Join the Tour de Guelph Team Challenge!

When you register, you have the option of registering as an individual, creating or joining a team. You can also start or join a team after you register. Watch the ‘How to’ video further down the page.

What is the challenge?

The challenge is to be the team that makes the BIGGEST impact in our community by raising the most funds.*

When you start or join a team, a team fundraising page will be created that links all the individual team member fundraising pages and totals your individual team members fundraising efforts.

We’re still working on the prize for the winning teams, but we promise it will be good.

Anyone can start a team. Family teams, teams of friends, community groups, corporate teams – we welcome all types of groups to get involved. It’s good for you and good for our community!

*There are two categories and a prize to the top team in each category.

  1. Most raised per team member: decided based on the team to raise the most per person on the team. For example, if your team has four team members and the team total is $8,000 raised, $2,000 per team member will be used to rank your team’s position.
  2. Most raised overall: decided based on the team to raise the most overall.

Riding as a Team

You do not need to ride together to be a part of the Tour de Guelph 2022 Team Challenge. The Team Challenge is a team fundraising challenge. All team members have full flexibility on what registration type and route they choose: Ride Anyway, Fundraise-to-Ride, or Free-wheeler, any Tour de Guelph route.

If you do decide to ride together with your team, please be sure to follow all provincial and local public health regulations for outdoor gatherings at the time of your ride.

Video: Creating or joining a team after registering as an individual

In this video, we’ll show you how to create or join a team after you have already registered as an individual.

Tips From Teams Ambassador, Home Group Realty

Back again this year, Home Group Realty is here to help all team members with tips and advice for a fun and successful fundraising experience!

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Quick Tip for Corporate Teams

If you’re an employee who has organized a team, reach out to your company’s management team to let them know and to ask for support. Here are some ideas for the kinds of support you can ask for:

  • Ask your company to make a donation to your team
  • Ask for incentives such as an afternoon off work for everyone on the team to complete their ride or a catered lunch for everyone on the team
  • Prizes to be raffled off to people on the team
  • Personalize Your Team Fundraising Page

Set a team goal. Add a team or corporate photo, logo and/or video message to your supporters. Update the text on your page to include your reasons for riding and fundraising.

The person who created the team will be able use their login and update the team fundraising page.

See our how to videos for help: https://tourdeguelph.ca/how-to-use-your-online-fundraising-page/

Recruit Teammates & Encourage Fundraising

Once your team is established, they suggest sending regular fundraising encouragement emails to give the team updates on the team’s progress and to remind them to continue fundraising.

Use the Online Fundraising Tools!

Using the fundraising portal to manage your team and its members is the easiest way to manage and communicate with your team. Login and then in the left navigation menu. Click on Team to expand all the options you have for managing your team.

Team Results: shows a summary of your team’s fundraising efforts
Recruit Team Members: gives you email and social media tools that direct people to your team page to join your team. Click on the address book icon to easily upload all your email contacts from any of your email accounts.
Email Team: allows you to easily send emails to all team members who have already joined your team.
Edit Team Info: allows you to edit your team name and add a summary description for your team.
Manage Team Sponsors: allows you to send email messages to anyone who has followed through with a donation to your team or anyone on your team.
Manage Team Cash & Cheques: allows you to enter donations that you have received offline. Please note that all offline donations can be dropped off at The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital prior to the event, or hand them in on the day of the event.

Team Challenge FAQs