A group of friends in Genk, Belgium got together over the last 5 years and organised a guided MTB ride over the best trails Flanders has to offer as a fundraiser for Wheels 4 Life.
SINGLETRACK4LIFE was born! In Dec. 2019 volunteers guided over 200 people on endless sweeping trails in the area. If you can’t turn, you’ll learn it here. ‘Only’ 48km of flat terrain exhausted and surprisingly ended a few people before they expected it!
On this cold winter day they raised € 15,439.- for our cause.
Party, raffle, donations, BBQ, Belgian beers, some more Belgian beers, you name it! This has been the magic recipe to keep smiles on everyone’s face and collect over 50.000€ (over 5 years) for a cause we all appreciate; Wheels4Life.
A big thank you to all volunteers, sponsors and participants!!
Cheers Mark and the team
SHRED fundraiser Draper, Utah Sept. 7th
SHRED 2019 came about from mixing a desire to do good, with hours and hours of saddle time on a bike. We set out to raise funds and awareness for Wheels4Life and after some planning, coordinating, promoting, and of course, hours and hours of training time, the event came together. Riders of all ages and skill levels were invited to come and ride the Corner Canyon trail network any time throughout the event date. Some riders were on dawn patrol, starting at 5:30 AM, while others started at various times though the day. Others still joined in after being invited by riders on course! One rider, Sam Buckmiller built his entire summer training around climbing and getting donations based on his total ascent. He ended the day at 13,333 feet ( 4,064 m ) of vertical, backed by generous donors who gave accordingly.
We had a fantastic time supporting a great cause! Thanks to all those who gave so willingly, provided prizes, gave needed encouragement, and rode hard. We hope to continue the dream of SHRED, which is Share Hope, Ride Elevated, and Donate!
($ 1,400.- were raised to benefit Wheels 4 Life – thank you all)
On 8th, 11th and 16th May 2019 (45 bikes), CIDAR Uganda distributed 60 bikes, 40 bikes and 45 bikes respectively on the above dates to the intended beneficiaries. Majority of the bikes (143) were distributed to children of school-going age) while only 2 bikes were given to the 2 Local Council Chairpersons largely to monitor the usage of the bikes by the beneficiaries among other reasons.
Photo on the right: some of the students who received bikes
65% of the recipients were already in school while 35% of the beneficiaries had dropped out of schools due to various reasons, including the lack of transport means to access the distant education facilities in the area. Photo on the right: some of the students who received bikes
Happy Holiday Season 2018 and welcome to our Wheels 4 Life “Holiday Initiative” drive.
Our aim is to raise enough funding to purchase 200 bicycles before December 31st 2018.
These bikes will go to a project in the Lira region of Uganda, east Africa, run by our project leader Ogwal Moses of Union of Hope Foundation.
To date we have given over 500 bicycles to this region; providing more children with transportation, to and from school, enabling healthcare workers to visit more patients and providing the means for farmers to transport far greater loads to the market.
Please help us to reach our goal this holiday season and change lives through the gift of bikes.
No donation is too small.
Please consider employee matching if your company has such a program.
Your donation is tax deductible
Donations can be made at: www.wheels4life.org click on the RED donate button on homepage.
PayPal: [email protected]
Checks made payable to: Wheels 4 Life. Address; PO Box 21, Laguna Beach, CA 92651