MILWAUKEE- Giving back is made easy when you have the support of over 50 valued business partners and over 300 business leaders and community supporters. This is the case during Eppstein Uhen Architects’ 10th annual Beyond Design Bike Tour (www.eua.com/BDBT). In celebration of the 10th year in the Madison market, the route has been modified this year and the cyclists will ride 25-, 65- or 80-miles from the Milwaukee area to downtown Madison.
The Beyond Design Bike Tour (BDBT) is a fundraising / networking event used by the Eppstein Uhen Foundation. This 501(c)(3) charity foundation is focused on improving the quality of life in local communities. Since its inception, the foundation and EUA have donated time and dollars to approximately 100 nonprofit local organizations.
Each year the Eppstein Uhen Foundation strives to surpass the previous year’s fundraising through sponsorships by EUA’s business partners as well as the contributions raised by individual riders - over the past 9 years, the ride has netted over $350,000 in charitable giving. To celebrate the 10th anniversary, the BDBT will be giving back to participating previous year recipients including:
- VARIETY - The Children's Charity of Wisconsin
- Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee
- Goodman Community Center
- Bike Federation
- Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
- College for Kids & Teens - UW-Milwaukee
- Safe & Sound
Rich Tennessen, President of EUA started this ride a decade ago; regarding this milestone anniversary he said, “This ride is a testament to the connections we have made and support we continue to see from our business partners in the communities we live and work in. I’d like to personally thank our 2014 Platinum Level Sponsors Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital and the ACUITY charitable Foundation in addition to all the other great sponsors for their contributions and the differences they are helping our benefitting charities make.”
The ride will be held on Friday August 15, 2014. The first starting point begins at 8:45am at the Waukesha County Expo Center, and the second start is at 12:30pm at the new Lake Mills Elementary School, an EUA project opening this fall. Rest areas along the route will keep cyclists energized, and a post-ride party will be held from 3:30-5:30pm at Monona Terrace in Madison offering networking and refreshment to participants. For full ride details visit www.eua.com/bdbt