Bike to the Beach Fundraiser 2015
July 15 Gripped Racing hosted our annual fundraiser and again this year it was in support of
Bike to the Beach
. We nearly sold out the event which featured the broadcast of Stage 11 from Pau / Cauterets to Vallée de Saint-Savin in the 2015 Tour de France. Everyone who attended had a great time (and took home lots of stuff!). We choose raffle winners during the commercial breaks and in the end we raised nearly $3,000! We are very thankful to all our supporters and sponsors who helped make this a fantastic success:
Bicycle Pro Shop
People for Bikes
and a special shout out to Tim Abbott, Sharon Valencia, Jay Westcott (who shot these great photos), Bruce Deming,
Northern Virginia Massage Center: NOVA Massage Center Vienna VA
Devon Haley, and the fine people at Arlington Cinema & Draft House!
More than just racing, giving back is high on our priority list and it makes us smile
Raffle items on display, we have the best sponsors!
Tim, Devon and Nick
We usually see these characters on bikes (or behind a camera not in front of it)
Kim was loving Nick’s recently won medal from the Wednesday at Wakefield series! Start ’em young!
Rob helps organize all the raffle items . Not often you can win a $600 bicycle with a $5 raffle ticket!
Chris loves his new Cannondale Taramo helmet!
Another new helmet, for the lovely Megan!
Cannondale and Bicycle Pro Shop made a lot of folks happy with their contributions!
JB doing his best to reach the back rows of the theater
Local cyclist/lawyer Bruce Deming donated 5 of his books that every cyclists needs to read to stay safe and “Surviving The Crash”
Another book from Bruce for a happy cyclist
Another Cannondale helmet
People For Bikes donated two goodie bags packed with fun cycling stuff!
Some very special Cannondale socks
Another Cannondale pump worth $50!
Local Cannondale rep Vaughan with cyclist Stacey and some nut in the back
Bicycle Pro Shop donated 5 mini-tools worth $30 each!
Mat hands out another pair of bunny socks!
More Cannondale goodness for one of our favorite supporters, Deirdre!
The MC and inventor of RaceDots helping another cyclist ditch the pins
No one should put holes in their workout gear, ergo RaceDots
Everyone loves free legal advice!
Chris Stone can return to cycling in style with these bunny-hump socks!
KMC Bicycle Chain donated 5 of their fantastic chains worth $50 each!
More KMC Bike Bling!
It’s like jewelry for your bike!
Thankfully there were dozens of commercials because we had so much stuff to raffle off!
Angie won a copy of the award-winning film, “Chasing Legends” presented by the director of it
Eric looks like one happy raffle-winner!
Huge thanks to Bicycle Pro Shop for donating so much stuff!
Thank you to People for Bikes! An organization that looks out for cyclists’ needs.
No one should put holes in their workout clothing!
Dogfish Alehouse donated this amazing gift basket with all sorts of great DFH goodies!
Stone wins again! A People for Bikes t-shirt!
That’s a Cannondale Teramo helmet worth $120!
The Bike Lawyer himself, Bruce Deming won a mini-tool!
JB having some fun throwing out free bottles
Arlington traffic engineer and bike advocate Dave, won a bike tool
Vaughan chose the winning ticket for the final and best price, a Cannondale Quick!
Award-winning photographer Jay Westcott hands off his award-winning print to its silent auction winner
JB proudly accepts another exceptional silent auction item from local photographer Sharon Valencia
More silent auction items from our presenting sponsor, Lindsay Volkswagen of Sterling VA