From rural communities to big cities, organizations are planning fundraising bike rides that are bringing them new members, new partners, new political connections, and funds to help their organizations thrive. What better way for a bicycle advocacy organization to show off their success in the community and raise awareness for their cause than to organize a fundraising ride. But how does an organization get started organizing such an event? The Alliance for Biking & Walking's Guide to Fundraising Rides is the first book to bring you the ins and outs of organizing fundraising rides that benefit bicycling. This Guide will take you through all the steps of planning a successful fundraising ride, from setting a date to thanking your sponsors and volunteers. Filled with expert advice, samples from successful rides, and take-away tools you can use, this Guide is an invaluable resource for the aspiring event planner while offering new tips and ideas to veteran ride directors.