Speedvagen and Leave It On The Road have teamed up with to produce limited edition bikes worthy of their purpose: put in thousands of cancer-fighting miles per year. These bikes are ready to order, with a portion of the proceeds going to City of Hope, a world-leading cancer hospital.
Epic rides, with purpose.
Leave It On The Road was founded by Michael Tabtabai after losing his father to cancer. The founding cross-country ride took him and friend Andrew Hudon across the US in 24 days, averaging 150 miles per day. The ride brought together some of the best cycling brands to help support the journey and raise awareness and funds towards the fight against cancer. Since then LIOTR has continued with more epic rides and stories, and each one is photographed and shared in real time on their Instagram account and website.
Leave It On The Road – Crush The Coast
On October 2015 Michael will depart from Portland, OR and bring a crew of six riders along for an epic journey down the coast in classic fall PNW weather. Once they reach San Francisco, they will team up with another crew of cancer fighters, joining the annual Fireflies West ride, continuing on to Los Angeles for a total of 1400 miles in 14 days.
For this trip we're launching a new LIOTR bike – a custom Speedvagen Rugged Road model with Enve Composites carbon seat tube, integrated hydro disc Dura Ace Di2, fenders, and Enve Composites bars stem and wheels. A complete set of gold Chris King components finishes off the build. 29mm Challenge Paris Roubaix tires will see him down the coast in comfort, regardless of weather conditions. And when the urge strikes, he can pull the fenders off, throw some knobbies on there and hit the gravel or singletrack.
Along the way we became such a fan of the Fireflies West crew, that we decided to create a fleet of custom Speedvagen for many of the riders that annually ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. They are each different in paint and component details, but they are united by key colors and graphic cues, as well as in their mission to fight cancer on the road. Their motto is for those who suffer, we ride. We're here to do our part to help them along the way.
A portion of the proceeds from each bike will be sent to City of Hope, a world leading hospital in the research and treatment of cancer. If you're interested in a bike that looks good, and does good, drop us a line and we'll get the conversation started.