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Classic Cycle’s 2nd Annual Send a Kid to Europe Fundraiser and Birthday Bash

Zach McDonald at USGP New Belgium Cup, by: Wil Matthews

Zach is currently slaying in Europe; back home, Zach’s home town shop and community are rallying together to celebrate and help support his European Campaign with Classic Cycle’s 2nd Annual Send a Kid to Europe Fundraiser and Birthday Bash (it’s also the shop owner Paul’s birthday)!

There will be a raffle, silent auction, food, and cake; with merchandise from Rapha, Focus, Joe Sales, Pedro’s, Fi’zi:k, Giro, and more.

Friday, January 7th @ 6pm

Classic Cycles
740 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 (map)

All items cash or check.

Team Rapha FOCUS gives back with Wheels 4 Life

Last night our fantastic sponsor crankbrothers hosted a silent auction and movie screening in SoCal to benefit Wheels 4 Life, a Hans Rey Charity. Wheels 4 Life provides free bicycles for people in need of transportation in Third World countries; partnering with local individuals, organizations, and other groups to help identify persons who sincerely are in need of a bike to be able to go to school or to work.

Chris sent over a team kit for the silent auction, which was coincidentally won by our friend Amanda, who also happened to put on the entire event. An event that raised more than $18,000 for Wheels 4 Life! So, congrats to Amanda on both winning the Team Rapha FOCUS team kit and her great work with the charity.

See more photos from the film screening, silent auction, and party at the crankbrother’s flickr stream.

A Look at the Rapha FOCUS Team Issue Giro Ionos Helmets

Safety never takes a vacation, and it doesn’t have to with the rock solid and comfortable Team Issue Ionos helmets from Giro. The guys are rolling in style this season with some custom painted lids.

Photos: David Chiu

The Most Handsome Bike in Cyclocross

All the cycling outlets are a flutter over the Rapha FOCUS team edition FOCUS Mares CX1 bikes, for good reason! It started last week with VeloNews, this week we’ve got:

Chris and Zach are running some of the best (and lightest – team bikes weighing in at about 15.2lbs on race day) equiptment out there: Both riders are on “the most handsome bike in cyclocross,” the FOCUS Mares CX1 (all carbon frame and fork), at 5’10″ Chris is riding the Large (55.5cm) and at 5’8″ Zach rides the Medium (54cm), all bikes feature the SRAM Red BB30 drive train, Fi:zi’k saddles, Easton Wheels and accessories, Crank Brothers pedals, a full selection of Challenge Tires for every condition, and TRP Brakes.

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Thursday Throwback Video

From the archives, check out FOCUS Bikes founder Mike Kluge’s Cyclocross World Championship win from 1992, and his sweet tail slide at the finish line! That’s Karel Camrda (CZE) and Adri van der Poel (NED) coming in 2nd and 3rd behind him at Roundhay Park in the UK.

While we’re on the subject of videos of the many people that help Team Rapha Focus get it done, we found some portraits and video profiles of two photographers whose amazing work we feature quite a bit: Dan Sharp and Jeff Curtes. But wait, there’s more! Team Mechanic Brian Dallas gives a video walkthrough of the Team Service Course.

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