By Dede Barry and Celestia Howe. Photography by The Pro’s Closet
Check out the Mariposa Bike auction:
The fourth annual Growling Beaver Brevet is September 29. This is a tough but fun gravel event that Mariposa Bicycles co-founded, sponsors and helps organize in Collingwood/Beaver Valley Ontario in support of the Davis Phinney Foundation and ParkinGo. These charities are unique in their mission of helping people with Parkinson’s Disease “Live Well Today.” Being on a clock of declining physical mobility really focuses the mind on staying healthy and enjoying life every day. Over the last four years we have raised over $1 million. Every dollar raised has gone directly to the charities and the event goal this year is to raise another $300,000.
The inspiration for this event came from two friends, Davis Phinney and Evan Siddall who have Parkinson’s. They truly embody the notion of #livewelltoday. Davis, who was a Tour de France stage winner and Olympic bronze medallist, has been a close friend since the 1980’s. He was diagnosed with PD when he was in his 40’s over 20 years ago. Soon after he was diagnosed he set up the Davis Phinney Foundation which we have supported over the years. We’ve seen both Davis and Evan battle with the disease. They’ve inspired each other and each of us to make the most of each day, to embrace the gifts we have been given and to help others.
Mariposa Bicycles in partnership with the Davis Phinney Foundation, Rapha, The Pro’s Closet, SRAM, Zipp, Whisky Parts Co, Compass Cycle, Chris King, and ENVE are sponsoring an auction for two Mariposa handbuilt steel bikes. The auction commences at 5 pm September 17, 2018, and closes at 5 pm September 27, 2018. All proceeds are donated to the Davis Phinney Foundation.
Buying one of these bicycles directly supports the important work of the Davis Phinney Foundation.
We are excited to offer both the Mariposa All-Road and Cyclocross/Gravel Racing bike. Both bikes are outfitted with SRAM eTap components, carbon Zipp 303 Tubeless / Clincher wheelsets, and Rapha Brevet bags.
The Pro’s Closet is hosting the auction on Ebay.
Time/Date of Auction: 5 pm MST September 17 – 5 pm MST September 27
Handmade Mariposa Black All-Road 650B Bicycle
See the spec’s at the auction here.
This hand built steel frame bike is designed to handle any terrain and features a dramatic one of a kind paint scheme, SRAM eTap components, Rapha Brevet bags, and a dynamic carbon Zipp 303 Tubeless / Clincher wheelset.
Mariposa Cyclocross / Gravel Racing Bicycle
See the spec’s at the auction here.
This handbuilt steel frame can handle any terrain and features a flourescent pink and white fade paint scheme, SRAM eTap components, Rapha + Apidura Brevet bags and a dynamic carbon Zipp 303 Tubeless / Clincher wheelset.
Live near Boulder, Colorado? Visit the Boulder Rapha Clubhouse to check out the bikes.
About The Davis Phinney Foundation: The Davis Phinney Foundation was created in 2004 by Olympic medalist and retired professional cyclist, Davis Phinney, to help people with Parkinson’s live well today. The organization’s focus is to provide programs and resources that offer inspiration, information and tools that enable people living with Parkinson’s to take action that can immediately improve their quality of life. Through The Victory Summit® event series, Every Victory Counts® manual, intergenerational SidekicksTM program, Ambassador program, funding of quality of life research and extensive online content, the organization impacts hundreds of thousands of individuals each year.
About The Growling Beaver Brevet: The Growling Beaver Brevet was founded in 2015 by after Evan Siddall and friends shortly after Evan was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in an effort to build a community around Parkinson’s and raise money to help people with Parkinson’s. The event has raised over $1 M in four years and is a highlight on the Canadian cycling calendar. For more on the Growling Beaver, please watch this video.
About Mariposa Bikes: Mariposa is a hand built bicycle manufacturer founded in 1969 by Mike Barry Sr. and carried forward by his son and former professional cyclist, Michael Barry and his wife, Dede Barry, a 2004 Olympic Silver medallist. At Mariposa Bicycles, craftsmen focus on one bike at a time. Each Mariposa bike is created specifically for the rider, one tub selector, one cutter, one machinist, one builder, one painter, one assembler.
About Rapha Cycling: Founded by Simon Mottram in London in 2004, Rapha exists to make cycling the most popular sport in the world. For 15 years, Rapha has been making the finest cycling clothing and organising rides and events for passionate cyclists around the world. With 23 Clubhouses in 13 countries, we continue to work with the best athletes and designers, and strive to perfect any adventure on the bike, whether it’s the shortest ride or the longest race.
About The Pro’s Closet: The Pro’s Closet is for all who love to ride bikes. Our commitment to our customers, our cycling community, and the heritage of the industry is palpable and motivates us to obsess over delivering the best possible retail experience for our customers. An experience that provides access to the highest quality, largest, and most diverse selection of pre-owned cycling inventory and all backed by our guarantee.