We love cycling and how cycling can change communities to the better, in developed nations but especially in developing countries and rural areas. That's one of the reasons we support different nonprofits with 5.1% of our profits to ensure more bikes reach communities and people, and positively impact their opportunities, living standards and happiness. Access to bikes can have a significant impact on communities in a number of ways:

1. Improved health: Cycling is a great form of exercise, and regular cycling can help improve cardiovascular health, reduce the risk of obesity, and improve mental health.

2. Increased mobility: Bikes provide an affordable and efficient mode of transportation, particularly in areas where public transportation is limited or unreliable. This can help people access job opportunities, education, and other essential services.

3. Reduced environmental impact: Bikes are a sustainable mode of transportation that produce zero emissions, making them an environmentally friendly alternative to cars.

4. Community building: Biking can bring people together and create a sense of community. Group rides and events can help build social connections and promote a sense of belonging.

5. Economic benefits: Bike infrastructure and bike-related businesses can create jobs and stimulate local economies.

Overall, access to bikes can help improve the health, mobility, and quality of life for individuals and communities, while also promoting sustainability and economic growth. To learn more we recommend visiting World Bicycle Relief, a nonprofit that empowers communities through life-changing bicycles and is committed to helping people conquer the challenge of distance, achieve independence and thrive.