Last year we brought you news of a program to do something useful that alsoaddresses the problem of
hundreds thousands of Burner bikes that get dumped on the Playa each year.
Well, good news, Burners: it worked. They sold 400 bikes to Burners and have shipped a container full of bikes to Africa. It’s great to hear about a Burner-generated initiative that is actually making a difference in the world.
With a little more support, something lasting can now be created to support the bikes and the lifestyle they enable.
Burner Lily says:
Last year we sold 400 bikes to Burners, and now we successfully have sent a container of pre-loved Burner Loop Bikes to Namibia which is a huge achievement! But to make this a real success story we need to complete our last stage of the project by offering crucial on ground support and empowerment over in Namibia next month.
We have launched a crowd funding campaign recently to raise money to achieve some awesome bike related projects like turning the shipping container into a bike workshop, building a BMX track, working with communities to understand their needs and improve the Loop Bike, and making a documentary to expose the need for mobility in places like this.
You can check out the campaign here:https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/loop-cycles-bikes-empowerment-to-people-in-need/x/9466290#home