Bicycles for Humanity Colorado

Our mission is simple: to change the world two wheels at a time. Bicycles for Humanity - Colorado was formed by Josh Pace, Rodd Granger, and Keenan Gates in September of 2007 to begin to form a bridge of community sharing between the front range of Colorado and healthcare workers serving those in need in Africa. We were inspired by the ability to marry personal interests and the desire to help those most marginalized in society.
Jul 19, 2013

July 2013 Update

Bikes arriving to the island
Bikes arriving to the island

Hello!

Thus far, we have raised $85 through GlobalGiving towards our goal of $4,000 to assist with in-country transportation and really need your help.  Mfangano Island has roughly 19,000 residents, depending on the time of year and is separated by a giant mountain in the middle.  On the half of the island where our bike shop is located, there are 200 motorbikes and 1 car. The team at the shop has sold through most of the inventory of 350 bikes and we shipped a second container in April that is currently clearing customs. 

Can you image how life has changed?  Bikes are everywhere!

From the bike shop..."I can’t forget to mention the rate at which the rides have increased in the island as now every man and women can ride the bikes including 3 years old kids. This is a big impact to this remote island in terms of transport is concerned. "

Bicycles for Humanity Colorado puts 100% of the funds we raise back into the cause.  We have no overhead from paid staff as we all volunteer our time.

Best,

Mike Lover

Mar 18, 2013

March 2013 Update

Hello!

Thus far, we have raised $85 through GlobalGiving towards our goal of $4,000 to assist with in-country transportation and really need your help.  Mfangano Island has roughly 19,000 residents, depending on the time of year and is separated by a giant mountain in the middle.  On the half of the island where our bike shop is located, there are 200 motorbikes and 1 car.  Bikes have arrived to the island and the demand has been fantastic! The team has sold through the inventory and we are sending off another shipment on 4/8/2013. 

Can you image how life will change?  Access to healthcare, access to school, access to the market to sell crops are now a reality, and they can all happen multiple times a day.   

From the bike shop..."I can’t forget to mention the rate at which the rides have increased in the island as now every man and women can ride the bikes including 3 years old kids. This is a big impact to this remote island in terms of transport is concerned. "

Bicycles for Humanity Colorado puts 100% of the funds we raise back into the cause.  We have no overhead from paid staff as we all volunteer our time.

Best,

Mike Lover

Dec 13, 2012

Next shipment set to go in June of 2013

Hello!

Thus far, we have raised $50 through GlobalGiving towards our goal of $4,000 to assist with in-country transportation and really need your help.  Mfangano Island has roughly 19,000 residents, depending on the time of year and is separated by a giant mountain in the middle.  On the half of the island where our bike shop will be located, there are 200 motorbikes and 1 car.  Bikes have arrived to the island and the demand has been fantastic! Take a look at the the new video by using the link below...I am sure many folks have never seen a bicycle traveling across Lake Victoria and on the island.

Bikes are everywhere!!  We can't believe the demand we are seeing at the bike shop.

Can you image how life will change?  Access to healthcare, access to school, access to the market to sell crops are now a reality, and they can all happen multiple times a day.  With a bicycle, islanders will be able to travel 3 to 4 times faster and carry 3 to 4 times more weight in 1/3 of the time!  So, as you think about where you money could go, I leave you with one final thought.  Bicycles for Humanity Colorado puts 100% of the funds we raise back into the cause.  We have no overhead from paid staff as we all volunteer our time.

Best,

Mike Lover

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