World Bicycle Relief Celebrates Bike Month with Year of the Bicycle Pledge

World Bicycle Relief rallies supporters to donate, fundraise, sign pledge and help provide life-changing bicycles in rural developing countries.

Chicago, IL – World Bicycle Relief is celebrating Bike Month by encouraging its supporters to get involved, fundraise and make their voices heard by signing World Bicycle Relief’s Year of the Bicycle Pledge. Through their actions, supporters can amplify the message, that with bicycles, people can change their world. During Bike Month, World Bicycle Relief will rally supporters to provide more life-changing bicycles to those most in need and help create sustainable economic and social change in rural developing regions worldwide.

In conjunction with the 200th birthday of the bicycle in 2017, World Bicycle Relief has created the Year of the Bicycle Pledge that encourages everyone to sign its proclamation page and publicly share his or her commitment to the Power of Bicycles.

By signing the pledge, individuals declare that they believe –

• Mobility is fundamental to breaking the cycle of poverty
• With bicycles, people are mobilized to change their world
• I can make a difference

Also, by donating or fundraising on behalf of World Bicycle Relief in May, supporters will bring independence and hope for a brighter future to students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs around the world. Triathlete Mirinda Carfrae, a three-time Ironman World Champion and World Bicycle Relief ambassador, has signed the pledge and is collaborating with in support of World Bicycle Relief during May. In addition to the special editorial coverage at during Bike Month, Ms. Carfrae will be posting content at the Instagram account that will inspire and educate about the Power of Bicycles© to change lives.In the developing world, distance prevents children from attending school,

In the developing world, distance prevents children from attending school, the sick from receiving care, and entrepreneurs from earning enough to feed their families. A high quality, rugged bicycle can change all of that. The efficiency and productivity a bike provides allows individuals to accomplish much more in a single day and pedal into a new, brighter future.

Since 2005, World Bicycle Relief supporters have provided more than 340,000 bicycles to students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs in 19 countries. That’s over one million lives changed. But this is just the beginning. Together, we believe we can mobilize millions more to achieve their goals and follow their dreams. Together we can make a difference.

Help us spread the word. Sign up to fundraise. Share our Year of the Bicycle Pledge on social media. With your help, we can bring high-quality bicycles to those who need them most.

To learn more about Year of the Bicycle Pledge visit

About World Bicycle Relief

Founded in 2005, World Bicycle Relief mobilizes people through The Power of Bicycles®. World Bicycle Relief accomplishes its mission by distributing specially-designed, high-quality bicycles through philanthropic and social enterprise programs. These purpose designed bicycles are built to withstand the challenging terrain and conditions in rural, developing areas.
Entrepreneurs use the bicycles to increase productivity and profits. Students attend class more regularly and improve their academic performances. And, health care workers visit more patients in less time, providing better, more consistent care. World Bicycle Relief also promotes local economies and long-term sustainability by assembling bicycles locally and training field mechanics to service the bicycles. To date, World Bicycle Relief has delivered over 340,000 bicycles and trained over 1,600 field mechanics in Africa, Southeast Asia and South America. World Bicycle Relief is a registered nonprofit in the USA, Canada, U.K., Germany and Australia, and has assembly facilities in Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Angola.

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