Wheels4Life – Providing Low Cost Quality Bikes for Third World Countries

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.

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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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W4L Gala Taichung, Taiwan Nov. 20th 2015

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Event: Wheels 4 Life Taiwan Charity Event

Date: November 20th 2015
Location: Windsor Hotel Ballroom, Taichung, Taiwan Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 PM

Who is Wheels 4 Life ?

Wheels4Life is a non-profit charity (501c(3)), that provides free bicycles for people in need of transportation in Third World countries. We partner with local individuals, organizations and other groups to help us identify persons who sincerely need a bike to be able to go to school or to work. Often these people live in very primitive and remote areas with no access or means to public transportation. The closest school, doctor or work-place might be 10 or 20 miles away. Having a bike can make all the difference in somebody’s life and can give them a chance to break out of the vicious poverty cycle. The gift of mobility, in form of a bicycles, can do miracles.

We carefully select the persons who receive a bike, with the help of local institutions ...

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The Outback Odyssey on a Single 36" Wheel

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It all began as an idea I came up with after talking to a customer at work. He was in getting his mountain bike ready for a ride on the Mawson trail. At this point I had recently taken up the sport of Unicycling or Muni (Mountain Unicycling) so I wondered if the Mawson trail would be possible on the Uni.

Once I had reached almost a year of Unicycling and had established a few required skills I thought I’d do a test run. I managed to get a good friend and fellow Unicyclist Marc Bracegirdle on board to ride the 300 kilometre Kidman trail where I learnt much about what works and what doesn’t.

Now that I knew Uni touring was a possible thing for me and something really fun, it was time to put the big goal into motion. I met up with Julian Furguson from Bike S.A. while at Melrose for the 18 hour Mountain bike ...

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The 8 Day-340 Mile Walking Challenge for the Rory Walworth Memorial Fund by Will Oldham.

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On June 6th Will Oldham will be setting out on an 8-day challenge, covering 340 miles across the South of England and visiting all 24 schools against which he played rugby with Rory Walworth in order to raise money on behalf of the Rory Walworth Memorial Fund for Wheels 4 Life. He will be finishing at Bishop Wordsworth’s Grammar School on 13th June, where he and Rory both grew up playing rugby together in a team of incredibly close friends, all of whom have gone on to various careers around the world but most of whom have already been in touch about the event to help in one form or another.

The idea came about after discussing with a couple of friends how they could go about linking Rory’s two great passions of rugby and cycling. After some deliberation and various equally crazy ideas being thrown around they settled on the Big School Run with the hope that keeping it fairly ...

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