Dreambikes Update: $35,496 Total Raised, Enough To Buy 236 Bikes For Wheels4Life

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Laguna Beach, CA, December 21, 2010 – Many of you are already very familiar with the crankbrothers dreambikes program, but in case you’re not, let us recap: The dreambikes program came about as way for crankbrothers to display our new line of components and demonstrate our new visual paradigm for the mountain bike. With the help of Performance Bicycle, the dreambikes have been auctioned over the past five weeks. The complete proceeds from the auction will be donated to Wheels4Life, a non-profit organization established by Hans Rey that delivers bikes to people in the third world, allowing them to access school, work, and healthcare.

The last of the crankbrothers dreambikes were auctioned last week, and we are thrilled to announce that we were able to raise a total of $35,496 in the auction of the nine beautiful, one of a kind mountain bikes. Through Wheels 4 Life, approximately $150 purchases a bike for somebody in the third world. The dreambikes auction raised enough to contribute at least 236 bicycles. These bikes will provide children with a way to get to and from school, nurses
with a way to access their patients, and parents with a way to earn a living for their families. The dreambikes truly are changing hundreds of lives.

The winners of the dreambikes auctions now have the mountain bikes of their dreams, but more importantly, their own dreambikes provided so many life changing bikes through Wheels 4 Life. For that, we consider each winner a hero, and we not only congratulate them on their win, but thank them for their incredible generosity and support of this program: Christiano Samaro (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Ryan Black (California, USA), Eric Vensel (Florida, USA), Jon Martens (California, USA), Andrew Cohen (New Hampshire, USA), John Gross (Arizona, USA), Paul Bischoff (California, USA), Tony Hamilton (Pennsylvania, USA), and Joseph Cardin (Connecticut, USA).


The dreambikes program would not have been possible without Performance Bicycle and the many partners, including Ibis, Focus, Tomac, Titus, SRAM, RockShox, Avid, Truvativ, fi’zi:k, and Continental Tires. Each of these brands helped make a huge difference in the world, and we are grateful for their involvement. We plan to continue the dreambikes program in 2011, making it even bigger and better, and doing even more to support Wheels 4 Life.

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Source: Amanda Schaper

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  • Disco says:

    Though well intentioned, this is the old parable about giving the hungry fish instead of teaching anything but is just in time for a write off. The only beneficial item worth exporting to markets “emerging” from the dark ages is condoms since the bikes will likely be sold off to arm and mobilize militia’s.

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