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Bike to the Beach Fundraiser 2015
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Bike to the Beach Fundraiser 2015

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July 15 Gripped Racing hosted our annual fundraiser and again this year it was in support of Bike to the Beach which benefits AutismSpeaks . 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: Lindsay Volkswagen , Bicycle Pro Shop , Cannondale , Dogfish Alehouse , KMC Chains , People for Bikes , Racedots , Gripped Films , VW USA 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!

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More than just racing, giving back is high on our priority list and it makes us smile

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Raffle items on display, we have the best sponsors!

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Tim, Devon and Nick

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We usually see these characters on bikes (or behind a camera not in front of it)

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Kim was loving Nick’s recently won medal from the Wednesday at Wakefield series! Start ’em young!

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Rob helps organize all the raffle items . Not often you can win a $600 bicycle with a $5 raffle ticket!

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Chris loves his new Cannondale Taramo helmet!

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Another new helmet, for the lovely Megan!

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Cannondale and Bicycle Pro Shop made a lot of folks happy with their contributions!

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JB doing his best to reach the back rows of the theater

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Local cyclist/lawyer Bruce Deming donated 5 of his books that every cyclists needs to read to stay safe and “Surviving The Crash”

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Another book from Bruce for a happy cyclist

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Another Cannondale helmet

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People For Bikes donated two goodie bags packed with fun cycling stuff!

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Some very special Cannondale socks

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Another Cannondale pump worth $50!

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Local Cannondale rep Vaughan with cyclist Stacey and some nut in the back

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Bicycle Pro Shop donated 5 mini-tools worth $30 each!

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Mat hands out another pair of bunny socks!

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More Cannondale goodness for one of our favorite supporters, Deirdre!

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The MC and inventor of RaceDots helping another cyclist ditch the pins

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No one should put holes in their workout gear, ergo RaceDots

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Everyone loves free legal advice!

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Chris Stone can return to cycling in style with these bunny-hump socks!

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KMC Bicycle Chain donated 5 of their fantastic chains worth $50 each!

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More KMC Bike Bling!

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It’s like jewelry for your bike!

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Thankfully there were dozens of commercials because we had so much stuff to raffle off!

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Angie won a copy of the award-winning film, “Chasing Legends” presented by the director of it

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Eric looks like one happy raffle-winner!

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Huge thanks to Bicycle Pro Shop for donating so much stuff!

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Thank you to People for Bikes! An organization that looks out for cyclists’ needs.

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No one should put holes in their workout clothing!

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Dogfish Alehouse donated this amazing gift basket with all sorts of great DFH goodies!

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Stone wins again! A People for Bikes t-shirt!

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That’s a Cannondale Teramo helmet worth $120!

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The Bike Lawyer himself, Bruce Deming won a mini-tool!

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JB having some fun throwing out free bottles

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Arlington traffic engineer and bike advocate Dave, won a bike tool

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Vaughan chose the winning ticket for the final and best price, a Cannondale Quick!

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Award-winning photographer Jay Westcott hands off his award-winning print to its silent auction winner

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JB proudly accepts another exceptional silent auction item from local photographer Sharon Valencia

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More silent auction items from our presenting sponsor, Lindsay Volkswagen of Sterling VA

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