Peddle with purpose this year and make a pledge to raise a little extra money for the Ridges Sanctuary in this year's Ride for Nature.
The Bike to Benefit program offers cyclists a change to raise funds to benefit a specific Ridges project. Last year, this program helped raise money for a full restoration of the historic Baileys Harbor Lower Range Light. That restoration should be completed this June.
This year, funds raised through Bike to Benefit will support the first phase of an important conservation initiative – the reintroduction of the Showy and Yellow Lady’s-Slipper orchids to the restored ridges and swales behind the future site of The Ridges new interpretive center.
Reintroduction of these key species in their natural habitat will create a living exhibit for the new center and provide an opportunity to study orchid ecology and the preservation of the species. The restoration project will take place over three years with the first year focusing on germinating plants. The estimated cost for the germination phase is $15,000.
Plus, you can peddle knowing your dollars are going even further thanks to a generous donation.
The Cordon Family Foundation has generously agreed to match, dollar for dollar, the first $1,000 in sponsorships.
Cyclists participating in any distance of the Ride are eligible to participate. After raising at least $250, participants will receive a Ride for Nature jersey and prizes will be awarded to our top three fundraisers.
PLUS: Our top three fundraisers will win Saris bike racks!
Not riding this year? Don’t have a cyclist to sponsor? No worries! You can still support the Ride and our orchid project by donating online. Go to www.RideforNature.com/Bike-to-Benefit and follow the Crowdrise link.
For more information contact The Ridges Sanctuary at 920.839.2802.
To get started visit our CrowdRise page to begin fundraising online.
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