About Pedal to Empower


Pedal to Empower is a global campaign to empower women and girls with life-changing bicycles!


In celebration of World Bicycle Day, join us anytime May-June to be part of the cause. You'll help raise awareness and funds to provide more women and girls with bikes so they can achieve their full potential.


Not just a bike. It's a life-changer. Bicycles may seem like just two wheels and a frame, but in the hands of women and girls, they are a means of personal advancement.

Women and girls in rural regions of the world play a critical role in helping their communities thrive. Yet they face obstacles to accessing education, paid work, reproductive and maternal healthcare, and safety from gender-based violence. Walking long distances to reach services, attend a job training or go to a class requires daylight, time, and safety risks. 

With bicycles, entrepreneurs can launch businesses, girls can commute to school, and women can leave roadside harassers in the dust.


Choose any distance and make an impact! Whether solo or with a group, you can help us reach our collective goal to ride 1M kilometers and raise $1M to empower women and girls with bicycles!

Pedal Anywhere

Hop on your bike and join us from anywhere in the world. We'll equip you with everything you need to have fun and make a huge impact.

Host a Ride

Organize a community ride; invite friends, family, and coworkers to join your team! You'll receive the tools you need to host an amazing event.

Join a Ride

Unite with local riders in your community and pedal with purpose together. Check to see if there's an organized ride near you!

We're here to help you reach your goals - big and small - while making a world of difference for women and girls. Let's go! 


Going Strong!

Last year more than 6,200 riders of all ages and abilities across 67 countries pedaled to empower women and girls! See some of the amazing faces around the globe who made it our biggest year yet!

Why Women & Girls?

Throughout rural regions, women and girls face cultural obstacles that limit their access to quality education, well-paid employment, quality reproductive healthcare, and property rights. That’s why World Bicycle Relief aims to direct 70% of program bicycles to women and girls. With access to bicycles, they can unlock their potential. Learn more >

Why World Bicycle Relief?

World Bicycle Relief is a catalyst for change, helping people in need realize their goals by providing access to education, markets, health facilities and vital services with the tool they need to thrive. Equipped with a purpose-designed Buffalo Bicycle from World Bicycle Relief, students, health workers and entrepreneurs in developing regions create opportunities for themselves, their families, and entire communities. Learn more > 

Ready to join the fun?