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Buffalo’s The Foundry will raffle off a Normal Bicycles Walnut Urban Scout to raise money for programs. Raffle draw and celebration to be held at Flying Bison Brewing Company on May 31st.

Buffalo, New York – April 24, 2019 – Normal Bicycles, a wooden bicycle frame manufacturer, is pleased to announce that they are donating a special edition of the Urban Scout to The Foundry, a community makerspace and business incubator.  The Foundry is raffling off the bike on May 31st to raise funds in support of their hands-on educational and entrepreneurship programs.

The special edition Walnut Urban Scout will be constructed from black walnut in place of maple.  The wood for this bike was generously donated to The Foundry by the Martin House.  The bike will be made-to-order in the winner’s size after the drawing on May 31st.  

“We’re grateful to be a part of the community at The Foundry,” says Chris Kudla, owner of Normal Bicycles.  “Having access to the makerspace resources like the wood shop, metal shop, tech lab has been invaluable to our business.”

Raffle tickets are now available for $20 each through the Foundry and at several events throughout the month of May.  For more details on the raffle and where to purchase tickets, visit the Normal Bicycles website https://www.normalbicycles.com/foundry-bike/.  Graphic design support generously provided by Buffalo Design Studio.

“We’re inviting everyone to join us for the raffle and celebration at Flying Bison Brewing Company on May 31st,”  says Megan McNally, Executive Director at The Foundry. “It’ll be a great opportunity to see the draw live and enjoy a Flying Bison beer.”

More details regarding the event will be shared through the Facebook event.  Media inquiries may be addressed to Jessica Vreeswijk (jess@normalbicycles.com) or Megan McNally (megan@thefoundrybuffalo.org)

Normal Bicycles designs and builds innovative and stunning wooden bicycles in Buffalo, New York.  We have created a production process that delivers unique, strong, and lightweight bicycles.  We build bikes to order and deliver within 2-3 weeks. Our workshop is located at the Foundry makerspace in Buffalo.  Check us out at www.normalbicycles.com, like us on Facebook.com and follow us on Instagram @normalbicycles.

The Foundry (officially, Net+Positive a 501c3) strives to foster ecologically, economically and socially viable neighborhood systems in the City of Buffalo by promoting community arts; providing mentoring and training opportunities for low-income, unemployed or underemployed individuals—particularly people of color and women; and encouraging environmentally sensitive community development. Donate, get involved and join the makerspaces at www.thefoundrybuffalo.org, like us on Facebook.com and follow us on Instagram @thefoundrybuffalo.

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