Bracelet created by: Mike Lover
Bicycles for Humanity – Colorado was formed by Josh Pace, Rodd Granger, and Keenan Gates in September of 2007 to begin to form a bridge of community sharing between the front range of Colorado and healthcare workers serving those in need in Africa. We were inspired by the ability to marry personal interests and the desire to help those most marginalized in society.
A bicycle, one of the simplest transport technologies, is affordable and can be maintained anywhere in the world with minimal tools and spare parts. Yet for the world’s poorest people, living on $1 per day, even bicycles are beyond their reach. Meanwhile, in the western world we discard thousands of bicycles each year.
The math becomes simple and in the hands of a healthcare worker, they can cover four times the ground than otherwise on foot. This translates into four times the number of patient visits and four times the number of medication disbursements. The possibilities are endless and we can help fulfill a basic need: to provide a distribution vehicle for improved healthcare for those too remote from formalized healthcare facilities.
Our mission is simple: to change the world two wheels at a time.