Trek Bicycle and World Bicycle Relief (WBR) have announced their third annual holiday fundraiser to help mobilize people in rural communities with purpose-built Buffalo Bicycles. This year, the two organizations aim to raise a total of $1 million, with Trek matching all donations up to $375,000 between now and December 31, 2023. Customers can donate to the campaign on trekbikes.com .
“The past few years, our World Bicycle Relief holiday campaigns have raised millions of dollars and helped place tens of thousands of Buffalo Bicycles into the communities that need them most,” said Trek Bicycle Vice President of Advocacy Bob Burns. “World Bicycle Relief uses bikes to change the world, one person at a time, and we’re proud to help provide a means for transportation that allows riders to conquer the challenge of distance, achieve independence, and thrive.”
The unique and innovative Buffalo Bicycle helps students get to school, health workers to patients, farmers to markets, and more. 70% of World Bicycle Relief’s efforts benefit women and girls specifically and offer advantages that extend beyond transportation. Communities with Buffalo Bicycles have seen an increase in positive self-image and female participation in local clubs and community groups. World Bicycle Relief Buffalo Bicycles have also had a tremendous impact on girl students around the world. According to a randomized controlled trial that assessed World Bicycle Relief’s programs in Zambia between 2017 and 2018, communities with Buffalo Bicycles saw a 28% reduction in absenteeism, a 19% decrease in dropouts, and a 66% increase in […]