Competition for a Cause

Active Transportation Alliance is a non-profit advocacy organization based in Chicago that works to improve conditions for bicycling, walking and transit and engage people in healthy and active ways to get around. We rely on the support of our friends and event participants to fund our advocacy work. As a participant of the Chicago Cinder Classic you are committing to a team fundraising goal of $800.

Active Trans will provide fundraising guidance and online tools to help you meet (or exceed!) your fundraising goal. 

Since this event is a fundraiser for our nonprofit organization we encourage you raise even more than the minimum!

Your team can choose to self-donate to meet your fundraising goal or you can enlist the help of friends and family by customizing a team fundraising page.  Once your team is registered you will be sent a link to start soliciting donations. Your team will be asked to complete a commitment form (with a credit card to hold your space).


To add to the excitement of this event, we’re kicking up the competition a notch.  Instead of riding your own set of wheels, Active Trans will provide them for you. The bikes are a single-gear racing bicycle. Teams will be provided two bikes with their registration (bikes must be returned). Bikes will be distributed to riders on race day and you’ll be given time to adjust seat heights and take them for a few practice spins on the track.





Fundraising Deadlines                                    

$100 to be raised by:                   August 1, 2017  

$800 to be raised by:                 October 20, 2017          

Transfer deadline                          August 1, 2017