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September 1 – B4H Boston’s second container packed with 530+ bikes and bike parts and shipped to Ramotswa, Botswana! Thank you to all donors, volunteers, and LSRHS for making this project so successful!

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Thanks to Thatcher and the New Canaan community for contributing bikes.

Thatcher, a seventh grader, hosted a bike drive and picked up over 60 bikes. Great work.

Manchester Essex hosts wildly successful bike drive

A student driven bike drive at the Manchester Essex high school ended with a donation of 97 bikes! Thank you to the students, teachers, and community members who made this event happen.

Bicycles, cycling jerseys and helmets to Mogobane Junior Secondary School

Yet another donation of bicycles, cycling jerseys and helmets to Mogobane Junior Secondary School in the south east district. This will go a long way in assisting students who walk a long distance to and from school. The Deputy Chairperson of South East District handed over the donation to the school head and the are councillor. An agreement was made with the school management to establish a cycling club in the school.


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Thank you to Dartmouth Bikes for 31 donated bikes!

Check out Dartmouth Bikes!

Plymouth’s DreamRide Rally Donates 89 Bikes!

After completing a week long 600 mile bicycle ride from Washington D.C. to Plymouth, MA, organizers and community members came out to support their school system for an afternoon of activities. The Plymouth community also donated 89 bikes to help other school systems in Botswana, providing students with mobility, thereby reducing their daily school commutes – this meaningful contribution will save several miles per student each day.

Dream Rides Plymouth

 

Bicycles being distributed to kids in Africa

Bicycles being presented at the Lesilakgokong village and Kubung primary school for local kids. David Lebalelo has done a great job organizing these events and collaborating with BIRRO and the Ministry of Transportation and Communication to get kids on bikes.
David: “Not only will the bikes provide mobility but also develop the interest of cycling as a sport to disadvantaged communities in the country. These kids walk long distance to and from school. It will provide mobility to and from schools. These kids have right to education too, they hardly go to school because of the distance. Close monitoring will be done to make sure that the bikes are always in good condition.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/david-lebalelo/kubung-lesilakgokong-primary-schools-receive-30-bicycles/1368929759799447

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B4H Boston’s First Container reaches Africa! 

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Thanks to WMCT-TV for covering our story!

Thanks to the Boston Globe for a great article

Boston Globe Article- Bicycles for Humanity Boston

November 14 – First Container packed and shipped to Ramotswa, Botswana! Thanks to LSRHS and the Boston Community for making this project possible!

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NPR (Boston’s WBURNews Radio) Interview with Reed Findlay

Location has been set: B4H Boston is sending the first ever container to Botswana.

Ramotswa google map

June – Great collection day from Sudbury MA, gathering 51 bikes on a beautiful Saturday morning!

April – Thanks to Dartmouth Bicycles for donating 35 bicycles and parts.

January 1 – January 30: Donate bikes to any Landry’s location and receive a $10 gift card during the month of January.

January 1st – Happy New Year everybody, we have reached 2015 and will be shipping this summer. We have reached the 300 bike mark but have to get to 500!

Look at the Donate page to find where and when to drop off bikes and upcoming drives.

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October 26th – Big thanks to the Hanover community for coming out on a chilly day and donating over 30 bikes! Stay posted we will be back this Spring.

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June 30th – Thank you to the New Canaan Community for an awesome bike drive!

Article from the New Canaan Bike Drive

http://www.ncadvertiser.com/34604/providing-bikes-for-bush-people-new-canaan-native-whit-findlay-aims-to-aid-namibians/

16 bikes packed into the van from the New Canaan Drive

16 bikes packed into one van from the New Canaan Drive

July 22nd – Thanks to the Andover and Willimington towns for their donations and for hosting our second bike drive

May 9th – Thank you to the Sudbury community for our first bike drive!

Sudbury holds the record, producing 80 bikes in one day!

Article from the Sudbury Bike Drive

Whit manning the drop off spot

Whit manning the drop off spot