“Innovative artists are using innovative equipment to support an innovative solution for improving people’s mobility in the developing world,” said F.K. Day, President and Founder of World Bicycle Relief and Executive Vice President of the SRAM Corporation. “We thank the artists for their contributions, and encourage people to visit our website, check out their work and join us in New York at the SRAM pART Project gala.”
A limited amount of tickets are now available. Priced to represent the cost of providing two World Bicycle Relief bicycles, tickets can be purchased online for $268/person through the following link: http://cloud.bidpal.net/
Hosted by leading cycling component manufacturer, the SRAM Corporation’
“Great art meets a great cause and enhances visibility,”
First- and second-place prizes will be awarded in the collage and sculpture categories. An overall grand-prize winner will also be selected and awarded an all-expenses-
Proceeds from the event will be matched by World Bicycle Relief’s board and a small group of donors as a part of World Bicycle Relief’s year-end fundraising campaign.
To date, World Bicycle Relief has distributed over 116,000 specially designed, locally assembled, rugged bicycles to students, healthcare 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 now, please visit http://www.worldbicyclerelief.org/
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 http://www.worldbicyclerelief.org/
Rick Keating, keating/co
SRAM® is a global manufacturer of high-end bicycle components. They were founded in Chicago, Illinois 1987 with the invention of Grip Shift® – a revolutionary twist shifter that enabled shifting gears with the twist of the wrist. Over the years following, Grip Shift became the favorite shifter amongst top mountain bike professionals. Through the early years and continuing through today, SRAM has focused on building its organic product development capability, but also has completed strategic acquisitions focused on amplifying this capability. In 1997 SRAM acquired Sachs Bicycle Components, in Schweinfurt, Germany and expanded its global reach throughout Europe. In2002, SRAM acquired RockShox®, adding suspension components to its ever-growing product offerings. In 2004both Avid® and Truvativ® were acquired, adding disc brake technology and crankset proficiency to its line. In the fall of 2007, Zipp® was added to the mix bringing high-end carbon fiber wheelsets and accessories into the family. Early in 2011, the Power Measurement brand Quarq® joined the team. Today, SRAM is the 2nd largest manufacturer of bicycle components in the world. With 2500+ employees, and offices and manufacturing in 15 countries, SRAM is truly a world-class leader in performance bike parts.
In 2005, SRAM started the humanitarian non-profit organization World Bicycle Relief™ (www.worldbicyclerelief.org)