Thursday, December 4, 2014

Rider Holiday Extravaganza

Daily prize giveaways and so much more:

Project Give Winner

Check out the winning submission from Chris W.:
My most favorite charity is Friends of Anne Arundel County Animals Control, Inc., a nonprofit recently created by the volunteers at this Maryland animal shelter after the county’s political leaders refused to let the shelter accept financial donations. In what is likely to be the charity’s biggest fundraising event of the year, the Friends of AACAC has partnered with a Maryland chapter of the Hogs and Heroes Foundation to co-host a motorcycle show and animal adoption event on May 16, 2015 at the shelter in Millersville, Md., close to the state capital of Annapolis.

The shelter, part of the county police department, has a very limited budget yet must take in every homeless pet from the county that comes to its door. Concerned citizens frequently offer to give the shelter money, but it is not allowed to accept financial donations. A bill that would have set up a fund to take donations for the shelter was defeated by the County Council in June after council members said it was not the county’s role to raise money. They challenged the shelter’s volunteers to set up a nonprofit – so we did.

We created Friends of AACAC, a 501(c)(3), because we know firsthand that the animals need help far beyond what is in the shelter's modest budget. In addition to the many hours of time our small group of volunteers donates each month, before the nonprofit was created most of us dug repeatedly into our own pockets to provide items that help make shelter life a little better for the animals and/or encourage adoptions. We did – and still do -- this willingly to help the animals and to support the hard-working staff of AACAC. But there was so much more to be done than our little group of volunteers could finance. Friends of AACAC allows us to solicit tax-deductible donations from the wider community to use to support the shelter.

Here are some of the things that the Friends of AACAC has done since it was created:

• Paid the vet bills for sick animals that otherwise probably would not have made it. The shelter has no vet on staff. • Purchased flea medication for dogs and cats at the shelter, and solicited the contribution of additional doses from local vets and a national company. Even though most of the stray animals who come into the shelter are covered with fleas and ticks, the shelter does not have funds for topical flea meds. • Purchased kitten milk and food for the shelter. The shelter’s animal food contract does not include food specifically for baby animals. • Arranged for a surgeon to donate free eye surgery for a kitten born with seriously deformed eyes. The kitten subsequently was adopted. • Partnered with a generous donor to cover the fees that rescue groups pay when they take an animal from the shelter, thereby encouraging more animals to be rescued. • Created “starter kitty kits,” for new volunteer fosters who care for the many, many underage kittens that are brought to the shelter, some only a few days old.

The volunteers who make up the Friends of AACAC hope to make the shelter a standout example of modern care for homeless pets. The motorcycle community’s strong support for the May 16 motorcycle show and adoption event undoubtedly will draw a large crowd of both riders and the general public to the shelter to enjoy the show, adopt our animals and help our ambition of becoming a model animal shelter come a little closer to reality. Thanks, everyone.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Project Give

Help those who are less fortunate. Join Rider Insurance in Project Give. Click here to find out more:

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Totals

With the net proceeds t-shirt/magnet sales and donations, we've raised over $2,280 to be donated towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Breast Cancer T-Shirt Preorder

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and 200,000 people are diagnosed each year. When breast cancer is detected early, there is nearly a 95% survi...val rate.

In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Rider Insurance is reloading its “Check Your Headlights” campaign to help raise awareness towards breast cancer. T-shirts and magnets will be on sale and donations will be accepted throughout the month of October. All net proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to fund research for a cure (at least $5 donation per shirt and a $1 donation per magnet). The Rider Insurance Bleiwise Family Foundation will match every dollar raised. Join the fight against breast cancer! Pre-order your shirt today here: or click our Store App. Allow up to 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Rider Selfie Promotion

Join the Rider Selfie Promotion! Take a selfie of you on your PARKED bike and tag @RiderInsurance on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Hashtag the picture #LOVEMYRIDESELFIE and you could be the winner of a weekly $100 Visa Gift Card!

Rider's Bikes At The Beach Voting

Just like last year we are running our Rider’s Bikes at the Beach Photo Contest! The picture that gets the most votes by 8/14 you will be the winner of a two (2) night stay for the Wildwood Roar to the Shore Rally. Get your vote in here:

Friday, June 13, 2014

Ride to Work Day

Follow us on Instagram and take a picture of your bike at work and tag it #RIDETOWORKRIDER and you will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift card to a dealership of your choice! You must follow @RiderInsurance on Instagram to win! Click here to see the gallery of pictures in the contest:

Father's Day Promotion

Father’s Day is this weekend. Have some fun and try your luck in our Father’s Day quiz. Find out just what kind of dad you are and you could be entered to win a BBQ grilling set! The quiz will be open until 6/14/14 at 11:59pm EST. Click here:

Rider Race Day

Love the sounds and sights of race day? Here’s your chance to win tickets to your favorite race! Throughout the month of June, enter to win two (2) tickets to a motorcycle race of your choice (up to $250) in our Rider Race Day promotion. Submit your entry here: and good luck! #RiderRaceDay

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

It’s that time of the year again! Rider Insurance is holding its 4th annual Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Promotion! Just like the previous years we are giving away daily safety gear and course prizes! Each day will reveal a new giveawa...y that you can submit an entry for as well as bonus giveaways. Your next entry can be submitted 24 hours from your previous entry. One winner per giveaway. Submit your entry here:

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Autism Awareness Month

Through social media we raised $784 to be donated to Autism Speaks in support of Autism Awareness Month.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April Showers

Has the rain got you down? Enter to win one (1) of two (2) rain protection packages valued at $150 from our April Showers Promotion here: Contest ends April 29, 2014.

Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month. Throughout the month, Rider will be collecting donations on behalf of Autism Speaks and every dollar donated will be matched by the Rider Insurance Bleiwise Family Foundation. All proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks ® towards research and support of Autism. For every new like in the month of April the Rider Insurance Bleiwise Foundation will donate $1 (capped at $1000). Click here to start donating: Spread the word and help fight the cause!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Red/Pink Pinterest Promotion Winner

Congratulations to George N. on winning our Red/Pink Pinterest Promotion! Don't forget to follow us on Pinterest:

Thursday, January 16, 2014