About the Ride

No matter what distance you choose to ride, whether you're solo or with a group, you can help us Pedal to Empower women and girls around the world. Choose your distance and make an impact by helping us reach our goal of 5,000,000 kilometers. Together, you’ll help grow this global movement into the largest all-ages cycling event in the world, benefiting women and girls with life-changing bicycles.

This ride is about the mission, not the miles. So use your creativity and most importantly, have fun!


Hop on your bike solo or with others and join from anywhere in the world. We’ll equip you with everything you need to set off on your own adventure - long or short - and make a huge impact.


Organize a ride in your community and invite friends, family, and coworkers to join your team. You'll receive a toolkit with everything you need to host a great event!


Unite with other riders in your community and pedal with purpose together. Search here for a community organized ride near you! 


What are the rules for participating?

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Participation is entirely voluntary and free to join. Riders are encouraged to upload their mileage achieved to help us reach our goal of 1,000,000 kilometers.

Where am I supposed to ride?

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You can ride any distance, anywhere you like! Choose your own route based on your level of experience. Check out our additional resources for more. We've got route planning advice for those of you just getting started, those picking up speed, and those of you who want to push yourselves.

What if the weather is bad?

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There’s always tomorrow! We’d love to have you join us 2-5 June but if the weather doesn’t cooperate, go for a ride on the 6th. You can also ride indoors on your smart trainer if you’d like.

How can I donate to World Bicycle Relief?

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Thank you for your support! Please click here to donate.

Can I continue fundraising after the event?

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Yes, your fundraising page will be live through June 12.

How do I submit my photos?

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Please post photos of your ride to your social media accounts and tag @WorldBicycleRelief and #PedaltoEmpower

What if my question isn't answered here?

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We'd be happy to help you out. Send us an email at info@worldbicyclerelief.org and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

6,200+ Riders Strong in 2023! 

This year more than 6,200 riders of all ages and abilities across 67 countries pedaled to empower women and girls with life-changing bicycles! See some of the amazing faces around the globe who made this our biggest year yet!

Why World Bicycle Day?

World Bicycle Relief’s Pedal to Empower event aligns with the internationally recognized World Bicycle Day on June 3 to celebrate the bicycle as “a symbol of human progress and advancement.”

We think there’s no better inspiration as we ride to empower women and girls around the world!

The United Nations first observed World Bicycle Day in 2018 after Dr. Leszek Sibilski, a World Bicycle Relief supporter, and his students at Montgomery College campaigned for UN to recognize the vital role bicycles play in access to education, healthcare and sustainable development.

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.