Hike Bike 2020 Update & New Sign up Instructions

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, we are converting the 2020 Whitey Thompson Hike-Bike-A-Thon fundraiser to an online event. Although we cannot gather at the Skate Palace for the actual event, we can continue to support OABCIG Dollars for Scholars by raising money for scholarships for OABCIG graduates. A benefit to our new online event is that the money we normally spend on postage will be given back to the participants in the form of Hike Bike Bucks to spend at local businesses in our school district communities.

We understand some folks may not be able to donate due to a financial hardship caused by the economic impact of COVID-19. For those who are able to give, your donation is appreciated. Last year Hike Bike set a new donations record of $79,569.63. Let’s see how close we can get to that total this year.

Here’s the NEW plan to participate

1. Sign Up
If you want your child to participate, go to the Sign Up page and sign up each student. (You WILL need to do this even if you have already turned in your paper sponsor letters. Packets of letters that were already turned in will NOT be sent). Please sign up by May 15 to allow time for your sponsors to make donations.

2. Send Sponsor Letter to Family & Friends
A new revised Sponsor Letter is posted on www.hikebike.org and on the Facebook pages of the OABCIG School, OABCIG Dollars for Scholars, and United Bank of Iowa. Each participant will be responsible for sending their own letters. To do this, share the sponsor letter provided with family and friends who you think may sponsor your child. You can do this electronically by sharing our Facebook posts or attaching the letter to an email or text message. If you prefer to send letters, you can print the sponsor letter and mail them yourself.
Click here for Sponsor Letter.

3. Make Donation
We prefer donations be made online at www.hikebike.org. If writing a check, make it payable to OABCIG Dollars for Scholars and mail to United Bank of Iowa or drop off at any UBI drive-up or night deposit. Deadline for donations is June 15.


Hike Bike T-shirt:
Each student who participates and receives $25 or more in donations will receive a Hike Bike T-shirt. T-shirts will be delivered to students at school this fall. 

Hike Bike Bucks:
Each student who reaches EITHER $100 in donations or donations from five different sponsors will receive $10 in Hike Bike Bucks. Hike Bike Bucks can be spent at local businesses in our school district communities. Use them for treats, meals, bowling, a movie night, and more. They will be mailed to students at the end of June.

Want to Design the T-Shirt?
Each year we ask the students to create a design for the T-shirt. If you enjoy artwork and have a good idea for the 2020 design, email your design to mcates@unitedbk.com by June 15. Questions? Email mcates@unitedbk.com or call United Bank of Iowa in Ida Grove at 712.364.3393 and ask for Marcia Cates or Taylor Walker.


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