bicycles

Salvadoran Appropriate Technology Center

Naum Antonio Recina Halas was hooked as soon as the fleet of cyclists passed his shoulders, shouting as they navigated the concrete cobblestones of the town of Suchitoto, El Salvador. For three successive weeks at the same hour, they rode by, and Naum admired the confidence with which they made their way down the street on the way out of town. A second-grader himself, and more...

World Cycling Atlas Article

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Tandem Taxi, Southern Africa Style

Amutenya already had a bicycle, a very old bicycle, when he first came to the Clay House Project, P4P's partner agency in Otijwarongo, Namibia. As he came riding  in, his bicycle seemed  so small under the long legs of this large man dressed in the familiar blue shirt and pants of the  Namibian laborer. Clay House was still  busy inventorying and sorting bicycles and more...

Country Update: Nicaragua

Spring 2013 InGear In the early nineties, Pedals for Progress founder and current president, David Schweidenback, met Wilfredo Santana of Ecobici, a low-income bicycle distributor based in Rivas, Nicaragua. Together, they developed the concept of revolving funds in order to sustainably pay for the cost of transporting bicycles from the United States to Nicaragua. In more...

Albania

Partner: PASS/Ecovolis 3,882 bikes and 155 sewing machines shipped since 2010 Articles Ecovolis Website Ecovolis more...

Vietnam

Partner: Vinh Long Friendship Organization 1,135 bikes shipped since more...

The Sponge Man

by Patricia Hamill Winter 2012 InGear Opoku is a trader who deals in sponges. A lot of sponges if he is lucky. He reaches his potential customers by travelling around and hawking (calling out) his wares. Before Opoku received his bicycle, a usual day saw him transporting the sponges by hanging them around his shoulders, strapping the rest on his back, and heading off more...

On a Bicycle Built for Two

by Patricia Hamill Winter 2012 InGear While many of our readers have seen some fun and funky bikes being ridden by their happy new owners, we thought it was interesting to include this photo of a model that we don’t often see around our own towns. Well, yes, if you live by the seaside, it may not be such a novelty, but tandem bikes are not the norm for certain. This more...

Cycling Cowboys

by Patricia Hamill Winter 2012 InGear When asked to think about ranches and cowboys, many Americans picture John Wayne charging after rustlers or even James Stewart riding easily along, bell gently ringing as it swings from his saddle horn. Some think about modern ranchers using helicopters to move the herds and blocking off watering holes to force the animals (and more...

Chris Van Dine in Guatemala

Winter 2012 InGear [caption id="attachment_2809" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jenna Lollis and Chris Van Dine in Guatemala[/caption] Chris Van Dine is a first-generation professional racer who grew up living the mountain bike lifestyle from its beginnings. At an early age, Chris developed a taste for speed and won his first mountain bike race when he was eight. more...