World Bicycle Relief’s Buffalo Bicycle is our Bike of the Year

This year, instead of selecting a Trek for our Bike of the Year we chose World Bicycle Relief’s hard working Buffalo Bicycle. They’re designed for the rigors of daily life in developing countries where people often have to walk long distances to accomplish everyday tasks. Since 2005, Buffalo Bicycles have helped kids get to school, health workers to patients, and farmers to market. World Bicycle Relief is on a mission to continue helping people gain mobility and independence through bicycles. What can you do to help? A donation to World Bicycle Relief in any amount helps empower someone in need. And through December 31, Trek will match the amount of your donation up to an overall of $500k!*

Hope has two wheels

Bicycles are simple machines capable of a remarkably outsized impact—they have the power to transform lives across the globe.

Four reasons to give to World Bicycle Relief

You’ll help children get an education

Education is the great equalizer for rural children, but distance is a big barrier. Bicycles help students overcome the many challenges they face on their way to school.

You’ll help increase healthcare access

With two wheels, health workers are saving lives. They’re working to combat COVID-19, eliminate malaria, teach health and nutrition, and visit more homebound patients.

You’ll help boost local economies

With a bicycle, farmers and entrepreneurs increase their carrying capacity, earn more income, and improve the quality of life for their families.

You’ll help improve the lives of women and girls

Investing in women and girls will change the world. With bicycles, they can access education, healthcare, and livelihoods to break the cycle of poverty and thrive.

Meet Jackton

As a test rider for World Bicycle Relief since 2011, Jackton Ochala provides invaluable feedback on our bike designs. In exchange for his essential work, he is now the proud owner of five Buffalo Bicycles, which he uses daily for his ever-growing delivery business.

Buffalo Bicycles are tools for change

Buffalo Bicycles are built to withstand the rugged rural conditions in developing areas of the globe, so they’re durably made, very reliable, and easy to repair locally.

1 Heavy duty rack

Rear racks with 220lb capacity makes it easy for farmers to bring goods to market.

2 Strong brakes

Reliable all-weather brakes help kids get to school safely.

3 Rugged frame

Heavy-gauge, oversized steel frames dependably go the distance.

4 Durable wheels

Puncture-resistant tires and heavy-gauge spokes and rims ensure health workers can reach remote patients.

Design that makes a difference

We are very proud to have been part of the Buffalo Bicycle’s original prototyping. The first bike was created right at Trek Headquarters in Waterloo, WI!

More about World Bicycle Relief

World Bicycle Relief is committed to using bicycles to help people conquer the challenge of distance, achieve independence, and thrive. Since its founding in 2005, World Bicycle Relief has put over 600,000 bikes into the hands of people in Zambia, Kenya, Colombia, Zimbabwe and beyond, empowering countless lives and building stronger communities in the process.

The need

In developing regions of the world, millions of people walk for miles each day just to survive. On foot, individuals race against the sun to complete everyday tasks. Distance is a barrier to attending school, receiving healthcare, and delivering goods to market.

World Bicycle Relief’s response

World Bicycle Relief delivers specially designed, locally assembled, rugged bicycles for people in need. We’ve developed an efficient, innovative, and scalable model to empower students, health workers, and entrepreneurs in rural developing regions with life-changing mobility.

Donate to join the movement

A donation of $165 helps World Bicycle Relief provide one Buffalo Bicycle for someone who needs it.** Even better? Through December 31, Trek will match your donation* to help get a total of two bikes into the field! No matter how big or small your donation, any amount helps World Bicycle Relief mobilize people in need.

The information that you submit above will not be collected nor stored by Trek Bicycle Company nor any of its subsidiaries or corporate affiliates. Your information will be transmitted to World Bicycle Relief for the purpose of administering your donation and for other purposes consistent with World Bicycle Relief's Privacy Policy.

*Trek Bicycle will match any donation made to World Bicycle Relief between 11/8/21 and 12/31/2021 up to an overall total of $500k.

**Values shown represent real needs and expenses in the field. Your gift will be used to provide life-changing transportation through World Bicycle Relief’s programs. Your donation will help provide a bicycle for a student, healthcare worker or entrepreneur who would otherwise likely travel long distances on foot. Your donation also helps build bicycle infrastructure in the areas where World Bicycle Relief works, benefiting generations to come.

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