For most of us, the ultra-high-end rides the pros use to win their races are simply out of our reach. But good news! For a short while, you might get your mitts on one via a raffle. And all the proceeds go to a good cause.
Intrigued? Here’s the sitch. World Bicycle Relief (WBR) — a nonprofit that distributes bicycles to rural communities around the globe — is fundraising by raffling off four replica championship bicycles that mimic those ridden by some of the most elite female cyclists competing today.
Professional cyclists Annemiek van Vleuten, Marianne Vos, Kate Courtney, and Evie Richards collaborated with their brands to offer the bicycles. Participants can enter to win by supporting World Bicycle Relief through its website.
“World Bicycle Relief is so honored that these amazing women and their brands have come together to support our programs. Whether it is chasing the rainbow stripes at the recent UCI Cycling World Championships or chasing an education or livelihood, women and girls are able to achieve remarkable things on two wheels,” Claire Geiger, World Bicycle Relief’s director of global partnerships, stated in a press release.
The World Championship-Caliber Bikes
Dig these bikes. Annemiek van Vleuten’s replica Canyon Aeroad CFR Disc (frame size small) was “developed for elite athletes and designed for the toughest races,” according to a WBR press release. Meanwhile, the replica Cervélo S5 (frame size extra small) offered in the raffle was built according to Marianne Vos’s specifications.
The size medium Gen 1 Trek Supercaliber Team Issue is a cross-country beast replicating one ridden across finish lines by Evie Richards.
And the replica size medium SCOTT Spark RC “combines top-notch carbon engineering, unparalleled integration, and a spec list worthy of elite racers,” per WBF.
“To me and to so many women around the world, bikes are freedom. Through their incredible programs, World Bicycle Relief gets bikes into the hands of women and girls in rural areas for whom they can provide not only a means of physical transportation but the seed for cultural transformation,” Courtney noted in the press release.
So, want to do some good and have a chance to win the kind of ride only the best of the best ever get to pedal? Head over to WBR’s website and make a donation. The raffle closes on September 30.