The Creek Preschool Annual Bike-A-Thon: May 1 & 2
Get sponsors, and come prepared to ride, ride, ride for this school fundraiser!
What is a Bike-A-Thon?
Bike-A-Thon is a fundraiser in which the children ride around our track, making as many laps as they can in their fifteen minute time limit. They are sponsored by the lap or a flat donation.
After they have ridden and had their laps counted by their pit crew, the riders pick up their participation trophies and their popsicles. Pledged money is turned in to the school office after their sponsors are notified of their lap count.
This is a fun event, as our children love bringing their very own bikes/scooters (and safety gear!) from home to ride. In order to participate, your child’s permission slip must be turned in the morning before their ride and they must have a “pit crew” adult with them.
Children who do not have a pit crew adult will participate in other activities during the event.
How Can We Prepare?
First, please take the attached sponsor sheet to friends, neighbors and relatives and ask them to support our school by sponsoring your child in the Bike-A-Thon. We are raising money for building upgrades and repairs.
They can pledge an amount per lap, or they can donate a set amount just for participation. Our Tax ID # is 95-4712403 and donations are tax deductible!
Second, decide who will be your child’s “Pit Crew” – an adult is required to be on site supervising the ride. Additional pit crew members and cheering fans are always welcome too!
(An incredibly awesome character event full of games and laughter – this year Elsa and Olaf will be joining us!)
The Day of the Bike-a-Thon
Bring the bike/scooter and safety gear to school either at morning drop off (we’ll have bike parking in the basketball court) or right before your child’s ride time. Make sure you have turned your permission slip in to the school office.
When it is time for your child to ride, make sure you sign your child out of the class, and then head out to have some fun!
Out on the track (we’ve blocked off part of the parking lot) we’ll have the kids line up at the start zone and get ready for their endurance race. We give the children 15 minutes to ride at their own pace before announcing the end of the ride time.
After the ride, we’ll have a cold popsicle treat on the lawn, and all children who ride can pick up their trophy too!
What is the Bike-A-Thon ride schedule?
11:10a.m. – Red
11:30a.m. – Purple, Yellow
Friday, May 2
10:30a.m. – Blue
10:50a.m. – Orange
11:10a.m. – Green, Red
11:30a.m. – Purple, Yellow
How do we collect the money?
If the sponsor is pledging money per lap completed, you’ll need to check in with them after the event, so that they can know how many laps your child did and how much they owe.
If the sponsor is pledging a flat donation for participation, you can collect the money before the event.
All checks should be made out to “The Creek Preschool.” Money and pledge sheets are turned into the school office.
Donations are due by May 23 in order to be counted towards the FROZEN PARTY!