BikeFest ’09 Kickoff Fundraiser Party Pics

Thanks to everyone who showed up to make this BikeFest fundraiser a smashing good time

Photographer Rob de la Cretaz (Robjdlc on Flickr) took some great photos at our BikeFest Kickoff Fundraiser Party at the Pittsburgh Opera.

The full photoset is here.

Here are some highlights:

Bike Parking.  Over 200 bikes were parked in the area of 8 car spots

Of course, the inevitable dance floor shots:

And the Raffle Winners!!

The winner of the Cannondale Quick 4 that was raffled.  Thanks to Cannondale.

The ecstatic and appreciative winner of the Bianchi Pista, provided by Pro Bikes in Squirrel Hill.

What!!?  A snake?!?!

This shot sums it up.

We’d like to thank Pro Bikes for their enormous support by purchasing tickets and memberships for their entire staff AND supplying the Bianchi Pista for the raffle, Cannondale for donating the Quick 4Iron City Bikes and OTB Bike Cafe for providing the KHS Urban XTreme for the silent auction.  Also, Trek of Pittsburgh donated a Trek Soho S singlespeed.  Congrats to the winners!!

Thanks to Penn Brewery, East End Brewing and Boyd and Blair Vodka for providing the libations and of course Whole Foods and Dozen Bake Shop for the snacks and food.

Other special thanks for donating some super premium goods to the silent auction and raffle go to Thick Bikes, West Liberty Cycles, REI, and Big Bang Bikes.

We’d also like to thank Bicycle Times Magazine, UPMC Sports Medicine, Planet Bike, Enrico’s Tazza D’oro, and all the other businesses and local artisans that gave us their generous support and goods to make this happen. For a full list of all our in-kind supporters please click here and visit their websites, or better yet, visit them in person!

A very special thanks goes to Kevin Sousa of Salt of the Earth for creating such a delicious spread for the earlier VIP Party.

And a shout out to the DJ’s and Howie Alexander for keeping the energy going!

Finally, thanks to you all for showing up to support BikePGH and making the party so much fun!!

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