MADISON, WI (BRAIN) – Saris Cycling Group is hosting its annual fundraising gala this Friday, with all proceeds to benefit the Wisconsin Bike Fed. Among the more than 600 expected attendees will be British bike race commentator Phil Liggett.
Saris’ annual gala has raised more than $725,000 for Wisconsin bike advocacy over the past nine years, becoming one of the most successful single-night advocacy fundraisers in the country.
The 10th event, which starts at 6:30 p.m., will include live and silent auctions and a Hollywood-inspired costume contest.
“We’re very excited to have Phil Liggett join us this year, and are really looking forward to continuing to raise funds for better bicycling in our local community,” said Chris Fortune, president of Saris. “The Gala is a great evening and a great event, and we’re extremely proud to help the Bike Fed of Wisconsin make an impact on better cycling in our state.”
General admission is $60 online through Thursday and $70 at the door.