Whatever you do in this life, do it with fucking passion and power.
Make sure the world knows it – Edward B. Gieda III
I’ve been so inspired by the voices, initiatives and attitudes from our bicycle community in the last year in general and especially in the last couple of weeks of unrest and calibration of who we are and what we’re doing to each other. The calling out of toxic elements and the demand for change has a snowballing effect that is nothing but refreshing. I believe in the bicycle as a tool for change and grassroots movements like the Cycling Industry Pledge by WTF Bikexplorers is just one powerful example of how to drive change and hold us all accountable for our actions, or the lack thereof. For some, the bicycle will always just be a toy or a piece of sporting equipment but for many others, it’s a tool that enables change, growth and freedom.
The first-place prize for Sim Works’ Social Reform Benefit Raffle is this Doppo ATB tourer, built by Shin in Japan, and decked out with a selection of Sim Works, Chris King, and Paul parts. Let’s check it out in detail in order to ramp up support of this great cause…
Our friends at Sim Works are throwing a raffle to raise money for a handful of organizations, with the goal of aiding in social reform. The raffle starts today, June 26th, at noon, and closes on Friday, July 3 at 5pm (PST).
$25 for a raffle ticket (per entry). 100% of proceeds will be donated to the organizations.
Also, all customers spending $100 or more in the SimWorks web store will be added to the raffle participants list, and 10% of their merchandise total will be donated to the organizations that SimWorks has elected to make financial contributions.
Head to Sim Works to buy a raffle ticket at 12 noon PST today!
Royal H Cycles, Black Magic Paint, Nova, Paragon, and True Cyclery would like to give YOU a custom Royal H Cycles and raise money for National Bail Out. All you’ve gotta do is make a $2,000 to the organization, screen shot the receipt and message Royal H Cycles on Instagram to win a custom frame (made to your TT and ST specs), painted by Black Magic in one of their stock colors, and then pay to ship for your frame from Black Magic to you!
Keep on eye on Royal H Cycles’ Instagram to see if there’s a winner!
Help support North Minneapolis and enter to win a 2021 All-City Space Horse! All proceeds go to the WBC & Northside Funders initiative to help businesses impacted by COVID-19 and the events following the murder of George Floyd. Learn more or donate directly here.
There are two ways to enter: Click here or call Behind Bars at 612-436-0255 to buy a ticket (or several!). Raffle ends Thursday June 11 at midnight. We’ll announce the winner next weekend. Behind Bars/Michael’s Cycles will match funds up to $1,600.
All-City’s 2021 Space Horse will be released in August. Winner may choose the size of their liking.
Our friends at Hoot Ventures are putting together a fundraiser raffle to benefit the Minnesota Freedom Fund, in the wake of the murder of George Floyd by police and the subsequent protests. Head to Hoot to raise some money for a great cause!
Hey! I’m Chip and I run WhatBars.com and the @whatbars Instagram page. I’ve had a the privilege of working with some great companies, and I love sharing that excitement with others as well!
I reached out to a few of those companies and together we put together a pretty great prize package including:
– 1-pair of Velo Orange handlebars, of your choosing
– An Atwater Atelier Basket Tote
– A pair of Teravail Tires, of your choosing
Read the official rules below for a chance to win!
But what to do with it? Socially minded, intimately connected to the streets of LA through his craft, Cache suggested we find a way to use this frame to raise money for the local LA food bank where he volunteers.
So here’s how to win this frame:
-Donate what you can to the LA Food Bank ($25 = 100 meals, so even $5 helps)
-DM Squid Bikes on Instagram a screenshot of your receipt.
-We understand that times are tight, if you aren’t able to donate, please just DM us a selfie of your smiling face.
On May 1 we’ll collect all the screenshots/selfies and someone* will have a beautiful new one-of-a-kind Cache painted SO-EZ!
*frameset size 54 (it will look great hanging on a wall if it’s not your size) one entry per person, shipping within the lower 48 States – see Squid for details.
It’s refreshing to see brands use these troubling times for some healthy and fun competition, all while benefiting key organizations. State Bicycle Co is running a social distancing challenge to see how far you can ride between now and April 5th in timed increments of 30, 60, or 100 minutes.
Here are the details:
-Riders choose their division we have 30/60/120 min options for Men and W/T/F and indoor and outdoor options.
-Riders can ride up to their allotted time but CAN NOT go over.
-State will have leaderboards to see who can ride the most DISTANCE over the set time.
-Registration is $5, everyone gets a patch who submits a ride, all profits 50/50 split between Aids Life Cycle and No Kid Hungry.
-State is encouraging people to ride solo only if they can not ride safely outdoors, as they have an indoor option.
See more information at State Bicycle Co.
Have you always wanted to finish the DK but you missed your chance to get an entry to the race?
This morning, ENVE launched their Dirty Kanza Giveaway. You can enter to win a highly sought-after race entry to the Dirty Kanza gravel race on May 30, 2020. In addition, the grand prize winner will receive a package from ENVE including a G23 Gravel Wheelset and their amazing Gravel Handlebars.
To enter, all you’ve got to do is follow the link below and fill out the form between February 4th and February 18th, 2020 and subscribe to the ENVE newsletter. It’s as simple as that. Ten lucky winners will be notified by February 21st. Winners can pick the course of their choice, including the DK200, DK100, DK50 and DK25.
Got a gravel bike with 650b tires up to a 2.2 and would like some sleek fenders to go on your build? Look no further. This week, we’ve teamed up with Portland Design Works on a giveaway for their 650 Beast fenders. All you gotta do is enter your email for a chance to win! Head to Portland Design Works for the giveaway and check out the details on the 650 Beast fenders below.
Where did you ride? With whom? Did you get caught in some snow? We’d like to open up the comment section to any photos you took of your long weekend rides and we’ll pick some winners to send some care packages to. You’ve got all week to do so! We’ll look at the number of “up votes” each post gets to decide on some winners.
Brother Cycles is giving away a Big Bro frameset (size Medium) custom painted by Cole Coatings Workshop – a London-based custom paint specialist. This ‘Big Bruv’ livery features orange and green paint with an elaborate leaf pattern marching across the front of the frame. All you’ve gotta do is sign up for Brother Cycles’ email list by 11:59PM on November 15th.
It’s nice when a brand looks to its home trails and makes an effort to raise both money and awareness towards proper stewardship. Read on below for how Esker Cycles is raising money to support Montana trails and how you can win an Elkat S.
Do you know a W/T/F cyclist who would love to get swagged out by a bunch of awesome brands? Check out Revelate’s BikepackHER giveaway. Signing up is easy and only takes a few minutes. Head to this website to sign up.
Building trails require funds and one way for trail organizations to raise money is by raffling off a brand new bike. The Oregon Timber Trail is working with Giant/Liv so that one lucky winner will walk away with a new Giant Trance Advanced 29 2 or Liv Intrigue Advanced 2 carbon mountain bike in your size, plus a full set of Giant bikepacking bags and a guided trip with Cog Wild. This explorer’s prize package contains $3,000 worth of prizes and all the proceeds from this giveaway go to support the work required along the Oregon Timber Trail.
Sign up at Oregon Timber Trail!
Want to support People for Bikes and win this insane custom FiftyOne road bike inspired by Silca’s founder Felice Sacchi’s love of his Alfa Romeo sportscar, built with a full kit from Silca, Shimano, Omata and Pirelli? That was a mouthful! At any rate, you can donate $10 to People for Bikes and enter for a chance to win this dreambike package at Silca.