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Congratulations Mike A. for Winning a Trip with gbConnects

At Interbike 2012, Athletix Products and globalbike gave away a trip for two to Tanzania. The winner is Mike Ashby from Dayton, Nevada! Mike will join gbconnect to ride, deliver bikes, learn how the bikes are used to improve economic conditions, join in community projects and activities and enjoy a safari.

“We were so excited to participate at Interbike with the launch of globalbike Wipes. What better way to show people what we do and who we are than to offer a trip with us to Tanzania in 2013,” says Curt McPhail, President and Director of Global Partnerships.

“I haven’t won anything since I was 8 years old,” Mike says. “My wife and I did a goal sheet about 18 years ago and one of them was to go to Mount Kilimanjaro. I’m absolutely thrilled. I still don’t believe it’s real.”

In January 2011, Athletix Products, a division of Contec, Inc., became a partner of globalbike, a non-profit organization that uses the transformative power of the bicycle to connect people and resources. Since its inception, globalbike has delivered about 1,000 bikes to organizations in Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa. In an effort to give even more support to globalbike, Athletix Products launched globalbike Wipes with part of the proceeds going to the globalbike mission.

To celebrate the launch of the globalbike Wipes product line, Contec teamed up with globalbike to offer a gbconnect trip for 2 on their 2013 Tanzanian bike delivery as an Interbike sweepstake prize. The globalbike Wipe product line will radically change the way cyclists maintain their chains, help cyclists remove the dirt, sweat and grime of the road or trail, and aid bike shop owners and employees in their efforts to “keep a clean house.”

“We are excited that Mike is as excited as we are to have this life-changing experience,” said Curt.

Congratulations Mike! For more information about globalbike Wipes, click here. For more information about gbconnect, email or click here.

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