Rappstar’s 4th Annual World Bicycle Relief Charity Challenge: Part Two
Written by: Jordan Rapp
Date: Tue Sep 25 2012
Remember, you can donate ANY amount, but ONLY donations of $134 or more (the cost of one bicycle) will make you eligible for prizes. For every multiple of $134 that you donate, you get another entry. $268 earns you double eligibility, $402 earns triple, etc.
You can enter online at our donation page:
Or via snail-mail at the following address:
World Bicycle Relief
1333 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL 60642
Similar to last year, the challenge awards will be done electronically, on a roll-down system. So, the first person will get first pick of awards, second place gets second choice, etc. Award drawing tickets will be assigned automatically from the donations, so please make sure to give us an email or phone number (or both) where we can reach you.
Thanks for your support!
Jordan "Rappstar" Rapp
What’s that? You want to see some more prizes? Last week had some fantastic items, and here are a few more…
Brian Shea has been working with athletes ranging from beginners to World Champions for over 15 years (including me), to help perfect their training & race-day nutritional strategies. This consultation package includes:
- Extensive review of race history, including in-depth break-down of nutrition & hydration
- Analysis to determine caloric & electrolyte needs
- Extensive product testing, including everything PBN carries at your disposal (Test different products, flavors, concentrations, etc.....), with up to (4) product demo shipments included.
- Detailed nutritional outline for subsequent workouts (Example: You tell Brian what workouts/races you have on a subsequent weekend & he will outline EXACTLY what needs to go into your bottles & how much).
- Exclusive discounts on all PBN products.
- Weekly follow-up to be sure the newly implemented strategy is working*.
*Initial consultation includes consultation up to 'A' priority race - TBD with Coach Brian.
Details can be found online HERE.
Just like it says, the Ironman Foundation threw their hat in to the ring this year with a fantastic donation – entry in to any 70.3 race (except, of course, for the World Championship in Las Vegas, which requires qualification).
This is, of course, a donation in addition to their already very generous donation of time and resource for my auction by building and hosting the back-end donation website linked at the top of the article. Thanks Ironman Foundation!
KiWAMi was created in 2003 by triathletes Craig & Hélène Watson (nee Salomon). After ten years of international competition, and nearing the end of their own careers, Hélène and Craig decided to embark on providing future generations of triathletes with something that had not been readily unavailable in top quality during their racing careers: quality garments that are purposely designed and produced for triathlon competition.
As always, we have a special prize for the first 100 people who donate at least one bicycle. This year, Chrissie Wellington and Hachette Book Publishers have stepped up to give 100 copies of Chrissie’s excellent book, A Life Without Limits.
In 2007, Chrissie Wellington shocked the triathlon world by winning the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. As a newcomer to the sport and a complete unknown to the press, Chrissie's win shook up the sport. A Life Without Limits is the story of her rise to the top, a journey that has taken her around the world, from a childhood in England, to the mountains of Nepal, to the oceans of New Zealand, and the trails of Argentina, and first across the finish line.
Wellington's first-hand, inspiring story includes all the incredible challenges she has faced - from anorexia to near-drowning to training with a controversial coach. But to Wellington, the drama of the sports also presents an opportunity to use sports to improve people's lives.
A Life Without Limits reveals the heart behind Wellington's success, along with the diet, training and motivational techniques that keep her going through one of the world's most grueling events.
Specialized really stepped up their game this year by taking last year’s prize – and multiplying it by five. You read it right – five lucky winners will have eligibility to take home a Specialized Globe Daily 2 bike plus a Specialized Echelon helmet.
8-speeds and integrated fenders make the Daily 2 perfect for a diverse range of urban uses in varying landscapes and weather conditions. The light weight, compliant A1 aluminum frame provides an efficient and comfortable ride.
The New Echelon Design for 2013 has a sleeker and faster look, with a compact profile on the riders head. The new design has increased ventilation and improved ergonomics - with great fit, comfort and ventilation - making it the ideal helmet for road cycling enthusiasts.
Your legs will thank you for using the NormaTec compression boots, whether it’s before a big race or after an intense training session. NormaTec’s patented massage action (called Sequential Pulse Technology) will help enhance your athletic performance and significantly speed up your body’s natural recovery process. The NormaTec MVP is the recovery tool of choice for the best endurance athletes on the planet. Train Harder. Recover Faster. Perform Better.
The lightweight Cycle Trainer 2.0 bike computer adds a dashboard to your handlebars. Five screens of real-time cycling data provided by GPS, the included heart rate sensor, and optional ANT+ bike and power sensors let you track your performance and finely tune your rides.
Timex Ironman Run Trainer was designed for runners who want to say goodbye to repetitive loops, complicated mapping and over-planning. With a large, easy-to-read, customizable display, you can see exactly what you want during a workout. Plus the 8-hour battery life and 50m water resistance give you the reliability you need from a training tool. Don't let training get in the way, enjoy the freedom of running and let the Run Trainer system do the rest.
This is four separate prizes. Two entries for any Life Time Fitness series race and two for any Leadman series race. Pick one near you, or a destination race – either way you’re guaranteed a fun day and rewarding experience.
Whistler-based photographer David McColm writes on his site, "Again this year, I will continue to photograph Whistler's stunning landscapes, it's unique and amazing people as well as many of its outstanding events. I know how fortunate I am to live in and be surrounded by such a limitless wealth of photographic opportunities, so you will notice that my photography is very much Whistler-oriented. At the same time, I also enjoy "getting out" and experiencing other people, places and events. One sport that I love to photograph (and, all too infrequently, DO!) are triathlons. Accordingly, I will continue to photograph a number of triathlons away from Whistler including Ironman Canada as well as the "original" Ironman - the World Championship in Kona.
This package includes a dozen beautiful art cards, along with a copy of this book.
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