About Pedal to Empower

During the course of one weekend in June, which coincides with World Bicycle Day on June 3, you can help us raise awareness and funds to give more women and girls bicycles to achieve their full potential. This is the motivation behind our ride, Pedal to Empower, a global, all-ages cycling event. 

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 personal safety risks. 

A bicycle is a game-changer. 

Bicycles may just be two wheels and a frame, but in the hands of women and girls, they are a means of personal advancement. With bicycles, entrepreneurs can launch businesses, girls can commute to school, and women can leave roadside harassers in the dust.

Ways to Participate

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.

No matter what distance you choose to ride, whether you're solo, or with a group, your participation makes an impact.


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.


Organise a community ride 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 for purpose together. Search here for a community organised ride near you!

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 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.

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 >