Marco Marchese from the organizers of the 24hours race of Finale Ligure, Italy; presented Hans Rey a check for Wheels 4 Life over Euro 1017.-
The money was raised during a fundraiser at the famous 24hour mountain bike race of Finale Ligure.
- The 24H of Finale, since 1999, has always promoted the “fun” side of mountain bike, gathering for ride with your friends, barbeque, cold beers, music, shows, party along the 7 km course, in one of the most beautiful mountain bike spot in Europe. - First Hans Rey partecipation to the 24h of Finale was in 99, year of the induction in the MBHOF held in Finale, where he did one of the best trial show we’ve ever seen. - Hans return in 2006 was the base for this year cooperation with W4L - For 2007 edition the “12 Fun Team” caregory has been introduced, dedicated to all riders who wanted to take part to the event ...
Chris King Precision Components To Support Hans Rey’s Wheels4Life with Second Special Edition Component Series Portland, OR, August 31, 2007 – Chris King® Precision Components is partnering with Wheels4Life in the promotion of a special edition component series based on the Chris King DreadSet™. The new series will reflect similar efforts taken by the company to promote the Pretty and Strong special edition pink component series in support of breast cancer research since 2004.
Wheels4Life is a non-profit charity that provides new bicycles at no cost to people in need around the world. Hans Rey, founder of Wheels4Life, chose the colors red, gold, black and green to represent this new organization and began using the Chris King DreadSet on his Team GT® bicycles. As Hans is among the company’s longest running sponsorship athletes, Chris and the team at Chris King were eager to create a permanent program in support of Hans’ Wheels4Life efforts.
We are currently working on our Village Project. We might have found the perfect village/valley in Tanzania to launch this 2 year test project. Part of this project is to document by photo and video what an impact bicycles will have on this one community over a period of 2 years. The low budget film/ documentary shall support our mission in getting more bikes to people in Third World countries to get them mobile and to help them become more independant. One of our missions will be to use this film and the results to show to other foundations and help organisations to invest more of their funds towards bikes, since they can have such a great impact on communities and individuals.
In January 2008 a small team from Wheels 4 Life, will visit the area in Tanzania to get the project started. Our staff/volunteers will go there on their own time and dime. We have found not only ...
Wheels 4 Life is working on a partnership with the Equator Initiative, a project of the UNITED NATIONS Development Programme (www.undp.org) and other partners (www.equatorinitiative.org).
The United Nations Development Programme Equator Initiative team will help us identify communities along the equator where bicycles are needed. These communities have been acknowledged by the UNDP Equator Initiative (http://www.undp.org/equatorinitiative/index.htm), a partnership for sustainable communities in the tropics.
More news and developments will be posted soon.
June 8th 2007
Our Equator Initiative program with the United Nations is working out well. We have already authorized the first 20 bicycles in Nigeria and 10 bicycles in Zimbabwe. Other projects are pending for the Philippines, Tanzania and India.
This week the new Equator Prize finalists were announced in Berlin.
8th March 2007 A pair of ambitious British mountain-bikers, Andrew Welch and Tom Allen, are planning an attempt to circumnavigate the globe by mountain bike. Ride Earth, due to begin in June 2007, has a broad itinerary that passes through some of the remotest areas of the world and covers over 50 countries, through Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, Northeast and South-east Asia, Australasia, South America, the USA, and Canada, over a period of several years.
(Hans Rey and Ride Earth team in London at a recent tradeshow where Ride Earth had a display/booth to promote their project. Photo: MushMush)
Ride Earth have teamed up with extreme biking legend Hans Rey’s charity Wheels4Life. Wheels4Life is a non-profit organization that provides bikes for people in Third-World countries in need of transportation to get to work or to school. Tom and Andy will be the charity’s ambassadors – on their journey they will identify individuals in need of ...
Mountain Bike Freeriding Legends Hans Rey, Richie Schley and Wade Simmons are planning a adventure trip to Nepal to ride a previously unridden trail in the Annapurna Mountains in the Himalaya’s. There extreme biking trip will be documented for TV. Along their journey they will seek for people in need of bicycles and hand them out in the name of Wheels 4 Life. Photos and Videos will be posted soon.