Bike Methven’s latest crowd funding appeal has raised over $100,000 for the club. With the help of New Zealand online fundraising platform Give A Little and over 270 donations, Bike Methven reached their campaign target of $105,000 and then exceeded it to raise a grand total of $119,090.57 in under the space of a month!
The figure raised has been added to a collective local tender for the purchase of the land that encompasses the club’s established mountain biking trails which went up for sale earlier this month.
President of Bike Methven, Daniel Burgess, was amazed by the amount of support.
“Bike Methven would like to firstly acknowledge the work done by Bruce Sim; it was his vision to create a collective and get a crowd funding campaign rolling in the first place. We would also like to thank all of the people from near and far who have donated to the Give a Little effort, we are very humbled as a group by the amazing support that has been shown to us.”
Daniel explained how the online campaign worked, “the Give A Little page was originally supposed to close after 16 days, by which time our target of $105k was just short by about $1500. However, due to the extra time needed to complete the tender process, the Give a Little team extended the close date for us by a further 10 days which meant we received a further $14+k before the page was actually closed. The Give A Little team where extremely helpful in helping us achieve our target,” he said.
“The current land owners, who have supported the bike club so well over the last few years in allowing us to continue our work up at the Mt Hutt Bike Park, have been great to deal with and they too are very keen to see Bike Methven and the group lead by Bruce Sim, work towards a positive result that will see the trails remain open for the continued
use of the Methven / Mid Canterbury locals and tourists from further afield.
It’s important to note that although the collective are extremely positive with the negotiations thus far there isn’t an unconditional contract confirmed as yet.