About Wish-A-Mile® Bicycle Tour

This year’s WAM has shifted from an in-person event to Virtual WAM 2021 and will take place throughout the spring and summer. While WAM will look different again this year, the opportunity to be part of a community that is making wishes come true for Michigan kids remains the same. More than 800 Michigan children are in need of a wish come true, and funds raised through WAM are critical to our ability to fulfill our mission. Michigan wish kids need hope now more than ever before. See below for more information on what to expect for Virtual WAM 2021 and how you can ride to grant wishes this summer.

 

how does virtual wam 2021 work?


Step 1: Register

If you are currently registered as a WAM rider, your registration will be shifted to a virtual rider. If you haven't registered yet, it's not too late. Register as a virtual participant (Rider or Volunteer).

There is no registration fee, fundraising minimum, or mileage requirement for Virtual WAM 2021. Registered riders who have already paid a registration fee can access this form to indicate how you would like us to handle your registration fee for this year.  You have the option to put the funds toward your fundraising efforts for 2021, receive free registration for WAM 2022 or receive a refund on registration.


Step 2: Ride To Grant Wishes

Complete your miles (on the road or at home) and fundraise anytime between now and July 25.


Step 3: Stay Engaged

Look for opportunities to participate in exciting virtual activities throughout the summer.


Step 4: Share Your Journey

Post photos, videos and accomplishments on our Wish-A-Mile Bicycle Tour Facebook page. Not on social media? Upload your photos to our Dropbox folder.


Step 5: Celebrate

Email your completed miles to WAM@michigan.wish.org and know that you are transforming the lives of Michigan wish children.


 

fundraising

There is no fundraising minimum for Virtual WAM 2021. All Virtual participants can still earn their commemorative 2021 WAM gear such as jerseys, T-shirts, finisher medal and fundraising incentives. The fundraising incentives have been adjusted again for this year to be sensitive to the current circumstances during these continued unprecedented times.


Level 1: $300

T-shirt and finisher medal


Level 2: $900

Above level + jersey


Level 3: $1,200

All above levels + custom socks and water bottle


Level 4: $3,000

All above levels + custom Make-A-Wish hoodie


Level 6: $6,000

All above levels + wish kid designed jersey


WAM Jr. participants will receive a t-shirt and finisher medal for reaching their $50 fundraising goal.

 

additional resources

For more detailed information on the virtual event, including ways to stay connected and how to communicate with your donors and current messaging, please check out the following resources: