kids and a teacher at a salad bar
Ride Info|FAQ

2017 Tour de FreshFAQs

Fundraising/School Selection/CrowdRise

Q: Why is our minimum fundraising goal $3,500?
A: Each Tour de Fresh rider has a minimum fundraising goal of $3,500 because that is the cost of one salad bar. In order for everyone to provide their selected school district with a salad bar, we strongly encourage riders to meet or exceed this goal.

What happens if I don’t reach the minimum fundraising goal of $3,500?
A: Each person has the goal of raising enough funds for one salad bar. On the rare occasion when the goal is not met, we use funds from another team member that may have surpassed their goal. Ideally, we are trying to help as many schools as possible obtain a salad bar for their students so we work together to make that happen.

Q: Do you have any resources that we can use to supplement our fundraising efforts?
A: Email Mackenzie at for a generic letter that you may use to supplement your fundraising efforts. Simply customize it by filling in the blanks and send it to friends/family. We have also been highlighting riders on our Tour de Fresh social platforms. Follow us on Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram and feel free to re-post our content for more exposure. Additionally, we have been distributing local press releases to your selected school districts’ communities to help increase local fundraising support.

Q: Why did you request our top three school district selections? Are we raising money for all three?
A: Each rider has a minimum goal of donating one salad bar to a school district of their choice. We requested for you to provide your top three school district selections because we are setting up multiple riders all at once and there is a specific number of salad bars needed in each school district. If your first school district selection has already been taken, we then select your second option and so on.

Q: Are we able to choose a school district that is not on the school list you provided?
A: Each school district on the official school list has gone through the process of applying to receive a salad bar and has been approved for funding. You cannot choose a school district that is not on the school list, but we encourage you to help them get on the list for future Tour de Fresh events. For more information this link outlines the application process and next steps.

Q: Why do we have a CrowdRise profile?
A: CrowdRise is the fundraising site that the “Donate Now” button on your Tour de Fresh rider profile links to. This site tracks our fundraising progress and donation information. We created a CrowdRise profile for every rider, which you can customize however you’d like to. Click here to access our 2017 Tour de Fresh CrowdRise page and email Mackenzie Wortham at if you need help logging in.

Q: Should I direct people to my CrowdRise page or the Tour de Fresh Riders page? 
A: Either one works! If you don’t want to mess with CrowdRise, you don’t have to. You are still able to receive donations without even logging in to your CrowdRise account.

Q: What if I receive a cash or check donation directly?
A: You can forward direct donations to Cindy Jewell, California Giant Foundation, PO Box 1359, Watsonville, CA  95076 – once those donations are received, your CrowdRise account and Tour de Fresh rider profile ( will be updated to reflect that direct donation.

Meals & Snacks

Q: Do we need to bring our own food for the ride?
A:  All meals and nutrition stop snacks and beverages will be provided by our generous sponsors. Our official Tour registered dietician specializes in cycling nutrition and ensures that all of the meals, snacks and beverages provided during the ride will keep your body fueled and ready to ride! We strive for the Tour de Fresh to be much more than a bike ride and our sponsored meal events are highlights that greatly contribute to team networking and camaraderie.


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Distance: 275 bike miles | Terrain: Asphalt