FunRaiser

What’s the deal with the Funraiser?

This exciting, new “funraiser” is a great way to raise money for your organization while having a good time. After you’ve been approved and we agree on a date, you’ll work to promote the day we’ve agreed on and try to sell as many tours as possible because you will keep half of the proceeds. In the summer we allow FUNraisers to take place on any agreed upon Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. In the winter November-March we allow them to take place on any agreed upon day including weekends.  Please note this is for the pedal tour bikes and not the cycle boat or tiki boat

Financials

Regular season (April-November) weekdays guests pay $285, weekend is $350.  Tax is in that number, tip for the driver is not. We then subtract tax from that amount and divide by 2 which is your half of the FUNraiser

In the winter, our rate is $200 on a weekday or $250 on a weekend. We will subtract the tax and divide that by 2. Also in the winter, we’ll allow your organization to pick weekends as well. From December 1st through March 31storganizations can book for weekend tours. The rest of the year Funraisers take place on Mondays.

Your tour is half off, so we also encourage the organization to book one tour and sell individual tickets to it for people that are unable to get a full group together so they can join. You can sell these tickets for however many dollars you want and keep all of that profit because you booked the tour for the fixed price of $285 (of which that you will keep $132). Tip: If you provide the beer, wine, and food, you could charge riders a premium. 

Tour Types

We offer bar/brewery tours, architecture tours, and food tours. The guests get to pick whatever type of tour they want. If the group books a bike to sell individual tickets, we encourage the architecture tour because of how fun it is! We have start times at 1:003:306:00, and 8:30 p.m. to pick from and 4 bikes. If your group is able to get board members to team building events where they work in the afternoon and have friends and neighbors join at night, your group can potentially raise a lot of money. 

Payment is done through our website rochesterpedaltours.com where they’ll be able to view an up-to-the-minute calendar and book. On the questionnaire after they book, they’ll write the name of the charity so we know how much to write the check for. We’ll write you a check for the total amount when the tours are completed. 

What do we expect out of your organization? 

We want to make you as much money as possible, which is why we give you all the promotional material to use to sell tours. The harder you hustle, the more tours you’ll sell and the more money you’ll raise. We are working towards the same goal of selling pedal tours, so we want our sales material to be used word-for-word because we see it work everyday. We’ll message you a logo, photos of the bikes, and sales pitch to use for marketing. Any time you mention us, make sure you tag us and after the event, mention us in a status and include a picture of a group on the bike. Reviews are important to our business, your driver will ask the groups to write reviews, but we want to ensure you and other members of your organizations write us reviews on any of the review websites. 

Next Steps

Talk this over with your boards and message us to start working on date selection because dates fill up quickly. 

2 Responses to “FunRaiser”

  1. Todd

    I was checking out your website for a happy hour tour in June and came discovered your “FunRaiser” opportunity. Myself and a few other colleagues raise funds and participate in the 100 mile National Center For the Missing and Eploited Children bike ride. I’m wondering if this would be an opportunity for us raise more funds?

    I am looking at Friday, June 8th for a bike tour. I would epect your tours to fill quickly. If I were to plan a happy hour with my colleagues, how far in advance would you say I should start planning? Thanks, Todd

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    • szai_bpt

      Hi Greg we do FunRaisers only on certain nights, June 8th is not one of the available days. if you email us to tell us more about your potential event we can talk more about it

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