequently? Ask if they will consider sponsoring your ride this upcoming weekend. When asking for donations, it also helps to ask for a specific amount. Don't be shy, try these tactics and see how much you can raise for Helping Hands!

Training Tip: 
GET SADDLE Time! Nothing makes one's butt not hurt better than time on the saddle. Even if it's a short ride, take advantage of it, every little bit helps.

It's all about the shorts!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

One of the easiest ways to share your journey and hit your fundraising goal is to share your training on social media! Post a photo of you on your ride and add your fundraising page and why you are riding for Team Resilience. 

Every season, getting "back in the saddle" has a period of discomfort. Legs, arms, and, oh my BUTT! You already know that legs just need conditioning, but here is the secret...butts do too.

Ride with bike shorts. Bicycling is not running, and it begs for a pad on your seat. Bike shorts with a nice synthetic pad that is hydrophobic, and ideally contains some closed cell foam inside, helps tremendously.  If you are unsure which brand to go with, reach out to with questions!