Our Biggest #GivingTuesday Yet!

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In past years, we’ve had some truly bold goals – and results – on #GivingTuesday.

With an unstoppable community behind World Bicycle Relief in 2017, we once again set an ambitious goal for #GivingTuesday: raising funds for 1,400 bicycles. And thanks to your generosity and hard work, we surpassed our mark with 1,617 (and still counting!) Buffalo Bicycles for students. With our 1:1 match, more than 3,200 lives will be transformed with the Power of Bicycles! Your generosity will truly help students and their families rise above barriers and pursue their dreams.

Here are some of the many individuals and groups who rallied their communities to help us reach our #GivingTuesday goal in 2017:

  • Active travel agency Backroads continued its yearlong quest to donate $100,000 to The Power of Bicycles with a generous $26,000 gift this #GivingTuesday. And we loved seeing Trip Leader Vincent Soyer’s footage from his recent participation in Field Trip: Zambia!
  • Global Cycling Network, which launched its fundraising campaign on #GivingTuesday, is determined to double the funds it raised in 2016.  This year, GCN wants to provide at least 300 bicycles to students. And if they hit the £25,000 goal, presenters Si and Matt will ride 4km through London in nothing but Speedos. As of Wednesday, the GCN community had already funded 125 bicycles!

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  • For the past five years, WBR has partnered with Rebecca’s Private Idaho, and is one of three beneficiaries of the event. Rebecca and her team are incredible advocates for WBR, and they joined the #GivingTuesday excitement with RPI’s donation of $4,130!
  • HireEducation, an ed tech recruiting firm based in Boulder, Colo., is a longtime supporter of World Bicycle Relief. In the previous two years, it has raised more than $20,000 – and will soon pass $30,000 total raised through 2017!
  • Electric bike company Story Bikes’ one-for-one program donates one bicycle for every bike sold. On #GivingTuesday, Story Bikes made a generous $6,000 gift.

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Keep the momentum rolling! Empower even more students with The Power of Bicycles through the end of the year and your gift will be matched 1:1!

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