Pedal to Empower

Pedal to Empower

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Our Distance Goal


9,820 KM

Our goal

1,020 KM

WBR500 is back!

The past few years have been challenging for everyone, but they have also shown us the importance of bicycles in local and global contexts. That's why we are excited to announce that the WBR500 is back! On June 3, 2023, we will ride 500 km in support of World Bicycle Relief's annual Pedal to Empower ride. And on June 3rd, a group of like-minded individuals will ride 500km (311 miles) on Zwift in one day to help raise awareness for World Bicycle Relief.

We wanted to offer flexibility to join WBR500 without feeling like you needed to complete the full 500km. So we are offering 10 x 50km rides. Join as little or as much as you like. To complete the full WBR500 you will need to join each of the 10 rides offered every 90 minutes at a 2.2 to 2.6 w/kg average, starting at 2:00 AM PDT. If you don’t quite make the 500km total in those 10 rides, feel free to jump back into Tempus and complete your 500km. https://www.zwift.com/eu/events/tag/wbr500

By participating in the WBR500, fundraising, or making a donation, you can help us provide brand new bicycles to individuals and communities in need. Be a part of this amazing effort to create positive change in the world. In the first two years, we raised over $250,000, and this year, we're aiming for an even bigger impact!

Join the team!

World Bicycle Relief mobilizes communities in rural regions around the world to thrive with life-changing bicycles. By combining product development with community-led programming and social enterprise, students, community service providers, farmers, and entrepreneurs can improve their access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunities with a purpose-designed Buffalo Bicycle supported by an ecosystem of sustainable mobility.

Since 2005, our community has helped us distribute over 715,000 Buffalo Bicycles in 21 countries across Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America. These bicycles have empowered millions of individuals, including students, healthcare workers, entrepreneurs, and farmers. And by training over 3,000 mechanics and opening 72 Buffalo Shops, we've ensured a reliable supply chain of spare parts and generated retail sales that further fund our philanthropy.

Thank you to our donors


Jack Seifert


Aoi Group


Mike Middleton

You inspire so many of us to do better. I’m very happy to continue to support WBR.


Kevin Kubarych


Louise Deak

Thank you MZ for all the work you do!


Timothy Brown

Thank you to Kim and Mike!


Ricardo Villalobos

Ride on! Thanks for all your efforts


Adam Davies


Maggie Lowe

Thank you for all you do for this amazing cause. Always a pleasure to ride with you.


Miguel Mendez

Ride on!


Alejandro Callejo


James Hall

Fantastic effort & a brilliant cause!! 🙂👍


Ross Keele

Congratulations on another successful event Michael


Thierry Benaroch

Nice job MZ. Doing 500 km indoors is super impressive but not ss much as the cause. Keep it up


Meg Wuebs


Jo Ellen Macko


Jennifer Hill


Suzie Rochefort


Sarah Colby

Thank you for the ride :)


Debbie Bonaminio

Ride on, Mike and co.!


Andrew Iaconese

Amazing effort !


Ian Tedeschi


Jason R


Michael Jackson




Simone Goût

Great job Mike. Pleasure to ride with you this morning for this wonderful cause.