Wheels4Life – Providing Low Cost Quality Bikes for Third World Countries

24h of Finale Ligure presents check to W4L

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Eurobike, Friedrichshafen, Germany

Sept. 2, 2007

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 ...

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Chris King launches W4L headset

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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.
 
“Hans understands the important role of the ...

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Fox Racing Shox Raffle

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Fox Racing Shox and Toxoholic’s have raised $ 550.- at Eurobike tradeshow in Germany by selling raffle tickets to win a Fox Float fork.

The winner was Sebastian Trautner from Uhldingen-Mühlhofen, Germany 

Congradulations to the winner and thanks to our friends from Fox Shox

Photo: Hans Rey holding up the Fox fork that was raffled. 

  

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Village Project

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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 ...

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UN Equator Initiative

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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. 

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Ride 4 Life Freeride Camp @ 24h race in Finale Ligure, Italy

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Wheels 4 Life is an official partner of the 24h Mountain Bike Race in Finale Ligure, Italy from May 18. - 20. 2007

In the days prior to the festival, Hans Rey will host the “Ride 4 Life” - Freeride Camp in Calizzano (http://www.legiaire.it); which will benefit W4L.

For more info check out: www.24hfinale.com

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The Members Project by AX

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Wheels 4 Life has been approved by American Express (AX) promotion, “The Members Project”.

Out of all submissions for charitable projects the top 50 projects will be selected and supported by AX on July 3rd.

Our project is listed under the title: “Give A Bike - Change A Life”, Project ID: 06827 

http://email.americanexpress.com/a/tBGX5nAAQB6AABGtCmFBMK7Gk.AQB6AAxB/amex1 

 more info at: www.membersproject.com

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Ride Earth project serves as W4L Ambassadors

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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 ...

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Cash4Trash Initiative

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Check out this short video clip about our “Cash 4 Trash” project, where we asked people to donate proceeds from old stuff they sold on ebay or on a garage sale. Check out the video and get inspired.

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Nepal Mountain Bike Adventure to benefit locals

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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.

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