The Cycle for the Cause Team is always ready to provide you with the tools you need to successfully fundraise and participate in C4C: The 275 Challenge! We encourage you to download and use the following how-to documents & social media graphics to help guide your social media fundraising efforts throughout your 275 Challenge journey.
- C4C: The 275 Challenge Participant Guides
Social Media Graphics and Video
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These shareable graphics and sample copy are great tools to help announce your participation and get your network excited about supporting your fundraising efforts. Update your social media photos, banner, and bio with your personal fundraising page link to make it easy for your network to donate and cheer you on. The more you share your personal story on social media and your reason for participating in the C4C: The 275 Challenge, the more support you will see!
(Right-click to save the below images to your device to use on social media.)
Post after you've accepted The 275 Challenge:
Suggested Sample Copy: I’ve accepted the challenge to support LGBTQ New Yorkers by participating in @CyclefortheCause #The275Challenge from August 29, through September 25. We are coming together virtually to make an impact, and I hope you will support me by donating to my fundraising efforts. Together we can help @LGBTCenterNYC serve thousands of LGBTQ New Yorkers. [Insert Fundraising Page Link] #C4C2021 #EndAIDS #SupportTheCenter #275challenge
Post and share how you are taking on The 275 Challenge:
Suggested Sample Copy: #The275Challenge exists to ensure @LGBTCenterNYC can continue providing virtual programs and services to the LGBTQ community. But they can’t do it without our help. Starting Sunday, August 29, I will challenge myself to Cycle, Run, Walk or Create for 27.5 days in support of The Center. I hope you’ll follow along as I crush my 275 Challenge. Please support my efforts and donate via my personal fundraising page: [Insert Fundraising Page link] #C4C2021 #EndAIDS #SupportTheCenter #275challenge.
Post this throughout your 275 Challenge journey:
Suggested Sample Copy: I am excited to announce the start of my #275Challenge in support of @cycleforthecause #The275Challenge! Tune in as I post throughout my 27.5-day adventure, and be sure to show your support for me and @LGBTCenterNYC by making a donation. No gift is too small, and every dollar helps! [Insert Fundraising Page Link] #C4C2021 #EndAIDS #SupportTheCenter #275challenge
Don’t forget to use our hashtags! Use #C4C2021 and #275Challenge on your social media posts and updates and tag our Facebook and Instagram accounts @cycleforthecause.
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Funding Impact Videos
Download and share these funding impact videos from Dropbox to let your supporters know how their donations impact our Youth, Recovery, Mental Health and HIV support services.
Fundraising Tips & Tricks
Fundraising Tips & Tricks
Want to exceed your fundraising goals? Follow these seven easy steps and you will be on your way to helping The Center continue to provide life-saving and life-affirming services to our community.
Looking to get those training miles in? Look no further! The 275 Challenge team has pulled together several training route recommendations to help our Cyclists, Runners, and Walkers train for their Challenges!
You can also visit our team captain-created and community-led training calendar for upcoming training opportunities for cyclists, walkers, and runners, available for Google Calendar and iCal. Be sure to check it out often as training opportunities are always being added!
Check out our cycling training route recommendations with detailed information: each route is linked to RideWithGPS, which provides turn-by-turn directions, route elevations, suggested pace, mileage, and much more!
Walkers & Runners
Get to sweating with these running and walking routes. We have curated several routes in the New York City metropolitan area for you to get your training started.