2019 Bike-A-Thon – 50 Mile Route

Registration: $35 Per Person      Campaign Minimum: $100

You must be 16 years old by May 18th to ride this route. 16 and 17-year-olds need a parent or guardian to accompany them. This route will be all road riding so we’re taking extra precautions. Please read all requirements before you register.

Requirements & Suggestions

  • Be able to go 12 MPH
  • Proper bicycle helmet that fits you
  • Road Bike (good idea to get it fitted and tuned up)
  • Good tires, brake system and frame
  • Lights on front and back (reflectors also a great idea)
  • Extra Tube with you and if you can change it, a tool
  • Weather appropriate jacket, clothing, and shoes
  • Rain Gear (highly suggested)
  • Wear Running For Justice bright shirt as last layer for safety
  • Check-in at every break
  • Another person to team up with (not required but way safer)
  • Small backpack or something to carry water and a snack (suggested)
  • Waiver will be sent via e-mail or at the event, to be signed and returned; no riding without us having this

We’ll give you water before starting and along the way. We have snacks, beverages, and bathrooms at least every 25 miles.

We will have a snack team and a road team that fixes bikes and provides security, safety, and portable bathrooms where needed.

When we get back to Big Lake Township Lion’s Park, we plan to have space for bicyclists to wind down and get massages and snacks.

From 5:00-7:00 P.M. we will have our “End of the Road Celebration.” Invite family, friends and those who donated to your Bike-A-Thon Campaign for free supper. We’ll also have two speakers, Big Lake Chief of Police Joel Scharf and Investigator Berg. They will be speaking on sex trafficking and/or related issues. They know children are present.

Making a Campaign

Once you have registered, your next step is to make a campaign. This is where your friends and family will be able to make donations.
We ask you to make a Campaign goal of at least $100. Once you submitted a campaign, you’ll be emailed a link to give to family, friends, and coworkers. Encourage them to give towards your cycling campaign.

We’re a non-profit and donations you make or are given to your campaign, are deductible; not registration. We prefer donations to be given online but if you get a check or cash and they want a deduction that’s your responsibility to write that information down and e-mail to us. advocate@runningforjustice.org

The Route

We will start and end at Big Lake Township Lion’s Park. Please arrive at 11:00 A.M. to get ready, meet other riders, and be part of our group photo.

Start Time-12:00 A.M. Finish Time-3:00-4:30 P.M. (goal)