Duke Students Built a Cool Bike. Now They're Auctioning It to Help Durham Kids

Professor Josh Sosin with the Duke students and the bike they built. Photo by Julie Schoonmaker
Professor Josh Sosin with the Duke students and the bike they built. Photo by Julie Schoonmaker

The Duke Bike Auction is on!

During SpringBreakthrough 2018, a class led by Professor Josh Sosin and a group of four Duke students built a bike from scratch.

Initially, the completed custom bicycle was going to be a gift for Duke President Vincent Price; however, since he already had a bicycle, Price suggested auctioning the bicycle and using the funds to buy bicycles for local Durham children. So, the winner of this auction not only gets an incredible bicycle but will also provide transportation to those who need it in Durham.

The Duke Bike Auction will take place online through a platform called 32Auctions. It will be promoted to Duke alumni and the general Duke community, but there are no limitations to who can bid. In order to bid, users will go to: 32auctions.com/DukeBikeAuction.

The auction began Wednesday and ends at midnight June 5.

Below, the students describe the work of building the bicycle.