Organizations that collect bikes
There are many incredible organizations in the developed world that collect bikes and send them to Africa, many of these organizations are also looking for responsible partners to send their bikes to. it is why we strongly encourage everyone to take the Bicycle Empowerment Centre managers course in the B4H University. Just like the global team at Bicycles for Humanity, many of these other organizations are looking for responsible partners and partners that can provide the accountability they require.
Bicycles for Humanity Global
B4H is a global grassroots movement of chapters in the developed world that partner with African teams to deliver the gift of mobility, please visit www.bicycles-for-humanity.org to find a B4H chapter .
Bikes for the World www.bikesfortheworld.org United States
BFTW has been around over 15 years and is located in the Washington DC area. They do a tremendous job and we consider them a 5 star organization. Their model is focused on the developed world side, they collect and load the bikes into containers and expect their partners in the developing world to cover the costs. We strongly encourage reaching out to Bikes for the World after you have passed the Bicycle Empowerment Managers Course, that way, they know you have the skill to manage the program properly and the understanding of what BFTW is expecting.
Bikes not Bombs www.bikesnotbombs.org United States
Bikes not Bombs really started the sending bikes to Africa movement and have been around a bit longer than BFTW and B4H. They are another incredible program and one that is always looking for great partners globally to work with.
Mikes Bikes Foundation http://www.mikesbikesafrica.com United States
Another long time great organization in the states that has sent numerous containers of bikes to Africa. They tend to follow a business model working with established bike shops and programs in Africa.
Africycle http://www.africycle.org Canada
A wonderful Canadian organization that has been sending bikes to Malawi since 2007. They follow a commercial model there, helping to set up bike shops there.
Working Bikes http://www.workingbikes.org United States
This organization in Chicago is similar to many others globally in that they collect bikes, repair them and give them out locally and the overflow or excess gets donated to the developing world, well worth keeping in touch with them.
Re-Cycle http://www.re-cycle.org UK
Another long time bike collection organization similar to Bikes for the World that collects bikes and then looks for partners to deliver the bikes to in the developing world.
Bikes 4 Life http://www.bikes4life.com.au Australia
An Australian organization shipping containers of bikes to Africa that might be a source of bikes for your community.
VelAfrica http://velafrica.ch Switzerland
Velafrica is a great Swiss organization that collects bikes , repairs them and sends them to great African partners that meet their high standards for accountability and expertise. they have been doing this for over 20 years and have sent over 150,000 bikes to Africa.