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Kimberlee’s Bike Art Spectacular Brings in over $14,000

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PRESS RELEASE: San Diego, Calif. Hundreds of underprivileged children will be pedaling brand new bicycles thanks to the generosity of art collectors who attended the 2009 Bike Art Spectacular reception on Saturday, November 7th. The Bike Art Spectacular raised over $14,000 during the event’s reception.

“It was a great evening,” says Dan Gindling, president of Kimberlee’s Bikes for Kids, and Kimberlee’s husband. “People came to celebrate bike art, to celebrate Kimberlee. We had great food, two barbershop quartets, a caricature artist, and of course the stars of the evening: The bicycle art, which was all donated. I can’t thank the artists enough for their donations.”

The most expensive piece, “Tour de France”, a 6’ x 3’ hand-painted aluminum wall sculpture by Israeli artist Dave Gerstein, was sold to a New York collector for $6,600. The collector also bought the gallery-framed Leroy Neiman “Indoor Cycling” limited edition print for $2,575.

“I am so pleased to be able to contribute to your wonderful and worthy cause,” the collector said.

The Bike Art Spectacular has moved to Kimberlee’s Bikes for Kids eBay Store, where art enthusiasts can bid and buy not only bicycle art but other items as well, including NiteRider lighting systems, and KBK jerseys and T-shirts.

For more information about the 2009 Bike Art Spectacular go to www.kimsbikes.org.

About Kimberlee’s Bikes for Kids

Established to honor Kimberlee Caledonia, a talented and avid cyclist from San Diego who died of brain cancer in 2008, Kimberlee’s Bikes for Kids distributes free bicycles, helmets and locks to underprivileged 1st – 3rd graders. In 2010 the foundation will distribute bikes, helmets and locks to children in San Diego, Lousiville, Indianapolis and Boston. For more information on the 501(c)(3) foundation, go to www.kimsbikes.org.

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