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World Bicycle Relief’s Buffalo Bicycle is Trek’s Bike of the Year

This year, instead of selecting a Trek for their Bike of the Year, Trek chose World Bicycle Relief’s hardworking Buffalo Bicycle. They’re designed for the rigors of daily life in developing countries where people often have to walk long distances to accomplish everyday tasks. Since 2005, Buffalo Bicycles have helped kids get to school, health workers to patients, and farmers to market. World Bicycle Relief is on a mission to continue helping people gain mobility and independence through bicycles. What can you do to help? A donation to World Bicycle Relief in any amount helps empower someone in need. And through December 31, Trek will match the amount of your donation up to a total of $500k!*

Double your impact! 
Trek will match all donations made now through Dec. 31*

Four reasons to give to World Bicycle Relief

You’ll help children get an education

Education is the great equalizer for rural children, but distance is a big barrier. Bicycles help students over the many challenges they face on their way to school.

You’ll help increase healthcare access

With two wheels, health workers are saving lives. They’re working to combat COVID-19, eliminate malaria, teach health and nutrition, and visit more homebound patients.

You’ll help boost local economies

With a bicycle, farmers and entrepreneurs increase their carrying capacity, earn more income, and improve the quality of life for their families.

You’ll help improve the lives of women and girls

Investing in women and girls will change the world. With bicycles, they can access education, healthcare, and livelihoods to break the cycle of poverty and thrive.

Donate now through December 31st
and Trek will match your donation!*


Meet Jackton

As a test rider for World Bicycle Relief since 2011, Jackton Ochala provides invaluable feedback on Trek’s bike designs. In exchange for his essential work, he is now the proud owner of five Buffalo Bicycles, which he uses daily for his ever-growing delivery business.

Read his story

Donate to help people like Jackton

“The bicycle allows me to continue my education and follow my passion to help pregnant women.”

Dilshani-Student-Sri Lanka

“Since the Buffalo, I never failed to deliver milk. Not a day.”

Georgina-Dairy farmer-Zambi

Buffalo Bicycles are tools for change

Buffalo Bicycles are built to withstand the rugged rural conditions in developing areas of the globe, so they’re durably made, very reliable, and easy to repair locally. 

Buffalo Bicycle

1. Heavy duty rack

Rear racks with 220lb capacity make it easy for farmers to bring goods to market.

2. Strong brakes

Reliable all-weather brakes help kids get to school safely.

3. Rugged frame

Heavy-gauge, oversized steel frames dependably go the distance.

4. Durable wheels

Puncture-resistant tires and heavy-gauge spokes and rims ensure health workers can reach remote patients.

Design that makes a difference

Trek is very proud to have been part of the Buffalo Bicycle’s original prototyping. The first bike was created right at Trek Headquarters in Waterloo, WI!

World Bicycle Relief

More about World Bicycle Relief

World Bicycle Relief is committed to using bicycles to help people conquer the challenge of distance, achieve independence, and thrive. Since its founding in 2005, World Bicycle Relief has put over 600,000 bikes into the hands of people in Zambia, Kenya, Colombia and beyond, empowering countless lives and building stronger communities in the process.

The need

In developing regions of the world, millions of people walk for miles each day just to survive. On foot, individuals race against the sun to complete everyday tasks. Distance is a barrier to attending school, receiving healthcare, and delivering goods to market.

World Bicycle Relief’s response

World Bicycle Relief delivers specially designed, locally assembled, rugged bicycles for people in need. Trek has developed an efficient, innovative, and scalable model to empower students, health workers, and entrepreneurs in rural developing regions with life-changing mobility.