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The Salvation Army River Ride

Raising awareness and financial support for the programs and services
of The Salvation Army across the Fox Valley Region.

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The Salvation Army River Ride

The Salvation Army River Ride is a bike ride along the picturesque Fox River Trail.  This family-oriented event meant to raise awareness and financial support for the programs and services of The Salvation Army across the Fox Valley Region.  Three lengths of suggested trails will be offered for expert, novice, and family riders, stretching from Aurora to Carpentersville. 


Saturday, September 29, 2018
6:00am - 1PM
106 1st Avenue, St. Charles, IL

The River Ride is so much more than a fun day on two wheels: every dollar you raise and each mile you ride provides critical support for those in need. Your registration fee provides meals, case management and other services for our neighbors in need.  Just imagine what you’ll make possible when you secure pledges or fundraise by hosting a fun event. We hope you’ll take your impact up a gear by Riding and Raising for a Reason in 2018.

All attendees will be given the opportunity to fundraise.  Sponsorships are also available.

If you are unable to participate, donations are accepted.

Adult Registration - $50.00 per rider

Youth (Ages 17 and under) Registration - $20 per rider

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Ride & Raise

The River Ride is so much more than a fun day on two wheels: every dollar you raise and each mile you ride provides critical support for those in need. Your registration fee provides meals, case management and other services for our neighbors in need.  Just imagine what you’ll make possible when you secure pledges or fundraise by hosting a fun event. We hope you’ll take your impact up a gear by Riding and Raising for a Reason in 2018.

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Have questions? Need additional information?

We are here to help! Contact Captain Betsy Clark by phone at 630-377-2769 or by email at betsy_clark@usc.salvationarmy.org.


About the Event

Since 1885, The Salvation Army has been a beacon of help and hope for the hungry and the hurting in the Fox Valley Region. Now, more than 130 years later, we continue providing critical support for struggling neighbors, offering life-changing services to those in need.

Each year, The Salvation Army serves thousands of men, women and children in the Fox Valley Region. The Salvation Army offers a variety of services including food and personal pantries, utility assistance, youth programs, long-term case management, spiritual support, clothing, furniture, and seasonal programs like the Angel Tree Program, Adopt-a-Family, and the Christmas Toy Shoppe. But, we can’t do it without help!

While The Salvation Army River Ride is a fun, family-friendly event, it is also so much more. Each mile you ride and every dollar you raise makes life-changing services available to those who need them most. Join us on Saturday, September 29 as we hit the trail and raise support.


Volunteer

We need your help to fill several remaining volunteer positions at the 1st  annual Fox Valley Salvation Army River Ride on Saturday, September 29th.

Review the descriptions below prior to completing the volunteer sign up form below. 

Ride along to assist with the unloading of rest stop supplies and/or the loading of remaining supplies once the rest stop closes. Must be 18 years of age and able to lift 30 lbs.
6am - 1pm

Bring a folding chair and position yourself at one of the directional signs along the route.  Encourage riders along the way and communicate any emergencies should they arise.

 

Reset the area for lunch, clear tables for fast turnover of guests and monitor garbage for disposal. Must be 16 years of age and able to lift 20 lbs.
10am - 2pm

Help load event and turnaround supplies into the Salvation Army vehicles and unload these supplies at the local (Aurora, Elgin, St. Charles) Salvation Army Centers. Must be 16 years of age and able to lift 30lbs.
10pm - 2pm (as needed in the local communities)

Amateurs welcome, and no limit to those wanting to position along the routes! Capture the action throughout the event on your personal camera, including the starting line, along the route and at the rest stops. Must be 18 years of age.
6am - 2pm

Amateurs welcome! Capture a snapshot of each rider or group proudly holding a sign indicating how many miles they rode using a Salvation Army camera on a fixed tri-pod. This photo will later be available for riders to download and share free of charge the next day. Must be 18 years of age.
6am - 2pm   

 

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