It has been four years since Hans and I visited east Africa to follow up on our bicycle recipients and to personally give away bikes. But on Wednesday morning we are again journeying to the east of this continent to further our pledge to get as many bikes as we can to people in the greatest need.
We will be spending a few days in Kenya, driving across the country meeting project leaders, the people in the communities that have already received a bicycle from us and giving a lot more bikes. From there we will cross into Uganda driving from one side of the country to the other, again meeting project leaders, the owners of our bikes and giving more people the gift of transportation. Along the way we will no doubt encounter some adventures, but most importantly, we will learn…learn about what we have acheived thus far and learn about what we can do better. It will ...
Thanks you to all the participants and supports of the 2013 Charity Hike to raise Euro 6,000.- for Wheels 4 Life.
On April 13th 2013 Germany’s highest peak was the site for the 8th edition of the Charity Hike, an event were participants try to scale a section of the Zugspitze mountain in Bavaria as often as possible during a period of 4.5 hours. Supporters, friends and sponsors of each hiker/skier donate for each lap and encourage for top archievments which will yield a higher return for the charities involved. This years choosen charities were “Wheels 4 Life” and “We Are High Five”.
Sixtysix (66) brave wintersport enthusiast took on this years challenge, the winner climbed the 180m (600ft) section 16 times, which equals 3000 m vertical and 14km.
The top finishers: Men: Carsten Schneehage, Jörn Steffens, Christoph Seifele. Woman: Kerstin Erdmann, Bernadette Seifele, Ingrid Völker.
Thank you to all participants, supporters and organizers ...
We are happy to announce that Crankbrothers has two additional DREAMBIKES for auction to benefit to 100% Wheels 4 Life non-profit charity. Wheels 4 Life gives bicycles to people in need of transportation in developing countries http://www.wheels4life.org
the auction is live at the moment and will close (28. Apr. 2013 00:07:45 MESZ)
Great deal for a great cause - bid now!
Dreambike # 1: Focus Project 1.0-All Mountain (value Euro 4,500.-)
In memory of austrian trials and street rider Lukas Mannsberger his friends Niklas and Nora have organized some fundraisers to honor their late friend. They raised Euro 832.50 which was generously donated to Wheels 4 Life. More info at: www.lukis.at Here is a great video of Lukas showing off his trials riding skills: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CadyjWlQqU
We are happy to announce a very cool auction of the generously donated GT Fury frames ridden by Gee Atherton, Rachel Atherton and Marc Beaumont at the 2012 World Championships in Austria.
These GT Carbon Fury Downhill frames have only been ridden for a few days and come with a custom paint job that was specially made for the 2012 Downhill World Championships. Each frame comes with a signed memorabilia from the rider, along with a letter of authenticity from Atherton Racing Team.
All funds raised from this auction will benefit Hans Rey’s “Wheels 4 Life” charity http://www.wheels4life.org , to buy bikes to people in need of transportation in Developing Countries.
Justin Drawbert was an avid cyclist, chef and gardner. His passion for cycling inspired his parents to support a bicycle charity in his memory. We are honored that Wheels 4 Life are their chosen charity. A memorial fund for Justin has been created, if family or friends would like to make a donation in memory of Justin’s life please either click on the donate button on our website homepage or send checks payable to Wheels 4 Life to P.O Box 21, Laguna Beach, CA 92652. Please write “Justin” on the memo line of the check
Thank you to the Drawbert family for helping us to change people’s lives through the gift of bicycles in their son’s name
Kyle introduced us to a friend of his that works with a charity in Kenya called Sonlife Africa. Under the administrations of Bishop Kamau much good wook is undertaken. Our relationship with Sonlife Africa is actually covered under our “Featured Project” section on this homepage. Kyle kinldy wrote to us about the impact of Wheels 4 Life and the bicycles we give to the Sonlife community. Here is what he wrote……
G’day Carmen, I recently caught up with Josh after his Kenya trip, and he told me of all the projects that Sonlife Africa have got off the ground, the W4L bikes have had the biggest individual impact. Sonlife has been the driving force behind drilling a borehole for drinking water and establishing a greenhouse for growing fresh fruit & veg, which are a definite benefit to the community. But according to Josh, it doesn’t elicit the same reponse from locals as that of a recipient of a new ...
In Minneapolis a young lady said no to birthday presents and asked for donations to be made to Wheels 4 Life instead. Because of Anika’s generosity, a person in great need of a bicycle will receive one. Thanks Anika.
Eurobike 2012, the biggest bike expo in the world and IXS creator of ueber cool helmets, body protection and clothing onceagain suopported Wheels 4 Life with a fundraiser. Swiss airbrush artist Duke painted an IXS helmet live at the trade show with illustrations representing Wheels 4 Life. This unique helmet was then auctioned off, the lucky winning bidder was Sven Meck. Without a doubt Sven is now the proud owner of a one of a kind piece of functional art and at the same time he has helped to support the work we do, getting bikes to people who need them the most.
The fundraising didn’t stop with the helmet, IXS also hosted a little apre trade show drinks party with Hans personally serving the drinks. The drinks were free, but donations to Wheels 4 Life were very gratefully accepted. The result from these two inititaives is $1285.00 which equals 12 bikes and 48 lives changed for the ...