FUNDO SEASON IS UPON US! The Fall Fundo is our annual fundraising ride, where we ride gravel, connect with friends, and raise money for our nonprofit programs. This year will be our sixth annual Fundo and we can't wait for you to ride with us. Click here to register!
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Time: Start times will be staggered based on the ride you choose.
Hundo (100k) departs at 9 am
Fi'ty (50k) departs at 10 am
Urbundo (10 miles) departs at 12 pm
And enjoy the afterparty from 1 - 5 pm!
Place: Old Spokes Home, 331 N Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT - OR register to ride with us "in spirit" wherever you are!
Parking: Our lot will be sectioned off for the Fundo afterparty. Please try to ride to the shop if ya can! Drivers can find street parking or use Charlebois Rigging & Hardware's lot on 69 Intervale Rd.
Registration: REGISTER HERE!
The registration fee for each ride is $50, which includes: a fully marked route and maps, aid stations stocked with drinks and snacks, a bag of goodies, post-ride party, and tons of fun.
Bike events are too expensive. If you or your group want to ride, but can't cover the registration fee, Old Spokes is happy to sponsor you this year. Contact Tom (firstname.lastname@example.org) about reducing or waiving your fee.
You can't spell Fundo without FUN...or FUND! This event is our major annual fundraiser, so we appreciate any and all fundraising in addition to your registration fee. Registrations fees alone will only get us about 1/3rd of the way towards our overall fundraising goal of $35,000. You are welcome to raise funds online or collect cash or checks made out to Old Spokes Home. Our hope is that all riders will match their registration fee by raising at least an additional $50 from others to support Old Spokes Homes' programs. Individuals and teams can set their goal higher on their fundraising page if they please. Whether or not you fundraise, we're stoked to have you riding with us!
Special for 2022 - A Raffle to say thanks to our Fundo Fundraisers
In appreciation of those working hard to raise funds for the Old Spokes Home as part of the 2022 Fall Fundo, we are raffling off a custom refurbished bike - to be selected and customized by the raffle winner.
Raffle Grand Prize Description: A custom refurbished bike to be selected by the winner. The winner will work with a master mechanic at Old Spokes Home to select a bike for a custom rebuild. The winner will start by selecting a frame or bike from existing inventory and then will work with the mechanic to build the bike as they wish utilizing used and new parts, up to a total retail value of $1,200.
Individuals will be entered into the raffle one time for each $50 raised as part of the Fundo. For example, someone who raises $100 will have two chances to win, and someone who raises $325 will have six. Registration fees do not count towards raffle entries.
The deadline for fundraising to determine entries to the raffle is Friday October 7 at 5:00 PM. Raffle selection will take place sometime the following week.
Old Spokes Home employees and board members or members of their families are not eligible to win this grand prize.
Do I need to finish the ride by a certain time?
The Fundo is a ride, not a race, so we absolutely encourage riders to go their own pace. That being said, we'll be closing up the last aid station and our afterparty around 5, and don't want anyone to be stranded without support! Riders in the 50k should be able to confidently ride 30+ miles, and 100k riders should feel comfortable with 40+ miles. We'll have mechanics at major aid stations and provide our contact information prior to the ride in case you need to reach out. We plan to sweep the 100k and 50k routes this time around.
Do I need a gravel bike?
Our philosophy here at Old Spokes is that ANY bike can be a gravel bike, with the right attitude. Your bike should be able to handle some unpaved stuff and be in safe riding condition – while we can make some quick adjustments for you the day of, we are unable to do any major repairs, so if your bike needs service we recommend booking with us ASAP!
How early should I get there?
We recommend arriving at the shop 30 mins before your ride departs to get situated, grab a pastry, and say hi! There is no formal check-in this year. Riders are welcome to pick up their swag bag before or after riding.
Will there be pie?
It wouldn't be the Fundo without pie at each aid station!