Online Auction Raises Money For Injured BMX Stars

TJ-LavinIn October, two BMX stars were hospitalized with life threatening injuries. Both T.J. Lavin and Ty Pinney crashed during the Mountain Dew Tour. They were both put into intensive care, and placed into medically induced comas. Luckily, both riders are now out of the hospital, and they are doing their best to recover.

But with mounting medical bills, and the inability to race, Lavin and Pinney need the help of the biking community. Biking stars from several different disciplines have put items up for sale on eBay. All the proceeds will be going to Lavin and Pinney to help them recover.

Here are some of the items you can bid on:

• Ricky Carmichael signed Fox Jersey, Pants and not yet released helmet
• Signed Jersey’s from Ryan Dungey, Michael Byrne, Nick Wey, Andrew Short, Ryan Villapoto, Grant Langston, Josh Grant, Josh Summey, Paul Carpenter, Austin Stroupe, Brock Hepler, Jake Weimer, Brandon Jesseman, Jimmy Albertson and Daniel Reardon.
• Hardluck Kings guitar and case
• Hotel packages for Mirage, Luxor and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino all in Vegas
• Special edition TJ Lavin Kicker Headphones (not yet released)
• Greg Lutzka and Chris Cole signed skateboards
• Louie Vito signed snowboard
• 2010 Pitster Pro XJR 90cc motorcycle signed by riders from Kicker Big Air Bash
• Mat Hoffman signed complete bike
You can check out these items and more at the TJLavin Foundation on, or show your support for Lavin on his Facebook page.

Written by Dan Evon, Courtesy of