If you weren’t aware, the late, great Robin Williams was a passionate cyclist. He was also a fierce advocate for people with disabilities, working closely with both the Challenged Athletes Foundation and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
During his lifetime, Williams collected bikes, lots of them. Some bikes were custom-made and some were bought spontaneously off the rack.
To honor their father’s passion and in support of the charities he worked with, his children are holding an auction for 87 of his bikes. Yes, 87 beautiful bikes.
The bikes include a wide range of types and styles, everything from a gorgeous Limited Edition Bianchi Mega Pro XL Reparto Corse Team Replica, 1998 — an exact replica of the bike ridden by the legendary climber Marco Pantani during the 1998 Giro d’Italia and Tour de France — to a Schwinn unicycle. The one I would love to have? The limited edition Colnago Master Pista custom painted in polka-dots by graffiti artist Futura 2000. Starting bid is only $10,000…
I often hear stories of those who ran into Williams on our local loop, sharing a smile and a warm hello as he blew past, just happy to be out on his bike. I regularly ride by his Tiburon, CA home, and think of him smiling on his bike each time.
The auction is live now and will run through October 25th.