The Sierra Recycler is a one-of-a-kind creation from Mone Bikes, Paul Components, Sierra Nevada, and others, and you could win this green machine by making a $5 donation to Outdoor Alliance’s non-profit conservation work. Take a look at the sustainability-themed bike and contribute to the fundraiser here…
For the sixth year running, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. asked Chico, California-based Paul Component Engineering to help them organize a one-of-a-kind bike to display at the Sea Otter Classic event and then raffle off to raise funds in support of a non-profit group. With sustainability and the cycling industry’s impact on the environment in mind, they dreamed up something unique this year, which they’re calling the Sierra Recycler.
Paul contacted Cjell at Mone Bikes in New Mexico to ask if he’d chip in by donating one of his signature Schwinn cruiser MTB conversions as the base for the build, and he agreed straight away. Cjell knew he had exactly the right frame for it, a 1949 Schwinn cruiser that he chopped, bent, mitered, and welded to create a retrofuturist reinterpretation with disc brakes and clearance for 29 x 2.6″ knobby tires.
With the frame completed, Paul enlisted the help of some of their favorite environmentally minded bike brands to contribute parts for the complete build, and the result is nothing short of spectacular. The Sierra Recycler features recycled rubber grips by Björn Bikes; recycled aluminum components by Velocity, White Industries, and Paul; a Jen Green headtube badge made from leftover scrap metal; an old B72 saddle chassis that was re-upholstered by Jerry Smith; and custom bags from Outer Shell that were upcycled out of an old Sierra Nevada billboard.
Stem, Brakes, Levers, and Hubs by PAUL Component
Cranks, Bottom Bracket, Headset, and Freewheel by White Industries
Rims by Velocity USA
Headtube Badge by Jen Green
Spokes by Phil Wood
Custom Recycled Bags by Outershell
Tires, Valves, and Sealant by WTB
Recycled Rubber Grips by Björn Bikes
Custom Saddle by Jerry Smith
This year’s proceeds will support the work of Outdoor Alliance, a nonprofit coalition of national advocacy organizations in the U.S. that unites the voices of outdoor enthusiasts to conserve public lands and ensure those lands are managed in a way that embraces the human-powered experience. Through May 31st, everyone who donates $5 or more through the fundraising campaign will be entered to win the Sierra Recycler.
You can make a donation at OutdoorAlliance.org, and if you’re heading to Sea Otter this year, be sure to swing by the Sierra Nevada tent to see the Sierra Recycler for yourself.
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