This year is LivableStreets’ 15th birthday! We’d love to be celebrating with you at our biggest party of the year, Tour de Streets, but that’s not what 2020 has in store for us.
Tour de Streets is still happening; it’s just going to take place in your home, your backyard, and -- most importantly -- on your streets.
To celebrate our 15th anniversary, we are launching a 15-day Tour Your Streets Campaign. This will be an opportunity to celebrate LivableStreets’ accomplishments over the last 15 years, and to ensure we have the resources to fund the next 15 years of LivableStreets advocacy.
On each day of our 15-day campaign, we’ll be sharing new ways that you can participate and #TourYourStreets. Share your participation with us on social media to build community and connection even while we're apart! This campaign begins on September 15th and runs through September 30th -- stay tuned for more details.
Below you will find a short summary of the planned daily activities. By September 15th we'll post detailed instructions for all 15 activities, which you can choose to complete at any time between September 15-30. Share your participation with us on social media to build community and connection even while we're apart!
This is a fundraiser too, so we ask that you join the event by making a personally meaningful donation, and encourage others in your community to donate and join the fun. Anyone can participate, but those who donate or fundraise will be eligible for additional activities and prizes.
Here is a preview of what you can expect:
Kick off virtual event + open house. Register here! Sept. 16th
Why We Ride: Take a bike ride and remember loved ones Sept. 17th
TOD: Taste or Donate to a local business Sept. 18th
Civic Engagement Day Sept. 19th
Youth Day: Routes and Tips for riding with kids Sept. 20th
Music + Transportation: Transportation Playlist Sept. 21st
Design your own Street contest Sept. 22nd
Transportation Book Club Sept. 23rd
Share your favorite Street Art Sept. 24th
“Buses + Bikes: How to get along” Register here! Sept. 25th
Hot + Loud: Learning about heat and sound in cities Sept. 26th
Bike Decorating Competition Sept. 27th
Haiku Contest Sept. 28th
Who needs a drive in? Transportation Movie List Sept. 29th
Greenspace Hidden Gems Sept. 30th
Tour de Streets Through the Years: Share your favorite Tour de Streets memory
How to Participate
- Start fundraising and create your own fundraising page or team! Check out our helpful How-To page for instructions.
- Once you’ve joined the Tour de Streets campaign, you’ll receive daily activity emails starting on September 15th!
- Share your activities on your fundraising page and on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram -- be sure to tag us and use the hashtags #TourdeStreets2020 and #TourYourStreets to be eligible for prizes! No social media? No problem, you can also email your submissions to TourdeStreets@livablestreets.info.
- Join us for the closing celebration on September 30th. We’ll be giving out awards, as well as honoring all the support we’ve had for the past 15 years.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up?
You simply start a fundraiser or donate on this page. Once you do that you’ll get daily emails between September 15-30 with a new activity each day and instructions on how to receive credit for participation.
Need help setting up your page? Check out our helpful How-To page for instructions.
Is there a fundraising or giving minimum to participate?
Nope. We just ask that you give a personally meaningful amount and/or reach out to your family to encourage them to donate as well. We know this year is challenging for many, so we want to make sure this is an accessible event for everyone while also meeting our fundraising goal to keep critical programs going.
We’ve received gifts from $25-$10,000, so it’s really up to you.
Is this just for people in the Boston area?
Nope. The event is designed so that anyone, anywhere can participate. In fact Tour de Streets is a great way to reconnect with your family and friends who might be far away. You are able to create a team on our fundraising platform where you can invite family and friends to participate as a group.
How do I get credit for participating?
Follow the instructions in each activity and share your participation with us on social media! Tag us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram and use the hashtags #TourDeStreets2020 and/or #TourYourStreets to enter in your submission for points. If you don’t have social media, you can also email your submissions to TourDeStreets@livablestreets.info. You will receive 1 point for each activity you participate in, and participation in certain activities is eligible for prizes (ex. street haiku contest).
Do I have to do all 15 activities?
Nope. You can pick and choose what you are most interested in. There are no rules, we just want you to enjoy your streets and have a good time.
What are the prizes?
You’ll get a certificate, some snazzy LivableStreets swag, and serious bragging rights for the next year.