Northwest Trail Alliance Bike Raffle


Universal Cycles donates a Shimano Saint bike to the North West Trail Alliance to raffle to help build trails in the NW

Portland, OR. Portland-based bike shop Universal Cycles has donated a custom painted Shimano Saint bike to help raise funds for the Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA). The funds raised will help further the NWTA’s goal of increased trail access for bicycles, trail stewardship, and maintenance of existing trails in greater Portland and Southwest Washington. The raffle will begin at the Portland Bicycle show on March 22nd at the Portland Expo Center and will run through July 1, 2012. The winner will be announced at the NWTA’s annual Trailfest event. With only 999 tickets up for grabs, at $10 apiece, odds of winning the bike are excellent. The Intense 6.6 has a custom Shimano Saint paint job and a full Saint and Pro components parts kit, a Marzocchi fork and Michelin tires. It is a medium frame size. Its retail value is approximately $5000.00

“We received the bike from one of our distributors and thought that such a unique bike should be donated and raffled off for a good cause,” says Victor Sandrin, retail store manager at Universal Cycles and a NWTA board member. “Who better to benefit than the Northwest Trail Alliance? The funds will help them continue their exemplary trail building and stewardship.” Raffle tickets will be sold at Universal Cycle at 2202 East Burnside Street in Portland, where the bicycle will remain on display, and at various NWTA events, including the Portland Bicycle Show. Tickets are available for purchase on the NWTA website

“We are floored by Universal Cycles generous donation,” says NWTA’s president Jon Pheanis. “The nearly $10,000 we hope to raise in the raffle will go a long way towards increasing opportunities for local trail riders. We are proud to be an organization that is generously supported by community members and business.” For more information visit or

The Northwest Trail Alliance is a volunteer group founded in 1988 to increase cycling opportunities in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. A local chapter of the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), NWTA’s active and growing membership and volunteer base spend hundreds of hours each year building and maintaining trails and bike pump tracks, and are active in helping with community events such as Sunday Parkways, Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day and Trail Fest.

Since 1997, Universal Cycles has offered the largest selection (over 30,000 products!) along with the best available prices on mountain and road cycling, freeride, single speed, 29er, BMX, and downhill components. We are one of the original online bike shops. Our dedicated staff has over 75 years of combined cycling industry experience, and we take great pride in the quality of our customer service. We carry products by hundreds of manufacturers. In addition to all of the major brands you’ll find everywhere, you’ll find that we stock many brands that you won’t find anywhere else.

Source: Victor Sandrin

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