New to this.
I've just stated to bike again, but I've always wanted to do something like this. I don't have a single clue where to start with this kind of stuff. I live in Illinois, and if anyone could help me with starting with charity events could you let me know? I'd like to start doing things like this in maybe December.
Check with your local bike shops.
Don't feel alone, i am in the same boat as you. Just signed up for a century ride next June though!
Here's a link to a website with searchable events in Illinois. hope it helps.