This started in 2013 because I wanted to see more awesome bike stuff happen in Vermont, even in the winter when my friends and I weren't getting together to ride as much. What began as group trainer rides in an after-hours coffee bar led to me buying a goldsprints rig from a local bike shop- and resurrecting their local goldprints series, called MAD DASHES. I run Mad Dashes every winter. 

 I'm Matt, and that's me yelling at these two riders to go faster. 

I'm Matt, and that's me yelling at these two riders to go faster. 

I also brought the bikes to events- farmers' markets, open streets, and safety days. And I discovered something awesome: Goldsprints is a great way to get people of all shapes and ages, including kids, on bikes and moving! It's a compact and portable setup and we can do it anywhere.

 The original kids bike setup- it's more awesome now. (see below). 

The original kids bike setup- it's more awesome now. (see below). 

I want to bring goldsprints to more people- to put bikes in unpredictable places. I want to get people as jazzed about bikes as you and I already are.  

 Seriously, I am jazzed about bikes. 

Seriously, I am jazzed about bikes. 

Maintenance, web hosting, and insurance aren't free, and this is just a personal project of mine. I fund it out of pocket. I want to make it self-sustaining. I need your help.

 I love putting the bikes to work to raise money for worthy causes, like this trip the bikes took to Maine to support the  Portland Gear Hub .  

I love putting the bikes to work to raise money for worthy causes, like this trip the bikes took to Maine to support the Portland Gear Hub.  

How? A couple of ways:  

Buy some merchandise!

 You can buy these stickers  in the shop  or  on Etsy  right now! 

You can buy these stickers in the shop or on Etsy right now! 

What about hosting a Mad Dashes night in the Burlington area, or providing some of your product as a prize?

 We love prizes! 

We love prizes! 

Pay me to bring goldsprints to you. I'll bring goldsprints to your next trade show booth, employee team-building event, product launch, or really anything you can think of where you'd like people to be engaged, moving, energized, and returning over and over to see you and to spin those pedals and rack up a winning time! Let's talk! 

 I promised a picture of the nicer kid sprint setup, and here it is!

I promised a picture of the nicer kid sprint setup, and here it is!

Thanks for reading this. 

Stay Gold, 

Matt