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Auction to benefit U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame

Industry donations are being sought for an auction to be held at DealerCamp in Utah next week
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The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame will be the beneficiary of a live auction fundraiser at Lifeboat Event’s DealerCamp later this month. DealerCamp takes place July 29th-31st in Park City, Utah.

By partnering with the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, DealerCamp will contribute to the emerging effort of preserving the rich history of the American bicycle industry.

Richard Bryne, CEO of Speedplay, whose company is spearheading the fundraising initiative, said:

“The auction will support the Hall of Fame’s efforts to preserve its collection of American cycling history and honour the country’s greatest cycling athletes."

DealerCamp is seeking donations of bicycle products and paraphernalia to be auctioned at the event’s opening reception and auction on July 29th.

Joe Herget, Executive Director for the Hall of Fame, said:

“The Hall of Fame has just launched a major effort to preserve and restore thousands of cycling artifacts from its stored collection and move those items into its new, world-class museum facility. We’re also creating a comprehensive digital archive so that people from all over the world can enjoy and learn about America’s cycling history.”

After relocating from New Jersey, the nearly 25-year-old U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame’s national headquarters and museum now occupy an 8,000-square-foot building in the heart of downtown Davis, California. The museum’s collection includes a vast array of bicycles, photographs, awards, and other artifacts from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Its Hall of Fame wing features more than 120 inductees.

Lance Camisasca, president of Lifeboat Events and founder of DealerCam, said:

“We conceived of this auction sitting around the fire at PressCamp in June, and everyone on staff agreed that we, as an industry, need to collectively commit to preserving and sharing our country’s rich cycling history.”

To donate auction items, contact Christopher Zigmont at czigmont@gmail.com.

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