Thursday, September 25, 2008

Win a Richard Sachs Frameset and Support Wheels North

Here is your chance--maybe your last chance--to own a custom frame from Richard Sachs, one of the world's premiere builders, *and* contribute to a worthy cause at the same time.

Starting on August 15th, 2008, Richard stopped taking orders from new customers. If you don't already own a Sachs and weren't in the queue by then, you can't order a frame from Richard.

However, Richard held one slot in the waiting list open for Wheels North, a fundraising ride that benefits research into Histiocytosis, a rare and deadly disease. That slot is being auctioned off, which means that you have the chance to have your own Richard Sachs frameset.

Just 100 tickets will be sold for this auction, at $100 each. Proceeds from the auction go to the Histiocytosis Association of America and Wheels North.  Click Here to buy raffle chances online

To learn more about Richard Sachs:

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Live Reports!

We'll be posting live blog reports from Wheels North next year. Here's a test--a photo from a ride last week.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wheels North Promo Video

Click here to see the Wheels North promotional video from our friends over at The Bicyclist!  (Yes, everyone who rides to Portland with us will have a chance to meet Elle and the other stars of The Bicyclist.)

The Bicyclist: The Movie

Our friends over at The Bicyclist are making a big screen movie.  Check it out:

More Turn of the Century Cycling Stuff

We recently saw the DVD documentary, "The Six-Day Bicycle Races: America's Jazz-Age Sport," and can recommend it highly to anyone interested in turn-of-the-century and early 20th Century cycling. 

Narrated by Frank Deford, a longtime contributor to Sports Illustrated magazine and National Public Radio, SDBR is loaded with great photos and film from the period, as well as interviews with some of the surviving six-day racers.  Check it out at the SDBR web site: 

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Histio Awareness Month

A reminder that September is Histiocytosis Awareness Month.  Wheels North invites you to check out the Histiocytosis Association of America's web site for more info:  Click Here