Photos by John Watson
Courtesy of Echos Communications
For the second year in a row, our friends at ECHOS Communications is shepherding the Builders for Builders giveaway, benefitting the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship and funding the amazing work they do. Last year we raised more than $40k for the SBTS. Their work is instrumental in expanding recreational opportunities in Northern California, bringing economic growth to the region through trail construction and maintenance, event promotion, and working with their communities to promote outdoor recreation.
With Builders for Builders, ECHOS brings together five top US bicycle builders to give away off a custom handmade “dream bike.” The winner will choose their builder, with all the builders joining to support each other in delivering a truly unique bike. The winner will be randomly chosen this Friday, June 7.
There is still time to enter, and you are not going to want to miss an opportunity to win a bike from one of the current masters of frame building. Tickets are on sale now at https://sierratrails.org/builders-for-builders, and at $10 a ticket it’s an easy way to support a nonprofit making a difference for Northern California, while earning entrants the cheapest chance they’ll ever have to win their dream bike fabricated in the US from carbon fiber, steel or titanium, equipped with components from White Industries and ENVE Composites.
Follow #buildersforbuilders on Instagram to see more photos of the bikes from the SBTS’ Lost and Found race this past weekend and please tag your posts if you put one up!
About the Builders:
Argonaut, McGovern, Mosaic, Sklar, and Stinner are all known for their exquisite bicycles, which often top out over $10k and feature ride quality and artistic touches unavailable in mass-produced bikes.
Argonaut is from Bend, Oregon. Founder Ben Farver began fabricating steel bikes 10 years ago, shifting to carbon when he realized that he could use new techniques to offer the ride of steel with less weight and better durability.
McGovern hails from Nevada City in the Sierra, where he began building in carbon and is now also incorporating steel into unique bi-material frames such as his Builders for Builders bike.
Mosaic Cycles celebrates 10 years of excellence in titanium in 2019. With multiple wins at the North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show, they are known for making bikes that look as good as they perform.
Adam Sklar’s signature swoopy curves are the product of an engineering background, as he looks for new ways to shape frames to deliver smoothness and confident handling. Building in steel and titanium, his latest metal integration is using 3D-printed parts in critical areas.
Stinner Cycles of Santa Barbara builds businesslike frames where the richness of detail and purposefulness becomes more apparent on closer examination. Also building in both steel and ti, Stinner’s paint schemes are known as some the best in the bike world.
Don’t mess around! Help out a great cause and have a chance to win a one of a kind custom bike from one of the best!