We're hosting our annual Bike (Re)cycling Day on Saturday, November 7, a day ripe with cool, second-hand rides, fun raffles and sweet prizes. Last year’s event was a great success, drawing over 200 people. There's only a couple days left to enter the lottery.
And what better way to get you pumped than to share a story from a past recipient of a sweet, sweet ride?
Even though I didn't get as good a raffle position last year (about 50ish out of 200 plus, and around 100 bikes available), I was able to find a bike that looked great, needed minimal tuning, and most importantly, fit me well.
The bike, a 1991 Diamondback Master TG, opened new aspects of cycling to me. I hadn't owned a road bike before, and now I was able to go on group road rides with my other cycling friends. I've made a few upgrades here and there, and I'd say I've put well over 1000 miles on the bike since I've gotten it.
My roommate has a similar story. He got a mid-80's Univega Sport Tour missing it's front wheel. For the price of the new wheel, he has a great commuter bike as well.