Join us on Saturday, October 1, 2016 for the 1st Annual Bill Bauer Memorial Bike-a-thon in Bayville, New York to raise funds for Cycling for Change (C4C) to help put an end to human trafficking.
It promises to be a great event! We are offering a 5-mile, 20-mile, and 60-mile ride and 100% of the net proceeds will support programs to end human trafficking, a modern day slavery that dehumanizes an estimated 36 million people worldwide.
You must pre-register on this page to participate!
Date: Saturday October 1, 2016
Start/End Location: West Harbor Beach Memorial Park, Village of Bayville, NY
Ride Options (you must pre-register thru this page to participate):
5 mile: $15 (route and cue sheet)
20 mile: $35 (route and cue sheet)
60 mile: $55 (route and cue sheet)
Each route starts and ends at West Harbor Beach Memorial Park in the Village of Bayville. The routes travel along scenic backroads throughout the Town of Oyster Bay on the North Shore of Long Island.
Deadline for Registration: Early, discounted registration has closed, but we are still accepting late registrations thru this page until the start of the ride on Saturday, October 1st! If you register after 5pm on Friday, Sept 30th please go to the “Day of / On-site Registration” desk and show the volunteers your email receipt and ID to check-in for the Ride. Everyone else should check-in at the regular Registration desk. Thank you!
5 mile: 8:45am (check-in) / 9:15am START
20 mile: 7:45am (check-in) / 8:15am START
60 mile: 6:45am (check-in) / 7:15am START
*If the fields are large, we will send riders off in waves based on average expected pace. The start times will remain the same but riders will be expected to self-select which wave they go off with for each ride. If we choose to do this, an announcement will be made in advance of the start.
Overflow Parking: Centre Island Beach Field, Bayville, NY
Waiver: By registering for any C4C event you acknowledge that you accept the terms of C4C’s Waiver.
Fundraising: Fundraising is optional but we encourage all riders to support our mission to respect the dignity and value of every human being and help put an end to human trafficking. Riders who wish to fundraise are encouraged to raise as much money as they can and all contributions are tax-deductible. To fundraise, email this link (https://www.fortua.com/campaigns/1st-annual-bill-bauer-memorial-bike-a-thon-in-bayville-ny-on-octobe) to family and friends and ask them to make a tax-deductible donation on behalf of your ride. You can also post this link to Facebook and other social media sites to get the word out and raise funds! We greatly appreciate your support.
ABOUT BILL BAUER (“BICYCLE BILL”)
Bill Bauer, affectionately known as “Bicycle Bill” was a long-time and beloved resident of the Village of Bayville on the North Shore of Long Island, New York.
In 2014 and 2015, while we – Cycling for Change (C4C) – prepared to bicycle 3,400 miles across the United States to raise funds and awareness to help end human trafficking, Bill Bauer was our cycling coach and mentor.
Bill helped us with our training and planning, and in the process became a close friend and supporter of C4C. Bill’s knowledge, insights and support were invaluable to us and we will forever feel a debt of gratitude for what he did for us.
For those who did not know Bill, he was loved in the Long Island cycling community. He touched many lives and was highly regarded for his cycling accomplishments, wining more than 1,000 medals and trophies from competitions, and cycling more than 500,000 miles in his lifetime before passing away on August 21, 2015 at the age of 73 from cancer. Before he passed, Bill left explicit instructions not to hold a funeral. He did not request a Memorial Bike Ride, but something tells us that he’d be glad to know that we are holding a bike ride in his honor, in his hometown of Bayville, NY, on some of his favorite backroads.
Join us as we honor Bill and enjoy a morning of riding together!
ABOUT CYCLING FOR CHANGE (C4C)
C4C is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on ending human trafficking, a modern day slavery that dehumanizes an estimated 36 million people worldwide.
C4C was founded by Santhosh Paulus, M.D. to support programs that provide tools, resources, and education to survivors and others at-risk for human trafficking. In 2015, the C4C Team bicycled 3,400 miles from Seattle, WA to Long Island, NY and along the way raised more than $45,000 to help end human trafficking.
One hundred percent of the net proceeds raised from this 1st Annual Bill Bauer Memorial Bike-a-thon will be allocated to programs that help address the core causes of human trafficking – programs that educate those at-risk and give them the skills they need to hold jobs and support their families, and programs that help survivors recover and live productive lives free of modern slavery.
We look forward to riding with you on October 1, 2016!