These Dream Bike raffles from Easton are getting better and better. The third one is my favorite, and I’ve shot photos of it before at Interbike. Seriously, Black Cat makes some of the nicest bikes…
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Easton Cycling has announced the third installment of The Dream Bike Charity Raffle, a steel Black Cat race bike. The Dream Bike Charity Raffle is a promotion giving away hand-built road bikes from Calfee Design, Rock Lobster Cycles, Black Cat, Caletti Cycles and Hunter. All proceeds from each raffle are donated to five charities selected by the frame builders. Each bike is outfitted with Shimano Dura Ace and Easton EC90 components including the new EC90 Aero 55 wheelset. Raffle tickets are available on Easton Cycling’s Facebook.
“This raffle is a chance for riders to win one-of-a-kind bikes from legendary frame builders practicing their craft in Easton’s corner of the world,” said Easton Brand Manager Dain Zaffke. “These are some of the best builders working today – and guys we ride with – and we saw a great opportunity to give their artisan work a wider exposure while benefiting charities of their choice. Of course, the bikes will all be outfitted with the best possible Easton EC90 components, including our new EC90 Aero 55 wheelset, the fastest road racing wheelset available.”
Beginning in late August 2013, riders can visit facebook.com/eastoncycling to purchase raffle tickets. Each month, a different dream bike is given away, with all proceeds benefitting the charity of that builder’s choice. The Dream Bike Charity Raffle kicked off with a carbon fiber wonder bike from carbon fiber pioneer Calfee Design. This first installment saw nearly 2,000 raffle tickets sold, with 100-percent of the proceeds benefitting Cyclists for Cultural Exchange.
The third bike in the series is a Black Cat frame hand built in Aptos, CA, by Todd Ingermanson from a mix of high-end steel tubing. It’s light (3.18-pound frame weight), it’s fast, the ride is superb and it’s beautiful. “This bike turned out great,” said Ingermanson. “It’s going to make someone very happy. It’s one-of-a-kind and it’s ready for anything, from adventure rides on rough roads to road racing.”
All proceeds from the Black Cat raffle go directly to the Pajaro Valley High School Art Department/ASB Art Club.
“In these times of extreme budget cuts and large class sizes, we are simply not able to offer our students all of the art resources they need and deserve,” said Pajaro High School art teacher Mike Santos. “This raffle from Black Cat Bicycles and Easton will be a huge help towards allowing our high school Art Department to purchase quality art-making materials and give students the cultural capital and resources needed to create art and to learn to see and engage the world around them in new ways.”
For more information on Easton Cycling’s Dream Bike Charity Raffle and to purchase tickets, please visit