World Bicycle Relief Funded by Lead Sponsor SRAM

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The Story:

World Bicycle Relief was founded in 2005 by SRAM Executive VP F.K. Day and his wife Leah Missbach Day in response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami.  World Bicycle Relief partnered with aid organizations on the ground in Sri Lanka to distribute over 24,000 bicycles to aid the rebuilding of lives by providing access to education and healthcare and reconnecting workers to their livelihood.

After the success of this disaster relief program in Sri Lanka, World Bicycle Relief was approached by aid organizations working in Sub-Saharan Africa to assist with volunteer healthcare programs in Zambia where 40% of the population was suffering the effects of HIV/AIDS. In partnership with local aid groups, World Bicycle Relief worked to provide specially designed, locally assembled, rugged bicycles to healthcare workers treating HIV/AIDS patients. Field mechanics were also trained to build, maintain and repair the bicycles.

 
Today, World Bicycle Relief is working across transforming individuals and their communities through The Power of Bicycles. World Bicycle Relief Buffalo Bicycles are granted through work-to-own or study-to-own programs or purchased by non government organizations  corporations or individuals in need of reliable transportation in order to reach clean water, education, healthcare, markets and jobs. To date, World Bicycle Relief has provided over 120,000 bicycles and trained over 200 field mechanics. 
 
World Bicycle Relief : The Power of Bicycle 
 
Since 2005, WBR.org has placed 145,960 Bicycles in Sub Sahara Africa.  These durable bikes were specifically designed for the tough terrain and can last for many years.  WBR.org manufacturers and assembles the bikes locally and has trained hundreds of mechanics to make sure the program – and bicycles – are sustainable.  
Capacity : Riding a bicycle increases an individual’s capacity x 5
  this means a farmer can take more product to market and have a more prosperous business
Distance : Over equal units of time, an individual can ride a bicycle 4 x the distance than a person walking
  this means health care workers can see and treat more HIV/AIDs patients, saving more lives
Time : For every 10 miles traveled, a bicycle saves 3 hours of time
  this means students can spend more time in the classroom getting a fuller education and less time getting there.
 
How can you get involved? 
SRAM is the leading sponsor of WBR.org.  Profits from the company directly impact the day to day operations of WBR, so those SRAM products you are riding on each made a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.  But, it is not without the generous cash donations that most of this would be at all possible.  
 
Please stop by the SRAM World Bicycle Relief Booth on August 6th to learn more.   Just by providing your email address and name, you will be entered in a drawing to win a SRAM Gear Bag.  (drawn on that same day, 8/6).

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