Traverse Tompkins Annual Fundraiser – Building Bridges

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Date(s) - 09/23/2023 - 09/24/2023
All Day

110 N Tioga st
Ithaca, New York 14850


Building Bridges – Historic Bridges Across Tompkins County


Traverse Tompkins started in the fall of 2020 as a unique fundraiser to support The History Center in Tompkins County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Executive Director Benjamin Sandberg biked all around the county, live streaming videos exploring historical points of interest in each municipality. His challenge was to ride as many miles as possible in a single 24-hour period. We now invite all of our community to join us as we Traverse Tompkins and discover local history. 

The basic premise is simple – how many miles can you bike, run, paddle, or travel in a 24-hour period and how much can you learn about Tompkins County bridges while exploring? Support a registered cyclist or runner, or register to join us this year! 

There are two ways to participate and join the effort to keep our history alive.
Option 1: Sign up for free and commit to asking your community for pledges to support your travels. Fueled by your obvious love for history and Tompkins County, reach out to your friends, family, and colleagues to pledge their support for your challenge. Their pledge – of any amount – gets calculated after you complete your mileage.
Option 2: Buy an entry ticket! Asking for pledges isn’t for everyone, but Traverse Tompkins should be. Your ticket price goes directly towards supporting The History Center’s mission, and you still get to explore the bridges of Tompkins County!

Find out more on our campaign site: Traverse Tompkins: Building Bridges | PledgeIt for Charities

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