Wheels4Life – Providing Low Cost Quality Bikes for Third World Countries

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A message from Tristan Smith from Sullivan Middle School, Bonsall, CA

First of all, an intro from me;  Tristen is a middle schooler at the Sullivan Middle School in Bonsall, California. When Tristen’s Language Arts teacher set the class a challenge called “The Ten Percent Project”, in which they were to identify a need in a community either domestically or globally; then try and solve it by 10%.The work that Wheels 4 Life is doing to solve the very big problem of lack of transportation in the developing world caught Tristen’s attention. Wheels 4 Life became his chosen charity and he wishes to support a project through purchasing bicycles for a community in the greatest need of transportation in countries where a bicycle can make the difference between having an education, or not ...


The Wheels 4 Life Story

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For most of us bicycles are recreational equipment, but for some people a bicycle can mean survival.

A bicycle can make all the difference in a persons life. It can be the difference between having a job or not, going to school or not, seeing a doctor or not…

Hans with a woman in Africa

Wheels4Life is a non-profit organization that provides bikes for people in developing countries in need of transportation to get to work or to school, including health care workers. Wheels4life was founded by extreme biking legend and former Mountain Bike World Champion Hans Rey [hansrey.com].

Hans has been a professional athlete for 20 years, he still travels the world promoting biking and riding the unridable. He has been competing and demonstrating his talents in 60 countries, in recent years he been filming documentaries with his ‘Hans Rey Adventure Team’, combining his extreme biking skills with different cultures, always in search of something historical or mysterious.

Wheels4Life is Hans’s way of giving something back to the people he has met on his journeys; Hans remains grateful for the opportunities and career he had through the sport.