Bikes Delivered

Wheels 4 Life has delivered 13,115 bikes in 32+ countries around the world (as of December 1, 2019). We currently have 30 projects in progress. Learn more about what we’re doing today on the projects page.

This style is the most commonly donated bicycle model

At the moment we try to buy the bikes in the country where we give the bikes away. Once we get bigger and deal with container loads, will be able to ship bikes direct from China. However, at this point it easier and cheaper for us to buy suitable bikes in the country. That not only supports the local economy, but it also will make it easier to find replacement parts, when needed. It also saves us shipping costs, import duties and taxes, as well as storage costs and keeps the logistics simple.

California bicycle California Bicycle is a brand that specially builds low cost quality bikes for Third World countries. These bikes are built sturdy, with parts that are easy to replace and cheap to fix. The bikes have 6 speed, fenders, bag rack, bar ends, water bottle and cage, sturdy tires, kick-stand, etc….

The bicycle in the photo below was bought from a wholesaler for $100 USD in the Philippines.

Bicycle prices range from $50 to $150 depending on the country and the type of bicycle model.

The California Bikes,bicycle from philippines which we give away in some of our African projects cost between $97 to $150 USD per bike. Those bikes are great, because they are very sturdy and specifically designed for this purpose, they have easy to replace parts and they have many useful accessories such as a rack to transport things.

This style of bike is the most common and affordable in the Third World, we can buy a bike like this or a similar model in most countries for under US$ 100.-

These bicycles are the workhorses of India, Africa and China. People often mount stronger racks to carry heavier loads. These type of bikes are also known as Phoenix, Avon, Hero, Black Mamba and other names. Unfortunately our charity is not set up to accept used bike donations at the moment, in case you have a bike you’d like to donate we recommend to contact one of these charities: or

total bikes delivered



(As of Nov 9 2023)


Mexico Project 2022
Kilimanjaro: Mountain of Greatness

Hans Rey, Danny MacAskill and Gerhard Czerner head out on the mountain bike journey of a lifetime. Facing intense altitude challenges and health risks, this team sets out to be the first to conquer the two highest mountains in Africa back to back on a bike, Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro

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Featured Project

EFTC Foundation

Education for the Children (EFTC) is an international NGO based in Guatemala. Wheels4Life has worked with EFTC on several projects, including the delivery of over 100 bikes.