In 2022, you’ve helped put nearly 70,000 Buffalo Bicycles in the hands of people working to change their lives – bringing our lifetime distribution to 700,000 bicycles!
This year, we’ve introduced our Mobilized Communities programs to four new communities and added 65 new Buffalo Bicycle retail shops. This sustainable bicycle eco-system ensures bicycles and spare parts continue to be accessible to individuals across Colombia, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
With you by our side, we’re racing toward our goal of 1 million bicycles and 5 million individuals empowered by 2025!
World Bicycle Relief CEO Dave Neiswander, Senior Program Director Irene Mulunjwana, and Greenline Africa Coordinator Edith January came together to share a closer look at the impact of our programs and partnerships in the communities we serve.
Friends everywhere used their talents to fundraise for World Bicycle Relief and support the Power of Bicycles.
Dj JaBig completed a ride around the United States – a 6-month journey that covered 10,000 miles – while raising $20,000 to help mobilize communities with bicycles. Bill Middeke brought back his annual bake sale for World Bicycle Relief. And 5-year-old EmmyLou and her dad, Kiel Reijnen, completed 102 miles together at Rebecca’s Private Idaho, riding to make a difference. For the third year in a row, the WTRL community came together for the annual ‘Race for a Cause’ team time trial. Friends Dave and Mike rode 3,815km self-supported from Darwin to Melbourne, averaging a little over 100km per day whilst raising over £7,000 for World Bicycle Relief. And Laura and Antonia are currently riding from the southernmost to the northernmost point of America, while inspiring donations to World Bicycle Relief!
No matter how you do it, big or small, everyone can make an impact. See how you can start your fundraiser today!
This spring, Lachlan Morton’s Alt Tour fundraiser ride for World Bicycle Relief made its most meaningful stop yet…in Colombia. After helping to raise $713,000 while riding every stage of the Tour de France in 2021, Lachlan joined us in Barranquilla to see firsthand how the funds raised during the Alt Tour would be used to help support communities in need.
More than 300,000 people from 89 countries celebrated World Bicycle Day on June 3 at our annual Pedal to Empower ride. Together, you rode more than 16 million kms and raised nearly $300,000 to mobilize women and girls with life-changing bicycles!
Huge thanks as well to our incredible event partners: Strava, SRAM, Rapha, Zwift, Liv and AIA Vitality Australia.
“Thanks to my Buffalo Bicycle—which I rode to and from school for 4 years—I excelled and attained a university entry grade,” says 19-year-old Dorcas in Kenya. “Now, I hope to fulfill my dream of becoming a teacher. This bicycle is a change-maker!”
This June, our Women on Wheels campaign spotlighted women changing the world on bicycles. With your support, we helped mobilize nearly 3,000 women like Dorcas build a stronger, brighter future for themselves and their communities!
Across the globe, our dedicated partners are helping us generate deeper impact in the areas where we work and support more communities moving forward with life-changing bicycles.
Momentum grew for promoting sustainable transportation in rural communities around the world. In the U.S., Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the Bicycles for Rural African Transport Act, legislation that would establish a rural mobility program using bicycles. While a panel at the European Development Days addressed how bicycles can help achieve Sustainable Development Goals.
More communities and people around the world are riding toward a brighter future, thanks to you! Together, we hope to mobilize 10,000 people with life-changing bicycles by December 31st.