Huge Raffle at Our 2016 MYM Sacto Ride!

Posted Jun 8, 2016

The MEET YOUR MAKER TOUR is coming back to SAC in 2016! Like our previous events, the 3rd running of MYM here will be a no fee, casual paced & social ride on our beautiful 37 & 50 mile routes. Both routes will have vehicle support and aid stations. Our good friends at BIKE DOG BREWING have invited us back to start, finish and party at their awesome location in West Sacramento where we’ll have builder displays featuring : BLACK CAT, BLUE COLLAR, BRUCE GORDON CYCLES, FALCONER, HUNTER CYCLES, PARAGON MACHINE WORKS, PAUL COMPONENT ENGINEERING, RETROTEC/INGLIS, REX CYCLES, SOULCRAFT, SYCIP, and WHITE INDUSTRIES. We’ll also have music, food and hold another huge raffle which includes two complete bikes, various components, OAKLEY sunglasses, soft goods and a pile of great gift certificates and other assorted loot from our generous sponsors.

Ventana Wolfram


One of the complete bikes up grabs this year at the raffle is a fully loaded VENTANA 27.5+ WOLFRAM hard tail. This bikes is insanely dialed thanks to VENTANA & our generous sponsors. SHIMANO came through for us huge this year and equipped us with a complete XTR Di2 1×11 group, featuring PRO THESIS carbon bars, a Di2 compatible stem, PRO carbon seat post and and XTR brake system. The fine folks at FOX set our WOLFRAM up with a 120mm BOOST fork to handle the 3” WTB tires this beast is sporting. CHRIS KING donated a headset to hold all the goods together and the VENTANA is rolling on a set of CLD thru axle hubs from straight out of Petaluma from our friends and fellow MYM members WHITE INDUSTRIES. Suffice to say, you’d be hard pressed to find a bike set up this rad in any raffle anywhere else.

Blue Collar Nigel


The second complete bike is a BLUE COLLAR Nigel CX gravel eating machine featuring a killer new gravel road fork donated by ENVE Composites, a set of KOM hoops donated by WTB laced up to another set of WHITE INDUSTRIES thru axle hubs with a set BRUCE GORDON Rock N’ Road tires (for the record, Bruce Gordon is ALWAYS nice to me).This bike is also sporting a KING headset as well as a Boxcar stem, a Tall & Handsome seat post and a set of custom anodized Klamper disc brakes from Chico’s finest, PAUL COMPONENT ENGINERING. I supplied the CX1 drivetrain and the frame which is a 55.5cm “medium” sized frame. If you win it and it doesn’t fit, I have a complete tubeset waiting in the wings to make you one that will.

Why do we go so big for a simple raffle?

First off, it’s just how we do things here at BC – moderation is not our specialty. Secondly, 100% of the raffle revenue goes directly to the incredible folks at PB SOC (Pit Bull Socialization & Obedience Crew) and CHAKO PIT BULL RESCUE, two amazing rescue organizations in Sacramento working to better the lives of pit bull type dogs through shelter work, training, foster/rescue programs and advocacy. Mrs. BC and I have an affinity for the blockheads and have been PB SOC volunteers working with shelter dogs for the last 5 months. It has been an incredibly rewarding experience and made us more passionate than ever about pit bulls, their plight and the ways we can help them get into happy homes and change a few hearts and minds in the process.

Can’t attend? You can still enter the raffle!

In an effort to expand our reach and allow for those who are not able to attend the event to participate in the raffle, we have set up a PayPal account for online ticket purchase. Tickets are $5 each.

To purchase raffle tickets, send payment via PayPal to bluecollarbikes916 (at) gmail (dot) com, select the “friends & family” option (free to both parties) and fill in your full name, email address & phone # in the “add a note field”. Within 24hrs we will send you a response via email confirming your purchase, and a list of your ticket numbers. We will fill out your tickets and hold on to your stubs until the day of the event. If you win, we will contact you and arrange for your prize to be delivered or shipped to you, at our expense.

We’ve got great routes, some of the world’s best builders, a killer stack of loot for the raffle and a party at one of Sacramento’s best breweries. We are all fired up and ready to rock thing thing, so yourself registered and come see how we throw down Sacto style.

More info on our 2016 MYM Sacto Ride Page.

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