The NRVBA Bike Kitchen congratulates Shawn Veltman, the raffle winner of the Jamis Allegro X Comp. The bicycle was offered by Pulaski Bikes, located in the Pulaski Train Station. A chance at the prize was offered through the purchase of raffle ticket sales throughout the region. Shawn’s name was drawn at the Train Station on Friday, February 24th. When we contacted Shawn to notify him of the good news, he surprised us with a most generous response. Shawn accepted the prize and then turned around and re-donated the bicycle with the request to run a second raffle! So, that’s what we’re going to do.
Beginning in April and continuing through May, the region will see a number of Bike Month related activities sponsored by the NRVBA, Ride Solutions, Virginia Tech and Sustainable Blacksburg. We’ll start the new raffle to coincide with these activities.
Finally, we want to thank everyone who participated in the raffle by selling tickets (a big shout out to Dan Maderic and Jerry Ford), by purchasing tickets, and of course by providing the prize (thanks, Mike McMillion!).
All of the proceeds from the raffle ticket sales will go directly to the Bike Kitchen’s capital and operations expenses. Our progress is moving right along as we continue to partner with various community organizations in different ways. We’re all excited about the progress and thank everyone for their support.