Get In Gear - Corporate Charity Team Building
Get it in Gear Bike Building Event
During this corporate charity team building program teams put together bikes that will be donated to a local non-profit organization benefitting children. Teams send representatives to visit stations set up throughout the room to collect coins they will use to “purchase” the items they need. However, at each station, a different challenge must be completed before the team will receive their coins. For example, at one challenge, 5 members of each team must pass through a series of rings and complete this challenge in less than a minute. Another challenge may only require two members to complete a task and some challenges are mental puzzles that can be brought back to the table for the entire team to work on together. Throughout the corporate charity team building event, as teams earn coins, they can spend them at the supply depot where they can “purchase” the bike, helmet and lock, tools, and a variety of decorating supplies for their bicycle. How will each team divide up the challenges? Will everyone take turns or will the engineering-minded members stick with the bike while the sales-minded are sent off to compete? Throughout this corporate charity team building event, teams may be called to the front of the room to participate in “bonus” competitions where they can win fun additions for their bikes such as bike horns or bells, water bottles, etc.
Toward the end of the corporate charity team building activity, teams will put their bikes on display during a bike parade. The more coins each team earns, the more elaborately they can decorate their bike AND rider. Items to choose from include streamers, balloons, playing cards, construction paper, masking tape and poster paper to create a team placard. The team with the best-decorated bicycle, as voted on by VIPs or the guests themselves, wins the corporate charity team building event and is presented with award medals.
Prior to decoration, each bicycle is inspected by one of our bicycle mechanics for approval. If it doesn’t meet up to specifications, teams are sent back to make adjustments.
Finally, the “Spokes”person for the non-profit receiving the bicycles closes the corporate charity team building event, thanking participants and giving them a snapshot of how it is these bicycles will help the children.