The Deal

We want the Tour de Crème to be a good time that showcases land conservation and rail-trails here in Mattapoisett. It’s also an opportunity to raise funds for projects that benefit everyone in the area. It’s completely voluntary; we hope you’ll take on the challenge.  

The Goal

Our goal is to raise $16,000 in total.  While corporate sponsorships and registration fees enable us to reach approximately half of that goal, we are hoping that Tour de Crème participants will help us raise the other half of the goal — $8,000 — from their family and friends.  All net proceeds from the 2018 Tour de Crème will be split 50/50 between two projects: a rail-trail to Marion and maintenance and expansion of hiking trails on Mattapoisett Land Trust properties.  

The Incentives

Asking for donations can be easy if you follow our Fundraising Tips.  And as a thank you, everyone who raises at least:

  • $100 will receive an Oxcart lobster roll at the post-ride party.
  • $250 will receive a set of rechargeable Kryptonite front and rear bike lights.
  • $500 will receive a spiffy 3-pocket yellow Tour de Crème bike jersey
  • $1,000 will receive the whole kit and caboodle!

You don’t have to ride to fundraise, and you don’t have to fundraise to ride (although we hope you will help us out). Either way, you’re invited to the post-ride party!

The Process

It’s easy to set up a fundraising page on our Crowdrise page.  Click “Join the Event,” “Fundraise for the Event” and “Start Your Own Fundraiser.” Then ask people to go there to donate on your behalf.   If you have already registered but not yet set up a fundraising page, step-by-step instructions can be found here:  How to set up a fundraiser page.  

If you want to receive your bike jersey on the day of the ride, please let us know by April 15th that you will raise $500 or more. You can do that when you register for the ride or by sending an email to

We accept checks too. Just bring them with you to the start.