A Sneak Peek at BikeFest’s Silent Auction

There’s a silent auction on tap for this Friday’s BikeFest! You’ll have the opportunity to bid on a number of great experience packages. Read about them below:

The Mountainbiker: Get a private 3-hour mountain bike tour of Patapsco Sate Park by Family Bike Shop owner and local cyclocross racer Jonathan Seibold. Patapsco boasts everything from rocky, muddy hills and steep climbs to smooth single track. Estimated value: $300

Lobster dinner for six: Get a five-course lobster dinner for yourself and five friends from the River Falls Market in Potomac, Md that includes fresh lobster tails and sides like tomato, basil, and mozzarella skewers—plus two bottles of white wine. Estimated value: $300

Bike-themed art by Brody Rose: Take home an original art piece by local artist Brody Rose, entitled “MAGnificient.” The work is painted on BMX MAG Wheel—definitely a conversation piece for the experienced cyclist or eye candy for those who love bikes.

Bicycle Times package: Get a full kit from Bicycle Times magazine (in a men’s size medium), a pair of fancy socks, and a lifetime subscription to the magazine.

Vegetarian Indian meal and dessert for four: Enjoy a delicious dinner complete with homemade Indian sweets, using recipes from West Bengal in Northeastern India. (Est. Value: $200)

NPR tour and downtown pedicab ride for six: Get a behind-the-scenes tour of NPR’s brand-new headquarters (including its fancy-schmancy bike room) and a one-hour sightseeing tour by pedicab along the National Mall. Estimated value: $185

Cruise the Chesapeake Bay: Enjoy a day aboard the sailboat Sweet Caroline, during which you and three guests can swim, fish, and even learn to sail. The cruise include either a lunch at anchor on the bay or at sunset in the boat slip in Annapolis. Estimated value: $350

Throughout the evening we will hold a silent auction for guests to bid on these items, plus other experience packages and art pieces. There will also be a collection of vintage bicycle posters for auction. It’s not too late to get a BikeFest ticket. Buy one now! Ticket sales will end at midnight on Thursday.

Celebrate a Year of Cycling Success at BikeFest

You may have received this email, from WABA Executive Director Shane Farthing, this morning. It announces our 2013 award winners and reviews the things we’ve achieved over the past year, all of which we’ll celebrate at Friday’s BikeFest. We’re running Shane’s email this afternoon on the blog in case you missed the email, want a recap of what WABA’s been working on, or need another reminder of why attending BikeFest will be a great way to spend your Friday night.

Friends,

As we approach another bike month in the Washington area, will you join us to celebrate? Our annual fundraiser and party, BikeFest, is this Friday. I hope to see you there.

This time last year, there was no L Street cycletrack, seemingly no path forward on the Metropolitan Branch Trail in Silver Spring, and the Wilson Bridge trail access was blocked by jet-black bollards. In just 12 months, we’ve changed all these things.

The L Street cycletrack is here, and its westbound match on M Street is coming. We’ve broken the impasse on the MBT and should soon see designs for a trail crossing at Georgia Avenue. The jet-black bollards—well, they’re still there, but they aren’t jet black anymore.

Additionally, we’re about to see the launch of bikesharing in Montgomery County. In Maryland, we fought back a mandatory helmet law that would have done more harm than good. In the District, we helped to pass the Access to Justice for Bicyclists Act, which increases civil rights for assaulted cyclists. We’ve welcomed Black Women Bike DC under the WABA umbrella. We’ve launched the Women & Bicycles program, a hugely successful endeavor to address the gender gap in cycling; continued our East of the River outreach program in wards 7 and 8; and added full-time outreach and advocacy coordinators for the first time in our history.

That’s an incredible amount to celebrate, but we’re not slowing down. We work daily—and nightly—to grow and improve biking in the D.C. region. Our Adult Learn to Ride classes were on the front page of the Washington Post’s local section this past Sunday. The day before, we taught families bike safety skills at Kidical Mass’ ABCs of Family Biking clinic; meanwhile, our outreach team was busy at events in D.C., McLean, and Bethesda. The week prior, we hosted an Advocacy 101 training and were present at nearly a dozen regional meetings to emphasize the need for better bicycling in every regional jurisdiction.

Biking is booming, and WABA is working behind the scenes to make it happen. But we aren’t doing so alone. Many incredible individuals support our efforts, and I hope you’ll help us honor some of them at BikeFest.

  • 2013 Advocacy Award: Veronica Davis, co-founder of Black Women Bike DC
  • 2013 Advocacy Award: Evan Wilder, leader in the push for D.C.’s Access to Justice for Bicyclists Act
  • 2013 Pierre Summerville Education Award: Jeff Anderson, youth bicycling advocate
  • 2013 Volunteer Appreciation Award: Susan & Iolaire McFadden, dedicated WABA volunteers in too many capacities to list

We’re incredibly grateful for the support of people like these. Will you join us at BikeFest to show appreciation for their hard work, celebrate the continued growth and improvement of bicycling in the region, and raise funds to make sure WABA’s progress continues?

I’ll see you Friday.

Shane Farthing
Executive Director

BikeFest is this Friday, May 3 from 8 p.m. to midnight at Eastern Market’s North Hall. Tickets are on sale here ($45 for members and $55 for nonmembers). BikeFest will sell out and tickets will not be sold at the door, so purchase yours today!

BikeFest is generously supported by

Meet BikeFest BikeBuilder #3: City Bikes

We hope you’re coming to BikeFest on Fri., May 3. The annual BikeBuild contest is back for the third year in a row!

Local bike shops and co-ops were invited to build the best, most innovative, and creative bicycle as their entry. We encouraged the shops to use recycled parts, and all bikes had to be built without spending more than $250. This year’s BikeBuild participants are The Bike House, City Bikes, Papillion Cycles, and Phoenix Bikes.

At BikeFest, you’ll vote on your favorite build. After votes are collected, all the bikes will be auctioned off. All proceeds raised will go directly to WABA and will help support another year of bike advocacy, education, and outreach.

Many thanks to the participating shops for donating skills, time, and parts. We’ll be profiling each shop here leading up to BikeFest (previously, Phoenix Bikes and The Bike House!). We talked to Saul, a City Bikes staffer, about participating in the BikeBuild contest:

WABA: Tell us about City Bikes.
City Bikes: City Bikes is a full-service shop with three locations in and near D.C.—our flagship in Adams Morgan, another store right on the Capital Crescent Trail in Chevy Chase, and our newest location on Capitol Hill. Celebrating our 25th anniversary this year, we helped create a real cycling culture in Washington. Today, we serve every type of cyclist, from children to young adults to more mature riders; men, women, enthusiasts, and experts alike. More than anything, we believe that cycling is for everyone, and we think of it as fun. That’s why we often say: Let’s ride!

WABA: Tell us about the bike you’re building.
CB: Our entry is a Trek mountain bike that was donated to our Capitol Hill location upon the purchase of its successor. As such, it represents the type of “basement find” or used bike which often serves as the jumping-off point for a new bicycle commuter. The 26-inch wheels and steel frame provide a stable platform and the newly installed swept bars provide a comfortable riding position. Our inspiration comes from legendary, 25-year City Bikes mechanic and daily commuter Mark Winstead. We have stripped the drive-train down to its essentials, while leaving enough gears for the ups and downs of D.C.’s terrain, and added racks and other features to make the bikes as useful as possible. A true urban commuter—you might even call it a “city bike”—our entry really embodies the spirit of City Bikes.



WABA: What do you hope D.C.’s bike community looks like in 10 years?
CB: In ten years, we’d love to see even more people using bikes as their primary form of transportation, or riding for fun on evenings and weekends. With the help of services like Capital Bikeshare and sites like Craigslist, the number of butts on bikes—pardon the language—has skyrocketed. As we continue to engage and educate cyclists on the range of options available to them, proper gear, the importance of safety, and other important elements of riding, we believe that everyone will realize how cycling fits into their lives. Combined with better and better public policies and infrastructure for cyclists (thank you, WABA!), we’re confident D.C. will set the standard for commuter cycling for cities across the country.

WABA: What’s City Bikes up to this spring?
CB: This season is one of the most exciting we’ve ever had. Why? ‘Cause we’re celebrating our 25th anniversary! And we won’t be celebrating alone. City Bikes has always been committed to the community, and we can’t think of a better way to mark this occasion than with customers old and new. After BikeFest, our next big event will be Bike to Work Day (together with WABA), which means a lot to us as it encourages the commuter cycling culture we’ve worked so hard to build. From there, be on the lookout for weekly classes and rides at all three of our locations and pop-ups in places like Eastern Market and the Capital Crescent Trail. We’ll also be hosting larger events—including a big anniversary bash—and rides, and rolling out anniversary specials all spring and summer long.

Many thanks to City Bikes! If you haven’t bought your tickets to BikeFest yet, time is running out! Buy your ticket today.

Meet BikeFest BikeBuilder #2: The Bike House

We hope you’re coming to BikeFest on Fri., May 3. The annual BikeBuild contest is back for the third year in a row!

Local bike shops and co-ops were invited to build the best, most innovative, and creative bicycle as their entry. We encouraged the shops to use recycled parts, and all bikes had to be built without spending more than $250. This year’s BikeBuild participants are The Bike House, City Bikes, Papillion Cycles, and Phoenix Bikes.

At BikeFest, you’ll vote on your favorite build. After votes are collected, all the bikes will be auctioned off. All proceeds raised will go directly to WABA and will help support another year of bike advocacy, education, and outreach.

Many thanks to the participating shops for donating skills, time, and parts. We’ll be profiling each shop here leading up to BikeFest (previously, Phoenix Bikes!). We talked to Peter, a volunteer at The Bike House, about participating in the BikeBuild contest:

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WABA: Tell us about The Bike House.
The Bike House: The Bike House is a community-based bicycle repair co-op in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to build a place where all people can learn about, work on, and enjoy bikes. We do this by providing free bicycle maintenance services and education through our weekend clinics, mobile bike clinic, and beginner and advanced mechanics classes. If you are having a problem with your bike, bring it to one of our clinics and our volunteers will teach you how to fix the problem yourself.

WABA: Tell us about the bike you’re building.
TBH: As a group of avid bike enthusiasts, many of us have accumulated a ton of extra parts for planned projects, so one of the main things was to parse through what was available and develop a vision based on that. After looking at all of the donations, we decided to build up an old Ross trekking frame made in Allentown, Pa. into a grocery/townie bike. One of the main draws of the Ross frame was how intertwined the company was in post World War II U.S. bike history.

I’ve wanted to build a townie bike for myself for a while because I feel it’s a great utilitarian type bike that allows whoever riding it to cut out a lot of use for their car. When presented with the WABA BikeFest build, I decided to give it a try. Luckily, the parts lined up for this and we started in on fixing it up. I would hope that anyone who gets this bike uses it to get to work, get to the store, and haul everything they need in relative comfort.

 

WABA: What do you hope DC’s bike community looks like in 10 years?
TBH: We want to see more people on bikes in every quadrant in the city. Whether it’s getting to and from work, exploring the city, or hitting the road for a long weekend ride, there’s so much to do on two wheels in D.C. The Bike House will be there to give people the tools they need to ride farther and keep their bikes happy and their wheels true.

WABA: What’s The Bike House up to this spring?
TBH: The Bike House tends to go into hibernation over the winter, but we are open again and ready to help everyone get their bikes tuned up for the riding season. Our clinics are Saturdays 12-3 p.m. at Annie’s Ace Hardware and Sundays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Farmer’s Market (which opens in May). We also will be doing various mobile clinics this year, at locations to be determined.

We are always looking for volunteers who are interested in learning and teaching bike repair, and helping their neighbors get their bikes working. If you are interested in volunteering or just learning more about what we do, please come to one of our clinics, visit our website at http://thebikehouse.org or contact a volunteer at thebikehouse@gmail.com.

Many thanks to The Bike House! If you haven’t bought your tickets to BikeFest yet, time is running out! Buy your ticket today.

Buy a BikeFest Ticket Today!

Do you want to attend WABA’s most extravagant celebration of bicycling and support our mission? And do you want to be entered to win tickets to a 9:30 Club show?

Time is running out to get tickets for BikeFest, so buy yours today.

If you buy a ticket before Mon., April 29, you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets to see Dandy Warhols at 9:30 Club. We’ll randomly pick the winner next week.

BikeFest is WABA’s biggest fundraising party of the year! Your admission to BikeFest includes:

  • Two free drinks at the bar
  • Live swing and jazz music
  • A vote in the BikeBuild contest
  • Tacos and taco salads from a Chipotle-catered buffet, plus dessert
  • Casino games
  • Participation in a spectacular silent auction and the chance to win great raffle prizes

Find out more about BikeFest here. BikeFest will sell out, and tickets will only be sold until Thurs., May 2 at 11:59 p.m. Get your tickets now!

BikeFest is our chance to fill the gap left by BikeDC’s cancellation. Buying a ticket to BikeFest helps us promote bicycling for fun, fitness, and transportation; advocate for better bicycling infrastructure; and educate children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling.

Event Details
DATE: Fri., May 3, 2013
TIME: 8 p.m. to midnight
LOCATION: Eastern Market North Hall, Washington, D.C.
TICKETS$45 for WABA members and $55 for nonmembers

BikeFest is supported by our generous sponsors

Meet BikeFest BikeBuilder #1: Phoenix Bikes

We hope you’re coming to BikeFest on Fri., May 3. The annual BikeBuild contest is back for the third year in a row!

Local bike shops and co-ops were invited to build the best, most innovative, and creative bicycle as their entry. We encouraged the shops to use recycled parts, and all bikes had to be built without spending more than $250. This year’s BikeBuild participants are The Bike House, City Bikes, Papillion Cycles, and Phoenix Bikes.

At BikeFest, you’ll vote on your favorite build. After votes are collected, all the bikes will be auctioned off. All proceeds raised will go directly to WABA and will help support another year of bike advocacy, education, and outreach.

Many thanks to the participating shops for donating skills, time, and parts. We’ll be profiling each shop here leading up to BikeFest, beginning with Phoenix Bikes. We talked to Edoardo, Phoenix Bikes’ shop manager, about participating in the BikeBuild contest:

phoenix bikesWABA: Tell us about Phoenix Bikes.
Phoenix Bikes: Phoenix Bikes has supported local youth in the D.C. metro area since 2007, providing a safe, nurturing, and educational environment that reinforces teamwork, hard work, and entrepreneurship through bike maintenance and education programs. Since our launch, we have had the opportunity to sponsor more than 300 youths and provide more than 1,500 refurbished bikes to the community. Almost all the materials we use to build, teach, and sell are recycled. The donated bikes, components, and tools are saved from their untimely end at the landfill and live on through what we do.

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Seven teens worked on Phoenix’s BikeBuild entry with Edoardo. They overhauled the wheels, prepped the frame for painting, and installed parts.

WABA: Tell us about the bike you’re building.
PB: For WABA’s BikeBuild Contest we wanted to create a bike that is functional, durable, and classy. The inspiration for this bike came from a bike that was seen in Portland, Ore. It was a commuter bike whose beauty shined through its functional and elegant style. For our build we used a mountain bike platform to give the bike more versatility. This is a super commuter-plus bicycle for the ladies. We see the owner riding this bike on paved and gravel trails, in bike lanes, on singletrack, and on bike tours. We say commuter-plus because we hope the rider uses it as their go-to get-around one-bike quiver. If the owner wants, they can swap the rigid fork for a suspension fork (and perhaps the bars) and take this rig on some sweet singletrack. The majority of the materials we used for this bike are donated and recycled materials. We did, however, use some new accessories to make our ride more classy, functional, and ready for anything the trail throws at it.

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Phoenix’s creation has shiny tires, a front basket, silver fenders, and double water bottle holders.

WABA: What do you hope D.C.’s bike community looks like in 10 years?
PB: I ride in D.C. on occasion, and can’t really speak for what I hope it looks like in 10 years in terms of the bike community. I know that the Capital Bikeshare program is one of the most successful bike shares in the country. I also know that D.C. has a growing number of bike lanes and bike parking throughout the city. What I do hope to see 10 years in the Northern Virginia and D.C. bike communities are more bicycle-friendly businesses, businesses that encourage employees to ride to work by offering incentives, showering facilities, parking, and more. I hope to see the continued growth of bicycle infrastructure throughout the area. Lastly, I hope to see more and more folks embracing cycling as viable form of healthy, green, transportation.

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Edoardo says that this bike, outside of the United Bicycle Institute in Portland, was the inspiration for Phoenix’s build.

WABA: What’s Phoenix Bikes up to this spring?
PB: This spring is as busy as ever at Phoenix Bikes. We are participating in various events such as the Del Ray Bike Swap on May 11, Bike To Work Day on May 17, the Knock ‘N Roll Fundraiser for Phoenix Bikes by T3 Honu on May 18, and the New Belgium Tour De Fat on June 1st.

Want a chance to bid on Phoenix Bikes’ new build and bring home a new ride? Buy a BikeFest ticket today!

Introducing BikeFest’s Awesome Sponsors

If you haven’t yet bought your tickets for BikeFest, WABA’s annual celebration and fundraiser on Fri., May 3, do so now!

Buying a ticket to BikeFest will help to grow our advocacy, education, and outreach efforts throughout this year and beyond. All registration proceeds and contributions made at the event will directly fund WABA’s mission of spreading the bike-love and making cycling in the D.C. region safer.

Purchase tickets today for our speakeasy-style party with casino games, a live band, food and drinks, bike-themed raffle prizes, vintage bike art for auction, and more—they’re only $55. (WABA members get discounted BikeFest tickets at $45.)

Here, we’d like to say thank you to BikeFest’s sponsors: Boeing, Chipotle, New Belgium Brewing Company, Signal Financial, Toole Design Group, CH2MHill, Entertainment Sound Production, and EcoPrint. Read about all the sponsors below.

 

The Boeing Company is BikeFest’s lead sponsor. We couldn’t throw a great party without it!

Chipotle Mexican Grill has is BikeFest’s gracious food sponsor. Chipotle is providing an upscale (but still Chipotle-style) buffet with tacos and taco salads, a financial sponsorship, and raffle prizes.

New Belgium Brewing Company and WABA first paired up at last year’s inaugural Tour de Fat, and New Belgium is back for BikeFest. All beer to be sold at BikeFest is donated by New Belgium; brewery representatives will be on-site at the event to let you sample beers and talk hops and brews.

 

Generous sponsorships from Signal Financial Federal Credit Union, Toole Design Group, and CH2MHill have made BikeFest possible.

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Entertainment Sound Production has donated the stage and sound equipment for the evening. EcoPrint, which handles the majority of WABA’s printing needs, has provided an in-kind donation of BikeFest posters and rack cards.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting us and our bicycling mission. We’ll see you at BikeFest!

BikeFest Is Coming. Here’s Why You Should Attend!

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BikeFest, WABA’s signature yearly fundraiser and celebration of bicycling, is May 3. Tickets are $45 for members and $55 for nonmembers (members, you should’ve received your discount code via email).

Your attendance at BikeFest supports WABA’s advocacy efforts, of course. But here are four more reasons why you should buy a ticket.

You dig live music
The Atomic Swing Club will be providing hip, jazzy tunes all night. The five-piece—horns, trombone, saxophone, guitar, and keys—will play a mix of swing, big-band, jazz, and rockabilly standards.

You can role dice and bluff like a pro
For the first time, BikeFest will have table games. If Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca is a bit too bygone, then this is the place to warm up your gambling hands. Dealers Choice Casinos will be providing professional dealers and real casino tables; we’ll have blackjack, roulette, craps, and poker. As you stack up your chips, you’ll be able to trade them in to win some neat bicycle-themed raffle prizes.

You like to eat and drink and party
A BikeFest ticket includes a buffet of hors d’oeuvres—Chipotle style! Chipotle Mexican Grill is generously providing food for the evening, so come ready to snack on custom-made tacos taco salads. And of course, the bars will be stocked with beer, wine, and a few specialty mixed drinks to quench your thirst.

You seriously love riding your bike
Nothing is better than partying in the name of bicycles. BikeFest is our one chance every year to throw a celebration just for that reason. We hope that WABA members and supporters will come out to have fun, mingle with other cyclists, and indulge in the glamor of the night’s speakeasy theme. Your BikeFest attendance supports our advocacy, education, and outreach efforts, and it won’t be nearly as fun without you there!

Tickets are on sale now! Buy yours before BikeFest sells out!

 

BikeFest is made possible by our generous sponsors

BikeFest Tickets Are on Sale Now!

You are cordially invited to the area’s only speakeasy-style party to celebrate bicycling. BikeFest is the Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s annual fundraiser, and this year’s will be filled with more jazz, class, and table games than ever before! Join us for an evening of elegance, card tables, poker chips, drinking, eating, and dancing. Tickets are on sale now.

BikeFest is our signature fundraising event to support our efforts, which promote bicycling for fun, fitness, and transportation; to advocate for better bicycling infrastructure; and to educate children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling.

There will be live jazz and swing music, and we are bringing in professional dealers and card tables. Those who play table games can trade in their chips for tickets to win bike-themed prizes. And we encourage you to dress to impress—think Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. We’ll have a photo booth so you can show off your elegant outfit.

BikeFest will also feature a silent auction with vintage bike art and specially themed “experience packages” (like a mountain bike tour with a local rider). Bring your wallet!

The BikeBuild Contest, for which local shops build their own creative, innovative, sometimes wacky bikes, will return for the third year. You will get to vote for your favorite build and the shops will auction off their new creations to the highest bidder. Papillon Cycles, Phoenix Bikes, City Bikes in Adams Morgan, and the Green Commuter are the brave BikeBuild competitors this year. Stay tuned and follow our blog for BikeBuild updates.

 A big thank you to WABA’s generous BikeFest 2013 sponsors: The Boeing Company, Chipotle, Signal Financial, CH2M Hill, Toole Design Group, and Entertainment Sound Production.

 Mark your calendars and buy your tickets now for BikeFest 2013. WABA members can purchase tickets at the discounted price of $45 (make sure to use the special discount code we emailed you yesterday). Tickets are $55 for the public. Space is limited and BikeFest will sell out!

Want to be a part of it all and help make the event happen? We need your help as a BikeFest volunteer! Sign up for a volunteer shift here. Interested in becoming a BikeFest sponsor, major donor, or raffle prize donor? Contact michelle.cleveland@waba.org.

Event Details
DATE: Fri., May 3, 2013
TIME: 8 p.m. to midnight
LOCATION: Eastern Market North Hall, Washington, D.C.
TICKETS$45 for WABA members (use the discount code you received via email), $55 for nonmembers

BikeFest is made possible by our generous sponsors

BikeFest is your chance to win big!

We can’t stress this enough; thanks to generous donors throughout the region; we have…

An incredible raffle and silent auction lineup at BikeFest, INCLUDING 8 BIKES!

So we encourage you to take a moment and browse through our list of the silent auction packages, and raffle items before the big show.

Silent Auction Packages

Package Name

Goodies

Donors

E plurbus Unicycle Unicycle lesson with WABA Staffmember Greg Billing, Citizen Black Chrome messenger bag, your very own copy of BikeSnobNYC’s latest, The Enlightened Cyclist Greg Billing, Chrome messenger bag, BikeSnobNYC, Chronicle Books, KIND Healthy Snacks
50 States Ride Sneak Peek 50 States Ride preview with WABA staffmember Nelle Pierson, (sm/m) Nutcase Helmet, Water bottles, KIND Bars, Sunscreen Nelle Pierson, Nutcase USA, KIND Healthy Snacks
Jazzy ride… All things considered NPR Tour with WABA Board Member, Pedicab Ride, and lunch at Perry’s Emily Littleton, National Pedicab, Perry’s
C&O Canal of Love Overnight stay at C&O Canal Lockhouse No. 6, Bike rack and panniers, Picnic blanket, Bottle of wine, chocolate, and bike lube. Plus 1 yr subscription to Momentum magazine and KIND Healthy Snacks C&O Canal Trust, Tish King, Momentum Magazine, KIND Healthy Snacks.
Rehoboth Summer Classic Pints and Paddles tour; explore the Broadkill River and tour the Dogfish Head Brewery and end the day with dinner at Dogfish Head Flagship Restaurant. 2 Dogfish head jerseys, socks, water bottles, and sign. Plus a box of KIND Healthy Snacks Quest Fitness Kayak Tours, Dogfish Head Brewery, KIND Healthy Snacks
The Georgetowner $50 Gift Card to Cyclelife USA, 2-hour Jack’s Boathouse Kayak rental for 2, $50 Gift Card to Baked & Wired and a box of KIND Healthy Snacks Cyclelife USA, Jack’s Boathouse, Baked & Wired, KIND Healthy Snacks
H Street Cycle Chic(k) Yakkay Helmet,bike basket, and skirt garder, flower pedals, Enlightened Cyclist The Daily Rider, BikeSnob NYC, Chronicle Books,
Health Subscription to SnackPackers (healthy snacks delivered to your work) and 5-class pack to Stroga, Strength + Yoga sessions Stroga, Snackpackers
Classy Commuter Deluxe Burley Travoy commuter trailer Burley
BIKE:
Raleigh Back Alley
Reynolds 520 frame and chromoly fork, Weinmann deep-V rims and Vittoria tires, flip flop between freewheel or fixie drivetrain. Revolution Cycles
BIKE:
Kona Dew
Fast, comfortable and confident geometry, with components designed to stand up to the rigors of daily commuting, including a Kona 7005 aluminum butted frame, Shimano components, Shining rims and Kenda tires. Kona and Bikenetics

BikeBuild LIVE Auction

BIKE:
Papillon Cycles
Vintage Tandem and cycle chic coat Papillon Cycles
BIKE:
Silver Cycles    
Tween Cyclocross seat tube is 43cm, top tube 50cmBest for rider 5’2″ and under or a rider with approximately 26 to 29″ inseam Silver Cycles
BIKE:
Threepenny Bikes
Bamboo Mixte  frame size is equivalent to a 34, two-speed internally geared kick-shift Threepenny Bikes

Raffle

BIKE:
Easy Breezy
Breezer Zig 7 Folding bicycle with 20 inch wheels, frame size fits most. Silver Cycles
Bike Baggin’ It Ortlieb commuter/travel panniers Bike Rack
Coffee Clash $20 Northside Social Gift Certificate & BikeSnob “Enlightened Cyclist” $16.95 Northside Social, BikeSnob NYC and Chronicle Books
Coffee Clash $20 Northside Social Gift Certificate & BikeSnob “Enlightened Cyclist” $16.95 Northside Social, BikeSnob NYC and Chronicle Books
BikeSnob Starter Kit $50 Spokes Etc. & BikeSnob “Enlightened Cyclist” $16.95 Spokes Etc. Chronicle Books
Petal Power Handmade ceramic bike-themed mug $25, flower pedals and $20 gift cert to Northside Social Nelle Design, Silver cycles, Northside social
Biker’s Dozen Bakeshop Gift Certicate for 12 cupcakes ($25) & Momentum Subscription  ($19.95) Bakeshop, Momentum Magazine
Biker’s Dozen Bakeshop Gift Certicate for 12 cupcakes ($25) & Momentum Subscription  ($19.95) Bake Shop, Momentum Magazine
District Hardware $25 gift certificates to District Hardware–The Bike Shop District Hardware
District Hardware $25 gift certificates to District Hardware–The Bike Shop District Hardware
Not Toolin’ Around Park Tools Class $200 value Spokes Etc.
Don’t Mess with X-fit Gift Cert to Arlington Crossfit for Assessment and intro to Crossfit Arlington Crossfit
Cateye Combo Urban Wireless Bike Computer $35.00 Rapid 3 Rear Light $23.00, Automatic “Jido” Front light $35.00 side rear-view mirror $12.00 Cateye
The Triple P 1 Fuji Tire Pump ($59.99) & Pedal Pusher T-shirt size Medium ($19.50) Silver Cycles, Pedal Pushers Cliub
The Triple P 1 Fuji Tire pump ($59.99) & Pedal Pusher Jersey size L ($52.00)  Silver cycles water bottle Silver Cycles, Pedal Pushers Club
Races and Rambles 2 Air Force Cycling Classic VIP Passes ($100), Framed print of country cycling ($50) Arlington Sports Inc., Rob Layborn,  Bruce and Linda Dwyer
Potomac Pedalers & Company Potomac Pedalers membership ($30)  2 jerseys ($25 ea), 1 vintage art  ($50) Potomac Pedalers, Bruce and Linda Dwyer
Phoenix Rising $50 Gift Phoenix Bikes Gift Certificate, T shirt, Water bottle Phoenix Bikes, Henry Dunbar

 

And THIS JUST IN. BicycleSPACE donated 2 custom Tweed Cruisers to the Silent Auction. No words can describe these bikes, so you’ll just have to check them out in person.

If you haven’t purchased tickets yet- get to it! The odds are in your favor- you’re going to have a great time and possibly walk away with some cool prizes!