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Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo and Raffle

Despite a rainy day, the 2017 Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo was a huge success, with about 200 cyclists enjoying the ride!  SAHC staff helped cheer on riders and hosted an exciting raffle at Pisgah Brewing for the Binge after-party.  Our Land Protection Director, Michelle Pugliese, rode in the Medio in costume as Wonder Woman.  While on the 62 mile ride she was able to point out SAHC conservation easements to other competitors.

To view the race results, visit: BookwalterBinge.com.

From proceeds of the raffle, we raised almost $2,000 for land and water conservation in the mountains of NC and TN. Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy through the Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo, and a special thanks to Brent and Jamie Bookwalter for choosing SAHC as the charity for the Binge!

Bookwalter Binge Raffle Winners

If you were not able to pick up your prize on Sunday, you can pick it up weekdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm at our office, located at 372 Merrimon Ave. Asheville, NC 28801.

Here is the list of unclaimed raffle prizes and the winning ticket numbers:

3. Weekend Rental House in Asheville- #741820 – Please email emily@appalachian.org to claim your prize!

7. Colavita Classic Collection with Extra Virgin Olive Oil- #741465

9. Skull Candy Crusher Wireless Headphones- #741459

15. Runner Box, Lululemon Gift Card, and Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe Gift Card- #741521

16. Eno DoubleNest and Atlas Suspension System- #741553

17. DNAFit Startline- #741782

19. DNAFit Fitness Diet Pro-# 741783

20. Velocio Clothing Gift Card- #741801 – Please email emily@appalachian.org to claim your prize!

33. Oakley Moonlight Sunglasses- #741501

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2021 Binge on Appalachia – Raffle to Support Conservation

This year we are hosting another raffle for the 2021 Bookwalter PopUp Binge! The PopUp Binge (PUB) is a self-supported bike ride that forms with very little notice where riders choose their own adventure routes. The ride will offer a variety of routes to choose from, with tough climbs that provide an epic challenge to all. The ride registration is free with suggested donations to the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy.

Brent and Jamie Bookwalter founded the Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo. Brent is an Olympian who represented the USA in both the time trial and road race in the Rio Olympics while also finishing his fourth Tour de France in the same season. Brent and his wife Jamie reside in Asheville, NC, and have a passion for protecting the environment. As such, all raffle proceeds will be donated to the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, allowing us to continue our amazing work! 

 

The raffle is accepting entries now through October 30th at 4:59 pm. On October 30th at 5:00 pm, winners will be drawn and notified.  

 

Click here to view the raffle and enter for a chance to win one of the amazing prizes. 

Click here if you are interested in more information on the PUB and registration details. 

We’re so grateful to Brent and Jamie Bookwalter and the Binge community for their generous support over the past six years. Together, we can make a difference!

 

Thank you so much to all of our 2021 raffle sponsors!