The Washington Bikes is gearing up for its Annual Auction Gala and we have a lot to celebrate! We are marking our 25th anniversary as a leader in growing bicycling around the state, celebrating the success of Safe Routes to School, and looking ahead to a future when folks of all ages and abilities can safely ride their bikes to work, play, learn, shop, get healthier, and have fun.
But there is more work ahead. We need to shift the transportation balance, alter the political climate, and sway attitudes in favor of bicycling and its benefits for everyone–whether or not they ride. The auction is our primary fundraiser and we hope you will support it by making a donation today.
We look for a range of items that will generate spirited bidding and represent the whole wide world of bicycle riding. Our attendees are active folks who appreciate adventures, getaways, and unique experiences. A private weeklong sailboat charter, a customized and catered weekend bike tour, a stay at a Maui condo, and a gourmet Mediterranean dinner for six have been highly prized offerings in the past.
Other popular donations include theatre and sporting event tickets, gift baskets, ski passes, handcrafted jewelry, private winery tours, massage/spa packages, and recreation opportunities. Restaurant and retail gift cards are also welcome. And so is a cash donation.
Please use our online donation form to submit your auction donation, and contact Louise McGrody if you have any questions. To ensure that your donation makes the printed and online catalogue, we need to receive the information by October 15.
Check our auction page for more information about the event, then save the date–November 3–and join us at the auction! The event is a ton of fun–read about last year’s auction here.