2016 Share the Ride - Donate and Win

Nov 11, 2016 at 18:32
by Kim Brennan  
Views: 3,567    Faves: 9    Comments: 0

When you think back to the first time you rode a bike, overwhelming feelings of joy and accomplishment come to mind. That first taste of independence comes back, your self esteem rises and you remember believing that anything is possible. Many children across the globe will never have this experience, or cherish memories like these. We don’t want anyone to miss out on owning their first bike and experiencing these breakthroughs, so Pinkbike and Trailforks created the Share the Ride Foundation.

Teaming up with our sponsors and distributors globally, Share The Ride raises money to bring disadvantaged children from all over the world the opportunity to share the joy of being on two wheels by providing them with bicycles, helmets and locks. Since its inception in 2013, the foundation has raised over $130,000 and brought smiles to hundreds of children around the world including the Czech Republic, India, Poland, USA, Canada, UK, Australia, South Africa, Taiwan and NZ.

Last year Share the Ride blew past its 2015 goal of $40,000 by raising a grand total of $47,124. Underprivileged children around the globe got to understand the immense satisfaction that owning a bike can bring. This year our goal is to raise $45,000 and distribute even more bikes globally! So put today’s coffee money towards stoking some kids out, and making their holiday season a wheely wheely good one. Visit www.pinkbike.com/sharetheride to donate!

Once again, our industry friends have come to the table with tons incredible prizes for you to win, with more being added all the time. Here's what's up for grabs so far...

Simply Donate for a Chance to Win:

A Canyon Sender CF 8.0

Canyon Sender


Rear Shock:Rockshox Vivid Air R2C
Fork: Rockshox Boxxer Team
Headset: Acros AZX-227
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01 DH, 7S
Derailleur Hanger: Derailleur Hanger No.26
Chain Guide: E.Thirteen LG1 + Taco
Shifters: SRAM X01 DH, 7S
Brakes: SRAM Guide RSC
Cassette: SRAM X01 DH, 7S
Wheelset: E.Thirteen LG1+

Tires: Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C Maxx Grip DW
Cranks: E.Thirteen LG1+
Chainrings: 36
Chain: KMC X11-93
Bottom Bracket: E Pressfit
Stem: Renthal Fatbar Carbon
Grips: DHX Grips
Saddle SDG I-Fly Custom
Seat Post: SDG Micro I-Beam SP 2014
Saddle Clamp: Canyon Sender Integrated

STR 2016

• Three Kali Shiva Carbon DH Full face Helmets
• Two Kali Interceptor Enduro Helmets
• Two Kali Lunati Helmet
• One Rockshox Lyrik Fork
• One SRAM GX Drivetrain
• Six TSG Evo Skate helmets
• One Race Face waterproof Agent Jacket
• One pair of Race Face Agent Shorts and Sub Zero Knee Pads
• Three prize packs of 100% Goggles and Gloves
• Two Whistler Blackcomb Bike Park 5 day lift passes
• One Yakima Hold-up Rack
• One SRSunTour RUX or Durolux 27.5" fork
• One Heli Bike drop with Blackcomb Helicopters
• One EVOC Trail Blackline bag
• Two Passes for Scandinave Spa Whistler
• One Giant Bicycles Prize pack
• One Flow Custom 20" bike
• Two Pinkbike prize packs
• Two Dissent Labs Prize Packs
• One major tune up from Velofix

How it works
• For every $5 donated between Nov 11th, 2016 and Midnight PST of December 23rd, you will earn one chance to win the Canyon Sender and other listed prizes. So if you donate $25 that is 5 chances at a bunch of prizes.
• The winners will be selected from a spreadsheet using random selection.
• The winners will be notified by e-mail and asked a mountain bike related knowledge question.
• We will ship worldwide ... Customs fees and other applicable taxes will be the winner's responsibilities.

Where will your money go?
• $150 is enough to buy one child a new bike and a Kali helmet.
• We are working with community centres, schools, youth and family service programs and other established charities and foundations to identify children from low income families who will benefit from this gift.
• We are world wide.
• We aim to ensure that the children receiving these gifts are educated on basic bicycle safety and maintenance.

For more info head to pinkbike.com/sharetheride or to our Indiegogo page.


Share the Ride Philadelphia 2015

Your contribution will not only go towards a helmet and a bike but a new lease on life for a child. Donate what you can and know that you’ll be the difference between an average holiday season and a wheely wheely great one!

If your company would like to help out by donating more awesome prizes contact sharetheride@pinkbike.com

MENTIONS: @Canyon-PureCycling / @SramMedia @rideTSG / @KaliProtectives / @SRSuntour


  • + 67
 It's always great when share the ride comes around. Screw the prizes. It's great to just help.
  • + 8
 its rad to see the kids and families that may be financially disadvantaged using bikes as a form of happiness, and getting their minds off of things!
  • + 8
 Out of all the charities that come along through out the year on pinkbike this one is my favorite. smiling kids on bikes is awesome.
  • + 1
 if you said screw the prizes.. would you kindly give it to me if you won something Smile anw, i cant wait to see the video of their faces when this all done.. so much happiness Smile
  • + 2
 Kids like bikes, it feels good to give away stuff.....it all makes sense
  • - 1
 Yeah i donated all 4.47 Dollars left on my credit card! Although i should probably have waited until i had a little more on there...
  • + 3
 @me-me-me: Odd considering it only lets you donate in whole amounts.
  • + 2
 No doubt man, nothing better than getting new riders on bikes!
  • + 11
 I didn't start riding till my early twenties, and I can still remember just how amazing first time I hit up a proper trail at Glentress in Scotland. Imagine just how ridiculously happy it would make a kid to experience this. Awesome work.
  • + 7
 Would be nice and easier if we could use paypal
  • + 0
 Lame for you guys, paypal is working here on indiegogo. Maybe if you go to the site directly (not using Pinkbike link)?
  • + 3
 I still remember my first trail ride, It was about 4 and a half years ago and at that moment I said this is all I want to do. from there went on to designing a mountain bike frame as my mechanical engineering thesis and now I'm starting to design my own components. I haven't looked back since and I'm forever grateful of my friends that pulled me into it. Share the ride always gets me stoked and the videos make me cry more than the notebook haha.
  • + 2
 As much as I love giving kids bikes, @pinkbikeaudience, I want to give you, and all others involved, for also giving the kids a helmet. I know it sounds so simple, but so many kids are riding bikes with which the parents do not purchase a helmet. The family and I through a bike rodeo with an obstacle course recently to give awareness of the needs of a helmet. A local shop was able to lend a few helmets for the course but maybe 1 out of 4 kids actually owned a helmet. Thank you!
  • + 2

Nice to have a chance to win a bunch of cool prizes from generous and awesome bike companies but it's honestly the best to be getting kids on bikes. Every kid should have a bike no matter what.

Every Pinkbiker should be able to make a donation to this, just think of the benefit of a few beers less on your own cycling too! Smile
  • + 2
 Hope that the bikes for the kids come along with some tips how to ride safely and that the helmet is important to wear. But if I win the bike, I will give it to an up coming biker with a lack of good bike and money or I will sell it and give the whole money for another charity. Pass good karma : )
  • + 3
 Seriously, who cares if you win. Bikes have been a positive thing in my life. It's great to see that same positive affect on people that otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity. Count me in.
  • + 1
I didn't mean to sound negative. I own a shop and every year I do with a donor 500 bikes to the Boys&Girls Club and low income kids. The prob is that the donor insist on getting as many kids on bikes as possible. Having a service center in my shop I see a lot of these families coming in with in months with broken bikes and they can't afford labor and even the parts if I did it for just that. So what do they do??? They through them in the landfill and just get a new one the next year....
Quality not Quantity!!!
I am working on some solutions...
But the bottom line is $$$ for most bike comanies. I myself go in to a hole on this every year!
I really can afford the loss $$$ but it does bring me a lot of Joy to see all those kids on bikes and know they where built right even though they Cheap Bikes...
  • + 4
 Could turn that canyon sender and those prizes into a lot of $150 bikes
  • + 3
 They had to study that for sure Smile such prizes give people (us) the motivation to donate more in money than the total cost of all these prizes !
  • + 3
 That's exactly what they're doing. The prizes aren't costing the organization anything, they're being given to motivate people to donate. So it's literally doing what your'e saying they should do.
  • + 0
 @RedBurn: I know how a raffle works , just thought that the smaller prizes where enough and a £3500 prize could give about 28ish kids a new bike !
  • + 1
 I remember my dad buying my first real bike as a kid, man the joy and the freedom I felt! Only $150 to get a kid a bike and a helmet, consider it done!
  • + 2
 Good to know you ship worldwide - if I win the tickets will you ship me to Vancouver please Wink
  • + 1
 Lift passes, spa day, etc. I'll make sure I'm free...
  • + 1
 I would like to donate but i got no visa or paypal card myself ... Frown they aint take the "normal bankcard " !
  • + 1
 Your right mate , I'll donate and if I win a prize I'll donate that aswell !
  • + 1
 Yeah Large! Salute compadre
  • + 1
 the joy in the eyes of these children *.*
  • + 1
 These comments are reassuring ????
  • + 1
 The only bad thing is if they are cheap WallyWorld bikes.
  • + 1
 Thank you Pinkbike and Offsetbushings.com for prize !!
  • - 3
 I would like to see this without the prizes
  • + 7
 The prizes bring in more money though.
  • + 4
 I quite like the prizes, shows that the industry is helping too!
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