Yes, it’s the page enthusiastically saying you can DONATE!
If you like what you see and would like to support our journey, you are a champion. You are a humanitarian. You are an intelligent and noteworthy philanthropist of the utmost achievement in charitable contributions, or INPUACC, as we like to call it. Put that on your driver’s license.
If you’d like to help us ride, you can make a donation through PayPal by clicking the “donate” button below. Your donation will go toward our food and the occasional warm shower.
If we happen to see you in person, we’ll gladly accept meals, showers, chocolate, hugs and high fives. Thank you so much for your support!
After receiving your donation, there are several options for how you would like to be recognized (but not really)
1. The Humble Brag. Send us a message saying you donated to us, and we’ll write a post on our facebook page about you. Something like “ugh, it’s tough going up these hills with all of (insert your name here)’s heavy money in our pockets.”
2. The Shame. Let us know you sent us a donation, and we can send a message to all of your friends telling them how much better you are than them. If you prefer, we can write it passive aggressively. “Oh, well you probably were going to donate like (your name) did, but haven’t yet. No, no, it’s okay. I’m sure you’re busy.”
3. The Guilt Trip. Much like the shame, this one is where you give us a donation, and we contact your friends and family and make them feel bad for not donating yet. ”Hey, just wanted to see if you were planning on donating. (Your name) sent us some money already, and we thought you would too. I mean, (your name) doesn’t really have any money, but it was really great of (your name) to donate to us. Just a great person you know, to send us money.”
4. The Idolization. Upon receiving your payment, we will glorify you as America ByCycle’s deity. You will be tagged in our posts, lauded for your accomplishments, and receive a cult following from our dozens of fans. “Meet (your name here). They singlehandedly took us from the gutter to where we are today. All hail (your name)!”
5. The Silent Treatment. You send us money, we don’t say a word. No one will know that you helped us out, and no one would possibly see the effects of your generosity. “Have we gotten any donation money? ‘Course not! This brand new set of tires was sitting on the side of the road, and was definitely not a gift from (your name).”