Hello Cyclist and Sports fan, been collecting bicycles and jerseys for over 40 years and now its time to share it with everyone who enjoys the passion of cycling. Having a Pro shop for over 31 years, I meet a lot of the riders and team members from the past and sponsoring them such as: Team Glendale, Team Shaklee, United States National Team, Mexico National Team and riders, too many to mention. United States Cycling Federation Mechanic and Coach, pro shop and race mechanic and coach for over 30 years. I'm asking you to help in making this a
Mobile Cycling Exhibit that will travel around the United States in 2018. To show the history of the Teams and Riders from America and some close friends in our neighboring countries. Today I ask you to take a look at some of the bikes out of the collection that are on the page and see if its what you would want to see. If so with your help of a donation, we can get this started in the next few months for the cycling season of 2018.
What We Need & What You Get
Needing a truck and large trailer new or used, depending on the amount raised, then I will need all expenses that go along with traveling, rooms for three employees, food for three employees, gas for travel (mileage), repairs, fees for events, salaries, and we are looking for all types of sponsorship.
This is a collection that has never been seen before being offered as a Mobile Cycling Exhibit, so you will be able to view it when it comes to your area, not placing it in one city that you have to travel the country to visit. Cycling memories from 1980 to 2015 , pictures, jerseys, bikes, team stuff, and displays and descriptions about them. Working on Guest Speakers, riders and people that made the Cycling in the USA what it is today.
If the funds are not reached at the amount needed, I will still display at a local level in the areas depending on the budget. It will be seen somewhere in the USA, hopefully at the Worlds in 2018.
This gives young and old alike a way to learn and see history of what we all have been excited about for are years in cycling. Seeing is believing, that's why this is so important to the cycling community, showing the bike that you had to shift, the tires (sew-ups), steel frames to the carbon of today, helmets from the leather to aero of today, the list goes on. This is what we will be able to do in sharing the Mobile Cycling Exhibit throughout the USA.
Having a Pro Shop and Teams through the years, I know what it takes to make things work, Getting it to the public and helping the sponsors get there due. I've started many businesses and have had over one thousand employees that worked for me in my business at a time. Consulted on many businesses as to structure the bottom lines and create a new look. This has been a passion of mine for most of my life, know I want to bring it to you, help me get it out.
Risks & Challenges
Having the items to be displayed in the Mobile Cycling Exhibit, means no cost to purchase the items, that is money that is already spent. It's the traveling, display cost and overhead to run this exhibit, this is where the money is needed. Putting it together will take some time, but with the three employees I've chosen with bicycle knowledge, it will make it easier.
Other Ways You Can Help
Please, help me in any way you can, Facebook Racing Relics USA and Racing Relics,talking at the local bike shops, tell all your friends and even the one that like cycling. Show up at the events and see how great this Mobile Cycling Exhibit is, you will enjoy the display and be amazed at the history.