Wheels4Life – Providing Low Cost Quality Bikes for Third World Countries

Wheels 4 Life Team at Cape Epic Race in South Africa

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The favorite female riders in this years Cape Epic Mountain Bike Race in South Africa are no others than Sally Bigham (Team Topeak-Ergon Canyon) and Esther Süss (Team Wheeler). They will start this year as Team “Wheels 4 Life” and are already in the lead after the first stage. Thank you - Go Girls!!!!

Sally and Esther

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A message from one of our project leaders in Uganda

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Hello Carmen,
How are you and how are you doing?
The message from the bikes is that  last saturday a Wheels4Life bike saved a 8 year old boy’s life.This boy was swimming in a fish pond and uncerstainly he drown in water. there was no public means of transport at that time to take the boy in the hospotal.But because the father received a Wheels4Life Bike,The elder sister asat on the bicycle with the little brother and the father used the bicycle to reach boy in hospital.and luckly enough,the servived death when was recahed to the hospital for treatment..
I was called on sunday to see the boy and the perents highly thanked me and appreciated Wheels4Life for the bicycle.
However for the rest of bikes are all well and in  good condition.
Thanks,
yours faithfully 
Mugega Sulaiman.

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A message from one of our recipients

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One Bike uplifting our life:

My name is Betty  Otoo  37 year  a widow and peer counselor in my village Acet (Gulu District). I would like to greatly thank Wheels4 life and VAC-NET for providing us free bikes that have changed our lives, I received my Bike in September 2011, and this bike has brought an indisputable change into our family.

Apart from me using the bike to attend weekly reproductive health meetings, I use my Bike to transport greens which I plant in my garden to the market and in return  I buy posho (Cone) for my children this has never happened before  I got this bike.  My son John Bosco uses the bike to go to school and on the same rout he carries our milk to diary where we sell and get some money. The bike which was given to me turned to be a great tool within our family the change we are realizing within the ...

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Rotwild R2 Worldcup Crank Brothers Dreambike for auction now

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This weeks Crank Brothers Dreambike auction: Rotwild R2 Worldcup (M)

Link to auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/170774205393?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649#ht_560wt_1110

Rotwild

frameRotwild R2 World Cupframe sizeMediumframe colorblack w/ red/orangeparts colorRed/Blackframe materialCarbonheadsetMixed TaperedforkRock Shox SID Teamfork travel100mmrear shockDT Swissshock travel110mmfront axle spacing110mm QRrear axle spacing135mm QRwheel size26”wheelsCrankbrothers Cobalt 3handlebarCrankbrothers 11 - 700mmstemCrankbrothers Cobalt 3 - 700mmgripsCrankbrothers CobaltbrakesAvid Elixir CRshiftersSRAM XO 9 speedcranksTruvativ Noir - 3x9pedalsCrankbrothers Candy 3rear der.SRAM XO 9 speedfront der.SRAM X9cassetteSRAMseatpostCrankbrothers Cobalt 11saddleFizik TundratiresContinental Race King 2.2estimated msrp$7,000

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2011

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2011 was a milestone year for Wheels 4 Life. Thanks to so many fundraisers and individual donations we were able to provide over twice as many bikes to people in great need than in 2010. Donations were up and by the end of the year we had a total of 1201 bikes distributed.

I cannot deny that this is very exciting for us and extremely rewarding when we can see so many positive direct results thanks to the work we are doing together. We received so many heartfelt letters of thanks and reports from every single project listing the names with photos of the people with their new bikes. To hear from school children, medical workers and people trying to earn an income to support their families, to read of their joy at having their own transportation is so gratifying. To know that we are making headway, getting stronger, growing and the number of bikes we can give is escalating ...

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