Story Bikes was born from our fascination of electric bikes and love for philanthropy. Our mission is to enhance the way we commute while shaping the future of those who need it most.
"Pick some wheels, give some wheels"
The goal of our electric bikes is to get people of all ages back on bikes and living healthier lifestyles. Riders will also have an immediate impact on a person in need in impoverished parts of the world.
For every Story Electric Bike purchased, a Buffalo Bike will be donated to people in Africa, South America or Southeast Asia whom need a means of transportation.
With the help of World Bicycle Relief, specially designed and locally assembled Buffalo Bikes will be donated to entrepreneurs, farmers, health care workers, and students--mobilizing people through the power of bicycles.
Mobilize and empower
Buffalo bicycles provide greater carrying capacity, enabling farmers and entrepreneurs to transport more goods in less time. Increased productivity leads to improved livelihood and more prosperous communities.
EDUCATION: In rural developing countries, the biggest barrier to education is often the physical act of getting to school. Tasked with many more domestic chores than boys, girls fall behind because of the cultural obstacles they face. In many of the areas where we work, it is common for girls to arrive at school late and tired if they arrive at all.
By providing bicycles to children, especially girls, you can empower them with knowledge and ultimately, change the course of their lives. Keeping girls in school has been shown to have a multiplier effect that can help break the cycle of poverty.
HEALTH CARE: In the developing world, a Community Health Volunteer (CHV) will often walk long distances to provide care for patients as rugged terrain makes it difficult for them to access healthcare clinics. Research shows that CHVs reach 45% more patients more often with a bicycle. By visiting patients frequently and spending more time with them, caregivers can better understand and address their patients’ needs.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: With bicycles, one can transport more produce from farm to market, more grain to the mill and more milk to the dairy collection center. Bicycles offer families the opportunity to build entrepreneurial businesses and create momentum for the entire community.
LEARN MORE: worldbicyclerelief.org