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  • Tue February 09 2016
  • Posted Feb 9, 2016

As many of you know, central Iowa cyclist, Wade Franck, was killed by a drunk driver last August while riding on an organized ride in Des Moines. His family is using his memorial fund to create a bikers’ plaza at the trailhead at Ankeny Market Pavilion. The family has also donated one of his favorite bikes, his tricked-out Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, to be auctioned online on Feb. 27 ending at 8 p.m. Proceeds go to the bike plaza project.

This early 1990s Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra classic bicycle comes from the collection of Ankeny cyclist, Wade Franck.

Proceeds from the sale of this bike will be used by the Ankeny Rotary Club to help fund a cycling rest stop at the Ankeny Market Pavilion and trailhead.

You can read a detailed bike description, see more photos and bid online by going to: https://bidpartner.net/rotary/

Bidding ends at 8 p.m., Saturday, February 27.


1. Click on “Wade’s Bike” for more information.

2. To bid, you’ll need a bidder number. To get this, please click on “Register As New Bidder,” enter your information and your bidder number will be assigned. Then, register your credit card.

3. From the “Silent Auction Bidding” menu, select the Rotary event, enter your bidder number and then place your bid.

More about Wade Franck.

Please share, help honor Wade, and benefit the greater cycling community.. #rideforwade



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