All net proceeds are donated each year to county nonprofit organizations. This year’s record proceeds of $33,000 is up from $21,000 in 2016 thanks to a 20% increase in participants and a big jump in sponsorships including $10,000 from Prophasys, and $2,500 from Maryland Live.
The sponsorship from Prophasys facilitated more outreach to cyclists with special needs including cyclists and supporters from Special Olympics, Rise for Autism and others with adaptive bikes.
Ride Beneficiaries – Local Non-Profit Organizations
The following awards were made on November 16, 2017 at the BikeAAA Annual Meeting at Pirate’s Cove Restaurant (a four-year rest stop sponsor) in Galesville:
- Anne Arundel Crisis Response System $11,000
- Recreation Deeds for Special Needs $9,000
- Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails $1,000
- Friends of Kinder Farm Park $1,000
- Rise for Autism iCan! Shine Bike Camp $2,500
- Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (“BikeAAA”) $8,500
Anne Arundel Crisis Response System
The mission of the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency, Inc. (AACMHA) Crisis Response System is to provide leadership and collaboration for planning, monitoring, and managing of a comprehensive continuum of mental health care to eligible residents of all ages.
Recreation Deeds for Special Needs
Our mission is to enhance the well being and quality of life of all Anne Arundel County residents by providing recreational opportunities to all citizens including those with challenges or obstacles due to disabilities, financial difficulties or environmental barriers.
Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County
Our mission is to create a healthier, more livable Annapolis and Anne Arundel County by promoting bicycling for transportation, recreation and fitness; advocating for better bicycling conditions and transportation choices; and educating children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling.
Special Non-profit Partners
We have partnered with two non-profit organizations to assist them in fund raising using the Lifeline 100 rides. Riders wishing to participate as members of these non-profit teams should follow the special registration instructions on the registration page.
Susan G. Komen Foundation
In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen®organization and the beginning of a global movement. What was started with $200 and a shoebox full of potential donor names has now grown into the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. To date, we’ve invested more than $2.9 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 60 countries. Our efforts helped reduce deaths from breast cancer by 38 percent between 1989-2014 and we won’t stop until our promise is fulfilled.
Rise for Autism
Cheryl Antlitz was inspired by her own journey through the unchartered seas of Autism. Driven by her commitment to this cause, Mrs. Antlitz founded RISE for Autism in 2011 to meet the growing need for Resources, Interventions, Supports, and Education for all individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), their families, and the community at large.
The iCan! Shine Bike Camp hosted by Rise for Autism each summer teaches children with special needs to ride a two-wheel bike over 5 days (More at www.riseforautism.org/ican–bike-camp-2017).
V-LINC is a Baltimore-based non-profit with volunteers and staff that promote independence and inclusion for all people with disabilities by creating learning opportunities and designing and building custom assistive technologies including bikes. V-LINC will have a tent to demonstrate and deliver custom bikes that were designed for specific individuals. V-LINC is also recruiting riders to participate in Lifeline100 and raise funds for its programs. Learn more at www.v-linc.org