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 produced for you. You can use this page to collect online donations from your supporters. Simply share the URL to your fundraising page with anyone you feel may want to support you.

You can login to retrieve your URL and to personalize your fundraising page with your message and photo. To login, use the Username and Password that you created when you registered.

Forgot your Username and Password? No problem, use the links on the login page to retrieve them.

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

To log any offline donations, login to your dashboard and click “Cash and Checks” on the left side. Click the “Add Donation” button on the top right of the screen, then enter each individual donation.

All offline donations of cash and cheques need to be mailed or dropped off to The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital – 115 Delhi Street, Guelph ON, N1E 4J4.

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Watch our series of “How-To” videos to learn how to login and use your online fundraising page to collect online donations.

When you registered, an online fundraising page was created for you. We’ve made a series of short videos that will show you how to login and make the most of the online fundraising tools.

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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!

$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.

Jerseys will be delivered 4 to 6 weeks following the event period which ends Sunday July 26th, 2020.

Tour de Guelph 2020 Jersey

This year’s top fundraiser prize winners:

Milestone Prizes & Top Fundraiser Prize Winners!

This year, a record number of 98 riders met the $300 fundraising milestone to receive a jersey, 52 raised $500 or more to receive the Tour de Guelph sweat towel milestone prize, and 24 raised $1000 or more for the jacket milestone prize!

 

Top Fundraiser Prize Winners

This year, the winners of the top fundraiser prizes were selected by random draw. Those that raised $1000 or more were entered and the winners are:

Donna Bryson – Spa Day for Your Bike, a $500 value from Speed River Bicycle

Nicole Gatto – $100 Gift Card from Paramount Skis, Bikes, and Boards

Peggy Pritchard – $100 in product vouchers from Organic Meadow

 

Top Youth Fundraiser Prize Winners

This year, the winners of the top youth fundraiser prizes were selected by random draw. Those that raised $300 or more were entered and the winners are:

Ethan Steele – 24” Genesis Barracuda youth bicycle! Generously donated by Vettor Small Engine & Bicycle

William Isaak – A case of organic white milk and a case of organic chocolate milk from Organic Meadow

All Registered Riders Will Get a Harvey’s Coupon!

Please watch your inbox next week for your coupon for a free Harvey’s combo including a burger, your choice of fries or onion rings, and a drink! Thanks to Harvey’s Restaurants of Guelph for this generous reward to all of you who registered and met your $25 fundraising minimum!

*To qualify as top youth fundraiser, you must have been born in 2004 or any year after.

All online and offline pledges submitted by end of day on Sunday July 26th, 2020 counted towards fundraising totals for prize eligibility.

 

Can you top last year’s top fundraisers?

Charlie Barnes$8,375.00
Ross McKinnell$7,565.00
Mike Diamond$5,455.00
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