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This year, as you can see, we have a brand new website! New simpler design, easier to navigate, easier to pay, etc. - Our new team website is now updated with all 2020 information, and ready to accept payments! We think you’ll love the easy navigation and layout!
New Bus/Trailer Update:
As you know, last year we were able to buy a new bus and it worked out great!! We want you to know we are addressing the issues we had last year with the 2nd bus (blue bus), and loss of showers. The plan right now is to purchase another new bus, and to move our showers off to a new trailer so that the showers are independent from the buses. In that manner, we should always be able to have our showers with us, no matter if a given bus breaks down or not.
In the past we have always tried to do everything in our power to keep things going based solely on team fees collected. But over the last two years (and even further back) we have had several (at least 30-40) team members approach us suggesting we move things along faster by taking up a one-time optional collection for those that would be willing to pitch in a little extra (beyond team fees) so we can get the second new bus and new trailer.
We’re listening, and have added a “NEW BUS/TRAILER CONTRIBUTION” item to the payment page of our website with several options to pitch in. IF you choose to contribute to the new bus/trailer fund, it’s a fairly small ask, and if we get 50 team members to do this, it will mean collecting between $1,750 and $2,500 toward the new bus/trailer we very much need. Again, it’s a one-time, one-year thing and we’re doing it because YOU asked and suggested we do. Couple this extra money with normal team fees, and this gets us over the hump toward solving our bus/trailer issues for the foreseeable future. Of course, all buses require ongoing maintenance, but we’ll be in much better equipment shape as a team. We're hoping we can get a little monetary cushion for the team to make these needed improvements.
And in the true spirit of Team High Life, and just to make this FUN, we decided to add a little spice for those who elect to make a one-time contribution! We had a team friend give us a hand-made beautiful bike quilt in the hope we might use it to raise funds for the team, and we’re adding a couple other great items to the mix as well. So, for a $35 contribution, you will get one chance at winning one of 3 prizes listed below. For a $50 contribution, you will get two chances. And there are more giving options available beyond this......... If you or someone you know would like to become a Team High Life sponsor and/or give a larger amount, we will handle that situation as it arises. We are happy to add a sponsor sign to the bus(es), and/or recognize a large donor in another fashion - we're open to ideas!
So, we will draw out of a hat one evening on RAGBRAI and announce the winners. And remember, it all goes toward a second new bus and trailer for the showers!
- 1st prize name (drawn 1st) - Wins Team Fees for one year - $330 value
- 2nd prize name (drawn 2nd) - Wins Beautiful Bike Quilt (picture attached) – Priceless value
- 3rd prize (drawn 3rd) - Wins Team High Life Bike Jersey (of your choice) - $71 Value