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Argonaut tackles childhood hunger with Chefs Cycle

Argonaut bike - side view

Argonaut Cycles in conjunction with the Chefs Cycle, will be donating a full-build custom carbon fibre bicycle to raise funds for the No Kid Hungry initiative. Chefs Cycle is a fundraising endurance event featuring award-winning chefs and members of the culinary community fighting hunger outside the kitchen.

The Argonaut bike (being raffled off) will be custom fitted to the rider in both size and the frame’s carbon layup, tailoring specifically to the riding style and preference of feel on the road. The Argonaut frame will be using Shimano, ENVE and Mavic parts and components to round out the build. Raffle tickets are selling for US$50 per ticket or US$125 (for 3 tickets), and 100% of the proceeds are a direct donation to Chef Cycle / No Kid Hungry. Raffle tickets can be purchased online for the chance to win an Argonaut bike that retails for US$12,800.

Argonaut bike specs:

  • Chris King Headset
  • Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL
  • Full ENVE cockpit
  • Shimano Dura-Ace Rim Brake



The raffle will be facilitated by Portland, Oregon, renowned chef, Chris DiMinno, who is partnering with Argonaut to raise the funds. DiMinno rode with Chefs Cycle for the first time last year and has since made raising funds for No Kid Hungry a year-long initiative. The contributions from Argonaut, Shimano, ENVE and Mavic are expected to help the fundraising drive considerably.

“I am excited to once again partner with Argonaut for my second year riding Chef Cycle. Last year we raised over 1 million dollars for childhood hunger,” said DiMinno. “Every dollar raised creates 10 meals for those in need, that makes turning the pedals with Chef Cycle an easy choice.”

Argonaut and Chefs Cycle - No Kid Hungry initiative

For 2017, the team of celebrity chef riders aims to double last year’s success by raising US$2 million for 20 million meals. Each rider has a personal fundraising page with the goal of raising at least US$7,500 as part of a community of committed culinary cyclists who marry their passions for food, fitness and philanthropy.

For the past three years, Chefs Cycle has engaged culinary talents who want to push their limits by completing a three-day, 300-mile ride while raising funds and awareness in support of No Kid Hungry.

No Kid Hungry feels strongly that no child should go hungry in America. Yet, one in five kids will face hunger this year. Using practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is aiming to end childhood hunger by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength.




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