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Giving Back
22nd Jul 2016 Posted in: Blog , Community , Events , Featured , Fun , Race Reports Comments Off on Giving Back
Giving Back

Gripped Racing recently held our annual fundraiser at the Arlington Cinema & Draft House , raising over $1,000. Thank you for the generous donations from our sponsors whom we will tag in the photos below. Thank you to everyone who donated and came to this fantastic event! We love giving back to this vibrant and supportive cycling community!

Team manager Jason Berry and Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles general manager Jerry Holloway will both ride from DC to Dewey Beach on July 29th with the Bike To The Beach organization which raises money for Autism Speaks . If you missed the event and would still like to donate please click this link:

Another special thanks to Jay Westcott who drove up from Virginia Beach to photograph the event for our team. You rock, Jay!

The line forms

Many thanks to Dogfish Alehouse, 7 years supporting Gripped Racing! Alex Rapavi also added to this booty.

Tons and tons of great raffle items, including custom bike jersey’s from Bike Arlington, Bike to the Beach and People for Bikes!

A very special thanks to VW USA who donated this signed jersey as well as a fantastic gift filled back pack and LED lights for everyone who attended the show!

A full jersey and shorts plus sweat towels and buttons from People for Bikes!

We love the support from Pete Smith of Mad Alchemy; A small business owner and maker of the best creams and embros you can buy!

View from the stage

Managing Gripped Racing for 10 years, Jason Berry keeps the troops hydrated and happy

It was a challenge to give away this much stuff!

We welcomed the extra staff from Lindsay Volkswagen

Sol Schott from Acme Pie Company donated these delicious prizes!

Tim Walker helps dole out prizes

JB keeps everyone on their toes

Sol the pie man wins some brew! Mat lends a hand.

Even the staff at ACD purchased raffle tix and scored!

A regular winner at our shows, Megan grabs a pint glass off Mat

Proud winner of the Dogfish Gift Basket

Bruce Demings daughter won the Bike Arlington package!

Erik hands off a pie to a hungry winner

This winner can barely contain his excitement (clearly he has no idea how good that Acme Pie is)

Another happy pie winner

A final bow from Gripped Racing

JB hands off one of his award-winning films

JB and Mark Stahl happy to not be racing in 100° heat like they were the week before

Monika the Czech enforcer keeps an eye on the crowd

The People for Bikes kit winner

Happy VW owner and winner

CJ from Bike to the Beach will have his tires topped off for the ride!

Another sweet Cannondale pump winner

Eric be sure not to confuse that embro with chamois butter!

That embro will likely go to Celia’s father, Bruce (the Bike lawyer)

Speaking of Bruce, he was on hand to personally hand out some copies of his book, “Surviving the Crash”

Another book winner

Happiest book winner

The team always pitches in and buys raffle tix, let’s hope Tim Abbott (longest team member besides JB) doesn’t need to use the info in that book!

That last Cannondale pump is won

Another movie winner

Book winner, signed by Craig Hummer

Winner of an award-winning print shot by Jay himself!

USAC Pro Road Championships (signed) Jersey winner

Last but clearly not least, the winner of the Cannondale Quick 7 donated by Bicycle Pro Shop and Cannondale! Congrats Jon!

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