Cycling, local artists and CapTech band together to change lives in RVA's most challenged neighborhoods
RICHMOND, VA - Cycling is changing lives in Richmond. Local non-profit Richmond Cycling Corp is impacting intercity youth in Richmond through mountain bike racing teams. On September 18th RCC will partner with ART180 to host Legacy:2020, a gala and art auction at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM. The event will immediately follow the official opening ceremony of Richmond 2015 World Championships, where eight youth from the RCC program will present Team USA to the world stage.
The Bicycle Art Garden and art auction, presented by CapTech Ventures, will feature 23 beautiful custom-painted Italian bike frames designed by various Richmond artists including Ed Trask, Chris Milk, Hamilton Glass, Matt Lively, and many more. All proceeds from the auction will be used to benefit the Richmond Cycling Corps organization and ART180.
Founded in 2010, Richmond Cycling Corps is an award winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth in Richmond's public housing neighborhoods to break the cycle of poverty. They use the sport of mountain bike racing as an outreach tool to provide mentors, accountability, and tough love to young people in some of Virginia's most challenging neighborhoods.