Earlier this year, we told you about The Pro’s Closet — an awesome eBay shop that sells your used bicycle goods and equipment and uses the proceeds to support World Bicycle Relief. After months of supporting the Power of Bicycles through designated donations to their bike gear shop, The Pro’s Closet has received an incredible donation from BikeRadar–the world’s best resource for cycling product reviews, routes and more.
BikeRadar has donated more than $10,000 to World Bicycle Relief with editorial test products auctioned through The Pro’s Closet.
“We are big fans of the work World Bicycle Relief does, and passing used gear on to The Pro’s Closet is an easy way for us to support them.” -Ben Delaney, BikeRadar U.S. Editor in Chief
BikeRadar has editorial staff in three hubs: Bristol, England; Sydney, Australia and Boulder/Fort Collins, Colorado.
“World Bicycle Relief is fortunate to have the support of BikeRadar. Through this milestone benchmark of reaching $10,000, the organization will have helped mobilize 74 students with robust, locally-assembled bicycles in our education program in rural Africa. BikeRadar is using their tools, community and expertise to change the lives of many through the power of bicycles. Furthermore, they are inspiring others to do the same and for this, we are very grateful.” -Katie Bolling, WBR Development Director
The Pro’s Closet works with other companies as well as individuals to support World Bicycle Relief with donated gear for online auction.
“The bicycle is the most powerful tool in our toolbox. The Pro’s Closet is excited to work with BikeRadar and others to help WBR succeed in mobilizing communities through the Power of the Bicycle by helping turn used bicycle gear into cash,” said Nick Martin, founder of The Pro’s Closet. “It is as simple as cleaning your garage. Use your old bicycle gear for good and in turn help change the world one pedal stroke at a time.” -Nick Martin, Founder of The Pro’s Closet
BikeRadar returns test bikes and larger items to the providing company after the test period, but clothing and some other products often are not requested back. It is these products that the site turned into WBR funding with the companies’ approval. BikeRadar has also donated to charities like El Grupo, Mountain2Mountain and various community workshop operations.