At World Bicycle Relief, we mobilize people through the Power of Bicycles. In developing countries, where walking is the primary mode of transportation, everyday tasks – going to school, to work, to the doctor – become a struggle. With a bicycle, everything changes. Thanks to the support of our incredible community, we’ve helped empower 450,000+ people so far!
It’s finally spring and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a long bike ride. But between hydration, fuel and what to wear, getting on the saddle for a day of riding might seem intimidating. That’s why we had Vision Quest Coaching put together a guide for you. In it, you’ll find out more on what to eat and drink, how to train for a longer ride, whether you need Spandex, and even how to keep your bike in riding shape.
We know buying a new bike can be intimidating. That’s why we’ve created this bike-buying guide just for you. Don’t worry – your bike style doesn’t matter, or how fast you can ride. You’ll learn about the different types of bikes, whether you should buy new or used, bike sizing and more.
World Bicycle Relief Co-Founder F.K. Day recently spoke to Virtuous Cycle for its 1×10 feature, where they ask an “inspiring human” about how they use cycling for good. His top tip for a new cyclist? “Follow your heart and have fun. The freedom and joy are intoxicating.”
If you’ve seen our Buffalo Bicycles in person, you know they’re pretty special. Buffalo’s were designed specifically for the rugged terrain of rural developing countries, where World Bicycle Relief distributes them to people in need of reliable transportation.
Whether you’re creative, sporty, or social, you can inspire change through what you love to do. We welcome you to join us and make a difference. Check out our upcoming events – we can’t wait to see you there!
Meet Scholastica, a 17-year-old Kenyan student who wakes up at 4 a.m. every day to begin her race against the sun. Thanks to her Buffalo Bicycle, Scholastica has taken back two hours of her day – time she used to spend walking to school. Learn more about Scholastica’s daily race and how a bicycle has transformed her life.
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