You might recall that a while back Cadel Evans auctioned off the BMC SLR01 (pictured below) which he used in the 2010 World Championships and the Giro di Lombardia.
via Wade Wallace @ www.cyclingtipsblog.com
The proceeds of that auction went to support the Manasarovar Academy in Kathmandu, Nepal. That auction brought in $16k AUD (which is something like $7 million US - my math may be a touch off there).
Anyway, the folks over on Cycling Tips Blog, where the original auction took place received so much feedback that instead of an auction (which required that you have tons of cash to have a chance to win this thing) the "giveaway" should have been a raffle. The winning bidder was both listening and extremely generous, and after forking over his $16k AUD, HE's putting the bike back up for a raffle!
See Cycling Tips for details, but you can have a shot at this amazing bike for only $50 AUD (all geos welcome) and the proceeds of the raffle go towards CPEC – Cerebral Palsy Education Centre Equipment & Teaching Aids.
What an amazing prize, a seemingly fantastic charity, and a generous way to honor Cadel's original fundraiser! Give it a shot!