#irideforpaul MTB Memorabilia Auction

#IRideForPaul MTB Memorabilia eBay Auction NOW LIVE!

Brought to you by The Pro’s Closet, Cam Zink and Aaron Chase

Link: bitly.com/TPC-IRideForPaul

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GLENWOOD, NJ — Aaron Chase and Cam Zink with the help of Lindsey Runkel have

partnered with the crew at The Pro’s Closet to bring to you the #IRideForPaul Mountain

Bike Memorabilia eBay Auction. This is your opportunity to own some unique

memorabilia from some of the sport’s top athletes.


The Pro’s Closet auction includes items from riders, Cam Zink, Aaron Chase, Brett

Rheeder, Tyler McCaul, Kyle Strait, Remy Metailler, Kurt Sorge, Rachel Throop, Robbie

Bourden, and Geoff Gulevich.


“Over the years, we have watched in awe as Paul challenged what was possible on a

mountain bike. When we met him this year, it was obvious that he is not only an

exceptional athlete, but also and exceptional human, and that is why we are excited and

honored to help fund his recovery by hosting the #irideforpaul charity auctions,”

explains Jarrad Lokes, Director of Social Media and Photography at the Pro’s Closet.


All proceeds from the auction will go to benefit pro rider Paul Basagoitia who suffered a

burst fracture to his T12 vertebrae during the Red Bull Rampage this past October. His

injury has left him partially paralyzed from the waist down. Paul has been at Craig

Hospital in Denver, Colorado since early November and is scheduled to head home to

Reno with in the next week. He is progressing on a daily basis and his hard work and

dedication to his recovery is inspiring to everyone!


“Zink and I wanted to do this auction to help out Paul with the financial burden that

comes with an injury of this magnitude. Every little bit helps and people get the chance

to own a piece of mountain bike history. So it’s a win-win” explains Aaron Chase. “I went

to visit Paul a couple of weeks ago at Craig and he blew me away with his progress and


Paul Pas Benefit 11.13.15 JL-51a

Special thanks to: Nick Martin and Jarrad Lokes at The Pro’s Closet, Cam Zink (YT

Industries, USA), Aaron and Kara Chase (ChaseLife Creative) and Lindsey Runkel for

helping organize the auction items, Trent Sanders and Chris Massie at 36creative for the

logo development and design and all the riders for their awesome donations! Visit

www.theproscloset.com or bitly.com/TPC-IRideForPaul for all the available

auction items. Happy bidding!

Paul Bas Benefit 11.13.15 JL-81 Paul Pas Benefit 11.13.15 JL-57aPaul Bas Benefit 11.13.15 JL-84 Paul Pas Benefit 11.13.15 JL-2 Paul Pas Benefit 11.13.15 JL-22  Paul Pas Benefit 11.13.15 JL-45  Paul Pas Benefit 11.13.15 JL-65 Paul Pas Benefit 11.13.15 JL-71a


Follow Paul’s recovery and progress at www.irideforpaul.com.

Taylor Phinney’s Hand Painted Silca Pumps

SuperPista Pumps Hand Painted By Taylor Phinney To Benefiting The Davis Phinney Foundation

Link: http://bit.ly/TPC-Phinney-Pump-Auctions

We are proud to announce the auction of two SILCA SuperPista Floor pumps hand painted by world champion cyclist Taylor Phinney. These pumps were unveiled at the UCI World Championships in Richmond this year, and all proceeds from the auction will go directly to the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s. The SuperPista pump sets the benchmark for inflation, backed with a 25 year warranty and made here in the USA. Each of the two pumps is a piece of functional art, benefiting a very worthy cause. The pumps will auction one at a time, and can be found here(Insert link) hosted by The Pro’s Closet.

In Taylor’s words, “I worked on the shafts of these two pumps and kept them in my suitcase over the course of six weeks where I traveled from my home in Colorado to TTT camp in Belgium, then all across the UK at Tour of Britain, with the finishing touches put on them in my hotel room at the 2015 World Championships in Virginia. I have included works on paper that date back through the last year and a half of my recovery, some of which are visible, some of which have been painted over. With the mixed mediums and the time spent all over the world working on these pumps, I would be dishonest if I said it wasn’t hard to let them go. This feeling of attachment marks for me what it means to have created a piece, or in this case, pieces, of art. I couldn’t be happier to see them auctioned off with proceeds going to a charity close to my heart, the Davis Phinney Foundation, my Dad’s foundation for Parkinson’s. I am grateful to Silca for the opportunity they have bestowed upon me to showcase some of my artwork in a unique way that ties my two worlds together, cycling and art”.

“We at SILCA are honored that Taylor took time out of his busy schedule to paint these pumps, and watching the process has been very rewarding.” Joshua Portner, president of SILCA says, “This project has been an amazing example of the wonderful and meaningful things we can do as a cycling community when we all come together with a common goal.  We are honored that Taylor has chosen our pump to be the canvas for his first publicly available art piece, and further honored to have worked with Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter Phinney to understand and support the mission of the Phinney foundation”.

“It’s wonderful to see Taylor bringing together his passions for cycling and art in such a unique project. And that this benefits the Davis Phinney Foundation makes it extra-special for me personally. Silca’s donation of the auction proceeds will go towards funding programs that help people with Parkinson’s take a more active role in managing their health – so that they can feel and be their best every day. Hopefully, these original works of art will also stimulate greater awareness of the good work the Foundation is doing – and encourage those in need to reach to us for more information.” – Davis Phinney

Taylor Phinney’s “Joker” Auction: November 30 – December 6

Davis Phinney Foundation 11.23.15 Custom Taylor Phinney Painted Silica Pumps-1 Davis Phinney Foundation 11.23.15 Custom Taylor Phinney Painted Silica Pumps-2

Taylor Phinney’s  “Steer” Auction: December 6 – December 13

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About SILCA:

SILCA was founded in 1917 by Felice Sacchi outside of Milan, Italy.  SILCA was the first company to put gauges on pumps, the first to produce a true ‘high-pressure’ frame pump and the first to work with revolutionary lightweight material plastic after the end of WWII, and later the first to bring CO2 to roadside inflation.  Today SILCA is located in Indianapolis, IN where it continues to build iconic products that utilize the finest materials and craftsmanship available.

Learn more at http://silca.cc

About The Davis Phinney Foundation:

The Davis Phinney Foundation was created in 2004 to help people with Parkinson’s disease live well today. Its major initiatives include: the Every Victory Counts® manual, developed by movement disorder experts to provide practical ways to live well with Parkinson’s; The Victory Summit® symposia series, which brings experts into communities to share advances in science, care and to inspire those affected by the disease to take action; the Living Well Challenge™ educational webinar series; the “Parkinson’s Exercise Essentials” video and, the funding of research focused on exercise, speech and other quality of life therapies.

Visit the website: http://www.davisphinneyfoundation.org


Auction to Name the Largest Unnamed Crater on Mars

Auction for a Cause: Space research, education, and exploration

Name the Largest Unnamed Crater on MarsAs eBays largest cycling store we try to stick to cycling related auctions, however every once in a while an unusual request will come our way. A cycling friend and marketing consultant, Ellen Butler came to us with an out-of-this-world opportunity. She is working with a group of planetary scientist and astronomers at Uwingu.

Uwingu raises awareness and money to help fund space exploration, research, and education. They have been selling naming rights to craters on their Uwingu Mars map as a new way to generate grant funds for space related organizations and projects. We agreed to help them auction their biggest unnamed crater as a fundraiser for the National Space Society. Additional proceeds for this auction will go towards grants for the Mars One Project and other space organizations.

The huge, ancient crater is 627 km (391 miles) in diameter—as big as the state of Florida; it is bigger than 60% of the countries on Earth. The name given to the crater by the eBay auction winner will forever be recorded on our new map of Mars, and then sent to Mars by the Mars One project. The winning bidder will also receive a framed certificate of naming, two (2) VIP passes to the Mars Insight mission launch—NASA’s next Mars launch, and a handsome desk globe of Mars valued at over $300.

“Our goals at Uwingu are to get more people excited about space exploration, and to fund space exploration, research, and education projects via this new private sector way,” said Uwingu’s CEO, planetary scientist Alan Stern. “There are still almost 500,000 unnamed craters on our people’s map of Mars.”

Name the Largest Unnamed Crater on Mars. Benefits Uwingu and National Space SocietyIn addition to bidding on the eBay auctioned crater, enthusiasts, gift givers, and supporters are encouraged to go online at www.uwingu.com and support Uwingu’s goals by naming smaller and mid-sized craters as holiday gifts to loved ones, friends, and coworkers. Prices range from $5 to $5,000 depending on crater size.

Uwingu founder and CEO, Dr. Alan Stern is available for interviews about this auction immediately. Contact him HERE.

In addition to bidding on the eBay auctioned crater, enthusiasts, gift givers, and supporters can visit www.Uwingu.com to name smaller to mid-sized craters as holiday gifts or cards. Prices range from $5 to $5,000 depending on crater size.

Visit the auction: bit.ly/TPC-Mars-Crater

For more information, contact Uwingu, here: www.uwingu.com/about-us/contact/

2014 IMBA Benefit Auction

IMBA Niner Auction 2014

For the fifth year, Niner has created a special IMBA themed bike in support of the non-profit’s mountain bike advocacy effort, and we’re proud to be hosting the auctions again this year! This year’s version is a custom painted version of the brand new ROS 9 Plus – a complete singlespeed 29+ bike with special detailing and exclusive components throughout. 

“IMBA is stoked that Niner is continuing its support for mountain bike trails and access through such a creative, visible campaign. The money raised will help fund our national advocacy work, which serves to protect and expand access to local trail systems. We handle D.C. dirt so you can play in the dirt,” says Mark Eller, IMBA Director of Communications “To all the bidders, thank you! And to the winners, enjoy your new rides!”


The global auction for the 9 (yes, only 9) available bikes begins at 6:00 pm MST, August 14th at dev2.theproscloset.com. “The Pro’s Closet helps us with this auction every year – their international auction expertise makes it possible for riders to support IMBA from almost anywhere in the world.” said Sugai.

Only 9 of these beauties are available, auction ends on the last day of the 2014 IMBA World Summit. (It isn’t too late to join us in Steamboat Springs for 4 days of great riding and IMBA-education!)

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