The Squeaky Wheel – Oct. 30, 2014

Special Velo Ball Edition

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Food & drink  |  Silent auction  |  Music  |  Tickets  |  Volunteers  |  Sponsors

We’re almost ready for the year’s best and biggest party for everyone who loves what bicycling does for our community. Join us to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos this Saturday, Nov. 1, 6-9:30 PM at Beatnik Studios in downtown Sacramento. Tickets are still available. Click here to buy yours right now.

Food & drink

FlautasThe ambience will be casual cocktail party, with great Mexican street food by Florez Bar & Grill in South Land Park. The buffet menu will include street tacos, tostadas, tamales, flautas, slider-style tortas and more, including freshly made churros for dessert. The menu includes vegan options. The Florez crew will be set up under tents outside the entrance to Beatnik Studios to keep the food flowing.

Bike Dog Brewing, Two Rivers Cider and Cabana Winery will be pouring at the hosted bar. We’ll also be serving Mexican Coca-Cola, waters, and other non-alcoholic beverages, including free fresh coffee from Insight Coffee Roasters. Your Velo Ball ticket comes with two drink tickets, and additional drink tickets will be on sale at the party.

Silent auction

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Smokin GrOven made in Loomis, CA

Our silent auction may be the best yet, with bikes and bike accessories, bike experiences, health and fitness packages, home and garden items, travel destinations, restaurant packages, original artworks and more, including the amazing Smokin GrOven woodfired smoker/grill/oven. Spinlister and Pure Fix Cycles are donating a Pure Fix fixie of your choice. Click here to see more about the silent auction.

We make bidding really simple: Just write your name and bid amount on the bid sheet next to the item you want. Each item has a minimum bid amount, to start things rolling. And each item has a “Buy It Right Now” price, in case this is something you just can’t let get away.

The winning bidder is the last name on the list when the auction section closes, or the person who pays the Buy It Right Now price – our auction helpers will be keeping track. You can pay for your item with cash, check or credit card at the auction cashier window.

Before the evening is over, we’ll raffle off some special gift items, including an Origin-8 F7 folding bike from Natomas Bike Shop. Raffle tickets are $20 for a set of 10 and are available at the door and at the auction checkout window.

Music

DJ Larry Rodriguez
DJ Larry Rodriguez

Larry Rodriguez DJs regularly at the Press Club in Midtown, and he also provides the music at the annual Appetite Enhancement on Thanksgiving Day. He’ll help set the right mood and get people moving once the silent auction is over.

Tickets

Cabana WinesIndividual tickets are $50 and include two drink tickets (additional drink tickets will be on sale). Tickets for parties of 8 are $400 and also include two drink tickets per person.

Advance ticket purchasers simply show their ticket at the door – no waiting! Tickets may be purchased at the door with cash, check or credit card. Click here to purchase your tickets right now.

And if you can’t attend, but like the idea of supporting our mission, please feel welcome to make a donation.

Volunteers

So many people are helping us make this party happen! We can’t thank you enough! And we could still use a few more hands during the daytime set-up. If you can help out, please contact us ASAP at volunteer@temp-delete.s1nh0hsh-liquidwebsites.com. We’re providing lunch for everyone from Shine Café in downtown Sacramento, among other treats. All volunteers get free admission to the party.

Sponsors

NNTMA logoWe couldn’t put on Velo Ball without these organizations, businesses and individuals committed to a bike-friendly future for the Sacramento region:

SILVER
North Natomas Transportation Management Association

BRONZE
Alta Planning + Design
Kittelson & Associates Inc.
Sacramento City Councilmember Steve Hansen
Sacramento City Councilmember Steve Cohn
Sacramento Regional Transit

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IN-KIND
Beatnik Studios
Bike Dog Brewing Company
Two Rivers Cider
Capital Public Radio
Insight Coffee Roasters
Cabana Winery & Bistro

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