Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Final Details-Updated!


Chris King has generously donated a singlespeed wheelset! Blue hubs, black spokes, and black Mavic rims!

We are only a couple days away from the event! We're going to have some amazing food courtesy of Aaron Adams and Rebekah Bellingham (with plenty of vegan offerings) and some delicous, refreshing and tasty Laurelwood beer (I love how it makes me feel), all for free! You can buy some great art, listed below, or win some great prizes in the raffle by clicking here ($25 a ticket). Come raise money for a great cause, drink and eat some delicious treats, but most of all, come help us celebrate and remember Brett's life!

Thursday, May 1, 7 pm
Downtown Bike Gallery
1001 SW 10th Ave
Portland OR 97205

Prizes listed below

Silent Auction
3 framed drawings by Wilder Schmaltz, 5.5" x 8.5" (value $60 each)

9"x12" framed watercolor, imagined landscape, by Colby Brooks (value $100)

Laura Ma custom jewelry, matching bracelet and earring set (value $90)

Montinore Estate Winery, tasting for 6 (value TBA)

Jamee Linton, Oregon Coast, 11"x14", acrylic on panel (value $300)

Mike Hills print, Salzburg Tree, mixed media (value $100)

Season pass to Monday night racing, (value $165)

Season pass to Portland Racing (value $150)

-Custom Signal Cycles frame

-Veloforma custom frameset

-Grochau Cellars 1.5 liter bottle of Pinot Noir

-Montinore Estate Winery 1.5 liter bottle of Pinot Noir

-Mary Kay gift bag

-Ironclad performance wear gloves

-Cellar door coffee basket

-Courier Coffee

-Banjo Bros commuter bag

-Banjo Bros laptop messenger bag

-Three $100 Higgins Restaurant gift certificates

-Haro Nyquist One BMX bike

-Fun Reflectors

-Gracie’s Wrench gift certificate (bike maintenance classes)

-90 minute massage from Stephanie Edman

-Private yoga class from Ellee Thalheimer

-Professional bike fitting courtesy of Dani Dance

-Wabi Woolens locally made, wool jersey

-Art supplies from Art Media

-Framed, autographed Lance Armstrong picture

-$50 GC to a farmer's market stand

-2 Carrie Blowers original hats, made locally from recycled materials

-Wheels custom built by Andrew Fiore, Beaverton Bike Gallery's service manager (labor only!)

-4-class gift certificate to The Peaceful Soul yoga studio on NE Alberta

Friday, April 25, 2008

We have beer!

Our neighbors just down the street, Laurelwood Brewpub, have generously donated two kegs of beer! We will proudly be serving one keg of their Golden and one of their Red.

Laurelwood beer is kind of a staple for us 'round these parts. We're there most days for happy hour, along with some days for lunch. There's nothing better than happy hour after work. You know what they say...you're not clocked out until you've had your first sip.

Remember, the event is free to attend, and it's free to partake in the food and beverages (but we will of course accept donations). Please remember to drink responsibly, and if you are going to drink, try to ride your bike or take public transportation when you're done.

Thanks to all our friends at Laurelwood!


Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Check out the amazing menu we have in store for the evening:

Les Petites Amuses

Volnkonbrot with stone-ground mustard, vegan sausage, and housemade sauerkraut.

Avocado & tempeh “tuna” maki sushi.

Crispy polenta cubes topped with sun-dried tomato-mushroom jam.

Cucumber canape with carrot-raisin raita.

Savory hazelnut-anise biscotti with apple butter & fennel salad.

Tortilla crisps with refritos, nopalitos, cucumber, and lime drizzle.

Ants on a log.

Dips & What-not

Chickpea hummus, green goddess pate, and tapenade with smoked paprika and crispies.


You wished you knew…

I've been meeting with Rebekah and Aaron, who are preparing the food for the evening, and they are really on top of their stuff.  I can't wait to eat!

In other news, Aaron's brother is also coming through with a great prize.  Jeremy owns this great little cafe in SE, on 11th and Harrison, called Cellar Door.  He roasts his own stuff, makes great 'spro, and a mean quiche.  And he's just a funny, funny dude.  He's kicking in a couple bags of coffee and a french press!  You can never have too much coffee... 

Also, we're getting a couple bags from Banjo Bros.  These are great bags for a great price, and they're an even better price if you win them!  Eric from Banjo Bros. is donating a messenger laptop bag as well as a commuter backpack.

I truly have to express how I am amazed at the amount of support that the cycling community and the community at large is giving to this event. Working on this fundraiser can be a bit draining at times, but it always makes me feel better to stop and think about how much everyone is willing to contribute.  So thanks to all the donors, thanks to everyone buying tickets, thanks to those of you stopping by to check out the site, thanks to everyone helping out with the event.  The list goes on...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Even more prizes

The prizes for the drawings keep coming in. John Grochau of GC wines (that's Grochau Cellars) has donated a magnum. For those of you that are uninitiated in wine drinking, that's a double bottle. Look it up on wikipedia (I had to). I've never tried it, as I'm best known for clutching a bottle of Charles Shaw wrapped in a brown paper bag, but our mutual friend Corey loves his stuff, and a quick google search yields lots of great review of his stuff like this one.

Another great local business donating some goods is Courier Coffee. This small, two-man operation is getting a lot of press these days and selling at some of the better restaurants and cafes around town. Matt is a great guy (he's only the second-in-charge though, I don't know the owner Joel), they roast great coffee, and it's all delivered by bike. Cool, huh?

Finally, we're getting a Haro Nyquist BMX bike too! This is going in the "smaller" drawing, so even if you don't win a Signal or a Veloforma, you can still leave the event on two wheels! (Or four, if you rode there to begin with.)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Do you like reflectors? Do you like to eat?

I got a call from local racer Brian Engelen who is donating a bunch of these really cool reflective stickers. My roommate, Shaft, runs these on his sweet Vanilla single speed cyclocross commuter, and they're a really fun way to add a bit of safety to your nighttime rides. Thanks Brian!

We also got 3 (three) one hundred dollar ($100) gift certificates to Higgins restaurant donated to the drawing. Higgins boasts one of, if not the, most amazing beer menus in Portland. They even have Pabst! But seriously, if you've never been, this is one of the best restaurants in Portland. Great beer, great wine, great food, and great service, and Skerritt's favorite burger in the city. I'm kind of hoping I win one of these... Thanks to Jason and the whole Higgins crew!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Gift Certificate

Tori Bortman of the Downtown Bike Gallery has donated a gift certificate to her night job. She is the founder, owner, CEO, CFO, president, employee, and sits on the board of trustees for Gracie's Wrench, designed to teach people how to work on their own bikes. She has a lot of experience, teaching all over town at "the Center for Appropriate Transport, the Community Cycling Center, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, North Portland Bikeworks, Bike Gallery and the City of Portland".

Tori has generously donated a gift certificate for a two hour tutoring session. Come win the prize and learn how to fix your own bike!

Thanks Tori!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Drawing for the Signal and Veloforma

Finally, the details for the drawing for the grand prizes are available. One drawing will be run, with two winners, for the custom Signal and the Veloforma frames. The tickets are only $25 ($26 if you buy online to cover the Paypal fees). Only tickets for the frames will be presold, and if there are any left over, they will be sold the night of the event as well. There are two ways to buy a ticket:

1. For cash or check, please email BrettJarolimekMemorialFund@gmail.com to get the mailing address to send payment. Please include your name, address, phone number, and email address.

2. For online payment, click here. Please include the extra $1 to cover the paypal fees, for a total of $26. Look for a confirmation email within 24 hrs of payment.

Yes, you can buy more than one ticket. 

Learn more about the Signal brand here and more about the Veloforma brand here. Start buying!