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.

WHEELS4LIFE FAMILY UGANDA A REPORT ABOUT BENEFICIARY GROUPS – OCTOBER 2018

WHEELS4LIFE FAMILY UGANDA A REPORT ABOUT BENEFICIARY GROUPS – OCTOBER 2018

Introduction:

Uganda is one of the many countries benefiting from the support of wheels4life. Beneficiary groups/organizations formed a family under the name: Wheels4life family Uganda. This family is under the control of Mr. Muleke Jude the ambassador for wheels4life Uganda. For better supervision, Mr. Ogwal Moses oversees five groups in the Northern Part of Uganda to ensure the funds go to the right people.

Every year, wheels4life family Uganda holds a family meeting to share experiences, find solutions to different challenges faced as they help their communities, as well as evaluate the annual activities and also point to major issues to be considered in the subsequent year.

Report for Phase One (CBIRD)

Report for Phase One (CBIRD)

Introduction
At this time of the year CBIRD has again received funding to purchase 49 bikes. These bikes were handed out to School Teachers and school children (primary and secondary school children). These people (the beneficiaries) are found in rural isolated areas with no easy means of affording public transport. Their schools are located in distances of 12-14km. The gift of bike will make all the difference to them and help them to break out of the vicious cycle of CHRONIC POVERTY.

Whereas there are many other people in need of this bicycle support, we are happy that we on the road to helping them because Wheels4life has always been responsive to our call for help. before the year ends, we hope to receive another batch of bicycles to help more school teachers and councillors who help people infected and affected with HIV/AIDs in rural areas.

We thank very much Wheels4life for your support whenever we call on you. People in my local area are proud of Wheels4life because many have a better life in their households because of a bike they received, children have been able to go to school because of the bikes, health workers have improved their services – thanks to the bikes they received. We shall not cease to request for your support. Thank you very much

Pictures of some of our beneficiaries

These two boys are from the same family. One is in senior two and the other in senior one. They have been travelling 9km to and from school. This long distance was affecting their education performance. They had this to say:

“we are very proud to have this bike. The level we are it is very critical because it determines our future. we were worried how we would be moving to school when we join senior four where we have to be in class at 7am and leave school late in the evening. But this means of transport has made it for us. We are now seeing a brighter future. Thank you CBIRD, thank you Wheels4life.”

This is Teacher Ssenninde William. He is a secondary school teacher. His school is located 13km away from his home. Every day, this teacher travels 26km! This is his story: “I have been waking up at 4am and prepare myself for the journey to school. In the evening after classes, i was always thinking about this long journey back home. Everyday i come to school with a lot of fatigue! But this bike has made my work easy and enjoyable. I will use it not only for transport to school but also as a means to carry some of our family agricultural goods to the market. Our income in my house is going to improve. I thank you so much for think about me”.

At this school, it was joy among all the beneficiary students. it is one of the rural isolated schools. these beneficiary students travel distances of 7-11km to and from school everyday. they were very happy to receive a bicycle.

These were other students beneficiaries. They were very grateful to receive a bicycle. The evening when the bikes were given to them will always be fresh in their minds.

CBIRD is very grateful to Wheels4life and all Partners that contribute towards helping the needy people in Uganda. Our beneficiaries can now travel ten times farther, and many times quicker than on foot. We therefore request for more bicycle support to help our people in rural isolated areas.

We thank you wheels4lfe and all individual partners who have the needy people at! Thank you very much.

Yours
Jude Muleke
For CBIRD in Uganda

Kilimanjaro: Mountain of Greatness

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. They also visit one of our Wheels 4 Life projects in Kenya and meet with our bike recipients and project leaders, while donating more bicycles .

Click to watch video on Redbull.TV