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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
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/
“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/
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
Rick Keating, keating/co