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Kona raffle and party during Sea Otter will benefit California trail groups

Published April 10, 2018

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Kona Bicycles will hold a pair of fundraising events at next week’s Sea Otter Classic to benefit two mountain bike advocacy groups and their efforts to rebuild trails damaged in last year’s California wildfires.

At Booth 576 during the Sea Otter expo, Kona will raffle off a limited-edition bike (just 200 made) valued at $2,299. Only 250 tickets will be sold at $20 each. Participants will also receive a Kona T-shirt.

All raffle proceeds will go to the Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers on California’s Central Coast and the Redwood Empire Mountain Bike Alliance in Northern California.

Kona co-founder Jake Heilbron said, “As some may remember, our first bike designer was California-raised Joe Murray, one of the legendary pioneers of mountain biking. It’s fitting we celebrate our West Coast mountain bike roots by getting together with our friends and doing good works for California trail relief.”

In addition to the bike raffle, Kona will celebrate its 30th birthday by throwing an industry bowling party at Monterey Lanes on Thursday, April 19, with all proceeds also going to SBMBTV and REMBA. It runs from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

“We are selling out of lanes fast but still have a few to go! Kona is known for throwing some pretty rowdy bowling parties and we’re aiming to make this one for the books. We’ll have a DJ, good eats and cold beer. We’re looking forward to celebrating with you while raising money for a great cause,” the company stated.

For $200, party-goers get an entire lane for five people, bowling shoes, food and drinks. A $40 individual ticket pays for one person to be assigned to a random lane on-site, with shoes, food and drinks included.

For more information or to register, email Lacy Kemp at or Caleb Smith


Topics associated with this article: Sea Otter Classic

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