An online auction featuring bicycles owned and ridden by Robin Williams benefits the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The auction began October 13 and continues through October 25.

Featured among the 87 bicycles from Williams’ personal collection that will be auctioned include a Dario Pegoretti Responsorium and Love #3, Serotta Ottrott, Trek Madone 7 Diamonds, and a Zipp racing bike, notes a media release from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

During his lifetime, Williams served as an ambassador to CAF and the Reeve Foundation to help raise awareness about people with disabilities. Williams’ children, Zak, Zelda, and Cody, are continuing his commitment.

Williams and Reeve have been close friends since meeting in 1973 as roommates at the Julliard School. After Reeve experienced a spinal cord injury, Robin joined the Reeve Foundation Board of Directors. After Reeve’s passing in 2004, Williams continued to support the organization.

“Like Christopher Reeve, Robin Williams was an unmovable force. To have them in the same room, let alone fighting for the same cause, was extraordinary,” states Peter Wilderotter, president and CEO, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, in the release.

“Robin provided unending support without fanfare or question, and became a powerful voice for the 5.6 million Americans living with paralysis. Thanks to his efforts and the generous contributions of his family, cures for spinal cord injury are now within reach. Being part of this auction with Challenged Athletes Foundation is a beautiful way to honor his legacy of giving,” Wilderotter adds.

[Source(s): Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, PR Newswire]