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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bike MS 2015 - Fundraising Update (6/24)

Quick mid-week fundraising update, with 3 days left before the ride. We had a very nice week, and are now at $4,975, or 83% of goal! More details after the jump!

As we're approaching the ride, we're SO CLOSE to the $5,000 mark!  The little bicycle on my fundraising page is almost up to its handlebars.

This total is a $1,705 increase from 6 days ago! Team WinCo is now sitting at $24,624, or 82% of our goal! I'm very excited about the team progress - I've had reports of an excess of $6,000 in pledges yet to come in - so I fully expect us to exceed our goal of $30,000 and am now starting to wonder if we can hit $35,000.

If you read last weeks fundraising update, you'll recall how I create a tops-down fundraising goal, and then rationalize that against a bottoms-up forecast. When I started fundraising this year, I had a forecast shortfall of over $1,200. In other words, I had no idea where I would get that additional $1,200 to hit our goal of $6,000. I'm very happy to report that I now have a forecast surplus of $195! If all donations come in as expected, I now believe we'll come in with a total of $6,195!

Sorry if the update is a bit dry :) I tend to get a bit obsessed with these numbers as the ride gets close.

Training update? Training is going pretty well. I've gotten in about 280 miles of riding the past couple weeks, and I'm probably as ready as I'm going to be. Rode in some heat yesterday to try and prepare for the potentially 100+ degree weather in Logan this weekend. My training rides are all listed to the right in the "Strava" widget - feel free to check them out!

The next update will likely come out after the ride, along with my post-ride recap and report. I'll do my best to post a few pictures and updates on Facebook over the weekend. Have a great week!


  1. Had a couple questions today about how the Ride overall is doing. As of this morning, the ride has raised $850,508, or 53%. Not as bad as it sounds, it's tracking fairly well vs last year. There is lots of accounting going on the week after the ride, and with the additional 4 weeks of fundraising in July, I'm hopeful we'll hit the $1.6 million mark. We've got a ways to go.

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  3. Such an interesting article, thanks for sharing! You've included some great fundraising tips and ideas. I've recently discovered Tony Charalambides fundraising blog - you should check it out!

  4. Thanks Alistar, I'll check it out for sure!