Sunday, December 6, 2015

Ethiopia Delivery Update

"The right charity changes the world, just as it changes us when we engage with it." - Seth Godin
We are happy to share some new photos from the Community of St. John Orphanage in Ethiopia. Since the delivery this past summer, the kids have not only been able to use the bikes to get to school but also been able to travel further to find jobs.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Congratulations Boaz!

One of the orphans, Boaz from Zimbabwe, who received a bike in the latest delivery has been selected as Junior Mayor of Ruwa Town Council. We are honored to be able to help a person like Boaz.

Here are a few words from the Director of the orphanage where Boaz resides.

       "They have believed the word of God which has made them become undaunted and fearless by climbing  barricades which would otherwise prevent them from clinching such posts."

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Valley Sun Newspaper Coverage

Thank you to La CaƱada Valley Sun and Glendale News-Press for covering our story! We hope that with more media coverage, we can show the world the power of bicycles!
A special thanks to Sara Cardine for the wonderful article.

On Friday, youth at the Rose of Sharon Orphanage in Harare, Zimbabwe, whose young lives are not often punctuated by moments of joy, were surprised by a very special delivery.
Forty-five new bicycles arrived on the campus, donated to help provide a reliable means of transportation and, in the process, help improve the quality of their lives.
More than 10,200 miles away, members of the nonprofit Bikes 4 Orphans anxiously awaited confirmation of receipt, imagining the children’s reactions when they learned the bikes would be theirs.,0,2325016.story

Friday, August 14, 2015

Successful Zimbabwe Delivery

We did it! Thank you all for your wonderful support! We are very excited to report that we have successfully delivered 45 bicycles to the Rose of Sharon Orphanage in Zimbabwe. Thanks to World

Bicycle Relief for helping us with the delivery and a special thanks to Serving Orphans Worldwide for putting us in touch with Fatima Maruta, the director of the orphanage. These bicycles will change 45 lives for the better and we are all able to do that from thousands of miles away. 

Additionally, this is the single largest delivery to one location we have done so far. We are so thrilled and proud of our community. 

More photos will be posted as we get them from the orphanage.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Zimbabwe Delivery Update

We have great news! We finally qualified a new orphanage, so tune in next week when we share some pictures of our next delivery to Zimbabwe. This will be our first delivery to a orphanage in Zimbabwe and also our largest delivery yet to a single site!
Thanks Serving Orphans Worldwide for your help!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Power Of Bicycles

Here are some more photos of the delivery. This was only possible with awesome supporters like yourselves. We truly couldn't have done it without you! Their smiles give us hope and shows us can change lives thousands mile away. 

The bikes were delivered to the St. John community in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

5th Delivery!

The Saint John Community of Addis Ababa
We are thrilled to announce that the 20 bikes have arrived to the  Ethiopian Orphanage in Addis Ababa. We are waiting for some more photos and we will keep you posted. This is our 5th orphanage and we are in the process of finalizing the details of our 6th Delivery in South Africa.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cyclists roll out for charity

Thank you Glendale Press for your coverage.

charitable effort started by local teens has quickly gathered downhill speed and is giving orphans around the world greater access to brighter futures.
About 150 bicyclists and hikers gathered at the Glendale Sports Complex Saturday morning as part of the second annual Bikes 4 Orphans Bike-A-Thon/Hike-A-Thon. They took to the San Rafael Hills to get in a morning workout and raise funds for Bikes 4 Orphans, an organization that aims to donate bicycles to orphans in hopes that better transportation will ease their access to education and other necessities.
Continue read here.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Raised more than $5000!

The 2nd Annual Bike-A-Thon / Hike-A-Thon was a huge success. We raised over $5,000! Weather was great, not a single drop of rain!
Thanks to all the volunteers and participants, we were overwhelmed by your kind support and donations.
Photos will be posted shortly.

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Event is ON!

We just wanted to let everyone know that the event is on and weather forecasts are looking good for a rain-free event.

For more information about that event: Click Here

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Group's charity event aims to donate bikes to orphans

Thank you Vallysun Newspaper for covering our event. 
In 2012, St. Francis High School’s Sebouh Bazikian made a promise to raise $5,000 to provide orphans in Kenya with bicycles that would get them to school safely and potentially change their lives forever.
He created a blog, Bikes 4 Orphans, to raise money and reached out to family and friends. With help from the aid organization World Bike Relief, the high school senior traveled in 2013 with his family to the Machao Orphanage in Makueni County to make the delivery.
Continue to read here

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Please check the following link for any last minute updates regarding our 2nd Bike/Hike-A-Thon scheduled for February 28th in Glendale CA. 

Come and be part of our cause and lets have a great time!

Remember, you don’t have to bike or hike, just come and hang out with us because there will be awesome live music by Major Minus and amazing food from LA’s #1 Food Truck, The Lobos Truck.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

We have great news!

At the beginning of the year we placed the ambitious goal of $10,000 by July 2015. We are proud to announce that we are almost halfway there.
We want to thank everyone for their support and their belief in our cause! We truly appreciate the community’s help and encouragement.
We have raised the following since the beginning of 2015:
$1000 - Glendale Rotary Club of Noon
$1000 - Altadena Rotary Club
$2000 - 2 Private Companies: Riedon & PBI
$850 - Several individual Donors
We hope we’ll raise the rest of our goal during our Bike-A-Thon / Hike-A-Thon event on February 28th. If we can get at least 250 participants to show up, we will achieve our goal.
$10,000 will allow us to help change 75 orphans' lives by giving them education through the power of bicycles. Hope to see you all on February 28th at the Glendale Sports Complex.
More info about the event is here:

Monday, February 2, 2015

Thanks Glendale City Council!

We would like to thank Mayor Sinanyan and all the City Council Members, Laura Friedman, Ara Najarian, Paula Devine, and Dave Weaver, for giving us their time and attention as we were able to present what this organization is about and announce the 2nd Annual Bike-A-Thon / Hike-A-Thon Event to them and all those who viewed the segment on TV. Then they honored us with a Commendation written by the Mayor! It was an honor.

Also Thank You for the Bikes 4 Orphans Team Members, Matthew Davidian,Tommy Christopolous, and Deena Gharibian, who came to share some information as well. These members are really embodying the core idea of teens helping teens.

You can check out the video of our presentation:

Skip to minute 27:30:

For more details about the 2nd Annual Bike-A-Thon / Hike-A-Thon Event, please click the following link.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bike For A Purpose | Hike For A Purpose

This is our official flyer for the event. The goal is to raise funds for another 200 bikes in 2015, and this event is going to kick start our year. We would appreciate if you can share this flyer with your friends and family! Hope to see you all on Feb 28th.

Please visit for more details about the trail and direction to the event.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

ITS OFFICIAL! Are you guys ready for the 2nd Annual Bike-A-Thon & Hike-A-Thon Event on February 28th. Tell all your friends and family to save the date.