European Office

World Bicycle Relief is an international, non-profit organization that specializes in large-scale, comprehensive bicycle distribution programs to aid poverty relief in developing countries around the world. Our programs focus primarily on education, economic development, health care and gender equality.

Contact Details

World Bicycle Relief gGmbH
Romstr. 1
97424 Schweinfurt


Donations Account:
World Bicycle Relief gGmbH
IBAN:  DE16 7934 0054 0658 6150 00

World Bicycle Relief gGmbH is registered as “gemeinnützige GmbH” in Germany under the register number HRB 6612.

Managing Directors:
Stefanie Burkert, Jeff Bosken

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Our Advisory Board

Advisory Board Member – Jan Bechler

Jan Bechler is an internet entrepreneur and sports lover from Hamburg, Germany. Over the past years Jan has founded several ecommerce companies and international digital marketing agencies. Besides that he is a partner at the OMR Online Marketing Rockstars, Europe’s leading event for the digital industry. Jan loves sports and has played field hockey on a semi-professional level for several years. Besides that he has a passion for skiing and road biking. In 2012 he founded TECHBIKERS Germany, a community event that every year brings together 40 startup founders and investors that go cycling for three days in order to raise funds for World Bicycle Relief.

Advisory Board Member – Joseph Leenhouts-Martin

Joseph Leenhouts-Martin is an expert in global public-private partnerships, fundraising, and design-thinking. In 2021, he established The Forward Group – a strategic advisory firm based in Brussels. Prior to The Forward Group, Joseph served in a variety of global organizations including Johnson & Johnson, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and the World Health Organization. Joseph holds a Master’s of Public Affairs, Non-Profit Management from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, a MBA Certification in Social Entrepreneurship, an advanced Certification in Fundraising Management, and a Degree in Political Science from Miami University. He is also a graphic designer, facilitator, and competitive cyclist with a passion for good espresso. Joseph lives with his partner and son in Brussels.


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