Biketoberfest 2021

Fundraising - Getting Started​

Your participation as an individual fundraiser or as part of a team makes it possible for us to continue advocating for smart, sustainable growth in Charlotte. We simply could not serve our community without the help of donors like you. 

When you purchase your 2021 Biketoberfest CLT ticket, OneCause (this ticketing platform) will automatically generate a fundraising page and account for you. If this is your first time using OneCause, be sure to pay attention to the built-in tutorial; it will give you plenty of tips on how to maximize your fundraising experience. Once your fundraising page is live, you can set a fundraising goal and add a personal message. 

As an extra incentive for your fundraising efforts, we've got several prizes that we are giving away to anyone who raises a certain dollar amount for Sustain Charlotte.

The above prizes will be awarded on an individual basis. Teams will have separate rewards.

Please note: while we would love for everyone who purchases a Biketoberfest ticket to participate in the new fundraising part of this year's event, we understand that it isn't everyone's preferred method of supporting our organization. Know that we are excited to have you out this year, regardless of your fundraising participation - your registration for this event also supports our mission to inspire choices that lead to a healthy, equitable, and vibrant future for Charlotte!

Fundraising Tips​

  1. Who to Ask: Start with people you know best - your family and friends. Next, ask acquaintances and local businesses. Consider challenging a friend or colleague to form their own team and compete against each other.
  2. Don't Wait: Fundraising takes time. Develop a schedule to give your contacts time to review your page.
  3. Make it Personal: Do you have a special connection to Sustain Charlotte and our mission? Was there something that inspired you to participate in this event? If yes, then make sure you share your story! Odds are your passion will inspire someone to sponsor you and maybe even participate themselves.
  4. Share Messages: Share your story and personal Sustain Charlotte Biketoberfest fundraising page through email and your social media accounts. Ask your supporters to forward your emails, re-tweet your tweets, and share your social media posts. This increases the number of people who see your message and also increases the visibility of Sustain Charlotte's mission.