Bono Offering Central Park Bicycle Ride For Charity
U2 frontman Bono is offering a competition winner the chance to join him on a bicycle ride to the site of his accident in New York last year. The Irish rocker fell off his bike while cycling in New York City’s Central Park in November, 2014, and he suffered multiple fractures and breaks to his left arm, elbow, finger and an eye socket.
He had to undergo surgery on his arm to insert metal plates and screws, and may never be able to play the guitar again. Bono is now planning to return to the scene of the crash with a fan as part of a competition prize on Omaze.com to raise funds for (RED), the AIDS awareness charity he co-founded in 2006. The event description reads, “Bono is bringing you and a friend to New York City to really live on the edge. You’ll meet him for a morning of stories and signed merchandise before embarking on a lovely bike ride through one of the most iconic places in the world. After that (provided you all survive), Bono has one more stop to help you cool off that recent rush of adrenaline: ice cream. We’ll provide your flights and 4-star hotel; Bono will provide the (crash) helmets.” Bono told the Associated Press, “I’m not sure that was as funny to my band as it was to me… But I think we’re going to have fun and yeah, we’ll go visit the scene of the crime.” Fans must donate at least $10 to the fundraising drive to be in with a chance of winning the experience. Other celebrity offers including a red carpet date with Meryl Streep, a trip to a wellness retreat with Snoop Dogg and a portrait painting session with James Franco.