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Our Story:

Tour dem Parks started in 2001 when two avid local cyclists organized a summer bike ride through the city. Drawing close to a hundred participants, the ride highlighted some of the hidden green gems that make Baltimore such a unique environment. From tucked-away pocket parks to prominent historical buildings and monuments, areas of our city were revealed that many riders had never explored.

By all counts, that first ride was fun and eye-opening – something special had been set in motion that day.

Enthusiasm for the ride has soared. The number of riders has climbed to 1,200.

Giving back:

Every year, all funds in excess of those needed for the ride are donated to groups working for biking, greening, and parks in Baltimore City. As TDP ridership has grown, so has our ability to give back. We’ve donated nearly a quarter of a million dollars of unrestricted funds to organizations that share similar passions.

Below is a glimpse of some of the contributions we have made to improve our city, not only for riders, but for all Baltimore City residents.

Already, the impact has been huge, but there’s still work to do, and coasting won’t get us there.

Why become a sponsor?

Donations of goods and services, and cooperation from many groups help us keep our overhead low. Because we are an all-volunteer 501(c)(3), with minimal overhead, the gift of funding from sponsors of the Tour goes a long way.

Stand up on the pedals with us and charge the hill!

Beneficiaries:

Just some of our lucky beneficiaries: Audubon, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks, Baltimore Green Map, Baltimore Green Space, Skatepark of Baltimore, Bikemore, Bike Maryland, Baltimore Bike Party, Blue Water Baltimore, Friends of Druid Hill Park, Friends of Patterson Park, Friends of Herring Run Park, Friends of Carroll Park, Friends of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park, Friends of Maryland Olmsted Parks and Landscapes, Gwynns Falls Trail Council, Velocipede

Results:

Tour dem Parks is about connecting people with a passion for cycling and for making Baltimore a better, safer, friendlier place to live and ride.

Tour dem Parks, with the help of a community of supporters like you, has:

  • Purchased bikes and underwritten bike repairs for the “Ride Around the Reservoir” program at Druid Hill Park and Lake Montebello
  • Hired teachers for Blue Water Baltimore’s Youth-Works program to plant and maintain trees and build rain gardens
  • Painted the Jones Falls Trail murals
  • Printed maps for the Jones Falls Trail and the Gwynns Falls Trail
  • Provided an information kiosk for Patterson Park
  • Purchased bikes and paid for bike repairs for the city Park Ranger program
  • Funded the Druid Hill Farmers Market concert series
  • Planted and maintained 150 shade trees in Druid Hill Park in honor of its 150th anniversary
  • Supported youth programs and camps in Patterson Park
  • Helped pay for overhead/salaries for a number of small non-profits

Tour dem Parks promotes urban cycling in and around Baltimore city parks.  Our support of allies of cycling and environmental non-profits, initiatives, and events, has strengthened this community, including improving access to information for people who love to ride.

Sponsorship levels

 Event Underwriting
$15,000

  • Publicized sponsorship of the event, entitles sponsor to the most prominent name and logo recognition in marketing and promotional material.
  • Recognition during all media interviews, press releases, broadcast emails, and Facebooks posts
  • Name and logo presented on sponsorship banner at Druid Hill Park
  • Promotional table space at event (includes 2 tables, chairs, and a 10 x 10 ft. tent or space at up to 3 rest stops)
  • Sponsorship mention at kickoff and barbecue after-party
  • Company logo on signage at all rest stops, kickoff, after-party, and printed route guides
  • Company logo on commemorative tee-shirt and TDP website
  • 14 complimentary tickets to event

Tee-Shirts
$5,000

  • Promotional table space at event (includes 2 tables, chairs, and 10×10 ft. tent or space)
  • Sponsorship mention at kickoff
  • Company logo on commemorative tee-shirt
  • Company logo on TDP website and in newsletter (circulation over 4000)
  • Sponsorship recognition and shared link on TDP Facebook page, in press releases and broadcast e-mails
  • 8 complimentary tickets to event

Barbecue After-Party
$2,500

  • Sponsorship mention at barbecue after-party
  • Company logo on signage at barbecue after-party
  • Company logo in all printed route guides
  • Company logo on commemorative tee-shirt
  • Company logo on TDP website and newsletter (circulation over 4,000)
  • Sponsorship recognition and shared link on TDP Facebook page and in press releases and broadcast e-mails
  • 4 complimentary tickets to event

Supported Rest Stop
$500

  • Company logo on signage at supported rest stop and in all printed route guides
  • Company name on commemorative tee-shirt
  • Company logo on TDP website and newsletter (circulation over 4,000)
  • Sponsorship recognition and shared link on TDP Facebook page
  • Sponsorship recognition in press releases and broadcast e-mails

Drink Booth
$250

  • Company logo on signage at Drink Booth
  • Logo on commemorative tee-shirt
  • Company logo on TDP website and newsletter (circulation over 4,000)
  • Sponsorship recognition and shared link on TDP Facebook page

Interested in Sponsorship in 2017? Drop us a line!
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