We Hit Our Goal! 2017 Share The Ride Winners Announced

Jan 10, 2018 at 14:11
by Pinkbike Staff  

The 2017 Share The Ride fundraiser is in the books. With a whopping 2097 donations, we surpassed our goal—raising a total of $51,246! On behalf of Pinkbike, Trailforks, and Share The Ride we would like to thank the Pinkbike community for their amazing contributions in 2017. These donations have given the gift of cycling to children in communities around the world. Without your support these kids may never had been able to relate to the joy you felt the first time you threw a leg over a bicycle, and now they can! Thank you also to our industry sponsors, without their support this campaign would not be possible.

For every $5 that was donated one entry was granted into the Share the Ride contest. Here are the winners who have claimed their prizes.

Grand Prize: Canyon Strive CF 7.0

Winner: Joseph Balducci

Kali Shiva Full Face Helmets: Kevin Davenport, Mat Pewsey, Thai Nyguen
Kali Maya Helmet: Chris Lynch, Todd Anderson
Kali Interceptor Helmet: Nick PiazzaMatthew mckee

SR Suntour Durolux or RUX RC2 PC3: Carl Menke

SRAM Eagle GX Drivetrain: Peter James Buckley

RockShox Pike: Darin Klein

Race Face Prize Pack 1 (Next R crankset, direct mount ring and BB, Race Face T-shirt): Jean-Francois Belisle
Race Face Prize Pack 2 (Next R 35 handlebar, Turbine R Stem,Grippler Grips,Race Face T-shirt): Duncan McAndrew

FSA Gradient Crankset: Christopher Lack

Renthal cockpit of the winners choice: Scott Hall

E Thirteen TRS+Seatpost + Cassette: Dennis deGrauw

Alpinestars Prize Pack 1: Thomas Magielse
Alpinestars Prize Pack 2: Zdenek Hrachovina

661 Prize Pack 1 Reset Helmet, Rage Kneepads, Comp Gloves: Philippe Lemaire

661 Prize Pack 2 Evo AM Helmet, Recon Kneepads, Comp Gloves: Ryan Koch

TSG EVO Skate Helmet Winners: Ramses Romero, Tim Denhartog, Colum O'hare, Paul Dehart, Aaron Brown

Giro Cartel Helmet: Jonathan Coe
Giro Chronicle Helmet: Tim Cardoza

100% Prize Pack 1 Celium 2 Glove, Racecraft Goggles: Kenneth Close
100% Prize Pack 2 Racecraft Goggles, Ridecamp Glove: Austin Weaver
100% Prize Pack 3 Accuri Goggle, iTrack Glove: Paul Kerfoot

Evoc Enduro FR Blackline: Ryan Oystrek

Dissent Lab Prize Pack 1: Robert Cole
Dissent Lab Prize Pack 2: Thomas Estrada
Dissent Lab Prize Pack 3: Matthew Bakalarski

Schwalbe Prize Pack: Justin Hoover

Cube 2018 Reaction YM: Andrew Hibberd
Cube Prize Pack: Steve Dutchak

GT Pro Performer 29'er: Dan Jurca

Whistler Bike Park 5 Day Lift Pass Winners: Lyle Warren, Brian Zajac

Yakima Hold-Up Rack: Tim Seely

Congratulations to the lucky winners!
Thank you to our industry sponsors!

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Calgary stop of the 2017 Pinkbike Share the Ride program at the Sacred Heart Elementary school..

Gaspi and Lukas continuing to bring smiles to kids in Europe

foto Petr Plodik

Make sure to keep an eye out for our Share The Ride event recaps! Where you will see contributions hard at work, bringing smiles to the faces of kids from different communities we will partner with in 2018.

Since its inception in 2013, Share the Ride has helped children around the world experience life on two wheels. Interested in hosting a Share The Ride event in your community? We are always happy to hear from you - please let us know more about yourself HERE.

Thank you for Sharing The Ride with us!


  • + 59
 Cool! But what happened with the Advent calendar prizes?
  • + 35
 It was a ploy to get everyone to check pb religiously everyday
  • + 10
 And the november #boxhunt
  • + 16
 We're just waiting to confirm a few of the winners!
  • + 39
 @brianpark: I don't think you have my correct contact info....
  • - 1
 Tried a couple times to update my contact info and even emailed asking for help with no return. @brianpark:
  • + 5
 Advent calendar prizes are being handed out. I was emailed as a winner last week!
  • - 8
flag NYShred (Jan 10, 2018 at 20:30) (Below Threshold)
 Engagement clicks bro... PB isn't worth $33 million by just giving things away. They've got this bike-blog thing figured out. Millions of unique clicks and visitor traffic daily are worth far more than the free products their partner sponsors give them (for free) to give away to their users. As much as I believe these fund raisers are awesome, and for great causes - in the end, PB and their partners benefit more. They raised $51k for this effort in several months, but they make that in 1 day in ad revenue. Yay internet!
  • + 6
 @NYShred: Everyone's gotta make a living. I imagine there is a staff of 20-30 people, probably more people behind the scenes than there are editors/writers + freelancers who have to get paid. Trailforks also seems like a pretty big investment(both the launch of it and now keeping it going.) Also, Pinkbike isn't taking everyone's money and then bragging about how they are so charitable(like some presidents might do) or putting any of the money in their pockets.
  • + 10
 @patnugent: For sure, apologies to PB, my comment was totally dicky and a product of working late and being really grumpy. I regret being cynical and taking something positive and spraying it with my moment of negativity. Unfortunately the "edit" button only lasts for 2mins but my moment of shittiness now lives on the internet forever. Thats the very reason why I don't have any social media accounts. I know I'm capable of being quite the a*shole at times and that comment above was one of those times.
  • + 0
 Peter James Buckley oh you poor bastard
  • + 32
 Awesome! So stoked to win the Whistler Bike Park pass. Last time I was there I KO'd myself and broke my wrists. Gotta slay those daemons!
  • + 2
 Good luck with that!
  • + 17
 My record of never winning anything is still intact! Congrats to the winners, honest, I mean it.
  • + 4
 My name is not spelled: J-O-S-E-P-H B-A-L-D-U-C-C-I, but whatever, I'm a forgiving person, I'll still accept the bike.
  • + 15
 Can I get bigger pictures of the items I didn't win?

Nice work everyone!
  • + 9
 Congrats winners and way to go team, $50,000 is no small apples! That’s like 5 high end Trek bikes for some lucky kids! JK haha
  • + 8
 ADVENT CALENDAR please. I didn't create 20 accounts for nothing
  • + 8
 Congrats everyone, well don PinkBike
  • + 5
 Congrats to all the winners. Great prizes!
  • + 2
 Congrats to everyone! Looking forward to updates on the recipients of the new bikes around the world.
  • + 3
 Well done Pinkbike, and everyone involved. Impressive.
  • + 3
 Congratz to everyone who donated. And a gig whoohoo to the winners..
  • + 2
 That should have been a " BIG" whoohoo..duh.
  • + 2
 Glad to see winners that actually have content in their profiles... Rather than Advent calendar account bots.
  • + 2
 I won in the advent calendar... 1 username.. Lots of stuff bought n sold via the buysell.. don't comment much.. gotta click to win... guess I also have horseshoes up my ass
  • + 1
 I'm glad to see some of the winners who actually needed the stuff. Vs a guy I saw win an advent who had multiple several-thousand-dollar bikes and pics of him racing in full gear and whatnot... Eh, that's just my jealousy showing through lol. Congrats to all winners.
  • + 2
 Sad I didn't win, but happy some kid will be shredding on a bike I helped buy! Congratulations to all the winners!
  • + 2
 Awesome to see the kids with new bikes Congrats!!
  • + 2
 Congrats folks! happy trails, and thanks for a great contest/fundraiser.
  • + 2
 God damn it I need a bike Frown congrats to the winners tho
  • + 1
 So... who's JEALOUS of Joseph Balducci right now? Drool
  • + 1
 I feel like someone next door won the lottery.
  • + 1
 I am just disappointed that no girls won anything. Only guys :/

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