Camp Fire Fundraiser
Words by Kyle Warner
As many of you know, we had one of the largest and most deadly fires in US history rip through the Butte County Community last November. The fire took the lives of 86 people and as of now there are still 3 people missing, nearly 20,000 homes and structures were lost, and over 30,000 people in the area were displaced. Since last November the people of Butte County have been slowly rebuilding the pieces of their lives and communities, trying to find a new normal.
As soon as the fire happened, I knew that we needed to bring together the cycling community and see if we could help make the lives of some families better. I wanted to give a little time and space for people to breathe and let some of the chaos settle down before doing something like this and now that the community is in a bit more stable position I think its time to show them how awesome the bicycle community is and how much love we have to give.
So, we are putting on a sweepstakes style fundraiser where one lucky winner will get a completely custom Felt Decree Mountain Bike, a full riding kit from Fly Racing and Pit Viper, a bicycle care package From Maxima, A full supplement and snack package from Onnit, and some tools from Feedback Sports, and Dynaplug.
Our goal is to raise 30,000 dollars in this campaign. 75% of the money will go towards paying for group and family therapy session in the Butte County community to help people sort through the emotional stress and damage that was caused by going through this nightmare.
We tend to focus the majority of energy on getting peoples material lives back in order, sometimes glossing over how we are feeling internally and examining what has happened to us emotionally. My hope is that we can help some families navigate this extremely trying time and help them gain some of the tools necessary to begin the healing process by covering the cost of some family therapy sessions.
The second portion of this donation, roughly 25% will go towards buying bicycles and equipment for the newly formed Butte County ” NICA” sanctioned high school mountain biking team. Our goal is to provide the team with a small library of bicycles in various sizes that kids in Butte County can borrow to ride, and practice on throughout the year. We want to help them find a healthy outlet. Nothing makes life better than finding a sense of community and belonging, and we hope that by reducing the costs associated with joining the team we can get some kids outdoors and riding bikes with a great new group of friends!
The way this sweepstakes works is that we will be selling entries. The base entry fee is $10 for 10 entries. Then it goes up from there.
$10 = 10 entries
$25 = 30 entries
$50 = 75 entries
$100 = 200 entries
$500 = 1200 entries
The winner will then be drawn from the pool of entries using Rallyup.com and their random selection tool.
The grand prize winner of this sweepstakes will win a full carbon Felt Decree Mountain bike in the size of their choice! The Winner will also get a full riding kit ( helmet, jersey, shorts, gloves, and pads ) from Fly Racing. Some glasses from PitViper, a full bicycle care package ( oils, lubricants, and wash supplies ) from Maxima USA, a bunch of snacks and goodies from Onnit, and some tools from Feedback Sports and DynaPlug!
But wait there’s more! I have also reached out to a bunch of other pro athletes and they will be donating memorabilia like signed jerseys, and other gear so that we have even more chances for people to win cool stuff! Athletes I have confirmed so far include riders like Cam Zink, Jill Kintner, Brandon Semenuk, Nate Hills, Nicholi Rogatkin and more! After the grand prize winner is selected we will continue to draw names in order and let them choose what signed jersey and or memorabilia they want to claim. This will be an awesome way to get more people involved and get some secondary prizes that everyone will be stoked on!
So if you want to win either a badass mountain bike package or a really cool piece of memorabilia from some of your favorite riders. Then head over to go.rallyup.com/campbike and buy an entry into this awesome sweepstakes :)
GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE
Yes you win all of this!
Frame: Felt Decree 1 Frame (Size of your choice, Color Grey)
Fork: SR Suntour Durolux, 150mm travel
Shock: SR Suntour Triair, 205mm x 65mm
Wheels: Complete Stans Flow Wheelset
Tires: Michelin Wild Enduro Front and Rear
Drivetrain: Shimano XT Drivetrain, Shimano XT crankset
Brakes: Shimano XT Brakeset, Shimano XT Rotors, 180mm F&R
Handlebar: PNW Range Handlebar
Stem: PNW Range Stem
Seatpost: PNW Bachelor Dropper Seat Post 150mm Of Travel
Saddle: Ergon SM Pro Saddle
Chainguide: One Up Components Bash Guide
Pedals: One Up Components Aluminum Pedals
Decals: Custom Decal Kit From STIKRD.com
Helmet: Fly Freestone Helmet
Jersey: Fly Rippa 3/4 Jersey
Shorts: Fly Maverick Shorts
Gloves: Fly Media Gloves
Glasses: Pit Viper Double Wide Glasses
Kneepads: Fly Lite Pads
DynaPlug Tire Plug Kit
Feedback Ride Prep Kit
Bicycle Care Kit
Maxima Bio Wash, SC1, Chain Pro, Assembly Lube, and Degreaser
Snacks and Supplements
Onnit Protein Bars, Electrolyte Mix, Shroom Tech Sport, and Alpha Brain
After the winner is chosen, all of the individual items will be sent to me (Kyle Warner) and I will help a bike shop in the area assemble the bike and ship it out to you with all the other goodies in the box!