Easton Cycling's Dream Bike Charity Raffle

Five Santa Cruz builders participate, $5 gets you a ticket

Easton Cycling is auctioning off five unique handmade bicycles from five framebuilders based in Santa Cruz, California, with all proceeds going to the charity of the builder's choice.

All built in Santa Cruz — just down the road from Easton in Scotts Valley — each frame features a different material: aluminum, steel, scandium, titanium and carbon fiber.

The participating builders are Caletti Cycles, Calfee Design, Black Cat, Hunter and Rock Lobster. Each bike is built with Shimano Dura-Ace and, as you would expect in an Easton event, an Easton EC90 cockpit plus the new EC90 Aero 55 wheels.

Beginning now, Easton will highlight one builder a month, and raffle off tickets for $5 a piece, with all proceeds going to charity.

To enter to win, go to Easton's Facebook page. Check out the photo gallery at above right for a look at all the bikes except the Caletti (which was out on a test ride when we stopped by Easton to shoot the bikes).

Craig Calfee is the first builder up, with a carbon frame with rear suspension and Cyclists for Cultural Exchange as his chosen charity.

Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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