by Alan Spooner
If you could design the bike of your dreams, what would you choose? Well, if you bid on a custom build, a complete bike designed by Stephen Bilenky himself, you will have the opportunity to do just that.
Our superstar of our Gala this year (text ‘BikeGala’ to 76278 to register) will be a one-of-a-kind Bilenky bike built in your colors, size, and style – be it road, touring, gravel, you name it. We’re accepting bids now until the closing of our silent auction the evening of this Thursday, Oct 1. The fun gets started at 6:30, and you’re gonna want to see who wins this dream machine.
Your custom bike will come with components donated by our friends at Ritchey, WTB, Paragon Machine Works, Velocity USA, and White Industries. And best of all – your winning bid will support the Bicycle Coalition’s advocacy for new cycling infrastructure, trails, and your fellow cyclists’ safety. It’s a win win for everyone!
If you’re not familiar with Philadelphia maker Stephen Bilenky, founder of the Philly Bike Expo and the arguable father of the modern hybrid, you can check out the interview I did with him in 2017.
To everyone who is thinking about N plus one, this is the one! Join us at our Gala this Thursday to see who captures the future on this unique bike. And we’ll see you at the Philly Bike Expo next year (maybe on your new ride?!)