AQUILA EQUIPE TR RAISES $110,000.00
FOR SUNNYBROOK HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE.
Aquila Cycles has been a long time supporter of the Tour de Bleu. The annual 200km charity ride, started by Peter Gilgan of Mattamy homes, helps by fundraising for local Hospitals, Health Centres and Charitable organizations. In fact in 2012 and 2013 the proceed from the ride with donated to the Mattamy National Cycling Centre. This year the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre was the chosen organization.
Aquila Cycles contributed by donating 2 AQUILA EQUIPE TR track bikes to the auction held for the riders. The donated bikes are track ready aero carbon fiber frames. the bikes were equipped with all the best components including deep profile REALSPEED wheels and hubs and an Easton carbon track cockpit. The bike had former professional and Olympic athletes in attendance chomping at he bit to get riding the bike right away.
We are extremely proud to say that the 2 high performance track bikes that were auctioned fetched a whopping $110,000 ($50,000 and $60,000 respectively).
This year the committee was dealing with the potential of coming $80,000.00 short of their fundraising goal for the 2014 Tour De Bleu, but after the AQUILA EQUIPE TR bikes were auctioned, they were pushed $30,000.00 over their goal! A great accomplishment for the charity, the Sunnybrook foundation and AQUILA CYCLES.
The Bikes were definitely a highlight of the night gaining a lot of fans for the bike. We're sure the bikes will be common sight at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton Ontario, and velodromes around the world.
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