Winners Announced: Raffle for Colin Meagher, MTB Photographer with ALS

Mar 21, 2019
by Sarah Moore  

Wow, the mountain bike community truly showed it's heart for one of our own with this contest. As you may have read Mountain Bike Photographer Colin Meagher is battling ALS, so his friends put together a fundraiser to help with medical costs and ALS research. It's a disease without a cure.

Colin and family are overwhelmed by the response to the GoFundMe. Thank you to all of you who have donated! Here are the winners of the awesome prize packs for people who donated before January 10, 2019. While the prizes are all spoken, for you can still donate here.

Brook McDonald’s custom Mondraker Summum frame and shock from Lenzerheide DH World Champs 2018 (the back-up). Brook and his team MS Mondraker wanted to do something special, because he and Colin have worked together, shared tight quarters and made some awesome images since the beginning of Brook's career.

Winner: Lee F.

Chris King Build Kit

Winner: Keith K.

Giant Trance 29 2

Winner: Ernie P.

bigquotesColin taught me that mountain biking is more than a sport!  Colin taught me why I NEED to care about my headtube angle. Colin taught me why you should never keep wearing a cracked helmet. The pattern here is how selfless and giving Colin is.  We need to now give back to Colin and help him to fight because that is what he would do for us.

Yakima's unreleased HangOver 4 Bike rack

Winner: Jacob W.

bigquotesI’m not much for quotes but I will say that I hope this fundraiser helps Colin and his family with their medical expenses and that I know he should feel he has made a memorable and lasting impact on the world through his photography.

Most of a New Bike Day - $6800+ value
Pivot Mach 6 Carbon Frame
FSA - Grid Bar, Stem, Cranks, and Wheels
FSA - Flowtron Dropper Post
Maxxis - Minion DHF / Aggressor Tire Combo
FOX – 36 Fork 160mm 27.5
Shimano XT Di2 (Shifter, Chain, Cassette, Derailleur)
Shimano XT Brakes (Lever, Caliper, Rotors)

Winner: Kasey K. @Kohler13  
bigquotesFirstly, I want to wish Colin and his family all the strength of resolve on their journey. Secondly, I want to encourage anyone who can, to help Colin and his family. Every little bit counts.

Good Habit - Cannondale Habit 2 ($5,200+ value)

Winner: Todd H. @FlipFantasia

bigquotesI met Colin in Whistler at the first Bike Mag Bible of Bike Tests many years ago, and we got along immediately sharing our surly sarcasm over beers. Over the past years, I've always enjoyed randomly running into him while he's shooting Crankworx events and having all too short on the fly catch ups. I'll miss those run-ins, but am heartened by the outpouring of support for him during this new challenge he and his family face.

California Dreaming - $2500+ value
Marin Gestalt X11
Patagonia Dirt Roamer Short
Patagonia Nine Trails Jersey
Patagonia Nine Trails Pack
Patagonia Performance Crew Socks

Winner: Sean C.
bigquotesI donated because being a father with a young family I really wanted to help a fellow mountain biker and father. I was also very moved by Colin's efforts to further ALS research.

DH Upgrade - $4500 value
Trek – Carbon Session 29 Frame/fork – size M
TLD Kit (Full Face Helmet, Jersey, and Pants)

Winner: Mark W.

Get Speedy - $4800+ value
Rocky Mountain Carbon Thunderbolt BC Edition Frame
Fox Transfer Dropper Post
SR Suntour Durolux Fork
Maxxis Minion DHF / Aggressor Tire Combo
Race Face Next R Carbon Cranks and Bar
7mesh Callaghan Hoodie & Revo Short

Winner: Casey R. @Rad3144
bigquotesI’m glad to support Colin and his family by making a donation, it’s really great to see how much impact we can have collectively. Looking forward to putting the Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt through its paces, it’s a perfect ride for Texas! Thanks to all the sponsors!

Trail Ready - $1400+ Value
Custom Giro One More for Colin DND Glove
Custom High Above One More for Colin Custom Pack
Giro Montaro Mips Helmet
Giro Terraduro Mid
Giro LS Roust Jersey
Giro Chrono Baselayer
Giro Chrono Expert Bib
Giro Havoc Short
Giro Merino Socks
Nuun Hydration (One Month’s Supply)
Ibis 738 Wheelset
Ibis 738 Wheelset
Ibis Lo-Fi or Hi-Fi Carbon Handlebar
SOG PowerPint, Saw, and Terminus XR

Winner: Brett Cyr

You and the Grom - $600+ value
GT Performer 20.5 and Performer Jr

Winner: Colin B. @Blevinci

I'm Faster Than You - $190+ value
Sunrise Tee
Trailforks socks
Pinbike hat
2019 Calendar

Winner: Edward A. @ea99018
bigquotesAfter listening to the interview between Colin and Spomer, I felt compelled to donate, what a tragic story. Thanks for the prize pack Pinkbike!

Inspirational Reading (10 winners) - $55 value
1-year subscription
25th Anniversary book
Bike Mag Socks

Clement H.
Glen M.
Kim R.
Nicholas M.
Ludvig K.
Katherine B.
James M.
Leslie O.

The History lesson - Priceless
Santa Cruz Syndicate (2013-2015) book collection

Winner: Matt W.

WTB Prize Pack

Winner: Angela


  • 30 0
 Just listened to his interview on The Inside Line podcast. Seems like such a great guy who's given a lot to the sport. Glad to see the industry come together to support one of its legends.
  • 15 0
 A good friend died from ALS a few months ago... it's not funny. I know there's no cure but we shore can make it a bit easier for those who suffer. If i come to win any prize i'll donate the value of it back to Colin... mark my words.
  • 3 0
 Props, and sorry to hear!
  • 11 0
 For anybody who wants to see how devastating this illness can be, watch “Gleason” on Netflix. It had a huge impact on my level of compassion for people who are fighting ALS and similar ailments. There needs to be a level of awareness that’s greater than it is today so that we can all band together to fight this
  • 7 0
 Ok, we have until next Friday to help support Colin and his family. Thank you Sarah Moore and Pinkbike for doing something right. Doing something bigger than just parts and riding. A worldwide community that maybe sticks together just a little bit.
  • 3 0
 Amen. Super cool to see this gofundme explode into a giant industry-backed raffle. Been sharing the link everywhere I can too.
  • 2 0
 @DrPete: Thanks for sharing dude!
  • 2 0
 Truth, the bike community has been amazing in supporting the fundraiser.
  • 11 1
 Just re donated as I got a check from a client yesterday and #f*ckals!
  • 7 0
 Hell yeah, me too. Colin has been a great friend of mine for almost 20 years. Fuck ALS.
  • 3 0
 Fkna! thank you!
  • 3 0
 Wow. I donated & hope the funds we generated really help.
I had no idea there were that many crazy prize packs. Shows how many industry people he's touched for that much to be offered up.

If anybody doesn't need their prize, you could figure out a way to raffle off your own prize to keep raising funds if needed.
  • 5 0
 Colin introduced me to the fine art of huckleberry picking during the Trans BC Enduro. Let's help him get back out there!
  • 1 0
 Of all the different horrible things out there, there is something particularly horrific about ALS. It's one of those that genuinely frightens me. I know that Colin and his family are in for a hell of a battle and it's cool to see so much support. Probably going to cave and make donation #4 since this is still up.
  • 2 0
 I like the asterisk next to Bulldog’s frame - “the backup”...

All my love Nikki and Colin, together w a humble donation
  • 4 0
 All the best Colin.
  • 3 0
  • 1 0
 This Frame and Shock are for sale. Message me if you’re interested.
  • 2 4
 Durolux on a Thunderbolt? Eek Very confused I must be missing something...
  • 4 0
 Combination of what companies donated...not like you get to full on pick everything.
  • 3 0
 Just shorten the Durolux down to 140mm with a few travel spacers and its 140mm BC ripping machine.
  • 3 0
 I suppose so. We have a new over-forked champion! Big Grin
  • 1 0
 @mtbikeaddict: The bike comes complete with a fox 36 on it. rowdy
  • 1 1
 @Getradbro: Ah, just checked the website... BC edition, has 140mm rear. That makes more sense. I missed that... Was thinking something like the normal thunderbolt's 120mm, hence the confusion lol

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