Rappstar's 2nd Annual Ironman Arizona World Bicycle Relief Charity Challenge: Part Deux

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. As of this writing, we are at just over $13,000 raised for World Bicycle Relief. But we're not done yet. To sweeten the incentive, I have a host of new prizes to give away.

Remember, you can donate ANY amount, but ONLY donations of $134 (the cost of one bicycle) will get you a raffle "ticket." For every multiple of $134 that you donate, you get another entry into the raffle. $268 buys you two tickets, $402 buys you three, $536 buys you four, etc.

To enter the raffle, you can donate online at grassroots.kintera.org/Active/Rappstar2010 or if you want to snail-mail, you can do that to:
World Bicycle Relief
Attn: Katie Bolling (Rappstar Raffle)
1333 Kingsbury Street
4th floor
Chicago, IL 60642

Raffle tickets will be assigned automatically from the donations, so please make sure to give us an email or phone number (or both) that we can reach you at.

And now onto the new prizes...

Road ID TWO (separate prizes) $150 Road ID gift cards/shopping sprees (MSRP 2x$150 = $300 total)

Road ID manufactures the premier line of rugged identification gear for outdoor athletes so they can be identified in case of emergency or accident. Each Road ID is designed to give First Responders the information they need to immediately contact family members, access medical information and prevent serious delays in case of injury.

The company’s line of customized IDs is an integral part of any active person’s gear and can be worn on the wrist, shoe, ankle, or around the neck. A full line of innovative ID products is available for cyclists, runners, triathletes, skiers, kayakers and other outdoor enthusiasts. For more information, check us out at www.RoadID.com.


Sampson Sports prize pack: one pair of Sampson Pedals designed by Eric Sampson. (MSRP $139)

Pedals are 259g a set and feature a 62mm wide platform. The pedals come with two sets of walking surface cleats. Features "no rock cleat" for great bio-mechanic edge and an adjustable tension-tough alloy body with three sealed cartridge bearings. Winner can pay $100 and upgrade to ti model, which is just 215 g a set! Used by Sarah Haskins and others.


NormaTec MVP prize pack: two month rental of the NormaTec MVP recovery system. (MSRP $1000)

The NormaTec MVP ("Most Valuable Pump") Sports Medicine Technology was created from the successful collaboration of physicians and athletes. The NormaTec MVP has become the treatment modality of choice for athletic trainers around the country. Top Pro and College teams, the U.S. Navy SEALS, the Garmin-Chipotle Pro Cycling team, and other serious athletes seeking the best recovery tool are among those already incorporating the MVP into their daily protocols.


Highway 12 Winery & Vineyards TWO (separate prizes) mixed cases of wines hand selected by founder Michael Sebastiani (MSRP - $268 per case = $536 total)

Founded in 2003, Highway 12 Winery was inspired by the agricultural abundance of this region and the winemaking legacy that has evolved.

From the beginning it’s been our goal to create wines of Sonoma Valley and Carneros in the proud tradition of each of those famed growing regions. We realize our very name comes with responsibility in that we share this corridor and its persona with a multitude of vineyards and wineries. For that reason, honoring the agricultural traditions and preserving the region’s reputation for quality guide our every step.


Headsweats Limited Edition World Bicycle Relief / Rappstar Charity Challenge Supervisors (MSRP $19x100 = $1900)

The first 100 people to donate $134 or more (only one visor per person) will each receive a limited edition - only 100 are being made - World Bicycle Relief visor. The visors feature the World Bicycle Relief logo, the Headsweats logo, the Rappstar star, and the words "Rappstar's 2010 IMAZ Charity Challenge" on the brim.

Headsweats Perspiration Technology Headwear® was founded in the winter of 1998 by shoe industry veteran and obsessed cyclist, Alan Romick. Frustrated by the perils of heavy sweat blindness, migrating sunscreen, and odd sunburn pattern on his head through his helmet, he set out to develop headgear that worked. Encouraged by the constant feedback within the local cycling community, he took the best attributes of what was available and improved on them. Starting with one product - The Cotton Classic - available at first in just four colors, Alan’s products quietly became elite athlete’s secret weapon around the world, eventually expanding to over 17 different products available in over 140 different colors and styles.


Westin Mammoth Mountain one night stay at the Westin Mammoth Monache and two Mammoth Mountain lift tickets (MSRP - $184 for tickets plus $300+ for hotel room = $484+ total)

Surrounded by the spectacular Eastern Sierras, The Westin Monache Resort, Mammoth enjoys a prime location with stunning panoramic views of the mountains. The great outdoors beckons, while the gondola and village amenities are just steps away.

World-class skiing and snowboarding are just the start: Mammoth Mountain offers year-round activities that refresh the soul, from mountain biking and hiking to golf, fishing, and more. Or reenergize and relax in our hot tubs and heated outdoor pool.

Enjoy rustic mountain charm combined with modern comforts and residential conveniences in our 230 guest suites. Each features a gas fireplace, kitchen or kitchenette, and plush Heavenly Beds® — and many boast breathtaking mountain views.


For those people wondering what this money is going to, I encourage you to watch the video below.