Wheels4Life – Providing Low Cost Quality Bikes for Third World Countries

Happy Holidays - 2014 Update

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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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Dreambike Auction Xmas 2014

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Once again there are some sweet customized limited edition bikes for auction to benefit 100% Wheels 4 Life: 

 Canyon Nerve AL 29er All Mountain (size M) courtesy of bikesport magazine, great alround mountain bike for him or her. More details and auction: 

http://www.ebay.de/itm/301433873179?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

Our second dreambike is an original Kenny Belaey GT Bicycles Trials Bike for auction to benefit 100% Wheels 4 Life (Official) Only 10 of these frame ever made. Very rare. Details and auction:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GT-Trials-Bike-original-Kenny-Belaey-limited-edition-/171577039265

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List of Auction items available at the Gala Oct. 3rd

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Wheels 4 Life   Auction items info sheet

 

Please take a look at the great auction items we will have available on friday evening in our silent and live auctions. Please help us spread the word amongst people who might be interested in any of these items. There are some great deals available and it could be a good opportunity to start with your Christmas shopping.  

If you know anybody, who can’t come to the event but might be interested in an item, you can possibly bid on his / her behalf up to a certain price. 
In some cases we can bit on their behalf, if we arrange prior and  if we know their intensions are serious. At the end of the day, we want to raise as much money for the items as possible, often items will go below retail value. 
Please help us spread the word. 

At this point we have also a few seats left, if somebody ...

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Wheels 4 Life Gala Laguna Beach, CA Oct. 3rd 2014

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You are cordially invited by Wheels 4 Life to attend our Indian Summer Gala event

An encore evening of cocktails, dining and wining, dancing and glorious people

To be held at The Ranch, Laguna Beach on Friday 3rd October 2014 at 6 0’Clock in the evening

Tickets $170 per person or $1360 per table to be reserved exclusively for you and your friends

Please RSVP by September 15th by going to www.wheels4life.org and clicking on donate or by returning the enclosed RSVP card to Wheels 4 Life, P.O Box 21, Laguna Beach, CA 92652

Dress code: Cocktail Wear

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Our fabulous evening will begin promptly at 6 O’Clock with cocktails and music

by Nick Hernandez

An exotically themed three-course dinner served with complimenting wines

Live and silent auction Music & Dancing

Tickets can be purchased by check payable to Wheels 4 Life, P.O Box 21, Laguna Beach, CA 92652 or via PayPal at www.wheels4life.org ...

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Sho-Air Cyclery raising money for Wheels 4 Life

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Sho-Air Cyclery, the newly opened GT stockist, bicycle shop at 8530 E. Chapman, Orange, California chose to support Wheels 4 Life through a race event on Saturday 6th September. Adding to the support were members of our “Team Wheels 4 L”, that race so that “they”, our recipients can ride. Thanks to their efforts, $500 was raised which means we can buy another 3 bicycles. This toyal may increase if additional donations come in post event. I will keep you posted . Thank you for your support everyone.

 

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7-year old Adam Pettifer fundraiser

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7 year old Adam My 7 year old son, Adam and I rode out out for a weekend of riding in the Peak District, UK. Aside from the challenge and adventure, he took the opportunity to raise money for wheels4life after receiving a new bike for his birthday.

He carried all of his own kit for the overnight stay and he did a great job even on the hills of the Tissington Trail. Day two saw amazing weather and fantastic views as we headed down the High Peak Trail with several well earned ice cream stops.

Friends and family donated $305 and we had a amazing time and are already thinking of the next challenge!    Andy Pettifer 

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Cape Epic ‘14 Team Rothorn-Brien

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A big thank you goes to Christoph Fuchs and Urs Schild from Switzerland. They raced this year in the 7 day Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race in South Africa on behalf of Wheels 4 Life as “Team Rothorn-Brienz”. They completed the 730km and 15350 vertical meters in total time of 45h:24Min. .They finished the Masters Category in 59th place out of 177 teams, and in a respectable 232nd place in the overall classification out of 600 teams. Together with theirs wives, supporters and sponsored they mananged to raise over US$ 18,500.- for Wheels 4 Life. (thank you, thank you, thank you). 

Thanks to Team Rothorn-Brienz, Lions Club Mutschellen-Kelleramt, Hegi Gartengesaltung AG, Chilli Sport GmbH, Widen Sehstern Optik GmbH, Berikon Sponser Sport Food AG and many friends and supporters. 

 

Cape Epic 2014

Cape Epic Team '14

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