The Lung Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
What is the Bicycle Trek For Better Breathing?
The Bicycle Trek is an one day bicycle journey through the scenic Northeast Avalon. We have two options to choose from and you can decide depending on your skill level. The day will be a non-competitive ride, with water stations, fun pit stops, PRIZE DRAWS and a celebration after the event! You can register as an individual as a team or as a family!
- 20 km Easy Ride - fun for everyone route
- 90 km Scenic Ride - Cyclists up for the Challenge!
Fundraising Levels…Each fundraising goal reached will enter you in a prize draw to win some AWESOME prizes!
What does my Trek day include?
Whether you are new to cycling or a veteran rider, we’ll support every turn you take.
Your weekend includes:
- Friday night bike mechanic check
- Saturday Bicycle Trek
- Rest-stops each day with loads of snacks and refreshments
- Saturday night celebration
Do I need to be an experienced cyclist?
Bicycle Trek is not a race. It is designed for people of all ages and skill levels. If at any time you feel like you need to stop or have a break, you will only need to let a bicycle trek marshal know and they can assist you. If you don’t feel like you want to do the full 90 km trek, we have a fun 20 km trek!
Even if it’s your first time fundraising, don’t be intimidated. Once you get going you’ll see how easy and exciting it can be. Remember the worthy causes that are getting you out there on your bike.
Once you have registered you will receive your own fundraising page, however, if you do not want to fundraise online we can mail you pledge sheets.
We are here to help. Don’t hesitate to contact us for even the smallest detail. We want to make your experience as rewarding as possible.
Phone: 709-726-4664 ext. 210
Some Tips to Get You Started
- Start early! The earlier you start, the more time you have to reach your fundraising goal. You can get that awkward first donation out of the way by making a contribution to yourself. This not only eliminates the intimidation of the blank pledge sheet, it also shows people you are serious about supporting the cause.
- Give something in return. Use your talents to give something back to your supporters. Have a bake sale, craft sale or contract out your computer expertise. Or you can dedicate a portion of your ride to a person of your supporter’s choice. A donation can be made to you on behalf of someone your supporter knows has or had lung disease, or even a loved one they hope never contracts it.
- Put it in perspective: a donation of one cent per kilometre is a donation of $0.80. Making people relate to the donation can make them realize how much they can contribute. Also, asking lots of people for small amounts of money can still add up.
- Ask everyone you know. The golden rule of fundraising is that you won’t receive if you don’t ask.
- Don’t forget to think corporate. Ask the businesses you frequent to support you and check out the sponsorship programs offered by your employer.