Go211.com announced today that it is partnering with BMX and mountain bike pro rider Tara Llanes in hosting an online auction to help raise funds for the Tara Llanes Road to Recovery Fund. The auction begins April 25th at 5pm EST with the bidding ending on May 9th at 5pm EST.
Llanes was seriously injured on September 1st, 2007 while racing at the Jeep KOM Finals. Presently she is paralyzed from the waist down, and has been working intensely at physical therapy to walk, then ride again. Llanes raced on the professional mountain bike circuit for 14 years and won four national championships.
The online auction will feature some of the most sought after items in the sport today, including:
Eric Carterâ€™s 2006 National Championship 4x bike
Steve Peatâ€™s signed replica Troy Lee Designs helmet
Tracy Moseleyâ€™s UCI leaders jersey
Adam Craigâ€™s signed XC jersey
And more items from Shaun Palmer, Leigh Donovan, Alison Dunlap
â€œWeâ€™re very pleased to be partnering with Tara for this very worthy cause.â€ said Sean M. Aruda, CEO of Go211.com. â€œThe positive attitude and determination she demonstrated while competing bodes well for her during her recovery, and we look forward to hosting this auction.â€
â€œThis auction is simply â€˜one of a kindâ€™ and to be quite honest Iâ€™d like to bid on everything in it,” Llanes said. “I’m a fan of every one of these riders so these items are a big deal to me. Everyone at Go211.com is behind this auction and I know it will turn out great!â€