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Bike Lake Michigan

July 28-30, 2023

 

Friends Bike Together

Train Together. Raise Together.
Triumph Together. Change the World Together.

On August 4th, join Team Friendship for a one-of-a-kind adventure. Pedal for an amazing cause that empowers a dynamic community of love, support, and belonging for children and individuals with special needs. Feel the excitement and thrill while riding alongside tens of fellow Team Friendship cyclists! You will conquer mile after mile of famous Lake Michigan views. Friends, family, and the entire community will gather at the finish line to celebrate your accomplishment with you.

Together, we will raise critical awareness and resources to further our mission of nurturing a more inclusive community.

Save the Date

August 4, 2024

Fundraising Minimum

$50

Local 5K Experience

$360

Local Full Day Experience

$1,250

Premium Full Day Experience

$2,000

Premium Full Day Experience +

$5,000

Full Experience & More Impact

All current information is subject to change. 

Ride Info:

Start Line

The Friendship Circle

8649 N Port Washington Rd, Fox Point, WI 53217

Accommodations

Please reach out to lstein@fcwi.org to arrange Accommodations.

Route Details

Your journey will begin at Friendship Cafe in Fox Point at 8  AM! We will take breaks every 15-20 miles for cyclists to replenish snacks and drinks and make basic bike adjustments. We will be refueling for a lunch break about halfway through the ride. Once we arrive at Friendship Circle of Wisconsin in the afternoon, we will enjoy a delicious dinner.

Miles: 5, 30, 65 (100-mile route available. Please note the extra 35-mile loop will be unsupported.) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Finish Line

Friendship Circle of Wisconsin
8649 N Port Washington Rd
Fox Point, WI 53217

Route

Support & More

Upon arrival, we will have a check-in booth where cyclists will receive their Bike4Friendship jersey and will be able to check in their gear. Cyclists will leave all luggage and extra gear in the luggage trailer. Cyclists can leave any extra belongings including clothing, sunscreen, own snacks, and essential items with the SAG (Support and Gear) vehicle and have access to the vehicle along the route and at lunch.

Bicycle mechanics will be present at both the starting line, to help with any last-minute details, and along the route. They will be equipped to provide help with flats and any small repairs that are needed. If a cyclist has something broken on their bike other than a small repair, we can sometimes find it at a local bike shop on the route.

Please note: Cyclists are responsible for any additional costs to their bikes along the route.

Training

All cyclists will get connected to the Team Friendship Coach who has trained thousands of TF participants to cross the finish line. 

Safety

There will be multiple vehicles following the bike route including a SAG (Support and Gear) vehicle and Wilderness First Aid (WFA) responders.

Cyclists will have the guide numbers and can be picked up if they need a break, need to be advanced up the route due to time constrictions, or have a bike issue.

Cyclists will be spread out over time due to varying riding speeds.

The routes will be well-marked and easy to follow. All cyclists will have access to the route on their phones with the Ride With GPS cycling route app.

Meals

A full breakfast will be served before the ride in the morning. Lunch will be nutritionally designed to keep you going throughout the ride. A hot dinner will be served after the ride.

Fundraising Details

The Fundraising Minimums Include:

Local 5K Experience- $50

  • A well-supported and safe 5K ride.
  • A Team Friendship bike shirt
  • Your very own personalized fundraising page.

Local Full Day Experience- $360

  • Lunch and rest stop snacks
  • A well-supported and safe full-day ride.
  • A Team Friendship bike shirt and jersey

Premium Full Day Experience- $1,250

  • Lunch and rest stop snacks
  • A well-supported and safe full-day ride.
  • A Team Friendship bike shirt, bib, water bottle and jersey
  • Catered breakfast and dinner meals
  • A one-on-one connection with our expert coaches.
  • Your very own personalized fundraising page.
  • Exclusive fundraising resources that WORK.

Premium Full Day Experience+
$2,000

  • Lunch and rest stop snacks
  • A well-supported and safe full-day ride.
  • A Team Friendship bike shirt, bib, water bottle and jersey
  • Catered breakfast and dinner meals
  • A one-on-one connection with our expert coaches.
  • Your very own personalized fundraising page.
  • Exclusive fundraising resources that WORK.
  • 1-Night Hotel Stay
  • 2 tickets at the Friendship Circle Gala

Full Experience & More Impact- $5,000

  • Lunch and rest stop snacks
  • A well-supported and safe full-day ride.
  • A Team Friendship bike shirt, bib, water bottle and jersey with your custom name
  • Catered breakfast and dinner meals
  • A one-on-one connection with our expert coaches.
  • Your very own personalized fundraising page.
  • Exclusive fundraising resources that WORK.
  • 2-Nights Hotel Stay
  • 2 tickets at the Friendship Circle Gala
  • $250 towards travel

Fundraising Resources:

  • Receive a personal fundraising page
  • Weekly Fundraising emails
  • You CAN do it: over 2500 Team Friendship participants have reached their fundraising goal
  • Small donations add up
  • Receive lots of tried and true tips and tricks

More questions? Email lstein@fcwi.org