Bob Brese

Power of Bicycles

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Your donation will provide bicycles that change lives.

Help change lives through The Power of Bicycles

World Bicycle Relief (WBR) is ending transportation and time poverty in Africa and other underdeveloped regions by mobilizing people through The Power of Bicycles. WBR is committed to helping people conquer the challenge of distance, achieve independence and thrive. WBR envisions a world where distance is no longer a barrier to education, healthcare and economic opportunity. To see more about how powerful this mission is, please go to 

This is my fifth year supporting WBR over which I've raised approximately $60,000 across multiple platforms, enough for nearly 400 bicycles. I'm excited to be a Program Ambassador and WBR Advisory Council Member in 2022!

Just $165 provides a brand new Buffalo Bicycle to an individual in need. 

The Impact

For many people in rural regions of developing countries, poverty is a daily reality. In areas where walking is the only mode of transport, a Buffalo Bicycle offers the real and immediate benefit of reliable access to essential goods and services. Powered by the remarkable human spirit, bicycles are a catalyst to possibilities. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, are part of a sustainable development agenda that aims to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. WBR's bicycle program is a cross-cutting solution that helps address multiple SDGs.

With a bicycle ...

Education:  Student attendance increases up to 28% by saving 3 hours of valuable time for every 10 miles traveled.

Healthcare:  Community healthcare volunteers make 88% more patient visits by being able to travel 4X the distance of someone walking.

Economy:  Dairy farmers increase deliveries by 25%, in part due to a 5X increase in carrying capacity from hand-carrying.

WBR's innovative model, combines philanthropic distributions with social enterprise sales, and is the backbone on which they deliver greater efficiencies of scale, distribute more bicycles per donation and generate deeper impact where they work.

Please consider donating today!

Thank you to my supporters


James Flass


Ann Dunkin

Wow, Bob, you're a fundraising machine! $100K!


Elizabeth Phan


Natalie King


Jennifer Bisceglie

So proud of what you’re doing to support this important effort! Congratulations!!


Steve Cooper

You're an inspiration to all. Enjoy the championships.


Steven Spayd


Peter Cuviello

Good luck Bob! Pete and Donna


Roger Cressey

Go get 'em!


Kim Degross, Esq.

Good luck and appreciate your continued efforts to make the world a better place!


Robert Cronin


Total Athlete

Bob, make sure you don’t buy another bottle of Scotch to your collection.


Cathleen Blanton


Bobby Duffy


Chip And Stefanie Scott


Trini Rodríguez

Happy to help this organization make a difference for so many underserved communities.


Eric Toumayan

Happy to help such an impactful mission.


Howard & Ellen Eisenberg


Benno Gerson


Funds Raised Before 2023