Wheels4Life – Providing Low Cost Quality Bikes for Third World Countries

Bike Park Wales Fundraiser May 7th '17 Fancy Dress Ride

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Bike Park Wales will be hosting a Wheels 4 Life fundraiser on Sunday May 7th.
The aim will be to create the longest fancy dress MTB train ever. So please join them and have a blast whilst raising money to buy bikes and change people’s lives for the better. 
The event will be filmed and you can see our film, which will be screened there at 9:30am. The ride train starts rolling at 11:30. 
Admission is £15. 100% of proceeds go to Wheels 4 Life

Word has it World Champion Tracy Mosley will lead the train. Anybody can and should participate. Super fun and world class trails will be open all day long. More info: http://www.bikeparkwales.com/Wheels-4-Life-Fundraiser-

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Wheels 4 Life update from Hans Rey April '17

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Wheels 4 Life update from Hans Rey

April 27. 2017 

Wheels 4 Life charity is already in its 11th year of giving bicycles to people in need of transportation throughout the developing world.

The charity and cause has been growing at a healthy rate where Carmen and I can handle the day to day workload along with all of our other obligations and real jobs.

To date we have given almost 10,000 people in 32 different countries a bicycle. Each of these bicycles would have stories to tell about how people have benefited from them; how they made their lives easier, how they made earning an income possible, how they provided access to education and healthcare and in some cases, how they even saved lives.

Carmen and I are as committed as we were on day one. We still run the everyday business voluntarily, without compensation. We are assisted immensely by our Voluntary Project Leaders in the field (VPL), they supervise most of ...

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Give a bicycle for Christmas and change a life, or four!

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You can change a family’s life for the better, with the gift of a bicycle. One bike equals approximately four people having the benefit. One bike costs on average $150. This holiday season, if you would like to purchase a bicycle in lieu of a gift for someone, that person will receive a personalised wooden postcard letting them know that they will have changed lives through the gift of their bicycle.

If you would like to gift a bike as a gift, please add to your PayPal memo, the address and the name of the person you are gifting.

 

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Wheels 4 Life revisits Ndeiya, Kenya with Danny MacAskill on their way to summiting Africa's two highest peaks

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In October Hans Rey, Danny MacAskill, Gerhard Czerner, Martin Bissig and the Freeride Entertainment film crew popped in to visit one of our former projects in Ndeiya, Kenya, on their way to summiting Africa’s two highest peaks.

2013, Hans and I did the ultimate road trip, visiting 24 of our field project leaders in both Kenya and Uganda. We made a film about it, I wrote a story about it and took one or two thousand photos showing it. Fast forward to 2016….Hans, Danny and Gerhard are off to tackle the most physically and mentally challenging adventure of their lives. Hans as many know, has thirty years experience of expedition adventures, but even for him, this was going to be a huge one. To summit Mount Kenya and straight off the back, to summit Kilimanjaro, combined 36,000’….on bikes! But first, they visited one of the projects featured in our 2013 film “Riding Out of Poverty”, located in Ndeiya ...

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Ten Percent Project

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Wheels4life-Ten Percent Project

Below is a great example of how one person can make a huge difference. Tristen Smith, a 8th Grader from Sullivan Middle School in Bonsall, California contacted us in December ‘15, inspired by a school project he organized his own fundraiser ride to benefit Wheels 4 Life in April‘16. He raised over $ 2,800.- which will buy approx. 25 bicycles. Check out his inspiring presentation below. Give A Bike - Change A Life!  Thank you. 

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In the words of Rose Kizito from Uganda; "We have a short story from Nakkazi Betty of Lyantonde"

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Nakkazi Betty is a small business holder, she grows and then sells bananas and vegetables at the market in the nearest town. She has this message to share about the difference that a Wheels 4 Life bicycle has made to her life.

Rose Kizito is one of our Ugandan Project Leaders, Rose has a foundation which specifically supports women, providing them with the assistance they need to work and support their families.

“My bike is my life. It has brought new life to my house and the two grand children I take care of are now at school. When I harvest my bananas (two or three stalks at a time), I can easily ride them to the market for sale, before I could not carry that many on my head. In the market, there are many people who can offer different prices. It is up to me to decide who takes my bananas. Before the bike came in my house, I ...

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A message from Tristan Smith from Sullivan Middle School, Bonsall, CA

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First of all, an intro from me;  Tristen is a middle schooler at the Sullivan Middle School in Bonsall, California. When Tristen’s Language Arts teacher set the class a challenge called “The Ten Percent Project”, in which they were to identify a need in a community either domestically or globally; then try and solve it by 10%.The work that Wheels 4 Life is doing to solve the very big problem of lack of transportation in the developing world caught Tristen’s attention. Wheels 4 Life became his chosen charity and he wishes to support a project through purchasing bicycles for a community in the greatest need of transportation in countries where a bicycle can make the difference between having an education, or not, receiving medical treatment or not, or making a living, or not.. How will he do this? By holding a fundraiser in the form of a family friendly bike ride from Las Pulgas to San Onofre Beach and back ...

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Wheels 4 Nepal

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We delivered another batch of bicycles on Dec. 1st 2015 to earthquake victims in Nepal through our #Wheels4Nepal project

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Singletrack 4 LIfe ride in Genk, Belgium Dec. 13th 2015

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On Sunday December 13th 2015, the beautiful singletracks in Genk (Belgium) will be the location for a charity ride for ‘Wheels4life’.

The different rides will be available on GPS.

You can register for different distances and levels; 34, 42 and 50km. Groups (ca10-13 people/group) will be decided upon registration. Places are limited so be quick to not miss out on the already legendary 1st edition! 

singletrackforlife@gmail.com
fee; 30euro

Registration will be confirmed after receiving payment.
Bank account : BE87 7360 2230 3394

Meeting from 9am, start times will be confirmed by email.

More;
bike wash, parking, cyclocross on TV from 3pm, bbq & beer!!

Visit the Singletrack for Life facebook page for more info und updates. Thank you Mark Maurissen 

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