Bicycles Without Borders

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Bicycles Without Borders

Recycling and refurbishing bikes for marginalised youth in Canada.

Based in Toronto, Bicycles Without Borders is a non-profit organisation that uses “bikes and bike-related solutions as a tool for development in marginalized communities.” As we’ve seen with other similarly-minded projects, bicycles can provide educational empowerment, and be a valuable tool for economic opportunity. They can help enormously in facilitating access to rural healthcare, as well as creating a sense of independence and strengthening communities. There’s an “amazing lesson in the power of something as simple as a bike,” believes Mike Brcic, the organisation’s founder.

Bicycle Without Borders’ work takes on a variety of forms, from developing and promoting bicycle ambulances in Malawi, to collecting and refurbishing bicycles in Toronto, The charity supports rural farmers in impoverished communities in South America, marginalized youth in North America, and villages in Africa struggling with HIV and AIDS. Recently, for example, the organisation sent a 100 bicycles to Karanda Hospital in Zimbabwe.