In Sept. 2011 Wheels 4 Life founder Hans Rey went on a bike adventure in the Uttrakhand Region in the Indian Himalayas with fellow pro mountain bikers Joscha Forstreuter and Richie Schley. At the end of their 6 day adventure they distributed 10 bikes to local children who live in scattered villages in the remote mountain region. Most of them have to walk 5 – 10km each way to school on a daily basis. The bikes will be a big help to cover the distance on the relatively flat jeep road on the high plateau in the mountains. Public transportation is not available. Hans and his team got to meet the potential recipients, choose them based on their needs and distance from the school and even got to visit some of their homes, where they enjoyed a cup chai tea. The bikes where purchased by W4L from Ti Cycles who not only distributes GT Bicycles in India, but also the more utilitarian Hercules bicycles. We were able to buy each bike at US $ 55.- which is way below our average cost for a bike in the Third World.Thanks to the help of our guide Ayan Brahma, who works for India Hikes Tour operator, we were able to identify the persons who needed the bikes most.
TOTAL BIKES DELIVERED:
(As of 09 March 2021)
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Kilimanjaro: Mountain of Greatness
Hans Rey, Danny MacAskill and Gerhard Czerner head out on the mountain bike journey of a lifetime. Facing intense altitude challenges and health risks, this team sets out to be the first to conquer the two highest mountains in Africa back to back on a bike, Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro
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EFTC FoundationEducation for the Children (EFTC) is an international NGO based in Guatemala. Wheels4Life has worked with EFTC on several projects, including the delivery of over 100 bikes.