The Enduring Humanity of Robin Williams

rwviiWhen we built this bike, we did not publicize the fact that we were working with a famous actor. Mr. Williams, who was widely known as an avid bike collector, was in many ways a very private person. His great appeal as a comedian and actor was both in his infectious energy and in his humility, a willingness to share with the world all the parts of himself, the successes, but also the struggles.

It is bittersweet, now, some years after his passing, to see his bikes being auctioned for charity, and to see this specific bike again in this context. We can not for a moment imagine the emotion invested in this project by his family, and the grace it takes to let these things go for the benefit of others.

We feel simultaneously sad at the circumstances, but also happy and proud to have gotten to work with a man of his integrity and impact. In as much as the auction of his bicycle collection will benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation and Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, we felt the time was right finally to share this bike.

You may bid on this very special bike here.

 

1 thought on “The Enduring Humanity of Robin Williams”

  1. I’ve seen quite a few pictures of him with this bike, it was part of what inspired me to go with Seven. When a person could buy (literally) any bike, and is best friends with Trek (he went on the TDF with Armstrong) – yet they pick Seven?

    That says a lot about Seven, and a lot about Mr Williams, who was a truly amazing individual.

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