COME DRESSED IN THE COLORS OF YOUR HOLIDAY
AND WEAR LOTS OF BELLS
A HOLIDAY PARADE OF BIKES
NO LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF RIDERS
Note: This is a casual ride - not an official One Less Car Event - a cue sheet will be provided but most of the riding will be on city streets.
On December 6th a group will leave David's house on 519 W. 40th Street to take a ride to the Fells Point Christmas Celebration. The departure time is 10:00 AM (giving the sun enough time to wake up) as long as the temperature at 9:00 AM is over 35 degrees and it is dry outside. If you are interested in riding please send an E-Mail to d.schapiro"at"att.net, There is no cost to ride for OLC members or to anyone who purchases a raffle ticket on the morning of the ride (available at the starting location).
ALSO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
OLC plans on selling tickets at the Fells Point Festival - December 6th and December 13th. If you prefer not to ride or know someone that would like to volunteer to sell tickets please send a note to d.schapiro"at"att.net
VOLUNTEERS WHO SELL TICKETS AT THE FESTIVAL ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE $50.00 GIFT CARD FOR EACH 100 TICKETS SOLD.
Now through December 6th everyone that sells 100 raffle tickets will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to the local independent business of their choice.
Just get your friends and family to buy tickets. By December 8th send David at dschapiro"at"onelesscar.org a list of those individuals who bought tickets because of you and which store you want your certificate from. David will check the list twice (like in Christmas song) and then send you your certificate if at least 100 tickets are sold.
Prizes will still be awarded to those individuals who sell the most tickets.
Remember the FREE membership with 5 tickets purchased and let's not forget our ultimate goal:
LET'S GET BALTIMORE KIDS INTO BIKES
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Information on the December 6th ride is coming. The ride will take us to Fells Point for the Christmas Celebration. Firming up the details now and should have details by the end of the week. Remember - to ride the casual rides FREE you must be a One Less Car member. So.....now the pitch for the raffle.
5 RAFFLE TICKETS - FREE MEMBERSHIP
(Tickets purchased since last Sunday through Thanksgiving will be mailed this weekend)
If we sell 5000 tickets 24 children in Baltimore get bikes - and thank you to all who have sent in charities to contact. We will be sending out the information on all those charities shortly.
ANYONE WHO PURCHASES 5 TICKETS WILL GET MEMBERSHIP IN ONE LESS CAR FREE FOR ONE WHOLE YEAR, (One free membership per person - so if you want more than one free membership get someone else to buy the tickets for you.)
If you have already purchased:
5 tickets - you will get a free membership
membership and received 1 free ticket - you will be mailed 4 other raffle tickets.
PLEASE GO TO THE MEMBERSHIP SECTION AND REGISTER AS A MEMBER FOR $25.00. YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR FIVE TICKET STUBS IN THE MAIL.
One Less Car Stickers and 2 for 1 admission to American Visionary Arts Musuem (good until the end of the year) are included with every order.
Thank you again,
HELP MAKE THIS A VERY H
SPECIAL HOLIDAY SEASON FOR 12 BALTIMORE CITY CHILDREN BY GIVING THEM NEW BICYCLES!
BUY YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS ONLINE - Just go to <a href="http://www.onelesscar.org/support_donation.php">http://www.onelesscar.org/support_donation.php</a> and make a donation based on the number of tickets you want (i.e. a $50 donation = 10 raffle tickets).
GET A RAFFLE TICKET FOR FREE - Join One Less Car between now and December 1st and you will receive a free raffle ticket. This applies to new memberships only. (Continue reading to see the new benefits of membership in One Less Car.)
SELL RAFFLE TICKETS AND WIN - The person or group that sells the most raffle tickets (over $500 in value) will win a $250 gift certificate! The gift certificate will be to a local independent business of the winners choice.
MAIL ORDERS - You can mail a check for your tickets to One Less Car - P.O.Box 19987 - Baltimore, Md. 21211.
You can contact David Schapiro at firstname.lastname@example.org or Richard Chambers at email@example.com for more information.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
With part of the proceeds from this raffle One Less Car will be buying 12 bicycles (or 24 if 5000 tickets are sold!) for Baltimore City children from lower income homes. One Less Car believes that every child should have the joy of riding a bike. It is also our way of promoting healthier living by helping to fight childhood obesity.
Not only will OLC be buying 12 bikes (including all safety equipment) for the children, but their families will receive a gift certificate to a local grocery store to go towards their holiday meal.
Other projects of One Less Car supported by this raffle include:
Scholarships to children for Tour du Port
Scholarships to children for CAM
One Less Car Education and Advocacy Programs
BENEFITS OF ONE LESS CAR MEMBERSHIP
Very soon we will be sending out new membership packets including a One Less Car membership card. In addition to standard member discounts for Tour du Port we have lined up the following sponsors for our membership package:
American Visionary Arts Museum - One Less Car members receive 2 for 1 admission to the museum - JUST SHOW YOUR CARD
The Pearl Gallery in Hampden, Baltimore - 10% off all purchases - JUST SHOW YOUR CARD
S’Ghetti Eddies, Alonzo’s and Loco Hombre restaurants in Roland Park - 10% off - JUST SHOW YOUR CARD
Joe’s Bike Shop of Mount Washington - 10% off all labor - JUST SHOW YOUR CARD - (Joe has promised lots of other special promotions for One Less Car members as well!)
MORE DISCOUNTS FROM GREAT PLACES STATEWIDE ARE STILL TO COME!
AND REMEMBER - ALL MEMBERSHIP DOLLARS GO TOWARDS OUR VITAL ADVOCACY EFFORTS FOR BETTER TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES ACROSS MARYLAND!