Crankbrothers Dreambikes Update, $25,937 raised, Rotwild up for Auction
Laguna Beach, CA, January 30, 2012 – Weʼve officially reached the halfway point as we move towards our goal of raising $50,000 for Wheels 4 Life! After the auction of the Mojo SL for $3,660 (estimated retail of $6,700), weʼve raised $25,937, or enough to purchase 259 bikes for Wheels 4 Life. This will result in a massive positive impact on the lives of many, many people. The lucky winner of the Mojo SL is from the Bay Area of California, and with the incredible trails in that area, the Ibis dreambike will be right at home.
The Next Dreambikes Auction : Rotwild R2 World Cup
The next dreambike will definitely make you standout on the trails. Rotwild is a very high-end German brand that makes exquisite carbon mountain bike frames, and the R2 World Cup is definitely fast. The frame was designed for the World Cup and Marathon racecourses, with superb efficiency on the climbs, and stability on tight turns and fast technical sections. Built with crankbrothers cobalt 11 cockpit components and cobalt 3 wheels, this is a beautiful bike that youʼll be proud to ride in any race.
View more details at http://crankbrothers.com/dreambikes/rotwild-r2.php.
Project of the Week
For the auction of the Rotwild R2 World Cup, we are setting the goal of raising at least $3,600 to positively impact the lives of orphans and children with special needs. This money would go towards purchasing bikes for an organization called The Rural Christian Youth Development Programme, based in Anyuongi Village in Kenya. This project is run by a
missionary named Charles Ragot.
In January 2010, this organization received 25 bikes from Wheels 4 Life, and this has already made a difference. As explained by Charles in his progress report:
We are so grateful and for the first time life among the youths is changing. The community is excited. More people in the community are showing interest and appreciation for the important work Wheels 4 Life is doing for rural communities and for the gift of bicycles.
Charles also explained that youth membership in the community is increasing, including children with disabilities and special needs. In the second phase of this project, Charles has requested an additional 30 bicycles for children and orphans. Ten bikes would be adapted so that they are equipped for the special needs that some of the children have, and these will be more expensive.
It is amazing to see how the children are able to improve their lives with these bicycles. Not only do they use them to get to school, but they also use the bicycles to deliver water and crops. This provides the children with a source of a small income, which helps out their entire family. The bikes are shared between families, other children, or neighbors. One bike doesn't just help one person, but instead it helps multiple people and impacts their lives in several positive ways.
Thank you for helping to spread the word about the auction for this beautiful Rotwild dreambike. The more we share the story, the more we can do for Wheels 4 Life, and the more lives we can change. Letʼs continue to work together to make a difference.
With the help of a number of partners, each year crankbrothers creates beautiful mountain bikes that any of us would create in our dreams. At the end of the season, these dreambikes are auctioned to raise money for Wheels 4 Life. For more information on the dreambikes program, visit crankbrothers.com/dreambikes.
About Wheels 4 Life
Wheels 4 Life is a non-profit organization founded by legendary mountain biker, Hans Rey. Since its founding in 2005, Wheels 4 Life has provided more than 3,000 bicycles to people in more than 20 Third World countries. In these regions, bikes provide much-needed transportation to schools, work, clinics, and hospitals, which are often more than 20 miles away. For more information on Wheels 4 Life, visit wheels4life.org.
Founded in 1997, crankbrothers is known for its highly inventive products and refreshing focus on
design. The company gained momentum with the launch of the eggbeater pedal in 2001, and has since brought forth a
diverse line of pedals and bicycle components that are distributed globally and enjoyed by many of the world’s top
athletes. All of the crankbrothers products are designed in Laguna Beach, California. For more information on
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