World Bicycle Relief (WBR) has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Trek, a bicycle manufacturer based in Waterloo, WI. The relationship is a natural fit, as Trek truly believes in WBR’s mission and wants to help spread The Power of Bicycles. The two organizations have been partners since 2005, when WBR was founded.
Trek was the first corporate partner to support WBR’s summer campaign with a matching grant. In 2013 and 2014, WBR hosted summer fundraising campaigns called Trek Match. During these campaigns, Trek offered $100,000 in matching funds, effectively doubling individual donations. Their involvement spurred interest from other matching partners and helped WBR’s summer campaigns become a yearly, well-funded effort contributing to our organization’s growth and impact.
The 2015 inaugural Ride On for World Bicycle Relief event, presented by Zwift, also benefited from Trek’s support. Trek offered a generous bonus donation when the group reached a challenging mileage milestone, helping to make the event a big success.
In addition to strong support for WBR’s marketing campaigns and events, Trek also offers their expertise in bicycle manufacturing as a trusted product tester of Buffalo Bicycle components. Through the years, Trek’s generosity has provided 3,000 bicycles to individuals facing the challenge of distance. WBR looks forward to many more years, and many more lives changed, through this special partnership.
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