Do you believe girls can change the world? Grab your bike and unite with riders from around the globe in celebration of World Bicycle Day this June as we Pedal to Empower women and girls in need with life-changing bicycles! Whether you pedal around the block or push yourself to set a personal record, join World Bicycle Relief's annual ride and make a world of difference.


Ways To Join

We’re on a mission to get you on a bike – any age, any ability, anywhere. Whether you ride around your neighborhood, up a mountain, or on your indoor trainer, we’re excited for you to join us on June 5th.


The power of  YOU. Join our DIY adventure from anywhere in the world. We’ll equip you with tools to set off on your own adventure – long or short – and make a huge impact.


The power of Community. Organize a group ride locally or invite friends, family, and coworkers from all over to join your efforts to raise funds for World Bicycle Relief. Team captains will receive a toolkit with everything you need to host your ride!



Planning is underway to resume our annual signature rides in the Chicago, San Francisco and New York City areas on Saturday, June 5, 2021. We are closely following local regulations to produce a safe in-person ride experience for a limited number of riders. Find more in-person ride details here.


All event registrants will receive access to tools and resources to help you have a fun and meaningful ride whatever you choose.

The safety and wellbeing of our participants, volunteers, and supporters are our top priority. Please follow local regulations and restrictions regarding social distancing, travel, and stay-at-home orders.


Get exclusive gear!

Need some fundraising motivation? You can get exclusive Pedal to Empower gear when you fundraise for the cause! Rapha socks, a custom kit and so much more to show off your support.

Plus, shop our Pedal to Empower collection and ride in style.

Pedal With Purpose

No matter what distance you choose to ride, whether you’re solo or with a group, we’ve got inspiration for you as we Pedal to Empower women and girls around the world. Choose your challenge(s) and make an impact. No proof of completion needed. We’re thrilled to have your support no matter how far you ride.



Just Getting Started – Spread joy on your bike and support a woman-owned local business, clean up trash along your route, or deliver food to a friend. 




Take the road less traveled

Picking Up Speed – Explore your community and change your perspective with a new trail, a scenic detour, or a visit to a special site outside your usual route.




Help carry the load

Picking Up Speed – In the hands of a woman, a bicycle is an engine for economic empowerment. Use yours to carry the load and transport goods, services, friends (and pets!) along the way.



GO The extra mile

Push yourself – Ride 160 miles or more – the distance a young mother in Zimbabwe traveled for her Buffalo Bicycle to help grow her business and provide for her family.




Go Virtual – Hop on your trainer and join our global community as we ride together virtually to reach a collective mileage goal. Increase your impact and pledge to raise $1 per mile you ride!





Why World Bicycle Day?
World Bicycle Relief’s Pedal to Empower event aligns with the internationally recognized World Bicycle Day (June 3) to celebrate the bicycle as “a symbol of human progress and advancement.”
We think there’s no better inspiration as we ride to empower women and girls around the world!
The United Nations first observed World Bicycle Day in 2018 after Dr. Leszek Sibilski, a World Bicycle Relief supporter, and his students at Montgomery College campaigned for UN to recognize the vital role bicycles play in access to education, healthcare and sustainable development.

Join the Global Movement


    With our Pedal to Empower app, you’ll discover fun prompts and challenges, DIY ride guides, and motivating messages from special guests to prepare and inspire you on this all-ages ride. Connect and create a community with local and global riders and share photos and videos from your big adventure.

    Access your Pedal to Empower app today when you JOIN THE RIDE

    Event Partners



    Join our community and become an event partner. Pedal to Empower offers corporate partner opportunities that can be customized to best fit your company’s needs. If you are interested in partnering with World Bicycle Relief for Pedal to Empower, please contact

    Can't Make It?

                 Can’t join the fun? We’ll miss you! But you can still make a world of difference. Donate today to help empower women and girls around the world with life-changing bicycles.

    Ride Resources

     We’ve got the tools you need to help make your ride and fundraising a success!