First Gear: Register and Recruit
Creating a team is as easy as 1-2-3!
Once you’ve registered yourself and your team, it’s time to recruit. Here’s a checklist of recruitment tactics to help you build your team:
Second Gear: Fundraise
As a team captain, it’s up to you to set your team’s fundraising goal. In 2013, the average Bike MS: Ride the Vortex team member raised $650. Start there, and then push further!
Following is a checklist to assist you and your team to reach (and surpass!) your fundraising goal.
Talk to your team.
Spread the word to family and friends:
Enlist company support:
Let the National MS Society help:
Remember to track your donations and thank your sponsors!
Third Gear: Motivate
You’ve set a fundraising goal, but how do you encourage your team members to reach it? Here are some tips for motivating your team:
Fourth Gear: Training
Once your team has formed and is busy fundraising, the next step is to prepare for the ride. Whether you are riding 30 or 150 miles, plan on spending some quality time with your bicycle, training your body for the challenge.
The more you ride before Bike MS: Ride the Vortex, the better experience you will have. The checklist below will assist you and your team for the ride.
Fifth Gear: Organize
Take time to prepare for the weekend of the event. This checklist will assist you in organizing your team so that each member has a positive experience and a great ride!
1-2 Weeks Prior to Event
Day of Event
Sixth Gear: Celebrate
As the Bike MS: Ride the Vortex weekend approaches, celebrate your team’s efforts over the past months. Consider these last minute details that will make your team members’ excited for the upcoming event.
Seventh Gear: Share and Inform
All of your efforts have come together Bike MS and your team’s efforts were a success! Share your success and stories with teammates and members of your community who have sponsored you.
Eighth Gear: Ride!