Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Alt Bike Culture Chopped, dropped, stretched, lifted, and otherwise cut up and put back together. The art and science of choppers, cruisers, lowriders and the vast world of mutant bicycles.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-21-10, 07:47 PM   #1
sonatageek
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
sonatageek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cleveland,Ohio
Bikes:
Posts: 2,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Fund raising ideas that center around bikes in some way....

I am brain storming ideas for putting together a fund raising event for a bike coop and was wondering what things those of you in BF land may have seen somewhere or had an idea about that seemed cool. I am putting together a long list of ideas and then will be talking with some other local folks to see which ones show the most potential.

After that the discussion will shift to the where and when --
sonatageek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-10, 03:14 AM   #2
Captain Blight
Senior Member
 
Captain Blight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Minneapolis
Bikes: -1973 Motobecane Mirage -197? Velosolex L'Etoile -'71 Raleigh Super Course
Posts: 2,473
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Alleycats.
Captain Blight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-10, 03:30 PM   #3
tornado60
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: norther ohio
Bikes:
Posts: 166
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bike build off

Finished bikes can be raffled or auctioned off. If at least some of the building is done where people can watch sell tickets or ask for thank you donations. One could also have other events going on at the same time.
tornado60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-10, 04:45 PM   #4
gavtatu
Senior Member
 
gavtatu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: the original jersey
Bikes: lowracer, highracer, moving bottom bracket, 2 tall bikesl
Posts: 286
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
might not be appropriate for you, but we have a yearly sponsored ride, on the airport runway, 1 mile out, 1 mile back !
gavtatu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-10, 05:21 AM   #5
sonatageek
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
sonatageek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cleveland,Ohio
Bikes:
Posts: 2,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Don't think the airport would go for a bike ride -- but it gets me thinking about other places for a ride where bikes normally can not go. I was kicking around the idea of a build off contest but was trying to figure out the configuration that would raise the most money and be the most fun.

My overall idea is putting a bunch of things together into one event. I have also been thinking about some artistic ideas -- maybe music played on/with bike parts -- bike painting -- sculptures made of bikes --- a bike toss (for distance) -- ring toss (16" rim through the 27" rim hole --
sonatageek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-10, 12:52 PM   #6
Artkansas 
Pedaled too far.
 
Artkansas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: La Petite Roche
Bikes:
Posts: 12,858
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
You could do a Poker Run.

Or a bicycle gymkhana.
__________________
"He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

Last edited by Artkansas; 11-23-10 at 12:56 PM.
Artkansas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-10, 01:03 PM   #7
sonatageek
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
sonatageek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cleveland,Ohio
Bikes:
Posts: 2,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks -- I was not familiar with either of there types of events.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
You could do a Poker Run.

Or a bicycle gymkhana.
sonatageek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-10, 08:22 PM   #8
Black Sunshine
Desert Flatlander
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Buckeye, AZ
Bikes: 2001 Trek Alpha 1000, Micargi Tahiti NX3 'The Iron Horse', and many other cheap resale and family bikes.
Posts: 80
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I used to go for a nice ride every year in VA. It was a fully hosted ride that was put on by the local Volunteer Fire Department. I don't remember what it cost but it wasn't really cheap. They started it at a campground and riders could stay the night there for free. It was a two day event. There were rides and other things for all kinds of riders. There was a little off-road for Mt. Bikers, there were 100 miles loops for hard-core touring riders, they had short fun rides for families. They had stands with food and other refreshments. It would take lots of organizing and preferably participation from the local Police but the payoff could be huge.
Black Sunshine is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:36 PM.