Events - Thunderhead Alliance


Find resources for planning successful events including Bike to Work Day, fundraising galas, and fundraising bike rides. Also included in this category are resources on soliciting sponsors for events and resources on planning and promoting a bike valet service for your events.

Bike to Work
Every May, communities across the country celebrate Bike to Work Day, promoting bicycle commuting for the health, environmental, personal, and economic benefits. Many Thunderhead organizations play a primary role in organizing Bike to Work Day in their communities. These organizations share their resources on organizing, promoting and finding sponsors for Bike to Work Day events.

Fundraising Galas
Are you thinking of planning a fundraising gala or benefit for your bicycle and/or pedestrian advocacy organization? Find models and best practices for fundraising galas in this folder.

Fundraising Rides
Many Thunderhead organizations earn a significant portion of their revenue from fundraising events including fundraising bike rides. To see how they do it, we’ve collected resources from their rides and tips from the experts. Find resources on logistics and planning, promoting your ride, sponsorships, volunteers, communicating with participants, and more.

Valet Bike Parking
As bicycling grows in your community, so too will the demand for safe and secure bicycle parking at community events. A number of Thunderhead organizations have found themselves with the opportunity to provide valet bike parking services in their community while earning money for and promoting their organization. Find resources used by other leaders that include the logistics and promotion of valet bike parking services.

Event sponsorships can be a major revenue source for your organization. Many events depend on sponsorships to break even or make a profit. Find sponsorship resources here including model sponsor proposals and other resources for securing, communicating with, and thanking sponsors.

Recently Added Resources

Valet Bike Parking Flyer – Side 2 (Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition)
Sample Timeline: Discover Hartford (Central Connecticut Bicycle Alliance)
Mail In Registration Form – Tour de Chesapeake (BikeWalk Virginia)