Wheels4Life – Providing Low Cost Quality Bikes for Third World Countries

W4L Gala Taichung, Taiwan Nov. 20th 2015

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W4L GALA Taiwan info

Event: Wheels 4 Life Taiwan Charity Event

Date: November 20th 2015
Location: Windsor Hotel Ballroom, Taichung, Taiwan Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 PM

Who is Wheels 4 Life ?

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Wheels4Life is a non-profit charity (501c(3)), that provides free bicycles for people in need of transportation in Third World countries. We partner with local individuals, organizations and other groups to help us identify persons who sincerely need a bike to be able to go to school or to work. Often these people live in very primitive and remote areas with no access or means to public transportation. The closest school, doctor or work-place might be 10 or 20 miles away. Having a bike can make all the difference in somebody’s life and can give them a chance to break out of the vicious poverty cycle. The gift of mobility, in form of a bicycles, can do miracles.

We carefully select the persons who receive a bike, with the help ...

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The Outback Odyssey on a Single 36” Wheel

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It all began as an idea I came up with after talking to a customer at work. He was in getting his mountain bike ready for a ride on the Mawson trail. At this point I had recently taken up the sport of Unicycling or Muni (Mountain Unicycling) so I wondered if the Mawson trail would be possible on the Uni.

Once I had reached almost a year of Unicycling and had established a few required skills I thought I’d do a test run. I managed to get a good friend and fellow Unicyclist Marc Bracegirdle on board to ride the 300 kilometre Kidman trail where I learnt much about what works and what doesn’t.

Now that I knew Uni touring was a possible thing for me and something really fun, it was time to put the big goal into motion. I met up with Julian Furguson from Bike S.A. while at Melrose for the 18 hour ...

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The 8 Day-340 Mile Walking Challenge for the Rory Walworth Memorial Fund by Will Oldham.

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Will Oldham On June 6th Will Oldham will be setting out on an 8-day challenge, covering 340 miles across the South of England and visiting all 24 schools against which he played rugby with Rory Walworth in order to raise money on behalf of the Rory Walworth Memorial Fund for Wheels 4 Life. He will be finishing at Bishop Wordsworth’s Grammar School on 13th June, where he and Rory both grew up playing rugby together in a team of incredibly close friends, all of whom have gone on to various careers around the world but most of whom have already been in touch about the event to help in one form or another.

The idea came about after discussing with a couple of friends how they could go about linking Rory’s two great passions of rugby and cycling. After some deliberation and various equally crazy ideas being thrown around they settled on the Big School Run with the hope that ...

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Wheels4Nepal

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Change A Life, Give a Bike 4 Nepal.

Throughout the month of May, Wheels 4 Life will be putting all donations not already allocated to a specific fundraiser, to bikes for the devastated country of Nepal. 

Having been desimated by a 7.9 magnitude earthquake, with over 6,600 people confirmed dead and 14,000 casualties, it is hard to even begin to imagine the suffering of the people. This suffering will only continue and for too long. With millions of men, women and children now homeless, the outbreak of diseases, lack of clean water and sanitation and the need for medical attention; we know one thing for sure, Nepal needs bicycles.

$150.00 will buy a bicycle. We have already worked with Nepal in the past and have a project leader on the ground. We can ensure that every bike gets to the right people. Healthcare workers will be able to travel farther thus treating more people. Water can ...

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Photo Exhibit to benefit W4L by Stefan Voitl in Vienna

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On April 11. & 12. is the kick off for the “Hut To Hut” photo exhibition by Stefan Voitl during the Argos Bike Festival in Vienna Austria. All photos were taken during a recent Wheels 4 Life trip to Guatemala and during a bike adventure in the Guatemalian Highlands with Hans Rey and Tom Oehler. The photos are for sale and the proceeds will be donated to our charity. More info at: www.voi.tl 

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Kunst für die gute Sache
Mountainbike-Fotoausstellung zugunsten von “Wheels 4 Life” am 11. und 12. April 2015 beim Argus Bike Festival in Wien 
 
Am 11. und 12. April 2015 findet im Rahmen des Argus Bike Festivals am Wiener Rathausplatz die Charity-Fotoausstellung “Hut to Hut” des österreichischen Fotografen Stefan Voitl statt. Zu sehen und zu erwerben gibt es die Bilder einer Abenteuerreise nach Guatemala, die in Zusammenarbeit mit Mountainbikelegende Hans “No Way” Rey und MTB Trial Profi Tom Oehler entstanden sind ...

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crankbrothers Artwalk in Laguna March ‘15

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Long time Wheels 4 Life supporter and bicycle components manufacturer crankbrothers is participating in 2015 in the Laguna Beach Artwalk which happens on the first thursday of every month. Different bicycle related artists, photographers and painters will showcase and sell their artwork at the crankbrothers Outlet Shop at the headquarters in downtown Laguna Beach. Proceeds of each artpiece sold will be donated to Wheels 4 Life. Come join the exhibition and CB artshow hospitality starting March 5th from 6 - 9pm at 580 Broadway, Laguna Beach, CA

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Team Wheels 4 Life/Audi Racing Team 2015

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Team Wheels4Life/Audi 2015
2014 was another successful year for Team Wheels4Life, and once again we exceeded our goals of raising awareness and funds for the charity Wheels4Life. Team W4L members represented the charity well by participating in races, events, and group rides throughout the year, and the team was particularly successful at the Over The hump race series Elite Masters class where 5 of the top 10 points leaders were Team W4L members. In addition, Team W4L racers were on the podium 13 times in the Kenda/US Cup mountain bike series, and in fact, the overall series champion was a Team W4L racer.  But, most importantly, Team W4L’s success at the races was surpassed by its success in raising funds for the charity. Through our sponsor partners and fundraising activities, over $10,000 was provided to Wheels 4 Life which directed the funds to the ARUWE organization in Uganda and enabled the purchase of 100 bikes.  These ...

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Thank You

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Dear All

Wheels 4 Life would like to wish you all happiness and peace for this festive season and thank you very much for your support both past and present. We don’t like to bombard our supporters with monthly emails, but we would like to update you on some of our news for 2014.

Wheels 4 Life has had another full and successful year. Although we do give bicycles to people in great need of transportation in developing countries globally, this year we have been focusing mainly on Africa, specifically Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi.

In January we completed our new film “Riding Out of Poverty” and this became available in January. On October 3rd we held the second Wheels 4 Life Gala at which we screened the movie to our 200 strong audience, it was well received. The DVD which is in universal format and thus can be watched in any country, is available to buy on our ...

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