And the Winners Are… Raffle Prizes for Loyal Streetsblog Chicago Donors

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Sunday evening at Montrose Beach. Unfortunately, this guy was not the winner of the tune-up from Comrade Cycles, because he’s going to need one. Photo: John Greenfield

Thanks again to all the generous Streetsblog Chicago readers who recently came out of the woodwork to contribute to our latest funding campaign. You helped us raise more than $50,000, which won us the $25,000 challenge grant from The Chicago Community Trust. Thanks also to all the local businesses that helped us reach the funding goal by purchasing advertising or donating goods and services as incentives as raffle prizes for donors.

Sorry that this is a little belated, but we’ve finally held the drawing for our raffle prizes. Here are the lucky winners:

  • A stylish, comfortable Kali helmet from Ancien Cycles: Vitally Vladimirov
  • A $100 gift card for classy-yet-practical bike bags from Po Campo: James Popp
  • A package of essential bike accessories from Green Machine Cycles, including an Axium mini pump, two Velocity water bottle cages, a sheet of Nathan reflective safety stickers, a patch kit and tire levers, and a Soma Fabrications Stash Bottle handy for storing tools and other gear in one of the bottle cages: Jack Wheeler
  • Two bike tours for two and four full-day comfort bike rentals for two from Bike and RollMichael Gorman
  • A Topeak frame pump and a Cygolite USB-rechargeable bike light set from Pedal to the PeopleJulie Morris
  • A Skid Lid bike helmet, two sets of BlackCat1 Knogg-type bike lights, and a bottle of ProLink chain lube from BlackCAT1Katherine McMillan
  • A bike tune-up from Comrade CyclesKevin Germino

The winners will be receiving emails with info on how to redeem their prizes.

Thanks once more to everyone who pitched in to help fund another year of Steven Vance and my sustainable transportation reporting and advocacy. Come hang out with us at our next reader meet-up this Wednesday:

Streetsblog Reader Meetup
Wednesday, July 6, 5:30-8 p.m. (probably somewhat later)
Jaks Tap
901 W Jackson Boulevard, Chicago

Steven will be fresh back from his European sabbatical, so it will be a great opportunity to debrief him about his adventures checking out transportation infrastructure in the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Germany, and Sweden. See you then!

Streetsblog Chicago will resume regular publication on Tuesday. Enjoy your Fourth of July.


Donate to Streetsblog by June 1 and You Could Win a Kali Bike Helmet

Big thanks to the 150-plus loyal Streetsblog Chicago readers who have generously donated to help us raise the $50,000 dollars we need to win another $25,000 challenge grant from The Chicago Community Trust. This funding will allow Steven and me to continue delivering hard-hitting sustainable transportation and livable streets reporting into 2017 and beyond. However, […]