September 9, 2016

World Bicycle Relief

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Our goal is the raise $15,000 for World Bicycle Relief.  That equates to 100 bikes for students in Africa.  All donations go directly to World Bicycle Relief, and can be made on our fundraising page at World Bicycle Relief.

About World Bicycle Relief

Mobilizing people through The Power of Bicycles

For many people in the developing world, walking is their primary mode of transportation. Add the challenge of distance and seemingly simple tasks of going to school, visiting the clinic, or delivering goods to market become difficult and sometimes impossible. With no choice but to walk, meeting everyday needs is a struggle against time and fatigue.

World Bicycle Relief builds and distributes specially-designed, locally assembled, rugged bicycles to students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs through study-to-own and work-to-own programs. For increased sustainability, they train field mechanics to ensure access to maintenance and spare parts.

Why We Chose World Bicycle Relief

Our mission is to get kids (and their families) on bikes.  At home, there are so many reasons why this is important.  Biking creates a vital connection with nature, reduces obesity, provides exercise, builds community, increases confidence, reduces air pollution, and on and on.  When it comes to children in less privileged parts of the world, a bike provides all of those things and so much more.  It means that they can get to school, and they can do so without living in fear.  It means that their family can get to a doctor.

Our goal is the raise $15,000 for World Bicycle Relief.  That equates to 100 bikes for students in Africa.  All donations go directly to World Bicycle Relief, and can be made on our fundraising page at World Bicycle Relief.

We’ve seen it with our own eyes, have experienced it in our own lives, and know this is true:  bicycles have the power to change the world.

How We’re Raising Money

We are asking friends, family, colleagues, and total strangers we meet on the road to make a small donation to World Bicycle Relief.  $25,000 is an enormous (and somewhat scary goal), but we believe in the power of small contributions adding up to something big and powerful.

While we travel, we will be attending bike events and races, organizing family group rides, and otherwise doing our best to get the word out.  Follow us to find what we’re up to next.

What You Can Do

Make a donation.  Anything counts.  $10 may not seem like much, but when we get lots of people to help, it adds up quickly.  If you have more to give, consider one of these donation levels:

Donation levels

You can also help by telling your friends or sharing our story on Facebook or Twitter.

DONATE NOW.  Donations go directly to World Bicycle Relief.