Join us on Saturday, October 7, 2017 for the 2nd Annual Bill Bauer Memorial Bike-A-Thon in Bayville, New York to raise funds for Cycling For Change (C4C), helping to put an end to human trafficking.
It promises to be a great event! We are offering a 1.4k walk/run, 5k walk/run, 5 mile, 25 mile, and 50 mile bike 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!
PRE-registration ends at 11pm EST on October 4, 2017. Spots are limited. Sign up now and spread the word!
Date: Saturday October 7, 2017
Start/End Location: West Harbor Beach Memorial Park, Village of Bayville, NY
* REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 7th TO RECEIVE A T-SHIRT!
Route / Cue Sheet *:
1.4k walk/run: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21682662
5k walk/run: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21682899
5 mi ride: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21683096
25 mi ride: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21669477
50 mi ride: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21678890
* 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.
Event Timing *:
* If the cycling 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
Fundraising: Fundraising is optional but we encourage all participants to support our mission to respect the dignity and value of every human being and help put an end to human trafficking. Participants 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/2nd-annual-bill-bauer-memorial-bike-a-thon-in-bayville-ny-on-oct-7-) to family and friends and ask them to please make a tax-deductible donation on behalf of your ride. You can also post this link to Facebook, Twitter, 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 from cancer on August 21, 2016 at the age of 73.
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 2nd 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 to recover and live productive lives.
We look forward to riding with you on October 7, 2017!