Build My Ride - build a bike for a deserving kid

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Build My Ride

Complete team challenges, build brand new bikes, and then give them to deserving kids in person on the day... a “win win win win” event for your team, your organisation, the kids and you as the organiser.

You provide the team, we provide the challenges, the bikes (and the mechanic to check them!) and the kids. What better formula for a team event than having some crazy fun and then making some incredibly deserving children very very happy! Just check these 'warm fuzzies' out...

From Merran Anderson at IAG; "This activity is the best fun for a group and really interactive. But importantly it brings emotion into the room and reminds us that at the end of the day we are here to help others. There was not a dry eye in the room when the group realised who we were building the bikes for. I’m so proud we ran this event with Team Elevate. It was the stand-out best moment of our 2 days together. Highly recommend to anyone."

From the charity organisation on a Build My Ride with Sky City;  "Words really are an inadequate medium to express our gratitude for yesterday.  Thank you and your teams for providing such an amazing day for the children. Today has been one long conversation about what "we" are going to do on our bikes. Some children wanted their bikes in their bedroom last night in case they were stolen. After much assurance bikes and children had a peace filled night. This morning some children took their bikes to school and went through part one of a Sage cycling programme. Huge excitement and much concentration."
Regards, Pene and the Stand for Kids Team

This charity team event includes challenging team activities to 'earn' the bike parts, then the building of the bikes, then the giving of the bikes to kids who you will present to them IN person ON the day.

The event in a nutshell:

  • Complete challenging and slick team activities to earn parts for brand new bikes
  • Build the bikes (no mechanical experience needed)
  • Give the bikes away to deserving kids ON THE DAY
  • Get medals (if your team wins)

Added to Quote? Where to now (similar-ish team building events)...

Race to Ride - combination of Build My Ride and an Amazing Race
Paint Our Playhouse - paint playhouses for kindergartens
Helping Hands - build prosthetic hands for landmine victims

You can see from the following video that this event will touch everyone in your team and will be full of non-naff, genuine warm fuzzies - guaranteed.

Tailoring Build My Ride to Your Team

The length of the event, the activities your team does to 'earn' bike parts and the charity you donate the bikes to are all 'tailorable' to your team. We can also run this event 'bespoke' (i.e. where only your brand is visible). Contact us to discuss any or all of these options.

We work with many charities such as Child Cancer Foundation », Kidney Kids », Fostering Kids » and more - or a charity of your choice.

This event can be run anywhere in the country, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and all points north, south, east and west.

We have run well over 3,000 team building events!! We know this event works and we guarantee that 100%.

In terms of staff team building events, it can't get much better!

Some Nitty Gritty About Build My Ride

Benefits: Increased team cohesion and morale through a charitable event
Other Benefits: Planning, time management, strategy, communication
Group Size: Any
Duration: 3 hours | Length of the event can be tailored
Location: Throughout NZ | NB: This event can be run in any weather
Space Requirements: Can be run indoors or outdoors. Preferably an indoor space is required to build the bikes

"Chemiplas NZ recently took part in a Build My Ride Corporate Team Building Event. Our Sales Teams had a rough idea that they were going to undertake some team building but they had no idea of the “higher purpose” involved. Everybody had an absolute blast and the end result was a huge surprise and provides massive satisfaction. I would rate this as one of the best events we have ever done and would highly recommend it to any folks wanting to take part in team building with a twist (and provide a great feel-good factor from being a good Corporate ‘citizen’)."

Duncan Leigh – Director, Chemiplas NZ Ltd
"I would like to extend a personal thank you to you and your team for an excellent day on Friday the 21st here at Telecom Place. I’ve had an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from the team and that’s just so fantastic. The day ran so smoothly and provided endless fun and laughter. It was also so wonderful when the kids came in to an eruption of applause from our staff, they were truly touched by the experience and some really relished in the opportunity to do something worthwhile for some needy children. Here are just a few of the comments I’ve received: “It was an unbelievable experience to share with the kids”, “there was a moment at the end when we were handing over the bike to the little boy that really touched me”, “some teams believed it was the best team building event they attended”.

Joanne Bradley, Telecom ¦ More Testimonials »

Where to now (similar-ish team building events)...

Race to Ride - combination of Build My Ride and an Amazing Race

Paint Our Playhouse - paint playhouses for kindergartens

Helping Hands - build prosthetic hands for landmine victims