We have some very cool, limited-edition and one-of-a-kind exclusive items that will be auctioned off during our prize raffle. Auction items include:
Ritchey P29er MTB frame – autographed by Tom Ritchey himself!
The return of the legendary Ritchey Mountain Bike. Tom Ritchey applied over 40 years of racing, designing and building steel mountain bikes into a new model—the P-29er. Like any Ritchey, this bike is born to go fast without sacrificing comfort or durability. Heat-treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic II tubing in our own unique butting profiles results in a frame that balances rough trail compliance with sprint-winning stiffness. The 29er-specific geometry was defined by the best way we know: countless hours of saddle time under Tom Ritchey, World Cup legend Thomas Frischknect and other racers. The result: nimble handling that captures the benefits of the big wheels, stable but not sluggish, equally at home on all-day epics or tight, technical singletrack race courses. The instantly-recognizable tri-color fade is a tribute to the classic Ritchey P-series racing mountain bike. (Retail $1000, but priceless with Ritchey’s autograph!)
Limited Edition Fine Art Prints
For the Boyer family, accomplishing great work just runs in the family. Jock Boyer, Coach of Team Rwanda Cycling, is an accomplished pro cyclist and has competed and won cycling events at the highest level. Jock’s brother Winston Boyer, is also renowned and accomplished in his own field – that of fine art photography. We’re honored to have two of Winston’s most popular fine art prints available for auction at our event. These gorgeous prints are each 50″ long, from a limited edition of only 64 hand signed and numbered prints that normally retail for $1200 each. Winston has generously donated these prints to our event, to help us raise funds for Team Rwanda Cycling. There is a story behind each of the two images Winston chose for our event. For generations, the Boyer family has owned a ranch in Wyoming, and according to Winston, the “pot of gold” at the end of the rainbow in the image is the exact location of their ranch. The other image was taken above Big Sur during a recent Tour of California cycling stage race – and in the large 50″ print, you can see the cyclists making their way through the countryside. Boyer has done commission work for CBS Sports, New West Magazine, Yachting, Golden State Magazine, Musician Magazine, Ultra Sport Magazine, Cyclist Magazine, Monterey Life Magazine, Mirrior de Cyclisme, Travel Holiday Magazine, The Independent Magazine, Southern Accents, and others. In addition, he’s been published in Picture Magazine, Camera Arts Magazine, American Photographer, Camera 35, Petersens Photographic, and Time-Life Books. (Retail $1200 each)
Chris Horner Autographed Jersey
Chris Horner has been racing professionally since 1995. If you ride on the road, you know he is the 2011 Tour of California champion. In addition, Horner is the 2010 winner of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco. He’s also competed in the Tour de France four times, finishing 10th overall in 2010. Chris made a strong comeback after 8 months away from racing with an impressive 2nd place finish at Tirreno-Adriatico. Chris is a member of The RadioShack-Nissan-Trek team, which is off to a great start in 2012 as the #1 ranked team in the world. (Retail $100, but worth much more with Chris’ autograph!)
Anaheim Ducks Team-Autographed Jersey
OK all you hockey fans. Here’s your chance to own a piece of history. This official Ducks team jersey has been autographed by the entire 2011-2012 team – including future hall-of-famer Teemu Selanne. Sure, they didn’t make the playoffs this year – but there’s always next year, right? With you wearing this lucky team jersey, I’m sure they’ll make the Finals! (Retail $125, but priceless with Teemu and team autographs!)
Back this year by popular demand will be Kevin Gaffney, keeping things lively and fun as our Rwanda Ride Auctioneer. We will accept credit cards on-site for your auction items. Remember, all proceeds go to our Rwanda cause!