Burbank Bike Swap/ Front Street Sprints

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The Burbank Bike swap is my annual charity event. This event was intended to raise money so I could buy bicycles for foster children this christmas. The success in last years event led me too throw another one. This year I had more vendors, raffled prizes, and competitors for the drag race that began right after the bike swap.

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“Jason Rivera is a an .elohssa sponsored cyclist who focuses on community development. Within the cycling culture of LA he has hosted group rides and charity events. On the side he focuses on Ghost Rider: Los Angeles rider videos, races, and school.” -.elohssa cycling co.

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Woke up really early for the vendors to set up and get the show on the road.

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Old school track bikes where for sale

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New School track bikes where for sale as well

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Many Components where up for sale during the event and the vendors had amazing deals on components especially all the carbon that was for sale. Road bike components where mainly up for grabs. Though out the day mountain and fixed gear items where for sale as well.

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After the bike swap, registration for the front street sprints opened. 32 competitors signed up for a chance to win the coveted Chrome jersey. This 1 on 1 drag race was held in a secluded road where racers tested their abilities on the bike.

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Racers and spectators all gathered together at front street.

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A holding start was how racers began and a flying finish is how they ended.

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For the racers who competed.. all of you a strong willed individuals for competing I didn’t see one person not try their hardest. For the top three cyclists who hit podium…Good hustle, you all deserved it

1st Dante Young
2nd Tony Zaldua jr
3rd Daniel Ruiz

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In the end I managed to raise enough money to buy 9 bicycles for kids. this was almost double the amount I had last year. I feel so blessed to have an awesome cycling community behind my back.

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Once they where all built I sent them to the Walden Family Services so that foster children could get a nice looking bike under their Christmas tree. Mission Success

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