Champion System have re-created the iconic Cutters jersey from the 1979 cult-classic Breaking Away. The jerseys were presented to the film’s stars Dennis Quaid, Dennis Christopher, and Jackie Earle Haley at the Interbike Awards Gala in Las Vegas a few weeks back.
“The Breaking Away Reunion at the IB Awards was definitely the highlight of the evening. Presenting the guys with the replica Cutters jerseys on stage really made the reunion special.” Said VP of Interbike Pat Hus.
The jerseys, which match those worn by the film’s stars, are now being produced as a limited edition item after Champion System and World Bicycle Relief agreed to partner together and use the cycling community’s favorite jersey for good. $15 from each jersey will be donated to World Bicycle Relief, a not-for-profit organization that builds and delivers bicycles to underserved communities in Africa. You can buy your jersey here (right now even)!
• For every 10 jerseys sold, Champion System will be able to fund one WBR bicycle.
• 1,000 jerseys sold can impact an entire community and would provide 100 bikes to students through WBR’s Bicycles for Educational Empowerment Program.
• In addition to distributing bicycles, WBR also trains local bike mechanics. For every 16 jerseys sold, WBR will be able to train a mechanic to help ensure that bicycles can be maintained and repaired in the local community.