A Sneak Peek at BikeFest’s Silent Auction

There’s a silent auction on tap for this Friday’s BikeFest! You’ll have the opportunity to bid on a number of great experience packages. Read about them below: The Mountainbiker: Get a private 3-hour mountain bike tour of Patapsco Sate Park by Family Bike Shop owner and local cyclocross racer Jonathan Seibold. Patapsco boasts everything from rocky, muddy hills and steep climbs to smooth single track. Estimated value: $300 Lobster dinner for six: Get a five-course lobster dinner for yourself and five friends from the River Falls Market in Potomac, Md that includes fresh lobster tails and sides like tomato, basil, and mozzarella skewers—plus two bottles of white wine. Estimated value: $300 Bike-themed art by Brody Rose: Take home an original art piece by local artist Brody Rose, entitled “MAGnificient.” The work is painted on BMX MAG Wheel—definitely a conversation piece for the experienced cyclist or eye candy for those who love bikes. Bicycle Times package: Get a full kit from Bicycle Times magazine (in a men’s size medium), a pair of fancy socks, and a lifetime subscription to the magazine. Vegetarian Indian meal and dessert for four: Enjoy a delicious dinner complete with homemade Indian sweets, using recipes from West Bengal in Northeastern India. (Est. Value: $200) NPR tour and downtown pedicab ride for six: Get a behind-the-scenes tour of NPR’s brand-new headquarters (including its fancy-schmancy bike room) and a one-hour sightseeing tour by pedicab along the National Mall. Estimated value: $185 Cruise the Chesapeake Bay: Enjoy a day aboard the sailboat Sweet Caroline, during which you and three guests can swim, fish, and even learn to sail. The cruise include either a lunch at anchor on the bay or at sunset in the boat slip in Annapolis. Estimated value: $350 Throughout the evening we will hold a silent auction for guests to bid on these items, plus other experience packages and art pieces. There will also be a collection of vintage bicycle posters for auction. It’s not too late to get a BikeFest ticket. Buy one now! Ticket sales will end at midnight on Thursday.