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Velafrica children Bikapa home

Feeling good on a bikes

After several mountain bike trips and some actions to help children practice cycling in Nepal. It became impossible for me to continue riding without thinking of all these people I met watching me riding a top-of-the-range mountain bike while they could only dream of having a simple bicycle to get around…So I decided, through this structure, to integrate a contribution in a regular, united and organized way that will engage BIKAPA and its customers at each tour. Thus, by choosing BIKAPA, you support the Velafrica association for bicycle mobility in Africa and human integration in Switzerland through mechanical cycling workshops. In each tour, you also support the Mountain Wilderness association, which works to protect our environment.
Since 1993, VELAFRICA has been promoting bicycle mobility in Africa. Unused bicycles are collected in Switzerland, then fixed and exported to seven African countries with the aim of facilitating access to schools, jobs and medical centres.
BIKAPA, as well as its customers, undertake to support VELAFRICA with a donation of 5 CHF for each tour.

The demand for recycled and undamaged bicycles from Switzerland remains high. Mountain bikes are particularly popular, as the roads are often unpaved. 

However, Velafrica accepts all types of bicycles and will find a sensible solution for each bicycle so that it can be reused. Bikes in poor condition are dismantled and their components can then be used as spare parts. 

There are approximately 400 collection points throughout Switzerland for VELAFRICA bicycles.

Visit the VELAFRICA website