Pro Bike Supply x Wheels for Life Sweepstakes Event!

Pro Bike Supply x Wheels for Life Sweepstakes Event!

You could win a pair of Crank Brothers Synthesis II Carbon Wheels w/ Chris King Special Edition Black & Gold Hubs!

We’ve teamed up with Wheels 4 Life – a non-profit charity- to bring you a chance to win a pair of Crank Brothers Synthesis II Carbon Wheels w/ Chris King Special Edition Black & Gold Hubs!

Wheels 4 Life helps provide bicycles to people in great need of transportation throughout the developing world. These people are those that live in both primitive and remote areas, with no access to, nor the means of affording public transportation. The closest school, doctor, or work place might be as far as 10 to 20 miles away.The gift of mobility can make all the difference to a person’s life and help them break out of the vicious cycle of poverty. Although any amount helps, $150 buys a bike for someone in need!

 

Wheels 4 Life providing ambulance bikes to Malawi and Uganda

In 2020 due to the pandemic, Wheels 4 Life decided to focus on providing bicycles and ambulance bikes to healthcare workers in Malawi and Uganda. Due to Covid restrictions on movement and a general lack of bicycles available  this was logistically challenging for our project leaders in the field.

The ambulance bikes have custom built trailers with a mattress and a canopy to protect patients from the glaring sun and intense heat.

In total we were able to provide 992 bicycles at a cost of $91,377.00.

As always, we are eternally grateful to our supporters, those that believe in what we are doing and the power of bicycles and also to our invaluable volunteers that run the projects in the many countries we have provided bicycles to.

Singletrack For Life fundraiser 2019

Singletrack For Life fundraiser 2019


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 fundraising event

SHRED fundraising event

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)

 

CIDAR Uganda Bike Report Phase 1

CIDAR Uganda Bike Report Phase 1

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

Bikes in the Wild – Chitwan, Nepal

Bikes in the Wild – Chitwan, Nepal

Words and Photos by advocacy adventurist and Wheels 4 Life Board Member, Bryan Cole (@bcolective)

Chitwan National Park, in the southern jungle of Nepal, is a truly unique place on our planet. As one of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems, Chitwan is home to a mind bending number of birds, a healthy streak of bengal tigers,  herds of wild and domesticated elephants, a couple thousand everything eating crocodiles, and one of the largest concentrated populations of one horned rhinos remaining on Earth. Chitwan is a place where raw rivers and jungle forests and animals roam and rage freely in the wild. And yet in many parts of the protected lands and waters, just across the river lies a population of people who have called those places home for thousands of years.