The Saris Gala – A Kick-Ass Party Celebrates Wisconsin Bicycling

The Saris Gala has become the biggest single-night fundraiser for bike advocacy in the United States. Yes, number one. Ten years ago, a motley crew of “bike people” were sitting around brainstorming ways to spread the word and drum up support for better bicycling in the State of Wisconsin. Among this group was Chris Fortune, who lives by the saying, “if not us, then who?” So he stepped up, opened up his shop to the group and their friends, and the Saris Gala was born. To be fair here, the Saris Gala was born of very humble beginnings. The first year, it was really a pizza party with kegs of beer. In its first three years, the event raised $85,000 in total. But, it had “something” that kept people coming back.

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Saris 25/40 Anniversary: dedicated to those who make it happen

Twenty five years ago we bought a 15-year-old rack company known as Graber Products. To honor such a significant milestone in the life of the company, we wanted to celebrate those who made 25 years of success possible.

Dedicated to the people who make it happen.
From our employees to our vendors to our customers, this celebration is about recognizing the people who have made Saris what it is today.

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