Back Ally Bikes and Motor City Gears and Beers would like your help! We are asking that if you have any used bikes or biking equipment that you no longer need or use to please bring them with you on October 3rd. Back Alley Bikes will have a location to accept your lightly used biking equipment to help continue their education for youths all year round.
Some needed items include:
- Bikes in any condition (we can scrap damaged frames and use the money for programs)
- Bicycle parts in any condition
- Bicycle accessories (racks, apparel, etc)
- New locks for youth who have earned bikes
- New helmets for youth (gender neutral, ideally)
- Cash donations (tax-deductible!)
- Your time as a volunteer – even if you’ve never fixed a bike, we can find you a way to help!
Interested in getting more involved with Gears & Beers??
Volunteer for the event to make new friends, make a difference and enjoy some awesome perks!
There are a few options to become part of the Gears & Beers Event Team… Welcome!!
Volunteer – Individuals
If you would like to volunteer solo or with a few friends, in addition to being a part of the team, volunteers are invited to a free registration for the ride or may opt to volunteer for Gears & Beers to receive a free ticket to another upcoming event (MSU/UM Game, Zombie Crawl, The Monster’s Ball or The Little Black Dress Event or the Spring Zoo-de-Mack Ride).
Volunteers can choose from shift options, the day of the event (set up/registration/security/after-party) or with Event Prep that takes place in our office the month leading up to the event, set up and/or course marking the day before the event. You may also join the Ride Committee to help with planning, marketing and sponsor acquisition. Simply let us know when you are available and and we will help use your passions and talents for good so you can bring your “best game”! Register Below
Volunteer – Charity Groups
If your charity would like to raise money, you can send a team of volunteers to help at our event and your nonprofit or community-based group can receive a donation for the volunteered time! If you would like more information, feel free to sign up on the list and check the box to receive more info about groups or feel free to call our event team at 248-543-1000.