The 2012 crankbrothers dreambikes auction is off to an exciting start. The total raised for Wheels 4 Life is already up to $19,227. Thatʼ s enough to purchase 192 bikes for people in third world countries to use as transportation to work, to school, or to receive health care. We are already at 38 percent of our goal to raise $50,000, and we still have nine beautiful dreambikes that will be auctioned over the next few months.
Last week we auctioned an ideal bike for all mountain riding, the SCOTT Genius LT. The bids flowed in to the last second, when the lucky winner walked away with this incredible bike for $3,200 (estimated value of $5,000). It turned out that the bike was purchased for Joaquin Balaguer as a surprise by his son and daughter—what a surprise it must have been! Joaquin is located nearby to crankbrothers, so he came by the design studio to pick-up his new bike, where Hans Rey and Andrew Herrick (director of crankbrothers) delivered the dreambike in person. Whenever Joaquin is out on the trails, he should remember that his dreambike allowed 32 others to get life changing bikes of their own.
The next bike available for auction is the super slick, super carbon, Tomac Supermatic 120. This is a beautiful long-travel xc machine. Remember, 100 percent of the auction proceeds will go to supporting Wheels 4 Life.
The dreambikes program is only made possible by our incredible partners — including Charge, Focus, GT, Ibis, Rotwild, Scott, Tomac, Turner, SRAM, RockShox, Avid, fi’zi:k, and Continental Tires. View the complete collection of dreambikes here.