“To know Raleigh Electric shares the same vision for helping those who are less fortunate is exactly the partner we were looking for.” – Rahsaan Bahati, former professional cyclist, pictured above
Raleigh Electric is partnering with the Los Angeles-based Bahati Foundation to support underprivileged youth and bring educational programs to kids living in the inner city areas of L.A.
The Simi Valley-based electric bike manufacturer will be donating a 2017 Redux IE ebike that the Bahati Foundation will auction off to support the valuable work it does to motivate and empower the leaders of tomorrow.
“We are very pleased to be able to support the great work that the Bahati Foundation is doing,” said Larry Pizzi, Raleigh Electric’s president. “I admire how Rahsaan has been able to use the bicycle as a tool to bring social equity, and give back to his community.”
To purchase tickets, visit the auction site.
The auction is open to all residents in the continental U.S., and the drawing will be held on December 22. All proceeds from the tickets, which start at $20, support the Bahati Foundation’s efforts.
Rahsaan Bahati, a former professional cyclist, now carries the torch in motivating youth in under-served communities – like the one he grew up in. Bahati, his father and a group of volunteers believe deeply in social responsibility, and feel that giving back to their communities is quite simply the right thing to do.
“The opportunity to work in the community that raised me is humbling and rewarding. Partnering with Raleigh Electric, who is an industry leader in the ebike business, is even more humbling,” said Bahati. “To know Raleigh Electric shares the same vision for helping those who are less fortunate is exactly the partner we were looking for.” Below, check out a video showing Bahati and Raleigh Electric collaborating on a custom commuter bike.
To learn more about the auction and Bahati Foundation, visit go.rallyup.com/bahatiebike.
Photos and video courtesy Raleigh Electric