Last year, the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party set a new record for fundraising with $77,000 of funding generated for the Iowa Bicycle Coalition, a non profit bicycle advocacy organization. Mark Wyatt, executive director of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition said, “this was great opportunity to help bicycling at a time when we really need it. Our programs are working to build bicycle traffic, but we have a lot more work to do with bike safety to reduce crashes, and safe routes to school to increase bicycling for children.”
Not questioning the intent nor need for fundraising..
Can you please provide to this forum here how much, % percentage wise goes to the actual “needy people”? For example: if $100 is contributed is $98 or 98% of the money going to the needy or just what is the breakdown?
I think it all goes to the Iowa Bicycle Coalition to support their work like the expo and the summit that same weekend, trying to get Iowa to pass the 3 foot law like some other states have, and working on things like complete streets and safe routes to school.
from their web site
“All proceeds from the event benefit the Iowa Bicycle Coalition. The Iowa Bicycle Coalition builds partnerships, educates Iowans, and helps to establish safe and enjoyable bicycle transportation and recreation networks throughout Iowa.”
@Shinko – I don’t think the Iowa Bicycle Coalition claims to help “needy people”. Their mission is to build partnerships, educate Iowans, and help to establish safe and enjoyable bicycle transportation and recreation networks throughout Iowa.