HERE'S THE SCOOP
Poverty is often generational. It becomes a cycle that is so difficult to get out of. Families in poverty face a myriad of obstacles when they try to rise above their circumstances and stop the cycle.
This is why Mosaic International wants to "Reverse the Cycle" (RTC) of poverty and change the future of families around the world. We don't only want to alleviate today's needs, we want to make sure that future generations have the tools they need to rise out of poverty and live a prosperous future. Together, we want to Reverse the Cycle!
For example, when people lack access to clean drinking water it causes a cycle of poverty, so we provide families experiencing poverty with clean water filters. These filters last over five years and alleviate many preventable health issues and water-borne illnesses. For $50 (the cost of an adult entry in RTC) one family can have clean water- a luxury in many countries. This is just one of the many development projects of Mosaic International. We believe that providing for people's physical needs is the stepping stone to a brighter future.
Whether you are on training wheels or training for an Ironman Race, this event is for you. All levels and participation are welcome.
RTC is a virtual event, meaning you can ride your bike any time on the 23rd or 24th of October, any distance, and with whoever you want! You can join the family ride or challenge yourself to a century (100 miles), a chill ride at the beach or around your favorite park, or hit the gym (or home gym) for a stationary ride.
The funds raised through this event will be invested in Mosaic International's community development initiatives like safe drinking water and much more in Tanzania, Rwanda, the Philippines, and Belize.
Cost: $50 per adult and $20 for children 14 years old and younger.
BONUS: Every participant will receive a FREE water bottle and some Mosaic stickers!
A FEW FOLKS LEADING THE WAY...
Mosaic International's founder, Mark Sherman, bought a gravel bike a few months ago and didn't even know how to shift gears or clip into his bike until May. He will will be challenging himself to do 100 miles on October 24th! Would you join him or sponsor his challenge?
Danny lives in Moshi at the foothill of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. His many cycle adventures inspired us to do this event in the first place! That's right, we owe RTC to this guy! We can't wait to share the route he's challenging himself to do in October, it is pretty spectacular...
Pastor Edwin & Jo Dueñas lead all of our initiatives in the Philippines. They're also avid cyclists who regularly ride at the foothill of Mayon Volcano near their house. They'll be leading the way in the Philippines, let's cheer them on!
In 2011 Jacob ran the Surf City marathon and got hooked! Since then he has run numerous marathons, competed in a Sprint Triathalon in 2019 and he is signed up to do a full Ironman race on October 24th, 2021! He agreed to join Reverse the Cycle which is exciting... it's also our inspiration for setting our event on October 24th as well! As we all ride on that day (or 10/23) we'll be doing so at the same time as Jacob! #BetterTogether
OUR 2020 IMPACT
LET'S WORK TOGETHER.
Your business / church team can make a tangible, global impact. Below are sponsorship levels and corresponding benefits of ways we will say thank you to our audience:
Event water bottle
Certificate of Appreciation
Social media shoutout after event
All of bronze plus:
Name + logo on social media posts throughout event promotion
Shout out / placement on video promos
All of silver plus:
Logo included on social media cover photos
Zoom call with one of our partners overseas
In addition to helping Mosaic International further our mission, here are 5 reasons to take the sponsorship challenge that will benefit you:
(1) Mosaic International is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax deductible.
(2) Approximately 84% of Americans ages 21-35 consider companies’ commitments to social issues when deciding where to work.
(3) Giving back appeals to your customers. An estimated 91% of consumers are likely to switch brands to one associated with a good cause.
(4) We encourage your team to participate in this event! Those who exercise together, build morale together. Those who have a goal will perform more consistently and be more productive.
(5) We'll share your name associated with our cause which will lead to increased brand visibility, lead generation, and goodwill associated with your name.
We are also looking for sponsors to help with prizes for winning racers. If you would like to donate a prize, or have any other creative ideas, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to ride a certain amount of miles?
Nope, as a virtual event you can do it however, with whoever, whenever, you want! There are options for higher mile rides, but just a short ride around the neighborhood works too!
Do I have to show proof that I actually rode my bike on the day of the event?
No proof necessary. Everyone who pays the entry fee will receive a reusable water bottle. The additional prizes are optional contests you can participate in.
I don't have a bike. Can I still participate in some way?
If you don't have a bike, that is ok. Feel free to give a donation at www.mosaicinternational.org/give or help us raise awareness by sharing on social media. You can also use a stationary bike at your home or gym.
Do I get a prize for participating?
Yes, everyone gets a reusable water bottle, regardless of age, with the price of registration. Be sure to tag us in a picture with your new merch!
Can I donate more to Mosaic than the entry fee?
Yes! You can sign up with your registration to do additional fundraising, although it is not required. In addition, you can make donations directly at mosaicinternational.org/give.
Is Mosaic International a nonprofit?
Yes, we are a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and proceeds go toward benefitting impoverished communities in developing nations.
How do I report how many miles I/we rode? Is that required?
It is not required, but if you want to report your mileage and time you can do so on our event page at https://www.bikereg.com/reverse-the-cycle
How do I stay connected with Mosaic International after RTC?
Great question! We would love for you to join The Circle as a monthly donor where you'll: make an impact month after month, receive regular updates and stories from the field, learn about other opportunities and events, and engage with our international partners (and even visit them)!