bicycles

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...

New Video from Chris Van Dine about P4P

New Video from Chris Van Dine about P4P Downhill rider and philanthropist Chris Van Dine shows one of his second homes in Guatemala, where he rides and contributes to society development at the same more...

Photos from EcoBici – Nicargua

[caption id="attachment_1332" align="alignleft" width="300"] Juan Santamaria lives in a rural area of Nicaragua. He rides his bicycle every day from the countryside to the city selling firewood[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1331" align="alignleft" width="300"] Javier Ruiz and Pedro Reyes are sugar cane Farmers. Each day they ride 15km from their homes to the farms more...

Ecovolis: Exemplary Results from Bicycle Recycling

Ecovolis is a bike-sharing system based in Albania’s capital, Tirana. Initiated over two years ago, this program has revolutionized the city’s transportation and circulation scheme. There was a very real necessity to create a solution to the congestion and pollution in the car-filled streets of Tirana, and it is largely due to the donations of bicycles and the great more...

Spotlight: FIDESMA

by Patricia Hamill Summer 2012 InGear FIDESMA has established facilities in San Andrés Itzapa from which it implements its programs in all of the surrounding communities. Established in 1998, the foundation has a very clear mission: to promote the sustainable development of families and communities by initiating or supporting programs and projects in the areas of more...

Cycling Through Coffee Country

Like most young men, Maximiliano Solorzano started out working in the coffee groves in San Miguel de Dueñas, 20 miles outside of San Andrés, Guatemala. Plantation work is a common occupation in this region that sits in the shadows of the volcano El Fuego and walking to these groves and traveling about this hilly region takes a physical toll on any strong individual. more...

Unity In Diversity Foundation

by Herman Longo UNITY IN DIVERSITY FOUNDATION (UDF) is a Non-Governmental Organization and Non-Profit Making. Registered under Companies Ordinance (Cap 212) Companies Limited by Guarantee no having a share Capital. Registered on September 28th, 2004. Certificate of Incorporation No 50181. Also we have certificate of Compliance of Non Governmental Organization more...

A Partner Comes to Hunterdon County

by Patricia Hamill Summer 2012 InGear The night of April 20th, 2012, was an especially inspiring evening for P4P. Gathering in the intimate space of the Hunterdon Medical Center auditorium, we sponsored two wonderful presentations. The night was dedicated to a talk by Señora Maria Margarita Caté de Catú, founder of FIDESMA (Foundation for the Environment and more...

05/05/12 Pedals for Progress ships Rivas #50

Since a warm November day in 1991, we have shipped a whole lotta bikes to Rivas, Nicaragua. If there were a Rip van Winkle in Rivas, he would awake to a city he could not recognize. Old Rip would have never seen dedicated bicycle lanes along the Pan-American Highway with traffic lights for bicycles to cross the formerly dangerous highway. Bicycle cargo vehicles and more...