Bikes and Fundraising
In July we rallied the local cycling fans to the Arlington Cinema & Draft House for a free screening of Stage 10 of the Tour de France. A great time was had by all and we raised $2,000 which will go towards our Bike To The Beach effort to bring in $3,000 to contribute to AutismSpeaks.org. We try hard to put on a good show and involve the local cycling community, thankfully everyone always seems to have a good time. Although we got cut short due to an extended NBC broadcast and late movie waiting to get in, we had a great time and gave away tons of outstanding items from our sponsors and supporters. Thank you to all who attended and donated! Here’s a few photos from the event:
Team manager Jason Berry organizes the raffle sales, notice the subtle Racedots placement
Good friends Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen signed a shirt to donate, fine art from JB on left and a hoodie from VW on right
JB keeping the troops hydrated with Dogfish Ale
Always a good looking crowd at cycling events
JB timed each commercial with a raffle draw
Some people are hard to recognize without a helmet on
Tim Walker getting all worked up at the Silent Auction table
Cycling and beer makes people happy
Awesome ladies who ride, race and always support our events
Both these guys made out pretty well in the raffle!
Neither of these guys are Ted King
Larry (left) doing his best Marcel Kittel impression (google him)
Lisa (right) helped us give away a bunch of awesome KMC bicycle chains!
Collin awards the Phil Liggett NBC shirt to one happy guy
Our photographer Jay Westcott wins the signed t-shirt (after not only donating his photo services but also many $s to the raffle)
Honey Morton making our team look short
Winner of a rare signed Chasing Legends poster and bluray
Jen wins the Skratch Labs basket presented by Alex and Alex (2nd only there in spirit)
Happy to hook up Russ with Chris Froome’s team hat, presented by Vas
Vas was keeping busy on prize duty with this gift pack from Mad Alchemy
Dogfish Alehouse has supported Gripped Racing for 5 years and always gives us fantastic giveaways
Erik presents another prize – Cavendish’s water bottle
Lisa (right) presents the winner of the People for Bikes kit
If you want safer streets for cycling, join People For Bikes! Gripped Racing is proud to be supported by them.
Strong competitors and happy winners both Mark (left) and Ken (right)
Ryan presents a massage from Equinox Spa
Collin establishes who’s boss
Jay Westcott presents a framed print of his own photo – Joe Dombrowski dominating in cyclocross
JB presents a print of his “Red Bike in Rehoboth”
Mike takes home the Dogfish Alehouse basket presented by Matt
Happy to have Andy back in town and ready to fill his new Dogfish pint glasses presented by Devon
The fastest couple on Gripped Racing, Kev and Mel
The future of Gripped Racing, Little Timmy with JB
Another talented photographer who donated a print – Abram Eric Landes and his shot of Jeremy Powers on hardwood (JB didn’t want to give this up)
Ryan tests out the final raffle item – thank you Spokes Bicycles for your support!
Special thanks to Spokes Bicycles and Trek for such an awesome giveaway!
We had just enough time for Robby Walsh, the founder of the charity we were supporting named “Bike to the Beach”, to talk about his organization
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