I e-mailed Grant Petersen, president of Rivendell, last night mentioning our little effort to donate to Doctors Without Borders. Grant immediately signed on; he's a really good guy so I had little doubt that he would. Rivendell will also donate 10% of sales for today and tomorrow.
Grant also wrote a very good post in his Peeking Through the Knothole blog about the effort, well worth reading. He takes on the tricky topic of altruistic versus business motives. BTW, if you're not familiar with the Pat Robertson incident Grant mentions, it's covered here.
So if you've been meaning to order from either company, now is a good time. If you don't need anything please donate directly.
Perhaps we might persuade other bike companies to follow suit. If you have any contacts please e-mail and ask them to join us.
14 January, 2010
Posted by Velo Orange at 9:59:00 AM