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05-22-2007 #1locoWelder Guest
I need help with sponcership
I dont know where to look for it but I and my son are going to ride around the USA on 2 custom built bikes next year and we need to get some sponcers for this .(we'er going to do it with or without it) but it will be nice to find a cause thats not beat into the ground already that people would donate to,
just an idea, loco...how 'bout the bike builders themselves? and/or the vendor of the motor kits? might be a good marketing strategy. you know, keep a good travel log, take lots of pictures, etc. contact local newspapers along your route to do a little story. then when its over the sponsers will have much to work with to show the durabilty/comfort, etc of their product.
05-23-2007 #3gone_fishin Guest
plan well ahead of time and hop from member to member, i know people would be glad to help, maybe put you up, a little grub & whatever...& they could ride with you thru their area... 8)
what i mean by that is this: i live right on the official end of the lewis and clark trail, 4 hours SW of seattle...stop here & i'll stand ya to some beer & billiards on the pacific nw coast
05-23-2007 #5locoWelder Guest
Well frist thing is I and my son are building the bikes.
My bike will be a recumbent trike with 2-20'wheels up front and a single 26' rear.
My son's bike is a lwb (long wheel base) ez-tuor clone .
both bikes will be powered by GEBE's 40cc kits
yes riding to promote a more "green" mode of transportation is great idea, something eles is my son wants to go to a collage to learn video game programming and we all know how much thats going to be, I'm sorry to say I'll never be able to pay for that, but we are building a web site to document the trip with travle logs,photo's,ad space and a sample of my son's games that he's made so far.
We hope the web page is ready by 6-20-07, I'm still looking at hosting places thinking of yahoo @ 8.00 a month looks pretty good.
And yes I do plan on stopping at a lot of places like members hometowns from here like Phoenix ,Tucson- stop by spookie tooth maybe a stop by bama's then the GEBE shop and so on .....I got to go to town right now I'll come up with more later in this topic......Dave
05-23-2007 #6Originally Posted by augidog
I'll be ready when you hit the north east corner of Ahia. Food, shop, place to crash....hope you like dogs and loud stuff.
Call ahead in each metro area an have the local news channels fight over the "exclusive" news story.
Sponsors can be found anywhere someone wants to connect themselves to your story/adventure. All it takes is a lot of sponsors with a few bucks each to make a big pile of money.
05-25-2007 #8OldPete Guest
Super! Best of luck on this planned adventure.
The recumbent gets to pull the trailer.
I have two retired friends that were writers for news papers here in SoCal and they would help you connect here in the LA area.
05-25-2007 #9locoWelder Guest
that sounds great! I need all the help I can get ,....by the way both bikes will pull trailers ,Darn! thats 9 tires
05-25-2007 #10gone_fishin Guest
ok, now that it's come up in a relevant way...
when i first built my bike, i used some airfree tires. i still have 'em & i think they're excellent!!
but low profile & wrong-fitting wheels keep these off the road. for now.
i think they'd be perfect for trailers, tho. check out www.kiktire.com