Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on August 27th, 2013 at 1:08 pm
(Photos: NW Trail Alliance)
One very special mountain bike could be worth $15,000 to a local non-profit.
The Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) is raffling off a custom bike in order to raise money for their trail work projects and ongoing advocacy to improve off-road bicycling access and conditions throughout the region. The bike (size 17") is a carbon fiber, Veloforma Rival Two9R model with a custom paint job and it comes with a hand-picked component package that includes: a Cannondale "Lefty" carbon XLR 100mm fork; Thompson seatpost and stem; Stan’s No Tubes ZTR Crest wheelset; and a SRAM XO build kit. It's got an estimated retail value of $8,500 and it was donated by Portland-based Showers Pass (whose owner, Kyle Ranson, sits on the board of NWTA).
Only 750 tickets will be sold and each one is $20. Our friends at NWTA say the drawing will be held on October 26th at the Halloween Cross Crusade event in Bend. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be given to NWTA. The group's president, Jon Pheanis says, "A lot of our expenses go towards trail and bike park work supplies, insurance and general advocacy and operational costs. We also need funding to help pay for our fun and educational events such as the upcoming Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day in October."
You can purchase tickets online via the Showers Pass website. This is a great way to support the work of these stalwart and professional off-road cycling advocates. They're doing great things!
Here are a few more photos of the rig: