Sign up and be a virtual team member of Cycling For Change (C4C) from wherever you are in the world! And spread the word with #IHateTraffick
You can sign up and support us virtually by doing a 1.4k or 5k walk/run – or – a 5, 25, or 50-mile bike ride from wherever you are in the world on October 7th, 2017. Simply sign up, invite your friends to sign up, and organize a walk, run or ride in your local community, and you’ll help to put an end to human trafficking!
100% of the net proceeds raised from your sign up fees and any donation you collect will support programs to end human trafficking, a modern day slavery that dehumanizes an estimated 36 million people worldwide.
We appreciate your support! Spread the word with #IHateTraffick
VIRTUAL EVENT DETAILS
Date: Saturday October 7, 2017
Start/End Location: Wherever you want it to be… you can sign up, and walk, run or ride solo… or sign up and invite your friends, and do a walk, run or ride together on October 7th! Your virtual C4C can take place wherever you want it to. Just sign up and make it happen.
Registration: You can sign up for the virtual event anytime before October 7th!
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. Virtual participants who wish to fundraise are encouraged to raise as much money as they can. To fundraise, email this link (http://7i.no/kpFWrn) to family and friends and ask them to support your efforts! 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 being active and doing good 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 making a difference with you on October 7, 2017! Sign up and spread the word with #IHateTraffick