Wheels4Life – Providing Low Cost Quality Bikes for Third World Countries

Michael & Matt fundraiser

<p>&nbsp;Matt and Micheal, two 12 year old boys from the Los Angeles area, have organized a used bike collection for Wheels 4 Life. ( we usually don't deal with used bikes, but in this case we will bring them straight to Mexico and make sure they will find owners in need of mobility).&nbsp;</p><p>They had their bike collection last weekend and collected 26 bikes plus $161 in cash. I got to meet the boys on Sunday in Orange County, when they delivered the bikes to where we are storing them until we will deliver them to Mexico.</p><p>Thank you guys for making a difference.&nbsp;</p><div><img src="/media/uploads/photos/2009/Mar/18/IMG_1099-01.jpg" style="-webkit-user-select: none" /></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Read Matt Winkel's report here:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><!—StartFragment—> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;My friend Michael and I decided to work with Wheels4Life for our Bar Mitzvah project.&nbsp; We collected bikes from people in our neighborhoods and gave them to Hans Rey and his organization.&nbsp; Hans planned on taking these bikes to people who needed them in Baja, Mexico.&nbsp; </p> <p>I got a lot out of this project.&nbsp; I feel like I did some good for the world by collecting 26 bikes and helping at least 26 lives.&nbsp; In fact we also collected $161 in donations, which we also gave to Wheels4Life. These bikes not only will help the recipients but they also benefit the families. My friend Michael and I had so much fun with this that we are thinking of making it an annual event.&nbsp; This was a great experience, combining our love of biking with helping others. I recommend that everyone who loves to bike and wants to help people who need it, to get involved with Wheels4Life. And one of the best things is that I got to meet Hans Rey, who was an awesome guy. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <!—EndFragment—> <div>&nbsp;</div>