The action sports video website Go211.com is hosting an online auction to raise funds for the Tara Llanes Road to Recovery Fund. The auction begins today, April 25, with the bidding due to end on May 9.
BMX and mountain bike pro rider Llanes was seriously injured on September 1 last year 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 Carter’s 2006 National Championship 4x bike
- Steve Peat’s signed replica Troy Lee Designs helmet
- Tracy Moseley’s UCI leaders jersey
- Adam Craig’s signed XC jersey
- And more items from Shaun Palmer, Leigh Donovan, Alison Dunlap
“We’re very pleased to be partnering with Tara for this very worthy cause.” said Sean M. Aruda, CEO of Go211.com. “The positive attitude and determination she demonstrated while competing bodes well for her during her recovery, and we look forward to hosting this auction.”
“This auction is simply ‘one of a kind’ and to be quite honest I’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!”