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Keanu Reeves selling self for charity
Keanu Reeves fans can go on a motorbike ride with him – for $150,000.
The ‘Matrix’ actor is selling off a two-day trip through California and the ownership of a customised bike he co-designed as one of the fantasy gifts featured in this year’s Neiman Marcus Christmas Book.
For the huge price tag, three lucky buyers and their guests will enjoy a three-night stay in a suite at Santa Monica’s Shutters on the Beach, their residence during the trip.
The trip begins with breakfast with Keanu and his bike co-designer Gard Hollinger before going on a day’s ride through the Santa Monica mountains, ending at a beachside café in Malibu.
The following day, the group will enjoy a cruise around Angeles Crest National Forest, followed by lunch, and then a ‘final ride’.
The purchaser then gets to take home the 121 horsepower KRGT-1 which is based on a motorcycle Keanu and Gard – working as the Arch Motorcycle Company – created for the 51-year-old star and he described as “the best bike on the planet”.The listing for the gift states: “’What happens when a movie star with a passion for motorcycles walks into the shop of an acclaimed custom bike builder? They create the bike of their dreams (and yours)”
Explaining how the vehicle has been adapted for the sale, Keanu said: “For Neiman Marcus, we added performance enhancements, so it’s got a sportier frame, engine and suspension.”
Other fantasy gifts available include a trio of guitars belonging to Steve Miller, Lyle Lovett and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, which can be bought for $30,000 each and will be presented to the recipients backstage at the respective musician’s gigs.
Also up for grabs is a whiskey tasting tour at the Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky, sampling long forgotten and recently rediscovered barrels, an experience which has a price tag of $125,000, while a dream trip to India is listed for $400,000 and a balloon trip to the edge of space can be bought for $90,000.
For each fantasy gift bought, Neiman Marcus will donate between $1,000 and $15,000 to charity.