Saturday, February 22, 2014

Zomba!

Our 5th shipment of bikes was consigned to a charity called Africycle working out of Zomba, Malawii. Thrilled to receive word that the bikes arrived in good shape and will soon assisting many.
The container- last seen in Victoria!
Over 500 bikes!
The happy crew.

And yes- we are now working on #6. How could we not with smiles like that.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Shipment #5 Loaded on Board.

Hang on to your hats Malawi.  527 bikes are coming your way.  (486 Adults and Youth bikes)

Thrilled to be working with Africycle for this shipment.  All bikes will be delivered to their shop in Zomba. 

So many organizations to thanks- Van Isle Containers, TweedRide Victoria, local bikes shops, Recyclistas, Uvic Spokes, and the volunteers that help load. 

The logistics wouldn't have come together without the amazing assistance of Paul from R&B Trucking who paved the way for the container and enlisted the help of MDW Express and Seaspan Ferries.  All who came to our assistance!  Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you!

Here are some photos:



And the message we really want to see: LOADED ON BOARD!

Track our shipment here!



Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Bicycle Built For 2!

B4H Victoria shipped this bike to the Karamoja region of Uganda earlier in 2013.  Thrilled to get the photos.

They have reported that the tandem bike is perfect for learners.  

And apparently kids too! 

And the tandem was part of the parade that led the next shipment of bikes into town! 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Kaabong!

Bikes have reached Kaabong- in the far hinterlands of Uganda.  It wasn't without drama- customs delays, paperwork, rain, a stuck truck and a burned clutch! But the bikes are there.  This is one of three shipments arriving in the Karamoja this month comprised of bikes from Victoria BC, Santa Rosa CA., and Adirondack NY.


On the Victoria end we couldn't have made it happen with out the support of Tweed Ride Victoria, R & B Trucking, and VanIsle containers.  And of course- you- our supporters.

Thank-you!




Monday, September 16, 2013

September 2013

September is here, and thanks to Victorians our goal of shipping another 450 bikes to Africa this fall looks very realistic!  Stay tuned for updates- in the meantime check out Tweed Ride Victoria for a jolly good time.. (and support B4H of course!)  Cheerio, John