Giving Tuesday

Dec 3, 2013

You’ve celebrated Thanksgiving. You’ve braved the crowds on Black Friday. And yesterday you took advantage of awesome deals (like free shipping at our online store) on Cyber Monday.

Today, take a deep breath and relax with us on Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday is an annual online event, after the frenzy of the biggest shopping weekend of the year, meant to remind people to take the time to support the causes and organizations they care about.

This year, when you participate in Giving Tuesday by donating to Adventure Cycling Association, you will be helping us earn a $100,000 challenge grant. Your donation can be matched either 1:1 or 2:1. See the sidebar on the donation page for details about which match ratio applies to your gift.

With your gift and the matching challenge grant, we’ll be raising $200,000 to support bicycle touring in North America.

So what exactly will your money do?

  • Complete the Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route, which we’ll release in early February
  • Complete the long-awaited Bicycle Route 66, due to be released in 2014
  • Finish the last set of map conversions into Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Update 41 map sections and 564 map addenda
  • Create free online resources like this new interactive route network map
  • Help us bring bicycle touring to new audiences, including cities and businesses that could provide services to traveling cyclists
  • Help us continue to grow the U.S. Bicycle Route System

These are just a handful of things you will help make happen when you give to Adventure Cycling.

We have to meet the match by December 31 to receive all $100,000, so please don’t delay. Celebrate Giving Tuesday by giving the gift of Adventure Cycling to yourself and everyone you know.

One last thing! The first three donors today will receive a pair of fleece gloves embroidered with the Adventure Cycling logo.

I kept my hands warm all winter long last year in these fleece gloves. You’ll definitely want a pair!

Donate today.

Images by Adventure Cycling

SUPPORT ADVENTURE CYCLING is written by Amanda Lipsey, development director of Adventure Cycling Association.

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