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Davis Phinney Foundation Auctions Mariposa Bikes

By Celestia Howe

Check out the Mariposa Bike auction:
- 2018 Mariposa Cyclocross / Gravel Racing Bike 56cm
- 2018 Mariposa All-Road 650b Bike 55cm

Davis Phinney Foundation in partnership with Mariposa Bikes, Rapha, The Pro's Closet, SRAMZippWhisky Parts CoCompass CycleChris King, and ENVE  are sponsoring an auction for two Mariposa hand-built steel bikes. The auction commences at 5 pm September 17, 2018, and closes at 5 pm September 27, 2018. All proceeds are donated to the Davis Phinney Foundation. 

As an Olympic Bronze medalist and Tour de France stage winner, Davis Phinney has celebrated the most victories of any cyclist in American history. Following a diagnosis of Young-onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD), he started the Davis Phinney Foundation to promote and fund innovative research that makes it possible to live well with Parkinson's today. Your bidding in this auction helps support this important work.

Mariposa Bicycles has donated bikes to support this important cause.  From the first frame handbuilt in 1969, Mariposa has been about one goal: building the ideal bicycle for the customer. Unlike most bicycles, which are produced by machines on assembly lines, Mariposas have always been handbuilt by cyclists for cyclists. Mariposa has supplied these custom all-road bikes as fundraising centerpieces for the Growling Beaver Brevet, an annual event co-founded by Michael and Dede Barry that benefits the Davis Phinney Foundation. With the help of its industry partners, Mariposa and the Growling Beaver are making this 2018 auction available to all-road enthusiasts everywhere to coincide with this year’s ride.

We are excited to offer both the Mariposa All-Road and Gravel Racing bike. Both bikes are outfitted with high-end SRAM eTap components, carbon Zipp wheelsets, and Rapha Brevet bags.

Handmade Mariposa Black All-Road / All-Weather Bicycle
See the spec's at the auction here.

This hand built steel frame bike is designed to handle any terrain and features a dramatic one of a kind paint scheme, high-end SRAM components, Rapha Brevet bags, and a dynamic carbon Zipp wheelset. 

    Mariposa All-Road / All-WeatherMariposa All-Road / All-Weather

Mariposa Fluorescent Pink & White Fade Cyclocross / Gravel Racing Bicycle
See the spec's at the auction here.

This handbuilt steel frame bike is ready to handle any terrain and features a one of kind paint scheme, high-end SRAM components, Rapha + Apidura Brevet bags and a dynamic carbon Zipp wheelset. 

    2018 Mariposa Cyclocross/Gravel Racing Bike

Live near Boulder, Colorado? Visit the Boulder Rapha Clubhouse to check out the bikes.

Rapha Clubhouse Boulder

About The Davis Phinney Foundation: The Davis Phinney Foundation was created in 2004 by Olympic medalist and retired professional cyclist, Davis Phinney, to help people with Parkinson’s live well today. The organization’s focus is to provide programs and resources that offer inspiration, information and tools that enable people living with Parkinson’s to take action that can immediately improve their quality of life. Through The Victory Summit® event series, Every Victory Counts® manual, intergenerational SidekicksTM program, Ambassador program, funding of quality of life research and extensive online content, the organization impacts hundreds of thousands of individuals each year.

About Mariposa Bikes: Mariposa is a hand built bicycle manufacturer co-owned by former Olympic Silver medallist, Dede Barry and former professional cyclist, Michael Barry.  At Mariposa, craftsmen focus on one bike at a time. Each Mariposa bike is created specifically for the rider, one tub selector, one cutter, one machinist, one builder, one painter, one assembler. 

About Rapha Cycling: Founded by Simon Mottram in London in 2004, Rapha exists to make cycling the most popular sport in the world. For 15 years, Rapha has been making the finest cycling clothing and organising rides and events for passionate cyclists around the world. With 23 Clubhouses in 13 countries, we continue to work with the best athletes and designers, and strive to perfect any adventure on the bike, whether it’s the shortest ride or the longest race.

About The Pro's Closet: The Pro’s Closet is for all who love to ride bikes. Our commitment to our customers, our cycling community, and the heritage of the industry is palpable and motivates us to obsess over delivering the best possible retail experience for our customers. An experience that provides access to the highest quality, largest, and most diverse selection of pre-owned cycling inventory and all backed by our guarantee.