World Bicycle Relief’s partners from around the world came together during the season to promote and support the Power of Bicycles. Here’s a look back at some of our favorite campaigns from the past few months.
The team at World Bicycle Relief would like to extend heartfelt thanks to these groups and all of our partners who support our work throughout the year. You help us fight the barrier of distance that separates individuals from their independence and freedom. World Bicycle Relief was recently included in Rodale Publishing’s inaugural Rodale 100. This is a list of people, products, companies and organizations changing the face of the health and wellness universe in 2016 and beyond. If you’re interested in learning more about how your organization can become a corporate partner of ours, discover more here.
Timbuk2 Gives Big on Giving Tuesday
Timbuk2 joined WBR for our (Epic) Giving Tuesday and donated a portion of their sales to help us reach out Giving Tuesday goal. Through this effort, Timbuk2 was able to contribute funds equal to 51 bikes to our campaign. An amazing contribution! Thank you, Timbuk2!
Here’s more from Timbuk2’s CEO, Patti Cazzato, on their support for our Giving Tuesday campaign:
Timbuk2’s roots have always been in the urban cycling community. From our home in San Francisco to every outpouring of our brand in communities around the globe, we’re thrilled to be able to play a part with World Bicycle Relief. With the $7,404 we raised on behalf of WBR’s Giving Tuesday, and the incredible Power of Bicycles, we hope to come even closer to the realization of a world where distance no longer inhibits education, healthcare, and economic opportunity. We’re incredibly proud of all of our customers and other participants who helped to further our mission, and we continue to pledge our future support in closing the gap between location and opportunity.
OneUp Components Doubles Down!
For the second consecutive year, OneUp Components supported our annual appeal with a gift that will distribute 68 life-changing bicycles.
We believe in the power of bicycles to change lives everywhere. – Sam Richards
Bike Radar keeps the radar high!
Through BikeRadar’s program of auctioning off editorial test products through the Pro’s Closet, over $9,000 was contributed to World Bicycle Relief. This brings the total of the program’s impact to over $20,000.
Everyone at BikeRadar appreciates the transformative work that World Bicycle Relief does. While most of us are busy with our day-to-day lives, WBR is out changing the world for the better – with bikes! We’re happy to support WBR by donating our test product for auction through The Pro’s Closet. – Ben Delaney
Trek Travel Goes the Distance
For every European booking Trek Travel received in December, the group donated $50 to WBR. This program resulted in a donation of 21 bikes! Here’s more from Trek Travel’s Mark Thomsen on how they came up with this program and support for The Power of Bicycles:
“We were in a marketing meeting discussing holiday promotions and gift guides for the upcoming holiday season back in November. Our guest services manager, Katherine, actually had the great idea to do something different this year. We decided instead of encouraging people to buy something through a gift guide, we thought it would be great to donate to a great cycling cause. We love traveling and experiencing the world by bike and we immediately thought of World Bicycle Relief because of how they encourage change through the power of the bicycle.”
Thank you to all of our partners for their awesome support in 2015 and beyond!