bicycles

High Bridge man makes a difference with bicycles

High Bridge man makes a difference with bicycles Pedals for Progress provides bicycles and sewing machines to developing countries to put people to work. Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: more...

Paso Pacifico Rangers

by Michael Sabrio Fall 2014 InGear The Spring 2014 InGear newsletter introduced the turtle rangers of Paso Pacifico. The rangers patrol beaches in southwestern Nicaragua to try to protect the turtles that nest there. Through a happy collaboration of Paso Pacifico, the Turtle Conservancy, and Pedals for Progress, the rangers now use P4P bikes for commuting and more...

High Gear Cyclery and Pedals for Progress Team Up to Change Lives

High Gear Cyclery is pleased to have partnered with Pedals for Progress (P4P), with the first load of 193 kids' bikes being readied for shipment to Guatemala in mid-June, 2014. There will be a container load of previously loved kids bikes from our NJ customers shipped to be distributed to families in Guatemala. Bike-shop-quality kids' bikes are built to last a long time. more...

Update on Our Partner Ecovolis

by Patricia Hamill Fall 2014 InGear Just recently, we received some positive updates from Ened Mato, CEO of Ecovolis in Albania. He announced that there have been 4 successful projects put in motion that were made possible through our partnership with them. The first project he told us about was the development of an entrepreneurial endeavor called Trasta o Nona more...

Mr. Mahmudu

by Fuseni Bense Fall 2014 InGear Mr. Mahmudu is a native of Kidal from Northern Mali who moved to Ghana due to the conflict in his hometown (Kilda) where he lived before. Because of the extent of the conflict and the threat involved, he tried to move his wife and six kids to southern Mali in order to escape the risk involved in the fighting.[caption more...

Moldova Shipment Arrives

by Carol Stadden, Peace Corps Volunteer InGear Fall 2014 Walking down the street, strangers stop me and ask when the bikes will arrive. They thank me, sometimes with a hug or even a kiss on the hand. Everyone hopes to buy at least one bike and they are eager for them to come. The school basement has been cleared and new locks have been purchased for the doors as we more...

Guatemala #15 Arrives

Dear David, On behalf of the beneficiaries of bikes and the beneficiaries of social projects, thank you for your continued support. We would like to thank Pedals for Progress for all of the activities FIDESMA can accomplish with the bicycles and sewing machines. We finished the inventory of bikes, and now began with sales of the bikes and other pending more...

KA-POW!!

[caption id="attachment_2790" align="alignleft" width="300"] Batman protecting the P4P donations[/caption] On May 17th, 2014, the Norristown, PA, Rotary Club ran a collection as part of West Norriton Township Community Day. We were basically part of a community fair, which made the collection really unusual: besides our bicycles and sewing machines, also on hand were more...

How do Bicycles and Sewing Machines Continue to Support FIDESMA’s Mission?

By Patricia Hamill Spring 2014 InGear You’ve read about our partner in Guatemala, FIDESMA, the organization that promotes economic development through micro-credit, training in textile design and agricultural programs, among other efforts. They are doing so much to contribute to the needs of the people in their region and we are pleased to have some updates for more...

A Personal Note from Moldova

June 2014 We love to hear from people whose lives have been touched by P4P and our partners. We have been contacted by a woman who is connected with the Peace Corps and is in the process of campaigning for P4P to come to Grozesti, Moldova. If all goes well, we will ship to them in early spring. Just one container of bikes can change the lives of people in this small more...