Ride As A Team

When you ask your friends and family to join your team, and in turn they start asking others, the ball starts rolling. Before you know it your team will grow into dozens of people asking dozens of people! It can grow into five, ten, maybe as many as a hundred people who would not otherwise have known about The 2018 MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer®. So get started and recruit your teammates today!

NOTE: Each team member is still required to individually raise his or her minimum fundraising requirement. We encourage team members to raise even more! The purpose of a team is to support each individual in doing more, not less, than they could do on their own.

WHY A TEAM?

When you form a team, you create a group of people that can train together and raise money together. It is a great way to keep your motivation up and your fundraising on track. You can hold each other accountable and keep each other company along the way. Having others to lean on, and having others count on you, will push you to get up a little earlier in the morning and get through those extra kilometres. Plus, it makes The Ride that much more fun to be doing with a group of friends as committed to conquering cancer as you are.

ADD MEMBERS

Here are some ways you can ride with a team:

  • Ask another Rider you meet at an orientation or training ride.
  • Call a Ride Guide to find other Riders who are looking to be part of a team.
  • Form a team around your family. It is a bonding experience that you will never forget.
  • Start a team with your workmates. Talk to your Human Resources Director about the value the experience could bring to team spirit at your company.

If you have already registered as a Rider or Crew Member for The 2018 MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer® benefiting Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, you can register your team by emailing your Ride Guides at perthguides@conquercancer.org.au.

If you haven’t registered to participate yet, you can register yourself and your team at the same time. If you’re using the online participant registration form, just select “Start a Team” (or “Join a Team” if you are registering for the first time as a member of an already existing team).

Each time a new team member comes on board, just email perthguides@conquercancer.org.au to add their name to the team.

Remember, you always have the support of our Ride Guides for fundraising advice. Give us a call at 1300 99 7433 and we will help you plan a spectacular team fundraising event.

OPEN TEAMS

Looking for a team to join? Now is the time!

There are many teams throughout the state that are open to taking on new team members. Take a look at the list below and select which team you would like to join! Already registered as an individual Rider? You can join any of those teams at any time! Just give us a call at 1300 99 RIDE and we will be happy to make the change for you.

*By joining a team, you are agreeing to share your contact information with your team captain for team activities and communications.

THE TEAM CAPTAIN ROLE

Taking on the role of Team Captain and organising a team is a powerful way to take action and truly change lives. There is no limit to how many team members you can have and ALL are welcome (16+ years old). Plus, the more you recruit, the more Ambassador incentives you can earn!

We thank you for your commitment to our mission and as Team Captain, we admire your leadership skills and passion. In fact, we share the same level of excitement! Throughout your time training, fundraising, and getting amped up, we are here to help you and your team have a fun and exciting adventure toward the finish line.

This page has been designed with you and your very important role in mind. Please check back often as we will continually add new resources to help you be the best Team Captain possible!

We host periodic Team Captain Training Seminars that allow you to learn exciting tips and network with experienced captains. We do not have any scheduled at the moment, but please feel free to contact our Ride Guides at 1300 99 RIDE or connect with our Facebook community.

RECRUITMENT

1) Visit your Participant Centre online by clicking here. Personalise your Team Page including images from past events, training rides, or any fundraisers you host. Share your team’s story.

2) Ask everyone to get involved: family, friends, coworkers, neighbours, dentist, car mechanic, etc. Talk about The Ride and your team to everyone you meet. If you’re pumped about this event, the more contagious the excitement and involvement becomes. Spread The Ride fever!

3) Send those emails! It’s easy to do through your Participant Centre. We provide you with template emails that you can use to recruit team members. Be sure to ask permission from your HR department if sending to your coworkers, which we definitely recommend.

4) Get active – socially. Using social media networks like Facebook and Twitter has never been easier. These are fantastic tools to reach broader audiences about your team. Update your status and send tweets that include messages about The Ride. Don’t forget to include a link to your Team Page!

5) Pay it forward. Encourage your teammates to forward a recruitment email to their friends, family, business colleagues, and anyone else on their contact list. Word of mouth is still one of the most efficient ways to grow a team.

KEEP YOUR TEAM MOTIVATED

When you’re part of a team, you have more options when it comes to fundraising. You can explore outside-the-box ideas and get more creative. Put your heads together to see what you can come up with to further your fundraising power.
As Team Captain, here are some ideas to help you inspire your troops.

1) Set a team goal and brainstorm together. Decide on a team fundraising goal and what you expect each team member to contribute to meet that goal. When everyone on your team has input, they’ll feel even more pride in the outcome. Through email or in person, discuss creative fundraising ideas. When passionate people come together, the ideas start flowing and you build off each other’s concepts. There are no limits to what you can achieve!

2) Make a self-donation. Showing that you are dedicated to the cause is a great example to set for your team. It doesn’t matter how much. What counts is that you’re showing your team that you are committed to your personal fundraising goal. They will follow your lead and we have found that Riders who kick off their fundraising by making a self-donation typically raise more funds.

3) Reach out to your community. With a team to help you out, you can set up a booth or concession stand at a local event or fair. Host a block party together in the neighbourhood. Plan a group auction or raffle party at a favorite restaurant or bar. You could even host a joined rummage or garage sale. There are plenty of ways to engage the community and have a blast while doing it.

4) Use our online tools. Every Rider has access to the Participant Centre, where they can create a personal web page. Set yours up first and encourage all your team members to do the same. They can start sending out fundraising emails straight from there by using our pre-written email templates. Include our MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer email signature and badge across all fronts- emails, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.- and encourage your team to do this too. This is also a great way to keep everyone in your life updated on your fundraising progress. Be sure to announce your team name and goal for The Ride.

5) Tap into your workplace. Send emails to your coworkers asking them to donate and/or register to ride. Ask your HR department if you can host a “Casual for The Ride” day at your office. Coworkers can dress down in exchange for a donation. Have a team member host a “Coffee Break to Conquer Cancer” where s/he takes collections for a coffee run and charges a little extra for delivery. The extra funds go towards The Ride. Many workplaces will match a portion of the money their employees raise for various causes.

Check with your HR department to find out if they have a MATCHING GIFTS program. This could be a great opportunity to raise additional funds towards your team goal. If one team member doesn’t have a matching gifts program, perhaps another team member does. It’s your job to encourage them to ask.

Encourage your team to train together! A team that trains together, rides together. We have found that teams that get the most out of the event have spent time preparing as a “Ride family.” They often are seen riding together as a pack during training rides, but also on event. They have spent so much time training together that an unshakeable bond has developed. This “Ride Camaraderie” can really enhance your team’s experience.

1) Organise team training rides and weekly workouts. Make sure everyone is aware of these group activities by sending out clear information and reminder emails to each team member. If you don’t hear back from a team member, check in and let them know they were missed.

2) Share healthy diet tips and recipes, along with cycling information such as top-rated helmets and cycling shoes. Some team members may not be familiar with cycling gear.

3) Plan group fitness activities especially over the cold winter months when it can be more difficult to stay motivated. As Team Captain, it’s your job to set an example but feel free to enlist some help from other team members who have time. Your hard work will pay off when you proudly cross the finish line with your entire team.

4) Working together as a group, you can accomplish great things. Remember that not all team members are going to be at the same fitness level. Rally behind team members who may need extra training to help them feel confident for the event. Working together as a group, you can accomplish great things. Strive to create a team that supports each other and keeps each other going. It’s not all on your shoulders. If you lead by example, your team will follow suit and work hard to keep each other motivated leading up to the event.

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