FAQs

SPIN FOR A VETERAN FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Donations

When is the fundraising deadline?

You can submit your donations for the event up to July 6, 2018. The goal for each team when they sign up is to raise the $5,000. It is up to the team captain to ensure all donations are collected by July 6th.

What ways can I donate?

  • Online via the links on the donation page 
  • Cheque or cash can be sent to Homes For Heroes Foundation – please reference “In Support of Spin For A Vet and the name of the team you are supporting.

How do I donate to a specific team?

  • On the donations page click on the name of the team you wish to support and you will be taken to their fundraising page
  • Cheque or cash – reference “In Support of Spin For A Vet” and the name of the you are supporting

Are donations eligible for a tax receipt?

Yes, all online donations will receive a tax receipt via email once payment is processed. Cheque or cash donations over $20.00 will receive a tax receipt when the necessary contact information is included.

Who should cheques be made out to?

Cheques should be made out to Homes For Heroes Foundation. Please include a notation “In Support of Spin For A Vet” and  the name of the team you are supporting.

How can I pay for my sponsorship?

Sponsorship can be paid for via cheque made out to the Homes for Heroes Foundation and mailed to:
Suite 900, 2424 – 4 Street SW
Calgary, AB  T2S 2T4

Please make sure to include the notation “In Support Of Spin For A Vet” on your cheque.

Competition Information

Are there a minimum number of competitors per team?

No, only a maximum of 12

Does each competitor have to ride for a specific amount of time?

No, it’s the team’s responsibility to divide up the 24 hours

What bikes will be used?

Kaiser M3

Can the competitors have the resistance on any level?

No – a minimum resistance level will be enforced throughout the event.  At the 2016 Event the minimum resistance level was 10 on the Kaiser bikes.

Are the bikes compatible with cycle shoes (SPD) ?

Yes

Do all the competitors in each team have to be present for the duration of the event?

No, competitors are free to come and go as they please.

Will food and water be supplied?

Yes, competitors will be provided with food and refreshments for the duration of the event.

Where can I store my stuff?

Each team will be provided an area to store their personal belongings, however, it will not be secure.

What kind of equipment should I bring?

Water bottle or two, pre-filled so you are ready to spin when you arrive
Suitable / comfortable clothing for spinning
Running shoes or spin shoes
Lots of morale
Towel
Personal music device and earphones
Specific energy type food / gels

It Is The Soldier

by Charles M. Province

It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.
It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.