Specialized’s new Down Under Collection looks to the fauna Down Under, specifically the Australian Budgie. As 500 million animals have been affected by the massive bushfires, Specialized is donating $100,000 USD to WIRES, the Australian Wildlife Rescue Organization. You can now buy product from the Down Under Collection, to show your support or if you’d prefer to donate yourself, do so at WIRES’ emergency fund.
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.
Track racing is one of the most unique forms of cycling because it requires a special venue and when said venue is threatened, the sport itself takes the hit. The NSC Velodrome is the only velodrome in Minneapolis and right now, it needs our help.
If you’re in the area, there’s a fundraiser this weekend but you don’t have to live in Minneapolis to help support track cycling. Donate at the NSC Velodrome’s Go Fund Me page and help re-pave this beautiful track. If you’d like to some some truly wonderful photos of this velodrome, check out Kyle’s photos at Tracko.
I really love the special edition jerseys that Rapha produces, especially when it’s for a man like Marco “the Pirate” Pantani. Now, Pantani was by no means a saint, but as a key figure in professional cycling’s history, Rapha is commemorating him by donating proceeds from the sales of this jersey to the Pantani Foundation.
Pick one up at Rapha and check out more details below!
I really, really love this print from 100 Copies and the fact that it’s a tribute to the people of Tacloban makes it even better:
“The devastation of Typhoon Haiyan has seen homes and lives destroyed by flood waters.
If each of us do our bit to contribute, we can help the people of Tacloban rise above this disaster and rebuild their lives.
All proceeds for this print will go to the Red Cross Haiyan Relief humanitarian efforts in the Philippines.
85 copies remaining
Date of release: November 2013
Sheet size: A1 (840mm X 594mm) Approx 24 inch X 33 Inch
Print Quality: Offset Lithographic Printing using 3 Pantone spot colors. Printed on 9 Lives Recycled 250gsm paper. Suitable for archival use.”
While this might not be for everyone, there are plenty of people who love these bluetooth external speakers, plus, 20% of the money raised goes to the Messenger relief fund. Support the Boombot REX at their Indiegogo page.
The Needle Gate Project just exudes good vibes. A group of riders are pedaling from Seattle to SF (the Needle to the Golden Gate) for She Dances, an organization that provides holistic restoration for young girls who have been trafficked and sexually exploited…
Check out their video above and click-through for more info.
Josh Hartman was injured during the Red Hook Crit Navy Yard crit race and Dave Trimble is putting on a benefit auction on eBay to help aid in Josh’s medical bills. Head on over the eBay auction to place a bid!
And if you don’t need another bike, you can always contribute to Josh’s Go Fund Me page.
With all the benefit rides that happen year after year, what’s stopping people from doing their own? Save yourself from the swarm of people you don’t know, call a friend, plan a ride and hit up some sponsors. That’s exactly what Michael Tabtabai and Andrew Hudon did.
Leave It On The Road ride starts Monday, June 17 and goes 3465 miles in 24 days from Oregon to Massachusetts. Along the way and through fundraising, Michael and Andrew are hoping to raise $52k for the Colon Cancer Alliance. All the background info can be found at Leave it on the Road.
Follow them on Instagram too!
Check out a full sponsor list and a parts break down below, as well as more photos in the Gallery!
In the Red Hook Crit coverage here on PiNP, there was a discussion about the young rider who took a nasty spill and was hospitalized. His name is Joshua “Pro” Hardman and he races for Major Taylor Development Team, an amateur race team, based in Brooklyn, NY.
He’s still in the hospital, due to excessive blood loss and needs our help. Head over to Joshua’s Go Fund Me page to find out how you can help out.
Photo by Ace Carretero
Another artist that’s been working with Unknown and CBNC on their raffle bikes is David Flores. Ace from The Sleepers went over to David’s studio while he was working on masking out the frameset and his photos are very nice. Worth the click-through even… If you’re in LA this evening, roll through the raffle event tonight!
Mom on a recent ride, left. Brother Michael in dorkmode on the right.
When I was 18, my middle brother Michael was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It wasn’t because of his diet, or his lifestyle, it was a genetic occurrence that was completely out of his hands. Since then, he’s found a way to compete in college lacrosse, graduate with honors and get married. Oh and he’s a tri-dork. Don’t hate him for that though.
Michael’s T1D limits his lifestyle, even though he did nothing wrong, well besides ride triathlons (ok, ok, I’m done). Every year, since Mike was diagnosed, my mom has donated her time and money to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and this year, I plan to help out as well.
About two years ago, I bought my mom a Surly Crosscheck. She wanted to start riding when she saw how much cycling had improved my health and like a good son, I helped out any way I could. The same goes for my brother. I bought him a Bridgestone RB-1 when he expressed an interest in cycling. He rode it every chance he got and ended up selling it to buy a new bike.
Now myself, along with two of the most important people in my life have made a pledge to raise $2,000 for the 100 mile JDRF ride in Burlington, Vermont in July. I’m sure it’ll be easy enough for my brother and I, but it’s a benchmark for my mom, who’s been training for months. I haven’t ridden in Burlington since highschool and I can’t wait to explore the cycling culture there during the trip.
Originally, I had the amount promised to me by an unnamed company but that has fallen through. So here I am, asking you for help. It doesn’t have to be much, but if you or your company or whoever is willing to donate to JDRF, please do so at the link below.
Donate to John Watson here (where it says Donate to John) and I can’t thank you enough for all your support. I’ll be making a hefty donation as well, later on this month. Seriously, I don’t like asking anything from the readers of this site, but I would appreciate any support!