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World Bicycle Relief and SRAM pART PROJECT Fundraising Auction to Take Place June 21-23

22 sculptures crafted from SRAM bicycle components will be auctioned to raise money for World Bicycle Relief Online and at Velo Village on Salt Spring Island, BC

 
PRLog - Jun. 19, 2012 - World Bicycle Relief, an international not-for-profit dedicated to providing people in need with access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles®, has announced that the pART PROJECT fundraising auction will take place from June 21-23 at Velo Village on Salt Spring Island, BC.  The online auction is currently live at: http://velovillage.ca/category/pART-auction/.  Through the pART PROJECT, 22 artists have crafted unique sculptures using sets of 100 SRAM bicycle components donated by SRAM.  The 22 pieces of art will be auctioned to support World Bicycle Relief in helping people gain access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity.  

Velo Village is a three-day celebration of rural cycling, where over 1500 bicycle lovers will converge on British Columbia’s artisan and cultural Mecca, Salt Spring Island, to participate in a cyclorama of social, cultural and recreational activities. Among other issues, the conference will address policy development as it relates to cycling through a workshop with Rural Mobility Solutions.  

The pART PROJECT sculptures will be displayed at Velo Village during the duration of the event.  To view the pieces and place a bid online today, please visit: http://www.sram.com/partproject/velo-village/art.php. Online bidding will close on Sunday, June 24, 2012, at 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time.

“We commend the artists for their innovative transformation of bicycle parts and thank them for their charitable contribution to World Bicycle Relief,” said F.K. Day, President and Founder of World Bicycle Relief and Executive Vice President of SRAM Corporation.  “We invite people to visit our website, to view the art, and to see yet another expression of the Power of Bicycles.  All of the proceeds generated from the pART PROJECT auction will be used to help mobilize rural communities in need and improve lives.”  

To date, World Bicycle Relief has distributed over 103,000 specially designed, locally assembled, rugged bicycles to students, health care workers and entrepreneurs. It has also trained over 750 bike mechanics in African communities to ensure that recipient’s personal mobility is sustained.  To make a donation, please visit: https://donate.worldbicyclerelief.org/page/contribute/single

About World Bicycle Relief:

World Bicycle Relief is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing people in need with access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles®. World Bicycle Relief’s mission is accomplished by designing, sourcing and manufacturing bicycles designed to withstand African terrain and conditions, while meeting the needs of students, healthcare workers, farmers, and entrepreneurs. The work performed by World Bicycle Relief encourages local economies and promotes long-term sustainability by locally assembling bicycles, training mechanics, strengthening the spare parts supply chain, in addition to providing high-quality, affordable bicycles to people in need of transportation.

For more information on World Bicycle Relief, please visit: www.worldbicyclerelief.org

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