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Grow Cycling Foundation, BlackHeart Bike Co. join for pump track fundraiser

Published April 26, 2021

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Grow Cycling Foundation and BlackHeart Bike Co. collaborated to offer a one-of-a-kind titanium all-road bike to raise money to build a pump track.

The build is made up of a size 56 BlackHeart Titanium all-road frameset with the following donated components: SRAM Force eTap AXS 2X groupset, Hunt 35 Carbon Gravel Disc X-Wide Wheels, Maxxis Re-Fuse 40mm tires, and a Zipp finishing kit. Nicolai Sclater, better known as @ornamentalconifer, donated time and paint to design the finish.

The bike is on display at Luft Los Angeles bike shop in Venice, California.

Donations of $10 are awarded 10 entries into the drawing; $25 equals 30 entries; $50, 75; and $100, 200 entries. All donations, which are tax-deductible, go to Grow Cycling's first initiative, which is to build a 30,000-square-foot pump track in Los Angeles. The estimated cost to build is $1.2 million. As of Monday morning, Grow Cycling has raised $113,152.94.

The drawing will be held June 4, and entries will be accepted until May 31.

Grow Cycling — a nonprofit foundation dedicated to promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in cycling — is headed by Eliot Jackson, a former World Cup downhill mountain bike racer, Red Bull TV presenter, and entrepreneur.

BlackHeart Bike Co., based in Venice, manufactures titanium all-road framesets.

Topics associated with this article: DEI and Sustainability, Advocacy/Non-profits

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