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Bridges of the Butte 24 Hour Townie Tour Sponsored by Bank of the West

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24 Hours. One unforgettable tour.Bridges of the Butte logo

Join us on June 23 – 24, 2018 for the 14th Annual Bridges of the Butte 24-Hour Townie Tour Presented by Bank of the West, a 24-hour bike tour that loops through beautiful downtown Crested Butte and crosses many of the town’s bridges.

Each summer we come together for 24 hours with one purpose: To raise money so that people with disabilities and their families may experience the life-changing effects of our program. So, tune up your bicycle, put together a costume and gather pledges for the biggest townie takeover of the year. 300 riders participate in the annual tour, with all proceeds going toward the Adaptive Sports Center’s scholarship program.

Sign up solo and brave the bike seat for all 24 hours, or team up with friends and tour the town in shifts as day turns to night.

Date
June 23-24, 2018
12 p.m. to 12 p.m.

Where
Old Town Soccer Field

Cost
Adult (solo or team): $24
Youth 17 and under: $12
Adult or Youth who pledge to raise $100 or more by June 20 ride for free.
Volunteer (Age 18+): Help out for one course marshal shift and ride for free.
Late Registration (After Friday June 22, 5 p.m.): Adult $48 and Youth 17 and under pay $24.

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Registration

Registration will open in May 2018.

Participants ride in costumes at Bridges of the Butte

Partner with us in our life-changing mission.

The Adaptive Sports Center provides the following sponsorship opportunities for the Bridges of the Butte 24-Hour Townie Tour Presented by Bank of the West. Please contact Emily Girdwood, Development Manager, to become a sponsor.

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Presenting Sponsor $6,250— Exclusive—Bank of the West!
Tax-deductible value: $6,010

  • Event title will reflect your company name:
  • “Bridges of the Butte 24-Hour Townie Tour presented by “Bank of the West”
  • Asphalt decal at the start/finish line
  • Financial Category Exclusivity for the Townie Tour Event
  • Asphalt decals with your logo at half of the intersections (approx. 11) to demarcate the course
  • 5 mentions on Facebook and 3 on Instagram
  • Logo placement on the event t-shirt
  • Tent space at basecamp, if desired (Tent space is limited, please indicate if you would like space when you make your sponsorship commitment)
  • Banner placement at basecamp & at the after party
  • Logo placement on event poster, and all print and web advertising
  • Opportunity for a representative to present awards at awards ceremony
  • Opportunity to have your logo on the bags containing the pledge incentives & prizes
  • 10 complementary bike tour entries
  • Opportunity to distribute a promotional item to all 300 riders
  • Logo placement on the Bridges of the Butte webpage
  • Link to your website from the Bridges of the Butte webpage  for one year
  • Verbal recognition at the after party & at the start of the event
  • Logo placement on all event social media outlets (facebook, constant contact, etc.)
  • Recognition in the Adaptive Sports Center’s Annual Report
  • Exposure to thousands of locals and visitors during Crested Butte Bike Week

Course Sponsorship $3,000— Exclusive - Alpine Orthopeadics
Tax-deductible value: $2,880

  • Asphalt decals with your logo at half of the intersections (approx. 11) to demarcate the course. These decals will be highly visible to participants and the public (this is the first big weekend of the summer!)
  • Logo placement on the event t-shirt
  • 5 complementary bike tour entries
  • Logo placement on the Bridges of the Butte webpage
  • Logo placement on event poster
  • Verbal recognition at the after party
  • Logo placement on all event social media outlets (facebook, constant contact, etc.)
  • Recognition in the Adaptive Sports Center’s Annual Report
  • Exposure to thousands of locals and visitors during Crested Butte Bike Week

Peloton Sponsor $2,500
Tax-deductible value: $2,380

  • 3 mentions on Facebook and 2 on Instagram
  • Ability to help lead the final “peloton lap” of the event, this is when all the participants gather for the final lap and end up at the after party
  • Verbal recognition at the start of the event and at the start of the final lap
  • Prominent logo placement on the event t-shirt (if registered prior to 5/1/2018)
  • Tent space at basecamp, if available (Tent space is limited, please indicate if you would like space when you make your sponsorship)
  • Prominent banner placement at basecamp & at the after party
  • Logo placement on event poster (if registered prior to 5/1/2018) and all print and web advertising
  • 5 complementary bike tour entries
  • Opportunity to distribute a promotional item to all 300 riders
  • Logo placement on the Bridges of the Butte webpage
  • Link to your website from the Bridges of the Butte webpage for one year
  • Verbal recognition at the after party
  • Logo placement on all event social media outlets (facebook, constant contact, etc.)
  • Recognition in the Adaptive Sports Center’s Annual Report
  • Exposure to thousands of locals and visitors during Crested Butte Bike Week

Volunteer Sponsor $1,500 NEW!
Tax-deductible value: $1,380

  • Logo placement on the volunteer t-shirts, over 60 people volunteer for the event and are placed throughout town
  • Tent space at basecamp, if available (Tent space is limited, please indicate if you would like space when you make your sponsorship)
  • Name placement on the event t-shirts
  • Banner placement at basecamp & at the after party
  • Logo placement on event poster (if registered prior to 5/1/2018) and all print and web advertising
  • 5 complementary bike tour entries
  • Opportunity to distribute a promotional item to all 300 riders
  • Logo placement on the Bridges of the Butte webpage
  • Link to your website from the Bridges of the Butte webpage for one year
  • Verbal recognition at the after party
  • Logo placement on all event social media outlets (facebook, constant contact, etc.)
  • Recognition in the Adaptive Sports Center’s Annual Report
  • Exposure to thousands of locals and visitors during Crested Butte Bike Week

Townie Takeover Sponsor $1,000
Tax-deductible value: $880

  • Logo placement on the event t-shirt
  • Tent space at basecamp, if available (tent space is limited, please indicate if you would like space when you make your sponsorship)
  • Banner placement at basecamp & at the after party
  • Logo placement on event poster (if registered prior to 5/1/2018) and all print and web advertising
  • 5 complementary bike tour entries
  • Opportunity to distribute a promotional item to all 300 riders
  • Logo placement on the Bridges of the Butte webpage
  • Link to your website from the Bridges of the Butte webpage for one year
  • Verbal recognition at the after party
  • Logo placement on all event social media outlets (facebook, constant contact, etc.)
  • Recognition in the Adaptive Sports Center’s Annual Report
  • Exposure to thousands of locals and visitors during Crested Butte Bike Week

After Party Sponsor—In-kind - Tully’s
C
ater the after party for the 300 participants NEW!
Tax-deductible value: dependent on donation

  • Banner placement at basecamp & at the after party
  • Logo placement on event poster (if registered prior to 5/1/2018) and all print and web advertising
  • Logo placement on the Bridges of the Butte webpage
  • Verbal recognition at the after party
  • Logo placement on all event social media outlets (facebook, constant contact, etc.)
  • Recognition in the Adaptive Sports Center’s Annual Report
  • Exposure to thousands of locals and visitors during Crested Butte Bike Week

Number Plate Sponsor $950—Exclusive - Griggs Orthopedics
Tax-deductible value: $902

  • Exclusive sponsorship – the only logo on the event number plates which participants attach to their bikes
  • 2 complementary bike tour entries
  • Name placement on event poster
  • Name placement on the Bridges of the Butte webpage
  • Verbal recognition at the after party
  • Name placement on all event social media outlets (facebook, constant contact, etc.)
  • Recognition in the Adaptive Sports Center’s Annual Report
  • Exposure to thousands of locals and visitors during Crested Butte Bike Week
  • **BONUS – participants leave the number plates on their townies all year round**

Classic Cruiser Sponsor $500

Tax-deductible value: $500

  • Logo placement on the Classic Cruiser banner which is displayed at basecamp and the after party
  • Name placement on event poster (if registered prior to 5/1/2018)
  • Name placement on the Bridges of the Butte webpage
  • Verbal recognition at the after party
  • Name placement on all event social media outlets (facebook, constant contact, etc.)
  • Name placement on the Bridges of the Butte webpage
  • Recognition in the Adaptive Sports Center’s Annual Report
  • Exposure to thousands of locals and visitors during Crested Butte Bike Week

Team Sponsor $500
Tax-deductible value: $260

  • 10 complementary bike tour entries
  • Name placement on the “Team” banner which will be placed at the basecamp & at the after party
  • Name placement on event poster (if registered prior to 5/1/2018)
  • Name placement on all event social media outlets (facebook, constant contact, etc.)
  • Verbal recognition at the after party
  • Recognition in the Adaptive Sports Center’s Annual Report
  • Exposure to thousands of locals and visitors during Crested Butte Bike Week

Pledge Incentive Sponsor In-kind - Incentivize people to raise money by donating at least 10 like items! NEW!

Items must reach a retail value of at least $500

  • Name placement on the Pledge Incentive banner which is displayed at basecamp and the after party
  • Name recognition on event website
  • Verbal recognition at the after party
  • Name placement on all event social media outlets (facebook, constant contact, etc.)
  • Recognition in the Adaptive Sports Center’s Annual Report
  • Exposure to thousands of locals and visitors during Crested Butte Bike Week

T-Shirt Sponsor $250— Cash sponsorship
Tax-deductible value: $202

  • Logo placement on the event t-shirt (if registered prior to 5/1/2018)
  • 2 complementary bike tour entries
  • Verbal recognition at the after party
  • Recognition in the Adaptive Sports Center’s Annual Report

Supporter Up to $499- Cash or in-kind sponsorship

  • Name placement on all event social media outlets (Facebook, Constant Contact, etc.)
  • Recognition in the Adaptive Sports Center’s Annual Report
  • Verbal name recognition at the basecamp and at the after party

Participants ride in costumes at Bridges of the Butte

Saturday, June 23rd 

10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.     Check-in

12:00 p.m.                  First lap!!

Dusk                           Turn on your lights

9:00 p.m.                    Quiet hours! Turn off all speakers and be respectful of our neighbors.

All kids under 18 must now be accompanied by a chaperone or go home for the evening

2:00 a.m.                    The nicest rider still on course brings the basecamp volunteers hot chocolate

Sunday, June 24th

6:00 a.m.                    Coffee & snacks @ Izzy’s

11:45 p.m.                  Final “Townie Take Over” Lap
12:00 p.m.                  Awards Ceremony/After Party at Old Town Soccer Field

Participants ride in costumes at Bridges of the Butte

Money raised during Bridges of the Butte 24-Hour Townie Tour Presented by Bank of the West provides scholarships for people with disabilities to come to the Adaptive Sports Center. Riders are encouraged to seek support of friends, family and co-workers.

Supporters can pledge per lap (i.e. $2.00 per lap), per mile (the course is 2.5 miles) or a one-time ‘flat’ pledge for completing the event. All money raised goes directly into the Adaptive Sports Center’s scholarship fund.

PLEDGE A RIDER [LINK]

The Adaptive Sports Center provides the pledge incentives for riders. Incentives for 2018 are TBD. See below for 2017's Pledge Incentives.

If you are looking to pledge a rider, visit the Adaptive Sports Center’s fundraising page. 

$100 (Must be raised prior to event)
Free entry into the tour

$250

  • Free entry into the tour
  • Bridges of the Butte Chums (first 100)

$500

  • Free entry into the tour
  • Bridges of the Butte Chums
  • Bridges of the Butte Socks

$750

  • Free entry into the tour
  • Bridges of the Butte Chums
  • Bridges of the Butte Socks
  • Bridges of the Butte Tee

$1000+

  • Free entry into the tour
  • Bridges of the Butte Chums
  • Bridges of the Butte Socks
  • Bridges of the Butte Tee
  • A Pair of Smith Sunglasses (first 9)

Volunteer at Bridges of the Butte

Volunteers are needed for everything from hanging posters prior to the event to being on-course marshals during the tour. Volunteers are also needed to help clean up the base camp after the event.

Your help is essential to running a great event. All volunteers are welcome to join us for the after party on Sunday, June 24 at Base Camp and for the Summer Volunteer Party in August, date TBD. Due to the insurance regulations ALL volunteers must be 16 to volunteer.

Online volunteer registration will be available in May.

Volunteer Opportunities

Course Set-Up
Putting up all the directional signs, extension cords, etc. to mark the course.

Course Clean-Up
Ride the course towards the end of the event and pick up trash, remove course signs, extension cords, etc.

Course Marshal--Volunteer for this position and earn an entry into the event! Must be 18 or older. 
Direct biker traffic (not car traffic) at intersections to help keep everyone safe. You will be given a stop/slow sign, a volunteer bib and a list of important numbers to call in the case of an emergency. The last shift on Sunday will ride/walk/drive the course to make sure all signs and assorted materials are taken down.

Base Camp/Registration Table
Help track the laps of solo riders at base camp, keep base camp looking clean and generally hold down the fort.

Base Camp Clean-Up
Assist with break-down and trash pick-up.

After Party
Help set up and run the after party at the base camp in the Old Town Soccer Field

If you have questions about or are interested in volunteering please contact Lee Eakin at 970.349.5075 or leakin@adaptivesports.org

Participants ride in costumes at night at Bridges of the Butte

Registration is limited to 300 participants. The event will sell out, so early registration is highly encouraged.

General Rules and Regulations
Please be respectful of our wonderful town and help us maintain this event's positive vibe and community support!  Use good judgment when it comes to noise, traffic laws, and your behavior as you participate in this event. You and your behavior will determine if we are able to hold this event in the future. If the town receives too many noise and safety complaints, the event will be shut down and the ASC will lose an important source of funding. Please have fun but be respectful and safe!

The Bridges of the Butte 24-Hour Townie Tour Presented by Bank of the West does not exempt participants from existing laws, rules, and/or regulations. By registering, participants agree to conduct themselves in a safe and responsible manner, obey all traffic stop signs, have some form of illumination after dark, not use speakers after dark and respect the rules and regulations of the town of Crested Butte.

Youth 17 and Under
The Adaptive Sports Center strives to make Bridges of the Butte 24-Hour Townie Tour Presented by Bank of the West a fun, family-friendly event. All youth under age 18 are required to have a responsible adult (over 21) chaperone. After 9 p.m. youth are required to be accompanied both on the course and at the base camp by the chaperone. After 9 p.m., unaccompanied youth will be asked to get their chaperone or go home for the evening.

Check-In & Bib Pick-Up
The base camp will be located at the Old Town Soccer Field on the south side of the Center for the Arts.  Bibs can be picked up from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 23. 

Camping
Limited camping will be permitted in Crested Butte Town Park. You must register for a $10 tent space. Per town regulations, there will be no RV Camping allowed at Bridges of the Butte 24-Hour Townie Tour Presented by Bank of the West.

Camping Rules:

  • Tent sites in marked areas only.
  • Minors (under the age of 18) must be accompanied at all times by an adult who accepts all responsibility for the camping party.
  • No alcohol or smoking is allowed in camping area.
  • Please be respectful of your neighbors.
  • No pets allowed in camping area.
  • Quiet hours are between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m.
  • No campfires or open flames.
  • Sites must be cleaned by 12 p.m. on Sunday, June 24.

Participants ride in costumes at Bridges of the Butte

Photos from past tours are available to view and download for free from Smugmug.

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