Sunday, February 14, 2010

Riding for a Reason

During the past few weeks I've been trying to figure out how to use the 24 Hours of Syllamo race as a means to raise money for a worthy cause. I'm not exactly what you'd call a "podium finisher" so I need alternate motivation.

Here's what I came up with: The Samaritan Center has a program that raises money for baby food. The baby-food goes to people who are raising other people's babies since those people are unable to breastfeed. I like the program because it's not giving away actual money, just food.

So I think what I'll do is have people pledge to donate X amount of money per lap I complete. For example, Dew Schpagg pledges $5 per lap, and then if I make it 10 laps he owes $50.

I got an email back from the Samaritan Center today saying that they'd love to do this. Now all I have to do is figure out how to get people to sign up.

I'm pretty pumped about this.


  1. Put me down for $2 a lap. I wish I could do more, but my kids gotta eat, too. I guess I could donate more and then go get food from the Samaritan Center, but that would kind of defeat the purpose, huh?

    Good work, man. I think this is an awesome idea.

  2. Sweet, thanks guys!

    Hey TTM, if I get enough money back on my taxes I'd be willing to go 50/50 on Wendy's entry fee if you guys wanted to get people to pledge $ for you......think about it:)

    But hey, I mean....if Wendy's scared of the climbs that's shame in that.

  3. Awesome idea, Bob.

    Just to let you know, there are sites such as that allow you to setup a webpage to collect donations for free.

  4. bob, thems fightin words... I am NOT afraid of the climbs its the downhills that get me..

  5. Dude, I AM worried about that sandy-climb. And by sandy, I mean that it makes certain parts of me sandy. I'll take the downhills all day long.


  6. Tax money has been received.

    I've got half of your entry fee if you want in, Sasha.

  7. Shut Up!!! Are you really serious?? Whats the catch?? Will I need to pull you up that hill a few times??

  8. I'm as serious as an erection problem. And seeing as how you've already signed up, I'll have your $90 on raceday:)