Thanks to Everyone Who Helped Us Raise 3k for Shay

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Wow, what an amazing evening at the Flying Pigeon Los Angeles bike shop at 3404 North Figueroa Street. The crowd was hot, the films were good, and we raised an amazing $3,000 to benefit the Kick Butt and Get Better Fund, $2,000 of which came from a donation from the Bike Oven.

What a team.

There’s a lot of people to thank for their time and treasure. Let’s start with the Bike Oven. If any of you crazy kids never met Shay and wonder what all the hub-bub is about, the Oven’s donation should tell you how much her advocacy meant to all of us and her spirit still means.

Also due for a big thank you is Bike Nation, who in addition to paying for our staff time also handed out shirts and hats and donated a bike for a silent auction. Thanks, Bike Nation.

The Flying Pigeon has always been a great host for our NELA events, and yesterday was no exception. The new shop is hot, you should check it out. Josef Bray-Ali also donated some of his own cash for drinks and a nice Homegirl Industries chocolate cake.

Lots of people helped make the event a success, but a special thanks to Kris Fortin and the Ovarian Psycos for stepping in when we were having some technical difficulties. Chicken Leather also spent at least an hour setting everything up, including the video screen and the projector.

Thanks to CICLE, Biking In L.A., LACBC and everyone who helped get the word out.

Thanks to Streetfilms, for the films.

Thanks to our Eastside Tour sponsors: Bike NationThe Robert GroupMiceli Infrastructure ConsultingCivic Enterprise and Occidental College’s Urban and Environmental Policy Institute

Thanks to all of you…

But we’re not done yet, Bike Nation donated us a bike for a silent auction, and we’re going to continue the auction until Monday morning when we post Today’s Headlines. The high bid is $60. If you can go higher, email me. The bike itself is below.

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