U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame to Receive Proceeds from DealerCamp Auction, Product Donations Requested from Industry
PRESS RELEASE: The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame will be the beneficiary of a live auction fundraiser at Lifeboat Eventâ€™s DealerCamp later this month. DealerCampâ€”which takes place July 29-31 in Park City, Utahâ€”is a new outdoor expo and demo event where top bicycle dealers and manufacturers can network while showcasing and demoing new product.
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.
â€œThe auction will support the Hall of Fameâ€™s efforts to preserve its collection of American cycling history and honor the countryâ€™s greatest cycling athletes,â€ said Richard Bryne, CEO of Speedplay, whose company is spearheading the fundraising initiative.
DealerCamp is seeking donations of bicycle products and paraphernalia to be auctioned at the eventâ€™s opening reception and auction on July 29.
â€œThe 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,â€ said Joe Herget, Executive Director for the Hall of Fame. â€œWeâ€™re also creating a comprehensive digital archive so that people from all over the world can enjoy and learn about Americaâ€™s cycling history.â€
After relocating from New Jersey, the nearly 25-year-old U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fameâ€™s national headquarters and museum now occupy an 8,000-square-foot building in the heart of downtown Davis, California. The museumâ€™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.
The mission of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame is to preserve the history of American cycling in order to educate people about the past and encourage them to participate in the future of the sport. Encouraging all levels of cycling, the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame promotes cycling development and fitness.
â€œWeâ€™re thrilled to partner with the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame on this initiative,â€ said Lance Camisasca, president of Lifeboat Events and founder of DealerCamp. â€œWe 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 countryâ€™s rich cycling history.â€
To donate auction items, please contact Christopher Zigmont at czigmont (at) gmail.com.