Bike Ride for the Kids 2021 Ride


Together we've raised $86,900 of our $100,000 goal for the FIRST Lego League!

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See below for competition details

Thank you to our sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

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Finish Line Sponsor

Finish Line Sponsor
Cooperative Laundry

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Tailgate Sponsor

Tailgate Sponsor
Edge Electrical Systems, LLC

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Water Stop Sponsors

Water Stop Sponsor
Contech/Quikrete


$1,500
Water Stop Sponsor
Ultra Commercial Veteran Services, LLC

$1,500
Water Stop Sponsor
Tenco Excavating, Inc


$1,500
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Support Vehicle Sponsors

Support Vehicle Sponsor
Witech Excavating


$1,500
Support Vehicle Sponsor
Coats Electric

Support Vehicle Sponsor
Richard Adams Engineers & Consultants, P.A.


$1,500
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Top Overall Rider/Runner Sponsors

Top Overall Runner Sponsor
Bridge Industrial

Longest Single Ride Sponsor
Flying squirrel farms
Top Overall Rider Sponsor
Prestige Group
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LEGO Robotics Team Sponsors

CHI Development Operating, LLC

$1,000
LRK

Mike and Jeannine Hisey and Susan and Bill Jarvis
Mike and Jeannine Hisey and Bill andSue Jarvis
MidCity District

Mike and Jeannine Hisey and Susan and Bill Jarvis
Prairie Plumbing Contractors Inc

All American Exterior Solutions

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Top Weekly Rider/Runner Sponsors

Top Weekly Runner Sponsor
WT Group

Top Weekly Rider Sponsor
deGraauw Electric LLC

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Gold Sponsors

Celtic Environmental Inc

$250
Carter Electrical Services, LLC

E.SMITH Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.


$250
Kevin Henrie

$250
Jeff Habich
Shambaugh & Son LP


$250
Jim & Pat Twisselman
Expert Climate Control, LLC

SuperHero Fire Protection

Doors Unlimited a division of DuraServ

$250
David Rogers

$250
Jeff Meissner
John A Purshock

$250
Paul Manganelli

$250
The Happy Cannabis company

$250
Jim & Pat Twisselman
Jeff and Kate Olson

$250
Doug Hearld

$250
Jeff and Kate Olson

$250
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COMPETITION DETAILS

This year’s ride will be a COMBINATION of last year's month-long virtual competition, culminating in THE RETURN of our traditional LIVE in-person bike ride at the end of the month. The virtual competition will start Saturday, August 28th and extend 4 weeks through September 24th (8/28 - 9/24), with the LIVE in-person bike ride taking place on Friday, September 24th in Chicago.

The virtual competition will be organized through the free activity service, Strava, to allow participants to log as many biking AND running miles as possible. Both the virtual competition and live ride will encourage participants to bike/run for donations to support FIRST Lego League and STEM Education. For every $100 raised, participants will earn additional “miles” to be added to their score (10 bike miles or 2.5 running miles per $100).

This year's fundraising goal is our biggest yet--we are targeting raising $100,000 for the Bike Ride for the Kids mission!

We will be giving out weekly prizes across a variety of categories, culminating with an awards ceremony at the end of the LIVE bike ride to commemorate the end of the competition and celebrate our FIRST Lego League partners.

Stay tuned for more information about the Virtual Competition and LIVE ride details and the start of registration later this summer!

INTERESTED IN JOINING?

 

  1. Register for the virtual competition--CLICK THE "REGISTER TO RIDE" TAB ABOVE!
  2. Create a FREE Strava account — all participants will need to have a Strava account to log their activity
  3. Be sure to go to your BRFTK Profile on this website and click the "Connect with STRAVA" button!
  4. Start riding/running (on August 28th) and log your mileage through Strava*
  5. And start fundraising now, registration and the leaderboard will open soon!
*Strava offers manual online entry or automatic entry through many wearable devices (i.e. Apple Watch, etc.) — stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the start of the competition!