Teams, we are officially 170 days out from the 2009 Jack Daniel's "Bike to Jack & Back" - and you need to implement your fundraising plan soon! Use these simple tips as a guideline to figure out all the ways your team members can be raising money.
1- Update or revamp your Bike MS Team Fundraising Page. If you are a veteran team, post pictures and stories of past bike MS events. Explain why you are riding for the cure, and people will be more likely to give. Utilize the email resources on your team page to spread the word.
2- Utilize Social Networking! By now, the majority of your team is on either Facebook, MySpace, or Twitter. There are numerous ways to use these sites for fundraising and spreading the word about bike MS. Update your Twitter status to say you are training for bike MS. On Facebook, create a group specificly for your team where you can plan fundraising activites, training rides, etc. You can even send a message with a link to your bike MS page to all of your friends and ask for their support!
3-Be creative by using "old school" fundraising! Sell candy, go door to door in your neighborhoods as a group, host a bake sale, mail a simple handwritten letter, or even hold a car wash. These are all great ways to have fun as a team.