Fundraiser for Chris Igleheart this Friday in Portland

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Chris Igleheart is one of the longest-tenured and most-respected names in custom framebuilding. From building his own bikes to working under contract with brands like Cielo, Chris has built some amazing bikes. He even appeared in a two-page spread in Issue #11.

Recently Chris was hit by a car in Portland and fractured his left tibia. Swobo, Rapha, Chris King and other Portland-area businesses are all kicking in to host a fundraising party on his behalf to help offset medical costs. We hear he is going to be ok but has a long way to go before he can work or ride a bike again.

Learn more after the jump.

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igle_picThe bike community being as generous as it is, an online fundraiser has already eclipsed its $15,000 fundraising goal. Swobo is also hosting a party at Rapha headquarters in Portland this Friday, November 22.

For a $20 donation at the door, attendees will enjoy refreshments from Chris King, Widmer Brothers Brewing, Lange Estate Winery, and earn a free raffle ticket to the grand prize drawing. The prizes are swank, too: a Breadwinner Cycles custom frame and fork, a Swobo Folsom bike and apparel kit, or a Velocity wheelset.

Can’t make it to Portland? You can still buy from a limited run of 150 raffle tickets here. There’s no limit to online entries and you don’t need to be present to win.

Good luck and get well soon Chris!

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