Help out a great cause and get yourself a one-of-a-kind ride by picking up one of the Trek Lance Armstrong Bikes of Stages ($TBA). These unique bikes were created by artists like Shepard Fairey, Marc Newson, and Damien Hirst, and will be auctioned off on October 2nd in NYC, with proceeds from the sales going directly to The Lance Armstrong Foundation to help fund cancer outreach, awareness, research, and advocacy.
You can't buy the GT Golden Bike — you earn it. During the Golden Race Series, which consists of 7 cross country mountain bike races, the fastest amateur will be crowned the Golden Bike Winner for that race, and will receive an all-expense-paid trip for two to the next race in the Golden Bike Series, a commemorative GT Golden Bike, a $250 Sugoi gift certificate and a swag bag of cycling gear. Of course, you have to keep winning in order to retain the Golden Bike. As for the bike itself, winners can choose between GT's Zaskar hardtail or the Marathon, both of which feature a golden monocoque carbon fiber frame and top-of-the-line XTR components. So get out there, and get pedaling.
Part bicycle, part motorcycle, all badass. The Sachs MadAss 125 ($2,700) is a German engineered beast of a two-wheeler, packing a 125cc engine, a hydraulic fork front suspension, a unique frame that sends shock from the rear wheel to the front for a smoother ride, an in-frame fuel tank, twin H.I.D. headlights, 16-inch alloy rims, dual disc brakes, and a dry weight of just 220 lbs.
Carry groceries, goodies, or drunken buddies on the Madsen Bucket Cargo Bike ($1300). This 8-speed hauler features SRAM X5 trigger shifters, Promax disc brakes, a hi-ten steel frame, a 40-gallon rigid plastic cargo container, and a removable bench seat and two seatbelts. Ditch the car, keep the trunk. [Thanks, Gaige]
When you need room for little more than just you and some brew, pack up the Trout Unlimited Colorado Pontoon Boat ($500) and head out onto the lake. Built on a powder-coated steel tube frame, the watercraft sports two inflatable 9-ft pontoons, a 400-lb capacity, and around 20 pockets for gear. The packable boat also boasts a 3-position seat, 7-ft aluminum oars, 2 insulated drink holders, adjustable foot rests, rear storage basket, anchor system, and a 6-position rod holder. [Thanks, Rick]