Virtual Ride Challenge
Our area non-profits need all of us now more than ever, so we are not canceling this fundraising event. We are going "virtual"!
Step 1 - Join a Team
Select a team from our list of participating nonprofits. Don't see the team you want? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about starting a team.
Step 2 - Fundraise
Participants fundraise a minimum of $150. 100% of the money you raise goes directly to the nonprofit you are fundraising for!
Step 3 - Ride
Instead of a group ride, you will have a two-week window (August 21 - September 6) to ride your preferred distance and/or routes or participate using a spin/stationary bike. Similar to the in-person ride, you will register and select the distance you plan to ride (Family Fun Ride, Half Metric Century, Metric Century, and Century). We have a series of pre-planned routes available here for you to ride at your convenience during the two-week window, but you can also create your own route. Each outdoor route has a description and difficulty level.
Step 4 - Enter to Win Prizes
Once you have completed the route(s) of your choice, you have the option to participate in one of our seven challenges described below. In order to be eligible for the challenges, you will need to take a selfie or picture on your ride and tag Tour de Gem on Facebook with the hashtag #tourdegem2020, along with providing the time and/or distance on our bike. You will need to make the post public to be viewable by other participants. You can find directions on making your post public here. You also have the option to email your time/distance to email@example.com if you do not want to post on social media.
Dayton Strong - Top individual fundraiser
Spread the Love - Top fundraising team
Give It Some Time - Most time spent on a bike within the two-week window
Put in the Miles - Most miles ridden during the two-week window
Tour of the Gems - Most photos with the Dayton Gems listed here
The Century Challenge - Participants who ride 100+ miles during the two-week window
The 500 Club - Participants who ride 500+ miles during the two-week window
Participants will also receive prizes for fundraising $500 and $1,000.