Wheels4Life – Providing Low Cost Quality Bikes for Third World Countries

In Memory of Justin Drawbert


 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


A message from one of our supporters


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 ...


IXS Sports Division supports Wheels 4 Life again with eurobike Fundraiser


The Duke handing over helmet to Sven Meck 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 ...


Two fundraisers, two continents


In Wilmington, Delaware 7 year old Mallory Holloway was asked what she would like for her birthday. Unlike many of us who would be instantly thinking of a whole lot of things on our fun wish list, Mallory asked for no presents. Instead she aksed for donations to be sent to Wheels 4 Life so that others could receive a present from her. I think that is pretty amazingly selfless, for anyone, but especially for a 7 year old. Thanks to Mallory who raised $450, we will be able to buy four bicycles in her honor. 

Over the ocean in England Sheffield’s Brendon Tyree took on the challenge of riding from one side of the fair island to the other in the Coast to Coast ride. I’m sure he must gave gotten a little bit saddle sore along the way in his quest to raise money for Wheels 4 Life. Brendon raised $600 which = 6 bicycles for the ...


Posh new W4L Wooden Gift Certificates


Check out our limited edition wooden gift certificates which can be requested with a donation of $ 150.- 

Makes a great gift idea, while supporting your favorite cause.The certificates have a space where you can write your name and the name of the receipient.   More info: donations@wheels4life.org

Gift Certificate Wooden


European Fundraiser


A big thanks goes out to all the individuals, promoters and sponsors who have helped us raise awareness and funds on Hans Rey’s recent Europe Tour. 

Thank You 

GT Bicycles and Cannondale for the fundraiser, BBQ at the Lake Garda Bike Festival

Garda on Bike Shop in Riva di Garda for their in-store promotions

Beat Kammerlander and Trail Solutions (Doris and Georg) for their great effort and beer sale at the Austria/Innsbruck Hans Rey Multi-Media Presentations

Velobaze and GT Switzerland for their efforts at the Bike Days in Solothurn

Bike Park Bischofsmais/ Geisskopf in Germany for their continued support

Planet of Bikes Shop in Essen Germany and GT Bicycles for their support at the Ruhrpott 4X Event


A poem written by a young man that received a Wheels 4 Life bicycle



I knew a bike before but I never knew it does great things,

My father rode it but never told me it’s a great means of transport

The bike took my father to work and we had our school fees

The bike brought my father back home, and we had it for domestic use

Mr. Bike, where did you come from?

I need to know your ancestors Mr. bike,

Be you Male or female, you are a commendable machine!


You have two wheels but so many uses!

During harvesting you bring our food home.

Every morning you take me to school and bring me back home in time after school

You make no noise, you make no pollution

You are environmental friendly

You consume no fuel and yet you are fast enough!

Oh you bike how useful you are!


When we harvested our maize, you took it to the market,

When I sold ...


3 Peaks Challenge for Wheels 4 Life


Philippa and WIll Curphey along with 15 friends will attempt to do the 3 Peaks Challenge this weekend, this will involve climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours.  Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowden. At 3.30pm on Saturday the challenge begins. Philippa and Will are raising money for Wheels 4 Life in memory of Rory Worth, taking on this epic feat to help change people’s lives through the gift of transportation. Please support them and cheer them on, you can sponsor their challenge via this web-site, just click on the donate link and help them to get more people mobile. Thank you.