Annual Auction: It’s a Gear Changing Celebration!

It’s a season of change.  Children are swapping pool days for school days.  We’re transitioning from summer to fall.  Political changes may be on the horizon with November’s election.

So why not join Washington Bikes for a gear changing celebration—our annual auction!  Join us for some fun and fundraising as we work to shift gears in favor of bicycling around Washington State.
This year’s event is on October 22 at Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, and now’s the time to get your tickets.  We’re offering an early bird special–$70 per person if you purchase tickets by September 30.  Purchase a table of ten for $700 and bring nine of your friends with you.  Check our auction page for details.
The auction is fun!  There are silent and live auctions, a split-the-pot raffle, wine grab bag, and dessert dash.  We expect around 300 guests and you’ll have time to catch up with old friends and make some new ones.
Eric Mamroth, fellow cyclist and auctioneer extraordinaire, is our man again.  Chris Cameron, owner of Rosebud Bicycle Builds, will serve as our emcee.  There are appetizers and a sit down dinner prepared by Foodz Catering and expertly served to you by members of COGS –Cyclists of Greater Seattle.  We’re pouring beer from Pike Brewing Company and serving an assortment of Washington wines.
So what is there to bid on?  How about a 3-night stay in a Methow Valley cabin (2 bedroom cabin can sleep up to 8 people) or a weekend of cycling in Southwest Washington for 4 people that includes a stay in a private guest house and gourmet meals?
Are you a powder hound?  We have a one-week condo stay in Vail in December for the holidays (December 24-30)!  This one bedroom condo comes equipped with a kitchen and sleeps up to 5 adults.  Enjoy spectacular downhill runs and world class cross country ski trails in the Rocky Mountains of Vail by day, then relax in the sauna or soak in the outdoor hot tub afterward.  Special thanks to board member David McLean and his family for this one!
Perhaps you’re partial to lovely handcrafted items.  We have this beautiful, hand pieced quilt created by our Spokane board member and quilter Eileen Hyatt.
And this handsomely built wood bench burnished with chain rings created by Jesse Knutson of Independent Woodworks.
We have a CascadeBicycle Club Passport (membership and entries to their event rides), an awesome camping package from REI, a Primal Wear cycling kit, Tifosi Optics sunglasses, a kayak rolling lesson, a Utilikilt, tickets to the ballet, symphony and theatre, entries to bike rides, and more!  Yes, the Davidson titanium frame is back–thanks to Elliott Bay Bicycles!
Orderyour tickets now and join us for the annual auction—it’s a gear changing celebration!  Check our auction page for more information.
Thanks to our auction sponsors:
John Duggan, Cycling Attorney
Seattle Children’s Hospital – Research – Foundation
SvR Design
Third Place Books
Pike Brewing Company
REI

H4Consulting
Kat Marriner Graphic Design
Cyclists of Greater Seattle (COGS)       

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