Is there a registration fee?
Yes, all cyclists pay a registration fee to participate in Spin For Kids which helps us cover the cost of our rest stops, food, drinks, t-shirts and goody bags. Registration is just $25 starting April 1 and will increase to $35 on June 1, then to $45 on September 1. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
I see SFK has a fundraising minimum. Can I still ride if I don’t raise that amount?
By registering, you are committing to raising at least $200 to provide life changing camp experiences to children facing serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges. We try to make fundraising as easy as possible by providing tools through your Participant Center, coaching emails, and the Fundraising Tips page. You have until October 30th to meet your minimum, so you are still eligible to ride October 2 if you have not yet raised $200.
My family is riding with me, and we are nervous about fundraising. Can we do group fundraising?
We do require each person over the age of 18 to meet the $200 fundraising minimum in their name, and we are unable to count general team donations toward individual fundraising pages. We encourage you to host bake sales or car washes together and then split the proceeds between your family members. We have plenty of resources to help everyone in you family reach and surpass the fundraising minimum, and we would be happy to talk you through the fundraising process. Just give us a call!!
I registered to ride and now I have a conflict. Can you cancel my registration? Do I still have to fundraise?
If you are unable to participate, please let us know by September 7. Your registration fee cannot be refunded or transferred. If you would like, you can still participate as a virtual rider and fundraise to provide life-changing camp experiences to our campers.
Where can I get help developing marketing materials?
We want all of our riders to be successful and are happy to help with any resources you may need. Please contact us with any requests you may have, including logos, artwork, flyers, posters, postcards, business cards, or any other helpful materials you may need.
Is my Spin For Kids donation tax-deductible?
Your gift to Spin For Kids is 100% tax-deductible. You will receive a confirmation receipt via e-mail after submitting your donation. Please save this e-mail receipt for your tax records. Please note that your registration fee is not tax deductible.
Will my credit card be charged if I don’t reach the fundraising minimum?
By registering, you have committed to raising at least $200 by the close of fundraising on October 30th. If you have not raised $200 by October 30th, we will charge the credit card on file for the remaining amount. 100% of your gift will go directly towards sending kids to camp!
Are kids able to ride in the event?
Yes! This event is for riders of all ages and ability levels. Kids under 12 do not have to meet a fundraising minimum while kids 13-17 are encouraged to raise $100. A registration fee and waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian is required. For younger riders, the 5 mile route is a great option! Parents who may have completed another route are able to join their child on this ride!
Is day camp being held for children this year?
Yes! Please see the "Day Camp" tab for more information!
Offline Donations (Cash, Checks, Matching Gifts)
When and how do I turn in money?
Donations can be turned in throughout the event season, but keep in mind that you must reach your fundraising commitment of $200 by October 30th. We encourage raising funds online through your Participant Center. If you receive checks and cash donations for Spin For Kids, please mail them to the Camp Twin Lakes office at 1100 Spring Street NW, Suite 406, Atlanta, GA 30309. All checks should be made payable to Camp Twin Lakes. Please include an Offline Donation Form for all checks and cash and include your name is in the memo line of all checks so we properly allocate fundraising credit.
I sent in offline donations to the office, but they haven’t posted to my name online yet. Why?
Our CTL staff enters offline gifts weekly, but as the number of gifts increases, the lag time may increase also. Please be patient and allow 7-10 business days from when your donations are received in our office.
When will I receive my fundraising incentives?
Spin For Kids shirts will be available for pick up in the gym after the ride. All other incentives will be mailed to you after the close of fundraising. Because our jerseys take a couple of months to produce, we ask for your patience in receiving your jersey. Your patience allows us to order the exact number of jerseys needed, which means more money back to our CTL campers.
What if I am unable to make it to the ride? Can I still get my incentives?
Not to worry! We will mail all incentives after the close of fundraising, so you will receive your incentives whether or not you attend the ride. If you are unable to make it to the ride and would like us to send you a t-shirt, please let us know.
Can I continue to earn incentives after the ride?
Yes! Fundraising will remain open until October 30th, giving you an extra month to earn incentives and send even more children to Camp Twin Lakes.
I want to start a team of riders. How does the team fundraising goal work?
The team fundraising goal is not binding, but rather serves to motivate your team. All team members' individual fundraising efforts are totaled to demonstrate the impact of your team. You can raise your team goal if your team surpasses your expectations before the close of fundraising.
Why be a part of a team if the fundraising minimums are individual?
Teams are more fun! Many teams build community through team training rides, team shirts or jerseys, and team fundraising. Team members encourage each other to raise more, so everyone wins! Corporate teams are a great way to create camaraderie among employees while getting healthy and creating a presence in the community.
Can my corporate team include more than employees?
YES! Invite employees, family, friends, clients, vendors, etc. The team is for everyone connected to your company in some way.
Can our team produce a custom team jersey?
Of course! Custom team jerseys are a great way to highlight the culture of teamwork and dedication of your team in fundraising for Spin For Kids. We are proud to partner with Primal in the Primal Gives Back program, where Primal will donate 15% of your custom apparel order directly back to your team's fundraising account, helping you reach your fundraising goals! For additional information about Primal, click here. To place your order, contact Taylor Ross at 800-275-6953 or email@example.com. All Primal jerseys will need to be ordered by July 10th to receive them in time for Spin For Kids!
If you choose to work with another jersey maker and you'd like to incorporate the Spin For Kids logo into your design, please contact us to obtain logos and brand guidelines. Whenever you use Spin For Kids artwork, we ask for an opportunity to review and approve designs before production.
Can I change my route choice?
Yes! You can change your route at any time, even on event day. If you decide to change your route before event day, please let us know. This helps us prepare for appropriate supplies at rest stops. Please let us know of any changes upon check-in so we can give you the correct wristband for your route.
Are the routes available online?
Routes are available on our Schedule & Routes page.
Do you have the virtual option again this year?
We do! In 2020, 25% of our riders chose to ride from the route of their choice. It's something we're continuing again this year! Virtual riders will still receive a t-shirt and race bib. The registration fee is a fixed $35 cost for our virtual riders.
What is a matching gift?
A matching gift is a gift from a donor's employer that matches the donor's original gift. Many employers match dollar for dollar.
How do I know if my employer has a matching gifts program?
Ask your human resources staff or visit your company's intranet.
Where do I get a matching gift form?
Forms are available only from your employer. If it's not clear whom to ask at your company, talk to your human resources staff. Some companies have an online matching gifts program so you don't ever have to fill out a physical form.
What do I do with the form when I’ve filled it out?
Refer to the instructions on the matching gift form, but usually the next step is to mail or fax it to the Camp Twin Lakes office (please include the participant's name): Camp Twin Lakes, Attn: Kelly Glen, 1100 Spring Street NW, Suite 406, Atlanta, GA 30309. If you have any questions about matching gifts please contact Kelly Glen at Kelly@camptwinlakes.org.
If I enter the donor’s gift and the matching gift through my participant center, do I enter them as one gift (lump sum)?
No, they are two separate gifts. Please enter only the employee's gift and mail/ electronically submit the matching gift form. The Camp Twin Lakes staff will enter the match.
How will I know when the matching gift has been paid?
Gifts labeled Unconfirmed in your participant center have not been received by Camp Twin Lakes yet. It usually takes months to receive payment for matching gifts. Even though they are not yet paid, you will receive credit for matching gifts for incentive prize purposes.
I’m a registered participant, and I’m having trouble logging in. Can you help?
Double-check that you're entering your username and password correctly. Remember, your password is case-sensitive. If you participated last year, you will need to clear your cookies from your browser to be able to register for this year. See below on a step-by-step guide on how to do this. Contact us if you continue to have trouble logging in.
I can’t remember my username and/or password. What should I do?
Start by checking the confirmation e-mail we sent you when you registered. If you no longer have the e-mail, visit the log-in page, enter your e-mail address, and request your username and/or password. We'll send you an email with the requested information.
What are the start times, and when should I arrive?
The 17th annual Spin For Kids will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2022. We will be sending out more communication closer to October 2 and will post updates on our Schedule & Routes page.
How should I dress?
Helmets are required for ALL riders. The morning is often chilly - so layer accordingly. You will have the opportunity to shed layers at each rest stop as the day gets warmer. In the years past, race day has been sunny with mild temperatures. Check the weather forecast for Rutledge, GA before you leave home.
Where are the rest stops?
Check the maps and cue sheets for exact locations. Each sponsored rest stop is fully stocked with water, sports drinks, incredible food and portable restrooms.
What is “coat check”?
The coat check allows you to shed clothing layers at each rest stop. Put these articles in a plastic bag, write your name on the bag and your bag will be waiting for you at the finish line.
Can my friends and family come to the event?
Yes! Spin for Kids is a fun day for everyone. Family and friends are welcome to hang out at our rest stops or finish line to cheer on our riders or even volunteer for the event. Every rider must pay the registration fee and fulfill their fundraising commitment to ride with us.
Can I bring my pet to the event?
We are asking all attendees to leave their four legged friends at home on race day.
How do I register to be a volunteer?
Spin For Kids wouldn't be possible without the help of our volunteers! We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities ranging from Check In, Swag Shack, Rest Stops, Motorcycle Marshals, and more! You can see a full list of volunteer opportunities and sign up on our Volunteer page.
Is there a fundraising minimum to volunteer?
No, volunteers are not required to fundraise, but Spin For Kids is focused on raising as much money for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges as possible. If you are interested, we encourage volunteers to register as Virtual Riders and fundraise for this worthy cause! It's easy and there are no fundraising minimum!
Please note, this website is BRAND NEW as of 2022, and old login information from prior years will not work.