Remember how excited you were when you got your first bicycle? That’s the joy your group can give to kids who have dreamed of owning their own bicycle, but thought that’s all it ever could be…a dream.
Your group will feel this excitement too! There’s a festive air at the event. Music plays, flags fly and shiny new bicycles await assembly. But, before they can be put together, teams must be assembled. Each participant receives a colored team bandanna that helps them find their team table and the rest of their teammates. Once there, the emcee will introduce the event and teams will learn about the tasks ahead of them.
Teams must send representatives to visit stations set up throughout the room to collect coins they will use to “purchase” the items they need. However, at each station, a different challenge must be completed before the team will receive their coins. For example, at one challenge, 5 members of each team must pass through a series of rings and complete this challenge in less than a minute. Another challenge may only require two members to complete a task and some challenges are mental puzzles that can be brought back to the table for the entire team to work on together. Throughout the event, as teams earn coins, they can spend them at the supply depot where they can “purchase” the bike, helmet and lock, tools, and a variety of decorating supplies for their bicycle. How will each team divide up the challenges? Will everyone take turns or will the engineering-minded members stick with the bike while the sales-minded are sent off to compete? Throughout the event, teams may be called to the front of the room to participate in “bonus” competitions where they can win fun additions for their bikes such as bike horns or bells, water bottles, etc.
In addition to building the bikes, teams will put their bikes on display to be judged for creativity. The more coins each team earns, the more elaborately they can decorate their bike. Items to choose from include streamers, balloons, playing cards, construction paper, masking tape and poster paper to create a team placard. The team with the best-decorated bicycle, as voted on by VIPs or the participants themselves wins award medals.
Prior to decoration, each bicycle is inspected by one of our bicycle mechanics for approval. If it doesn’t meet up to specifications, teams are sent back to make adjustments. Finally, the “Spokes” person for the non-profit receiving the bicycles closes the event, thanking participants and giving them a snapshot of how it is these bicycles will help the children.*
*Note: In consideration for the children and their families’ feelings and privacy, we do not "provide" underprivileged children for appearances at our charitable events. We can request the charity bring children as representatives to the event, but there is no guarantee that children will be present. We work with, and will be happy to deliver the donated items to, organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club, Second Harvest Food Bank, Seminole County Friends of Abused Children, The Central Florida Children's Home, Harbor House, Ronald McDonald House, and other reputable non-profit organizations. We will also coordinate with the non-profit organization to try to have an adult representative from the organization (employee or volunteer) to speak during the event. These representatives often share moving stories about the good work the organization does on a daily basis and how the money or items donated from the event will benefit the recipients. We do not guarantee that a representative will be available for your event date and time. If no representatives from the non-profit organization are available, the event emcee will give a brief overview of the organization to which the bikes will be donated.
|Ideal Group Size||
30 or more participants
|Ideal Team Size||
8 participants per team
This event can be held indoors or outdoors
|Level of Customization||
Client logo on award medals, choice of children's charity for donation
Relationship building, give back to community, problem solving skills, creativity, time management
Bikes, helmets, and locks donated to charity
Approximately 25 sq. ft. per person
|Set Up Required||
One draped and skirted banquet round per team with seating for 8, six or eight foot draped and skirted tables as needed for supplies around perimeter of the room. Power for the DJ (standard outlet) is required.
Note: Based on event location and group size, event details may differ slightly from above description