Saturday, January 18 at 11am to Sunday, January 19 at 11am

Back Alley Bikes begins 2020 with the 8th annual Bike the Blizzard, the largest fundraiser of the year. This event, as in the past, is a 24 hour endeavor. Riders, registered as individuals  ($50 registration) or teams ($100 registration), will fundraise as much as they can which can be raised as a certain amount per-mile, or as one-time donations from their donors and then ride anytime between 11am Saturday and 11am Sunday.

The ride is based out of the Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corp (CCNDC) Community Center adjacent to Back Alley Bikes and the Hub (bike shop). Here riders will find registration, a bike repair area, food, warming area, and perhaps a place for a catnap.

Riders will have access to on-call support vehicles and fun organized group rides throughout the day and night, as well as warming stations throughout the city, thanks to community partnerships.

Bike the Blizzard welcomes all members of the community, including, but not limited to,  differences in sex, age, race, ethnicity, and national origin, range of abilities, affectional orientation, gender identity, financial means, education, and political perspective to participate.

This event isn’t only for riders, everyone is encouraged to help with fundraising efforts. Thank you!

These funds allow Back Alley to keep the doors open throughout the winter and continue offering educational programs and community support.

If you have questions, would like to be a corporate sponsor, or would like to join us and volunteer please contact

You can register online!

It’s super easy to register. Make a team and invite your friends, coworkers, and neighbors. Bike the Blizzard is more fun the more people are involved.

Rather not ride? You can donate!

You can make a donation to one of the riders instead.

Interested in volunteering? Email!


Want to be a sponsor? Send us an email.

Event fundraising history

YearRidersMiles RiddenFundraised
201640Over 3,000$11,000