LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — If you're lucky you can test ride a "dream bike" at Interbike's Outdoor Demo Monday or Tuesday. If you are extra lucky you might win one of the bikes in a raffle run by Easton.
The company is raffling off five custom bikes, from Caletti Cycles, Calfee Design, Black Cat, Hunter and Rock Lobster. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to charities selected by the frame builders. Each bike will be outfitted with Shimano DuraAce and Easton EC90 components. Raffle tickets are available on Facebook.com/eastoncycling.
“This raffle is a chance for riders to win one-of-a-kind bikes from legendary frame builders practicing their craft in Easton’s corner of the world,” said Easton brand manager Dain Zaffke. “These are some of the best builders working today — and guys we ride with — and we saw a great opportunity to give their artisan work a wider exposure while benefiting charities of their choice. Of course, the bikes will all be outfitted with the best possible Easton EC90 components, including our new EC90 Aero 55 wheelset, the fastest road racing wheelset available.”
The bikes will be raffled one per month. The first to go on the block was built by Calfee Design. Proceeds from the Calfee raffle will benefit Cyclists for Cultural Exchange, a non-profit supporting furthering peace and international understanding through exchanges between people with a common interest in cycling. Cyclists for Cultural Exchange programs include Bamboosero, a project to develop a sustainable business building bamboo bicycles in Ghana and Uganda, and Wheels of Africa, whose mission is to bring cycling to all levels of riders, and to champion the culture of riding as a lifestyle in Africa through education, advocacy, friendship, teamwork, partnerships and fun.
Outdoor Demo attendees may contact Peter Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a demo ride on one of the Dream Bikes.