As part of the Bahati Foundations' 10th Anniversary celebration, Donnelly Cycling commissions renowned artist Michael Valenti to create a uniquely original poster as a fundraising tool that brings attention to cycling equality
LONGMONT, CO (NOVEMBER 16, 2020) - Donnelly Cycling is exceptionally proud to support the Bahati Foundation with the release of the limited-edition Cycling Equality Poster designed by renowned artist Michael Valenti. Only 100 autographed posters are available, with all proceeds benefiting the Bahati Foundation.
Donnelly had been recently working on brand imagery to capture the essence of each cycling category the company is active in. "We landed on an image from the creative process for a road and criterium racing poster that we felt had a powerful and meaningful statement. We immediately realized this was a fundraising opportunity for the Bahati Foundation," said Donnelly founder Donn Kellogg.
The Bahati Foundation is currently celebrating its tenth anniversary of impacting young peoples' lives on and off the bike. During this pandemic, the Bahati Foundation, through its Adopt-A- School program and Motion Equals Healthy initiative, continues to serve inner-city youth by providing access to cycling, Ed-technology, and healthy lifestyle habits.
“When Donnelly contacted us about the idea for the poster and presented the artwork, we were excited to make this happen," stated Bahati Foundation Founder Rahsaan Bahati. "I've always admired Michael Valenti's incredible work and am honored to be added to the list of amazing art he has created."
"For months, we had been discussing what we can do as a small company to make a statement about racial equality without it being just a statement," stated Kellogg. "We are truly honored the Bahati Foundation was on board with this idea and that this will have a direct impact on Rahsaan's mission."
The limited-edition Cycling Equality Poster is 24" wide x 34" tall and printed on high quality, steel grey Dur-O-Tone paper manufactured by the highly revered French Paper Company. Each poster ships in a Yazoo Heavy-Duty Kraft mailing tube considered the strongest in the mailing tube industry. Now you can help… support the Bahati Foundation mission by purchasing the original limited print edition Cycling Equality Poster signed by 10-time U.S. Champion Cyclist Rahsaan Bahati.
To learn more and place an order, visit donnellycycling.com.
About MICHAEL VALENTI
Michael is the cycling artist, The Veloist. His passion for cycling has been going strong for over 30 years and it is his primary motivation as a professional artist. With a love for turn-of-the- century art posters he is bridging the gap between the old and new. With whimsy, charm and an inside knowledge of cycling, his graphic and powerful art is uniquely recognizable. Michael creates unique Cycling Art from Iconic Races, Places and Faces. With over 70 different digital prints, original watercolor paintings, and large acrylic paintings there is always new work to discover. Michael’s passion has brought him to over 60 UCI World Tour stages including the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, Tour Down Under and more.
About DONNELLY CYCLING
Donnelly Cycling’s’ primary objective is to conceptualize, design, create and deliver the best cycling products in the world. This is done through a core network of designers, thinkers and riders who are all committed to innovating products for the perfect ride. Every day Donnelly strives to deliver the highest level of performance, superior construction, and unparalleled reliability in every single product we produce. donnellycycling.com
About THE BAHATI FOUNDATION
Headed by 10-time U.S. National Champion Cyclist and founder Rahsaan Bahati the foundation launched in 2010 in Los Angeles, California, with the vision conceived to GIVEBack and serve as a positive influence on community youth. The mission is to support inner-city youth by providing resources and access to the sport of cycling, arts, inspirational speakers, and STEM based educational programs. Our outreach programs are designed to motivate and empower youth toward higher achievement on and off the bike. We firmly believe ‘Motion Equals Healthy’ for more information visit http://www.bahatifoundation.org
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