Since 2011 we have offered a bike that we get all “dressed up” (customized paint, decals, and head-badge) and raffle it off to a lucky Bike Virginia rider. And this is year’s bike is really cool!
Have you ever wanted to go to the grocery store on your bike and pick up more than just a few items, or wanted to pedal to the hardware store and bring home, umm I don’t know… a new miter saw? Well, with this year’s raffle bike you can do just that! We at Bike Virginia are constantly trying to make biking a part of everyday life. And just as in your daily life, some days you need a truck for hauling things and this bike is that truck :) The kind folks at Republic Bikes have worked with us to create the theme bike for the Open Air DeTOUR.
The bike will be on display at the hospitality tent during the tour for you to come by and check it out. Who will win this amazing bike…you? Every registered rider receives one free raffle ticket, but you can always purchase more to increase your chances of winning. Click HERE for our shopping link. All you need is your registration confirmation code and you’ll be on your way. We will also have tickets available for purchase during the event. Remember that the money raised from the raffle goes back into cycling advocacy efforts that will create better infrastructure to ride bikes like these!
Please read below for more details on how the raffle works.
Each registered rider will receive one (1) ticket as part of your registration. Additional tickets can be purchased for one dollar at the time of registration or at the Bike Virginia Store during the event.
The winning ticket will be drawn at the event and you must be present to win. The exact time and location of the drawing will be posted in your rider manual and in your registration materials.
Commuting safely by bike is a big component of what we at Bike Virginia advocate, we support cycling throughout the state of Virginia. One of the many ways we are making Virginia better for cycling is by promoting safer ways to travel by bike. Our Grant program offers $5,000 for each Bike Virginia tour. With that money the communities we visit will have financial backing to help them improve cycling in their area. By participating in Bike Virginia and the Bike Raffle you are helping communities receive grant money that will help improve their bicycle needs! Learn more about our grant program HERE.