Robin Williams Bike Auction Surpasses Fundraising Goal

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on October 27, 2016 # Christopher and Dana, Fundraising

From October 13- 25, Robin Williams’ family launched an auction hosted by Paddle8, to benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation who are dedicated to serving individuals living with physical disabilities.

Photo provided courtesy of Challenge Athletes FoundationThe auction received an overwhelming amount of support that led the sale to surpass the originally projected goal and raised more than $600,000. We are truly humbled by the cycling community and the supporters of CAF and the Reeve Foundation who came together to honor Robin’s love of cycling and two causes that meant the world to Robin.

The sale consisted of a selection of 87 bicycles from Williams’ personal collection highlighted by the Master Pista, La Carrera Futura 2000 bicycle winning the highest bid at more than $40,000. Other notable bicycles included a Dario Pegoretti Responsorium and Love #3, Serotta Ottrott, Trek Madone 7 Diamonds, a Zipp racing bike, and a Schwinn Unicycle.

With the proceeds from the auction, the Williams family has continued Robin’s philanthropic legacy to advance the shared mission of the Reeve Foundation and CAF to help individuals living with physical challenges achieve improved health and quality of life while promoting greater inclusion and independence.

"We would like to thank everyone who participated in this auction for their generosity of spirit and for helping raise funds for these two causes so close to our Dad’s heart. He would love the fact that his bikes will be used and appreciated by new owners and, at the same time, allow thousands of people to live more active and fulfilled lives."

While the auction is closed, the full selection of bikes can be viewed at paddle8.com/robinwilliams and includes a video on Williams’ generosity and love of bicycles by his friend Conan O’Brien.

*Photo provided courtesy of Challenge Athletes Foundation