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Mike Vincent auction!!!

Jim just put up a lot of great things on eBay to auction off and benefit Mike Vincent. Pictured above is just a small sample of what’s available. Head over to eBay to check it out.

Mike Vincent, Back on Track

Here’s a quick reminder for the Mike Vincent Benefit Ride / Raffle going on this Sunday. For more information about the cause and Mike Vincent, you can check out this latest ESPN article. It looks like there’s some promising hope that he’ll be able to regain his vision.

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Mike Aitken Fox benefit

Chase Hawk
Photo by Jeff Z. from

Jeff Z. just posted some great shots from Fox’s Mike Aitken benefit jam this weekend and Fat just posted a video edit of the riding that went on, along with some heart warming interviews from a handful of riders. Click HERE for the photo gallery and HERE for the video.

To keep up with the latest Mikey news, stay tuned at

Bowling with Mike Aitken

Mike Aitken
Photo by brown town (Odyssey Flickr Group) has some great news. It looks like Mikey went bowling yesterday afternoon and had the opportunity to spend a couple hours at home with his family. He’s scheduled to be discharged on Friday! Read the full post below and don’t forget about the purple rain bike you could enter to win with a $10 donation (CLICK HERE).

Mike is pretty exhausted and anxious to go home, but is doing well. This morning he was able to walk up and down a flight of stairs without holding onto the rail. He was also able to hop several feet on just his right foot.

Mike’s voice has gotton much louder and less raspy, he practically has his old voice back now. His speech is also improving, it seems to be getting easier and easier for him to hold a conversation.

Mike will be leaving the hospital this afternoon to go bowling as part of his therapy. He will then get to spend a couple hours at home with his wife, son, and new puppy.

It sounds like things are still on track for Mike to be discharged on Friday. Mike couldn’t be more excited. He has been having a hard time getting any sleep at the hospital and is looking forward to a full nights sleep in his own bed. It will be the first time he has spent a night in his bed in over 2 months!

Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers,

– The Aitken Family [11/12]

Mike Aitken Raffle

The bike is one of our show bikes from this year’s Interbike, and one of our favorite show bikes ever. It’s a gold zinc plated S&M LTF and comes fully equipped with Odyssey’s Purple Rain colorway. A good portion of these components aren’t even available to the public yet, including a prototype Odyssey 9t cog, prototype Chase Hawk grips and all the Purple Rain (PR).

FRAME: S&M LTF, Gold Zinc
FORK: Odyssey Director, PR
BAR: Odyssey Lumberjack, PR
BARENDS: Odyssey Par Ends
STEM: Odyssey Elementary V3, Black
HEADSET: FSA Impact, Black
FRONT RIM: Odyssey Hazard Lite, 36h, PR
FRONT HUB: Odyssey Vandero V2, 36h, PR
FRONT TIRE: Odyssey Aitken, K-Lyte, 2.25″
FRONT SPOKES: G-Sport G-Spokes, Straight Gauge, Stainless, Gold
REAR RIM: Odyssey Hazard Lite, 36h, PR
REAR HUB: Odyssey Cassette V3, 36h (with 9t prototype cog), PR
REAR TIRE: Odyssey Path, K-Lyte, 2.10″
REAR SPOKES: G-Sport G-Spokes, Straight Guage, Stainless, Gold
SPROCKET: Odyssey Vermont, 25th, Black
CRANK: Odyssey Twombolt, 175mm, PR
PEDALS: Odyssey JC Trailmix, Magnesium, Looseball, PR
CHAIN: KMC, Kool Chain Light, Gold
GRIPS: Chase Hawk prototype, Black
LEVER: Odyssey Monolever, Medium, PR
CABLE: Odyssey Linear Slic Kable, Black
BRAKE: Odyssey Evo II, PR (with Clear Pads)
SEAT CLAMP: Odyssey Mr. Clampy, Black
SEAT POST: Odyssey Intac, Black
SEAT: Odyssey Aitken, Denim, Black with Gold Stitching


Recently, Mike Aitken was in a severe BMX accident. He has severe head trauma. The medical bills will be enormous. Mike is a professional rider and in his line of work he is not eligible for health insurance. They claim he is “too high risk.” Mike has contacted numerous insurance offices and has been denied by all. This is where the BMX community can come together and lend a hand to someone in need. You can help.

In collaboration with the 5050bmx, Odyssey is holding a raffle open to all those wanting to help out. $10 gets you 1 ticket, $20 gets you two and so on. What you will win is the bike in the flipbook above. To enter, please visit and click on one of the donate buttons at the bottom.

For more information and updates on Mike Aitken’s condition, please visit


There’s a benefit contest/jam happening on October 4th to help save Cattywoods. For more information, visit

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Mike Vincent Benefit Auction

Ebay Auction established to raise funds for injured Action Sports BMX Athlete Mike Vincent:

LOS ANGELES (July 12, 2008) — On January 18, while riding his bike to work Mike Vincent, a former BMX rider who has been a prominent fixture in the sport for many years, was struck by a car. He sustained major head trauma and many bodily injuries, including the possibility of permanent loss of sight. Like many action sports athletes, Mike did not have any insurance at the time of the accident therefore payment for all of his treatment and future rehabilitation and surgeries, outside of a life-threatening emergency, will have to come out of his own pocket.

In addition to competing in BMX, Mike has worked as a judge for all of the major action sports competitions, including the X Games, LG Action Sports World Tour, AST Dew Tour, and the former Gravity Games. He has also been a part of most of the core BMX competitions, including Rebel Jam and the CFB events. During the off-season he worked as a professional caddy at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, in Gainesville, VA.

Over the last few months the industry has assisted Mike by participating in local fundraisers and donating their heart, time and money when needed. However, the need is greater than anyone could have ever imagined and the support must continue in every way possible. Realizing that at any time Mike’s plight could be their own, the industry has established an Ebay auction to raise funds for Mike’s current and future treatment. At the 6th month mark of Mike’s accident, an auction will be opened on EBay. On Friday, July 18th, at 12:00 PM EST the auction will go live online. Many athletes and friends have graciously donated items for this cause. All items will be offered for only 10 days. Final bids must be completed by 12:00 PM EST on July 27th.

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