2010 AIDS Ride For Life Bike Raffle
Tell me more about these mad whips!
The first is a 1971 Raleigh Twenty, a 20-inch three-speed folding bike. The folding frame is unique as it can be collapsed into a small, easy to stow package that begs to tag along wherever the day takes you. Modern folders are great utility bikes for large metropolitan areas, but they don't have the style that the Raleigh Twenty had. This bike is 99% original, and was given a complete rebuild from the frame up over the winter. A huge thank you to Alice Heise for contributing the bicycle.
Bike number two is a 2005 Eastern Bikes Hercules BMX. This one was the action back in the day, and is ready for all your half-pipe afternoons. Roaster Jacob Landrau was kind enough to pull this bolt from his quiver of BMX machines for your hucking and thrashing pleasure. Jacob tells me it is completely stock and ready for your upgrades. I think you should just keep it real and get out and ride. Jacob, pictured above, demonstrates the proper riding technique.
How can I get in on this action?
It's easy! Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Cayuga Street store from any barista, and are structured as follows:
One for $2.00, three for $5.00 and while supplies last, 15 with a five dollar gift certificate from our generous sponsor Viva Taqueria for $20.00! You don't have to use it to buy a margarita, but it is what I recommend. The raffle tickets will be color coded so participants can choose what bike they hope to win. Everyone is eligible for the drawing, and can buy as many tickets as they want. The drawing will be held on Friday September 10. Winner need not be present.
What if I don't want the bike, but want to contribute?
That is easy too! Go to the Team Gimme! fundraising page and make a donation to the rider(s) of your choice. The Ride For Life is a big event for us every year, and we are very grateful to all in the community who make a monetary or volunteer contribution to help those in need.