What is the 275 Challenge?
The 275 Challenge is a virtual experience to set a physical or creative challenge to accomplish in 27.5 days in digital solidarity with one another while raising funds for The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.
You can choose among four participant types: Cycling, Running, Walking, or Creating. Our Cyclists, Runners, and Walkers will choose a mileage goal to complete indoors (or, where safe, on the road) over the course of the 27.5-day-long challenge. Creators will design their own unique Challenges whether it’s to bake, make, create, or do any other sort of physical or creative challenge they choose for 27.5 days or 275 repetitions. This challenge is built for C4C Alumni Riders and Crew, individuals and teams, people of any age or ability, LGBTQ and allies, no matter where you are! And don’t worry, you don’t have to do something every single day over the 27.5 days! Your personal 275 Challenge can be structured however you want—crush it in one day, do a bit every day, or get it done over a weekend.
The Cycle for the Cause team is excited to invite all registered 275 Challenge participants and their friends and family to a very special 275 Challenge closing celebration on Saturday, September 25, 2021. The closing celebration will feature a fully supported 27.5-mile bike ride and a 2.75-mile walk/run to complete your personal 275 Challenge, as well as a party on Pier 84!
Why take the 275 Challenge?
Because we are a year into a life- and world-changing pandemic. Because you care about the LGBTQ community. Because we are still fighting for a cure for AIDS. Because LGBTQ people continue to be disproportionately burdened by inadequate access to affirming health care and housing options, and are targets of hate crimes. Because trans women of color are being murdered at epidemic rates. Because Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian people in America are dying of COVID-19 at higher rates due to systemic inequities. Because now, more than ever, we are relying on each other to make it through. Because you are ready to make a difference.
And why is it for you? Well, because we need you. Because every single person can make a difference. There is no fundraising minimum and you have total flexibility in choosing your 275 Challenge. Simply put, it’s the chance to directly help the LGBTQ community, from anywhere in the world, with hundreds of other people!
What are you waiting for? Take the 275 Challenge.
Support the work of New York City’s LGBT Community Center—we need you!