Who are we?
Team Globalbike is an internationally recognized marketing arm for globalbike, inc., a Spartanburg based non-profit that provides bikes to caregivers in the developing world.
Since 2006, globalbike has proven that bikes really can solve the world’s most challenging problems. Everyday globalbikes travel a collective average of 5000 miles providing critical support to orphans, children, and disconnected villages in the developing world.
Team Globalbike consists of an Elite pro 1-2 team and a group of Chapter teams. In addition to Chapter teams in Spartanburg/Greenville, SC and Charlotte, NC, globalbike is looking to expand our Chapter team model into new cities and markets to spread the message that two wheels truly make a world of difference. We are looking for volunteers who cycle regularly, want to have a lasting impact on the developing world, and have a core group of cycling friends who ride or race regularly.
Visit www.globalbikecharlotte.info to see one example of what it means to be a Chapter team.
Why Team Globalbike?
In addition, to being a highly effective model for change in the developing world – Team Globalbike has collected a core group of cycling industry partners that pass their support and resources on to our affiliated teams.
Four Simple Steps to start a Globalbike Chapter Team
Globalbike can handle most of the logistics of ordering the team kits and apparel leaving only a few key steps for the organizer. This makes the process straightforward and time efficient.
Step 1 – Identify a group of cyclists interested in riding together under the Team Globalbike banner. Dues for team members are $150 per year.
Step 2 – Solicit sponsorships for the local Team Globalbike. A team will need a presenting sponsor ($1500 - $2500) and a collection of other sponsors ($250-$500). Each annual sponsorship is tax-deductible. globalbike can provide collateral pieces, marketing studies, and other support information to assist in any sponsorship requests. All sponsorship dollars go towards providing bikes to caregivers in the developing world.
Step 3 – Collect the clothing orders and payments for the discounted kits from team members and plan the local team’s racing season.
Step 4 – Once the kits have been received and the team is ready to go, globalbike asks that each Chapter team host at least one “Ride for a Caregiver” charity ride. globalbike can provide all of the necessary information to ensure the event is a success.