The last cheques have come in, the coin has been rolled and counted and the grand total is finally in!
This year was the 5th annual MAYDAY race to benefit the BMEF . We were hoping to raise the most money to date and we did! We raised $7065!!!
This brings our 5 year total funds donated to the BMEF to $20,906.84!!
A huge thank you to everyone that has made the trip to Toronto to support MAYDAY!!
Another big thanks goes to all the awesome locals that race, party, drink, provide floor space, dj equipment, food, party spaces, and anything else that our guests might need to make their weekend awesome.
A third heartfelt thanks goes to the hugely supportive sponsors who together donated over $10,000 in prizes just this year alone!
And the biggest thanks of all goes to the incredible folks that I organize this with, Emily, Mark, Kevin, Jimmy, and Sunny. You guys and gals stepped up when needed, gave up sleep and sanity to make this happen and I look forward to doing it all again next year!
Please like our facebook page so that we can keep you in the loop on the happenings for MAYDAY 6! Mark it on your calendars! May 1-3 2015!
The first weekend in May 2014 marks the 5th anniversary of MAYDAY in Toronto. This event began as a small fundraiser for the BMEF (Bicycle Messenger Emergency Fund) and quickly grew into the largest single supporter of the BMEF. As a direct result of the money raised at MAYDAY, the BMEF was able to raise the amount of assistance paid out to an injured messenger from $300 to $500. To date MAYDAY has raised over $14,000 for the fund and hopes to surpass the $20,000 mark this year!
The organizers have gathered together thousands of dollars in prizes from some really amazing sponsors (AllCity, Abus, Bern, Bikurious, Cogswell Bicycles, Coupe Bizzare, Cycle Solutions, Detroit Bikes, Hoopdriver, Knog, LaBicicletta, My Little Bike Shop, Nice Rack, Passage Tattoo, Regal Bicycle, SendIt, Sweet Petes, The Bike Joint, Trash Bags, UML, Vans, Velocity, and more!) Most of those prizes are to be raffled off in the new format raffle this year! There are great parties each night, lots of delicious food and the best part is that the whole weekend is a fundraiser so you can still feel good about yourself on monday morning when you wake up with no underwear, a drawing of a penis on your forehead and no money in your pockets….because hey, it was all for charity!
If you’re coming in from out of town there are crash spots available! Just message us on the fb group or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info you can check out the Facebook event here:
And to donate directly to the BMEF please click here
SEE YOU SOON!!