Just in case you needed some inspiration to ride, recruit and raise funds for the Bike MS: Valero 2010 Alamo Ride to the River, we’ve put together a smorgasbord of contests for everyone.
Team Fundraising and Recruitment Contest
All teams that recruit at least five new registered participants AND have all team members each reach the $300 minimum fundraising requirement by Aug. 31 will be entered in a drawing for one of three great incentives: a 20′ x 20′ team tent at the Overnight, a hand-washing station and one portable toilet provided at the Overnight, or a $50 H-E-B Gift Card.
Custom Cycling Apparel Contest
All participants who raise at least $1,000 by Aug. 31 will be entered in a drawing for the JEK Sports custom apparel contest. The winner — to be drawn after Labor Day — will receive a custom jersey and cycling shorts.
Top 5 Fundraising Teams Contest
The top five fundraising teams as of Aug. 31 will have their photos published in the September Bike MS: Valero ad in the San Antonio Express-News.
Autographed Clay Walker Guitar Contest
All participants who raise at least $1,000 before the Oct. 8 Bike MS: Valero Expo will be entered in a drawing to win a guitar autographed by singer Clay Walker. The guitar will be awarded at the Overnight on Oct. 9.
CyclingSnaps Facebook Photo Contest
CyclingSnaps is a 10-day photo-sharing celebration on Facebook that aims to build community among Bike MS: Valero cyclists Aug. 20-29. Share your excitement with others by posting photos on the Bike MS: Valero Facebook wall Aug. 20-29 that show who you’re training with, where you’re training and how much fun you’re having. Be sure to tag yourself and your friends in the photos. Like someone’s photo? Say so: Click the Like link next to the photo on the Bike MS: Valero Facebook wall. The three users whose photos get the most “likes” will receive one of three great prizes. Up for grabs are two nights at the Hill Country RV Resort and Cottage in New Braunfels, a family four-pack of tickets to the San Antonio Zoo and a voucher for four box seats for any Sunday-through-Thursday Missions baseball game of the 2010 season.
Bike MS Mondays Facebook Profile Pic Campaign
Join the “Bike MS Mondays” Facebook Profile Pic Campaign by changing your profile picture each Monday, starting Aug. 16 and running through Oct. 4. Download the Bike MS logo and update your status to “Help the thousands of Texans living with MS by supporting Bike MS: Valero 2010 Alamo Ride to the River.” Include a link to your fundraising page or the bikeMStexas.org website to encourage your friends and family to join the MS movement. Remember to change your profile back the next day.
U.S. Military Service Personnel Ride for Free
All active and retired U.S. military service personnel receive free registration to participate in the 2010 Bike MS: Valero ride. Call us at 210-494-5531 (press 2).
Packet Pick-Ups Start Aug. 23
See the Packet Pick-Up schedule.