Fundraising is as easy as asking!

Fundraising may seem like an intimidating challenge, but it really is as easy as asking.

When you register for Tour de Guelph, an online fundraising page will be automatically be produced for you. You can login to manage your fundraising page by using the Username and Password that you created when you registered.

Forgot your Username and Password? No problem, click here to retrieve them.

Already registered? Login to personalize your fundraising page and to start fundraising:

Top tips for fundraising success:

1. Ask everyone you know. Friends, family, neighbours, and work colleagues. You just never know who may hold the causes close to their heart, or who may simply want to support you to help you reach your goal.

2. Ask up to three times. It may take you asking and then a couple of reminders before your supporters follow through with a donation. Life is busy and your request may have been forgotten. Our recommendation is to ask once and remind up to two times.

3. Personalize your online giving page. Add your photo and personal story, or why the cause and reaching your goal is important to you.

To personalize your fundraising page, click the Participant Login link found at the very top of this webpage. Then using your user name and password that you created when you registered, you can login to the fundraising portal to access all our online fundraising tools including your personal fundraising page.

4. Set the bar by making a self-pledge. People will see your commitment and be more likely to support you. Also, your self-pledge will set a precedent for what others will donate.

To make a donation to yourself, go to the Tour de Guelph home page, select search to search for and find your personal fundraising page, then click the donate button on your page to make a donation to yourself.

5. Start early! The earlier you start asking, the more time you’ll have to reach your goal.

 

More Fundraising Milestone Prizes!

This year, all riders will receive a reward when they reach each of the following fundraising milestones: $300, $500 and $1000!

We’re still working on the details of our $500 and $1000 Fundraising Milestone reward, so stay tuned for these exciting updates!

PLUS when you raise $500 by our super-early-bird date of May 8th, 2020 and $1000 by our early-bird date of June 12th, 2020, you’ll be entered for a chance to win even more great prizes!

$300 Fundraising Milestone Reward: Tour de Guelph 2020 Cycling Jersey

Once again, all riders to raise $300 or more will automatically receive an exclusive Tour de Guelph cycling jersey. Whether you choose to Fundraise-to-Ride or Free-wheeler, we will give you a jersey if you reach the $300 fundraising goal.

Jerseys come in adult and kids sizes, be sure to state your jersey size at the time of registration in case you meet the fundraising milestone.

All those to meet the $300 fundraising milestone by Friday May 8th will receive their jersey on the day of the event. All others will be delivered 4 to 6 weeks following the event.

Tour de Guelph 2020 Jersey

Top Fundraiser Prizes

This year, we’re also changing up how our top fundraising prizes are awarded so that we give more top fundraisers the chance to receive a top-fundraiser prize.

This year, all those who fundraise $1000 or more in the adult or youth category, will be entered for a chance to win one of our top fundraiser prizes. All online and offline pledges must be submitted by 2pm on Sunday June 28th, 2020 to qualify.

We’re still confirming the prize for this year, so stay tuned for updates!

 

Top Youth Fundraiser

Top youth* fundraisers will also be entered for a chance to win a youth bicycle donated by Vettor Small Engine & Bicycle! All youth fundraisers to raise $300 or more will be entered to win!

*To qualify as top youth fundraiser, you must be born in 2004 or any year after. All online and offline pledges must be submitted by 2pm on Sunday June 28th, 2020.

Top Fundraising Team

The team to fundraise the most will win a party hosted at The Bike Shed, official sponsor of Tour de Guelph’s Community Team Challenge. At the team party, your team members can try out smart bike trainers and experience the thrill of cycling gaming with Zwift or any other cycling app. Up to eight people can ride at a time. The party may be scheduled for breakfast or lunch and will be catered.

The top fundraising team will also get a lunch table reserved for them on the day of the event!

Learn more about teams on our Team Challenge page.

Can you top last year’s top fundraisers?

Charlie Barnes$8,375.00
Ross McKinnell$7,565.00
Mike Diamond$5,405.00
Bill Allen$2,345.00
Diane Stuart$1,877.00
Ethan STEELE$1,830.00
Bob Lemieux$1,765.00
Matt Peltomaki$1,275.00
Nicole Gatto$1,250.00
Cliff Falconer$1,190.00

You Can Also Collect Offline Pledges

We recommend you collect online pledges by sharing the link to your personal page with all your prospective supporter.

However, if you prefer to collect donations offline, you can download a printable Pledge Form.

Please submit your pledge form and all cash and cheques to The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital located at 115 Delhi Street, Guelph, ON N1E 4J4 prior to the event, or you can submit them on the day of the event at the pledge station that will be located beside the rider check-in/registration area.