FAQ

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How do I create a team? 

Whether you are riding or walking you can create a team. Creating a team is a great way to get your friends and family involved and to increase your fundraising success. The first step is to register for Tour de Streets. While registering you'll be prompted to either join a team or start one of your own. Once you've completed your registration you'll be able to customize your team fundraising page and invite your friends you join! To register now click here and then click on the gray REGISTER button at the top of the page.


Do kids have to fundraise to participate? 

Nope! Kids under 18 ride or walk with you for free. We encourage families to create their own "teams" and to fundraise as a family. All adults are required to raise a minimum of $100.

Kids do not need to be registered individually for the event. Simply make sure their names are included when you sign the waiver during your online registration process. This will ensure that everyone participating in Tour de Streets is protected by our insurance!


What is the deal with the $100 fundraising minimum? How does it work for teams? 

Every participant, whether you are walking or biking is required to raise $100. If you aren't able to raise this amount in advance of September 7, your credit card will be charged for the remainder. 

If you are participating on a team you are still required to raise $100 as an individual, but this amount will contribute to your team goal. 

Asking friends and family to support your ride or walk is a great way to let people know why you care about making our streets safer and more livable for everyone. 


Where is the ride?

The rides and the walk will all begin and end at DCR's North Point Park in Cambridge, which features walking and biking paths, a play ground, skate park and beautiful views of the Charles River and Boston skyline. The BBQ and party will also take place at DCR's North Point Park on the Education First patio. 


What’s for lunch?

Delicious BBQ along with plenty of vegetarian options. The BBQ will be from 11:30pm-2pm. 


Will there be music?

Yes! We’ll have live music between 11-2pm at the BBQ.


What is the route? 

There will be a 10-mile guided bike route through Cambridge and Boston, a 4-mile guided bike route for families with small children and a guided 3-mile walk option.

Each route is designed for a safe and comfortable group ride experience and there will be several trained volunteers to help out and make sure everyone is safe and having a great time!

Full details of the routes will be available in August. 


What's up with the transaction fees on the fundraising website?

LivableStreets is using CrowdRise as a fundraising platform because they're a great non-profit tool to add capacity to our staff.  This added capacity ensures that we are able to continue our advocacy work in the days and weeks leading up to a big event. The transaction fee covers the work they're taking off our plate. If you're not comfortable with the CrowdRise transaction fees, feel free to send us a check instead!


 What if I have a question that isn’t answered here?

Contact LivableStreets Program Coordinator, Louisa Gag: Louisa@livablestreets.info or 617.621.1746.