Monday, October 10, 2011

OB Fueled Salvegetti Bicycle Workshop

Salvegetti Bicycle Workshop just celebrated their annual bike party and good times were had by all. For the past three years Salvegetti has held this event and each year they have worked to celebrate those who promote cycling in Colorado and raise some funds for them at the same time.
This year one special lady and two groups received the special attention of the Salvegetti Bike Party fueled by Oskar Blues Brewery. The First was the City of Denver’s bike planner, Emily Snyder. This party was a surprise for Emily and when the 200+ attendees greeted her at the door with a huge thank you for all that she has done in the Denver cycling community she was left speechless.
As the party moved on the event ended with a raffle of bike swag, clothing and even a frame, which raised over $1000! There were two recipients for these funds, Bike Denver and the William Smith High School Mountain Bike Team.
Bike Denver is Denver’s local bike advocacy group who works to promote policy, infrastructure, and events that make Denver a better city for cyclists. The William Smith High School mountain bike team is the first metro Denver high school mountain bike team and they are keeping it real on a shoestring budget! With the funds from the bike party all of the team members’ registration fees were paid for as well as a chunk of their clothing costs. Thank to everone for makin' this happen, cheers!

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