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Rally Cycling team auctioning custom bikes being raced at Tour of California this week

Published May 14, 2018
Classic Cruiser: ridden by Evan Huffman for Anna.
Proceeds to fund UHCCF medical grants that help children gain access to health-related services.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) – At the Amgen Tour of California this week, the Rally Cycling team is riding six custom-designed, hand-painted Diamondback Podium bikes, each inspired by a child who has received a grant from the UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation. The bikes, donated by Rally Cycling, are being auctioned online during the tour, with all proceeds benefiting UHCCF.

Each custom-artwork bike, which represents UHCCF and its dedication to helping children and families, can be viewed and is available for bidding online beginning Monday. The auction ends Saturday, May 19, and is at rallyte.am/InspiredBikes3. The goal is to raise more than $75,000.

"These beautifully designed bikes are truly inspiring and represent the important work of the UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation to help children access medical care to improve their health," said UHCCF's president, Matt Peterson. "We are honored to partner with Rally Cycling to raise greater awareness about our child medical grant program so more families apply and receive grants."

Six members of the Rally Cycling team will ride these professional-level bikes throughout the Amgen Tour of California, and will showcase them prior to the start of the tour and along the route in the various host cities. The bikes, riders and six children represented are:

  • Gladiator: ridden by Brandon McNulty for Lucas, 10, Mechanicsville, Massachusetts
  • Classic Cruiser: ridden by Evan Huffman for Anna, 8, Spanish Fork, Utah
  • Great Outdoors: ridden by Erica Allar for Kate, 9, Spanish Fork, Utah
  • WW2: ridden by Adam de Vos for Juliet, 10, Seekonk, Massachusetts
  • Gymnastics: ridden by Sara Bergen for Madison, 7, Conneaut, Ohio
  • Hip-Hop: ridden by Robin Carpenter for Tatiana, 10, Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Topics associated with this article: Racing & Sponsorship

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