Fundraising

Our philosophy

The Trans NH Bike Ride fundraising philosophy is very simple: Do everything we can to raise the largest amount possible for the NH Muscular Dystrophy Association. For 2019, our goal is $200,000 – we know this is aggressive but we’re committed to the families in NH that are impacted by muscle disease. The Board of Directors for the ride makes every effort to keep our operating costs low while providing the highest quality support and accommodations for the ride participants.  All the funds raised remain in New Hampshire — and thus help our friends and neighbors who are affected by Muscular Dystrophy, ALS and other difficult and life-threatening muscle diseases.

Riders often ask how we can “afford” things such as hotel accommodations when other rides make riders pay.  Our answer is that we are making a big ask of our cyclists to give up, in some cases, 4 days to help us reach our goal and we want our ride to be an experience that will keep everyone coming back.  We want our riders to focus on fundraising and riding and we will take care of the rest.

Over the past 15 years, expenses have averaged 12.9% of the total funds raised. One hundred percent (100%) of the expenses are direct costs of the ride – there is no administration expense charged to the ride.  Fundraising requirements.  The cost to register is $50; this fee is then applied to each rider’s fundraising minimum. Riders are required to raise the following:

  • 3-day ride  $ 1,000 min
  • 2-day ride  $   650 min
  • 1-day ride  $   250 min
  • Sunday, Fun Day ride $100

Once you’ve registered, you’ll be sent a login to your MDA fundraising page where you can tell the story about why you’re riding or perhaps describe the person you are dedicating your ride to.  Your fundraising amount will be listed, as well as your goal progress.  For tips and strategies to meet your fundraising goal, download the MDA “Build a Personal Fundraising Plan” PDF.  Your friends, family, and co-workers can donate online through your page or by check.

Checks should be mailed to:

Trans NH Bike Ride
25 Wentworth Drive
Bedford, NH  03110-4719


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