If you’re reading this you already like bikes, and what better way to share your passion than by making our county just a little bit safer.
Next Thursday, November 29, at Surf City Cyclery, 257 E. 17th Street Costa Mesa, a Silent Auction soiree will take place to benefit the safety of all bike riders in and through the city of Newport Beach by raising funds to support the Newport Beach Bicycle Safety Improvement Fund.
Starting at 7:00 p.m. the auction will conclude at 8:15, with the event continuing until 9:00 p.m.
Dress is casual and refreshments will be served, so be sure so be sure to register now so we know how many to plan for.
While other locations and venues were investigated for the event, all wanted a piece of the action, or placed prohibitive rental fees that would diminish the amounts to be placed into the fund.
The great folks at Surf City Cyclery are donating their space and time to host the event, and other bike shops will be in attendance with their items for auction as well.
In addition to over a dozen complete bicycles from Trek, Bianchi, Colnago, Felt, Specialized, and others, an electric bike from Pedego is also on offer! Cycle clothing, tools, coaching services, and a lot of other cycling related things will be auctioned.
Some of the unusual items are a banner and road signs used in Corona del Mar.
See the complete list here.
As you can see, just for one road, more people on bikes are injured in this city than riders on PCH in Long Beach and Huntington Beach combined!
Thankfully with the support of concerned local cyclists, volunteers, and even the City of Newport Beach itself, action is resulting in an increased awareness towards cyclist safety issues.
With the city establishing the Bicycle Safety Improvement Fund and approving a 3:1 match, your participation in the auction results in a direct 3-fold multiplier into the fund!
You get an item you want (or as a gift), the money goes to make the streets you ride on safer!
Thanks to the following organizations for caring about cyclist safety in Newport and the great cycling County of Orange:
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