Vintage Electric Bicycles contributes custom fire-engine themed bike to fire relief auction

By Stephen Frothingham

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Vintage Electric Bicycles is donating a custom-painted fire engine themed bicycle to North Bay wildfire relief effort. Vintage Electric joins the San Jose Sharks, Bell Helmets, GoPro, Timbuk2 and dozens of other contributors donating items will be auctioned at a charity dinner hosted by Black Sheep Brasserie on Monday.

“As Californians, we’re deeply moved by this tragedy that affects so many and hits so close to home,” said Vintage Electric founder Andrew Davidge. “The bike we’ve created allows us to contribute in a way that’s both personal and meaningful to all of us – we hope that proceeds from it will provide a small bit of relief to those who’ve lost everything.”

Event proceeds benefit the Direct Impact Fund which are then immediately distributed to individual GoFundMe victim accounts. The organization said 95 percent of the ticket cost and 100 percent of the silent auction proceeds are to be donated directly to fire victims. Individuals wishing to help, but unable to attend the event are encouraged to donate directly to the event’s GoFundMe page.