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AfriKid Bikes Donated to Kenyan Primary School

Two years ago, Kona answered a call from two women working for A Better World Canada. Melissa Farahat and Kelly Mac Vicar had a vision to help kids that had to walk five kilometres to school one way. In response … Continue reading

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Ticket to Ride: 6 Organizations Changing People’s Lives with Bikes

From Babble: In 2006, bike manufacturer Kona launched the AfricaBike program. AfricaBikes are extremely durable, easy-to-repair bikes designed for transportation in the developing world. Over 4000 bikes have been distributed with partner nonprofits throughout Africa, so that adults can get … Continue reading

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Alternative Transportation – Glion Hospitality School and the Kona AfricaBike

Glion was recently commended for encouraging and facilitating the use of bicycles in the town of Bulle, where approximately 680 of Glion’s students live. The institute set up a rental system with price reductions, created a biking safety booklet and … Continue reading

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2nd Annual AfricaBike Race, Help Get Kenyan Children on Kona Bikes!

Over the past two years Kona has been working closely with A Better World Canada to donate specially designed Kona AfriKid bikes to needy school children in rural Kenya. Many of these children have to walk many kilometres each day … Continue reading

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The Kona AfricaBike is the Official Bike of the Rangers at Zion National Park

…And we say right on!

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Spot the AfricaBike in this Cel Phone Plan Ad for Metro PCS

With over 4,000 bikes donated to life-changing causes in Africa, it’s no wonder people are switching to the Kona AfricaBike

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Cycling Active Rides the AfricaBike: “…all the bike you’ll ever need — and then some”

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Africa Bike Project – An Interview

From the TDK Talks TM Website… “Being an INNERpreneur sometimes means conceiving, driving and managing a project, from the ground up. From a relaxing evening read of a monthly newspaper, I read about 2 young ladies, local to me, who … Continue reading

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Kona, 88Bikes and the Navajo Nation

2 years of discussion, planning and building led to a climactic confluence on September 7th and 8th when 88bikes unveiled its first, mobile, sustainable 88bikeshop, and 51 kids at the Whitehorse High School in Montezuma Creek, Navajo Nation, received bikes! … Continue reading

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A Better World Canada and Kona Need Your Help to Donate 500 Kids Specific AfricaBikes to Rural Kenyan Schoolchildren

  In partnership with the highly reputable charitable organization A Better World Canada, Kona has been tasked to develop a kid specific version of our AfricaBike for Kenyan children who have to bike over 10 kilometres  to school. The custom designed … Continue reading

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The Magic of Malawi – AfricaBike Build 2010

From Bradley Schroeder’s blog Schroedersolutions…One very early morning, a cup of coffee, a bloody Mary and three airports later we arrive in Lilongwe, Malawi, Africa. “Reason for entry to country?” I jot down on the funny yellow piece of paper … Continue reading

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AfricaBike: Transforming Rwanda

By Steve Madden, vice president of creative services and digital production development at Rodale. I can’t tell you his name, but I can tell you the circumstances of his birth. His father, a Hutu, raped his mother, a Tutsi, after … Continue reading

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