Africa Rides

experience the power of bicycles

Africa Rides offers an exclusive opportunity for World Bicycle Relief donors and supporters
to connect with bicycle recipients and experience first-hand the spirit of ingenuity and hope
that comes with a bicycle.

During this nine-day adventure you will partner with local assemblers to build your own bike which you will then ride alongside entrepreneurs, healthcare workers, and students as you learn their stories and see the profound impact two wheels can make in rural Africa. This unparalleled access paired with a world-class safari excursion provides a truly life-changing experience. For more information on how past Africa Riders have been inspired to make a difference, check out Africa Rides Latest News.

World Bicycle Relief staff will provide you with resources and support before and after your trip so you can deepen your commitment through raising awareness and funds for our mission.

Trip Dates

May 17-25, 2014


  • Build a Buffalo bike with a local assembler
  • Ride the bicycle you built alongside a healthcare worker to visit their patients
  • Learn how bicycles are being used to create thriving businesses in rural Zambia
  • Experience a one-of-kind distribution ceremony at a local school
  • Witness the difference a bicycle makes for a girl student as you journey with her to and from school
  • Discover the beauty of Africa with a safari adventure at the close of your trip

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Words can't do justice to the impact of this experience. It sounded so simple before the trip, "The Power of Bicycles"... but to see how it changes a child's life, expands a caregivers reach and empowers entrepreneurs - I am a believer! I felt so blessed to be a part of it.

Amy Lewis


In The News

Warren Rossiter of Cycling Plus recounts his adventures during Africa Rides, The Los Angeles Times praises the trips for their unique "Voluntourism" experience rarely found in travel packages and The Chicago Journal features the story of Africa Rides participant June Kirchgatter.

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