Matthew Modine Wants Us To Bike For A Day

by CHRISTOPHER CONFESSORE · September 17, 2008

Matthew Modine [Matthew Modine showing off his wheels]

Go HERE for more photos of this event by Max Flatow.

On Monday, Matthew Modine and Eric Villency hosted the kickoff party for the upcoming Bicycle for a Day (happening this Saturday), at the showroom of Maurice Villency. BFAD promotes the adoption of alternative transportation, and especially the individual effort required to make it work (we've done our part!). Guests such as Maggie Rizer, Kelly Choi, Simon van Kempen and Alex McCord, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Holly Dunlap, Richard Johnson and Sessa von Richtofen, Lara Meiland, Tatiana and Campion Platt, Gloria Reuben, Emma Snowdon-Jones, Blaine Trump, Kimberly Villency, and our Fave Four, Douglas Marshall, Keith Lissner, Devorah Rose and Kim Bates, enjoyed savory organic hors d’oeuvres from Pure Food and Wine and sipped VeeV cocktails and organic wines by Organic Vintages.

Kiristian LaliberteElizabeth Cohen, Bianca PrattEmma Snowdon-Jones, Andrew FreesmeierGail Bennett, Frank Castellan, Erin Weber [Photos by BEN GABBE/PMc]

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Guests also participated in a "green" silent auction, that included a Segway, bikes from Puma, Gary Fisher, and Abio, and also items from the new Villency Pure Design line. The auction began with one live item, a Fender Bass guitar, autographed by STING, which was auctioned off by Matthew Modine, with some professional help from Susan Shin. After a fierce bidding war, that even involved a bidder on the phone, the guitar was won by Simon van Kempen. In yet another bidding frenzy, Countess Luann de Lesseps bid on the orange Puma bike only to be trumped by Blaine Trump’s bid. Proceeds from the evening’s auction benefited BFAD and its beneficiaries such as American Forests’ Global Releaf and the Waterkeeper Alliance.

Eric Villency, Kimberly Guilfoyle Villency, Richard Johnson, Sessa von Richtofen Eric Villency, Kimberly Guilfoyle Villency, Richard Johnson, Sessa von Richtofen.BEN GABBE/PMc

Simon von Kempen, Matthew Modine, Alex McCord Simon von Kempen, Matthew Modine, Alex McCord.BEN GABBE/PMc

Lara Meiland-Shaw Lara Meiland-Shaw.BEN GABBE/PMc

Alex McCord, Douglas Marshall, Devorah Rose, Keith Lissner, Kim Bates Alex McCord, Douglas Marshall, Devorah Rose, Keith Lissner, Kim Bates.BEN GABBE/PMc

Matthew Modine Matthew Modine. Max Flatow

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