Our Community & the 1000 Bikes Campaign

Through the 1,000 Bikes Campaign, LO Ambassadors host bike rides and community events around the world inspired by the bravery of young women who challenge harmful gender narratives to pursue their dreams of education, empowerment and sustainable change at home. 1,000 Bikes was initially conceived to meet our goal of providing 1,000 bikes for access to education for our beneficiaries. Nowadays community events raise unrestricted funds for access to education and scholarships for the hundreds of girls that LO supports every year. We’re delighted to welcome you to learn more about this amazing worldwide community event and invite you to join us by hosting a ride!

At LO a $75 gift can supply a girl with a bike, a pump, a lock, tools and requires the students’ guardians to sign a contract that states they will keep their child in school for at least two years. $200 can ensure she has a seat on a bus to school in one of the most regressive areas in terms of girls education in all of India. $450 ensures a scholarship for a junior high or high school girl from some of the most rural and poor regions of Cambodia. $1,950 can ensure she receives year-long university scholarship and mentorship in Cambodia or a $7,800 gift supports a four year university scholarship.

Get Involved

I. Host a bike ride event!

II. Engage your local rotary, corporate giving program, or bike shop.

III. Host a dinner for LO.

IV. Get creative!

Contact Alex Land, Associate Director of Communications, at alex@lotusoutreach.org to learn more, receive branded promotional content, and/or support for your 1,000 Bikes Campaign event.

Past Events

Riding for Girls #Taiwan July 2020

LOCATION: Taiwan

HOSTED BY: April Cheng

RAISED: $28,281

“During the ride, there was one moment that I felt exhausted and wanted to give up, but when I think it could help the girls, I just felt I have more energy to go on.” — April Cheng, Taiwan

Global Focus Fundraiser November 2019

LOCATION: Saratoga Elementary School

HOSTED BY: John Havens (5th grade teacher), Ati Sheynkman (5th grader), and Yulia Sheynkman (mom)

RAISED: $4,600

“Our goal was to raise as much money as we could, so we could help change girls’ lives in Cambodia.” — Jon Havens, 5th grade teacher at Saratoga Elementary School

A Ride Across Taiwan September 2019

LOCATION: Taiwan

HOSTED BY: Chye Yee, Evie Loo, Kai Hartmann, and David Eldor

RAISED: $25,353

“I have always believed that the simple movement of pedaling can bring us places. It meant the world to me, to be able to ride in honor of Lotus Outreach and use that same simple movement of pedaling to echo Lotus Outreach’s mission.”— Chye Yee, Malaysia

“As someone who believes that bikes and education can significantly improve quality of life, I hope that “Ride across Taiwan” has helped Lotus Outreach achieve their goals. I am proud to be part of that ride!” — David Eldor, New Zealand 

1,000 Bikes Campaign April 2018 & May 2019

LOCATION: Santa Ynez, California, USA

HOSTED BY: Tsering Hauenstein and Kristi Hundt

RAISED: $14,657

“What has made the Santa Ynez events so special for me is the power of generosity which is stretching across the world. It is beautiful to see people supporting people on the other side of the planet whom they will never meet.” — Tsering Hauenstein, Santa Ynez

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