The #BIKEYGEES e.V. offers cycling lessons for women and girls. This includes not only practical cycling training, but also multilingual traffic lessons and bike repair basics.
We started in September 2015 as a small empowerment project, and in the meantime we have grown into a non-profit association for educational and integration work.
We help to break down borders: origin, religion, status are unimportant. Every woman in the world should be able to cycle. And may.
We finance ourselves as much as possible through donations and can only do our work together with our many volunteers, whom we thank with all our hearts.
Our regular ‚open trainings‘ take place every third Sunday of the month from 2 pm to 4 pm on the grounds of the youth traffic school Wassertorplatz. Large groups are welcome, but we are happy to have a short registration via the contact form and of course also about numerous helpers.
Next open training date for women and girls aged 14 and over:
- Sunday, 20. October 2019
- Sunday, 17. November 2019
- Sunday, 15. December 2019
We offer the open cycling trainings at the youth traffic school Wassertorplatz without exception free of charge.
We #BIKEYGEES look forward to seeing you!
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We believe that cycling is a fundamental building block of the (back) acquisition of individual mobility of refugees / newcomers who have come to Berlin. Women in particular need support in this regard. Many paths are made on foot. They feel isolated in their accommodations. Cycling offers an obvious solution to explore the new living environment.
Therefore, beyond the intercultural aspect, it is important for us to see the possibility of cycling as a sustainable approach to ensuring mobility and independence. The initiative is intended to strengthen the perspectives and hopes of those who have lost their own space of action as a result of the loss of their homeland.
The association #BIKEYGEES e.V. with its holistic approach, he tries to combine a wide variety of aspects such as empowerment, independence, CO2-neutral mobility, outdoor movement, joie de vivre and shared experiences of success. In addition, he bridges the gap between physical exercise, exuberance and joy to the active use of the newly acquired vocabulary. The common goal leads to the reduction of fears of contact on all sides. It's just damn fun. For all involved.
Every single woman who trusts the #BIKEYGEES and takes the risk of going on two thin tires is a success experience for everyone involved. If there is a lot of laughter and in the end an 'aspirantin' can even cycle, the commitment has already paid off.
We are happy about any support, because without you helpers all this would not be possible. Bicycles, donations of money and sharing our Facebook page are very helpful for us. Of course, very concrete commitment is also required: pushing, supporting, performing, cheering, saying, laughing.
EXHIBITIONS & TEAM #BIKEYGEES
The Green Group in Berlin awards the Hatun-Sürücü Prize to initiatives that promote the self-determined lives of girls and women.
Active for Democracy and Tolerance 2017
The Alliance for Democracy and Tolerance against Extremism and Violence pays tribute to exemplary and worthy of civil society projects.
A complete team #BIKEYGEES photo probably never works, therefore simply partial gro
up photos. Some are founding women, others have learned cycling with us and are now working as multipliers for us. Some have been there as fee-paying staff for a while. Some have an escape background, others don't. But: we all like to ride bicycles!
Thank you for your support!
German TV lottery
Guido Elsholz by www.i-fusion.de
Joint Welfare Association, Landesverband Berlin e.V.
Ministerium des Innern und für Kommunales (MIK)
Robert Bosch Foundation
Senate Administration for the Environment, Transport and Climate
WegeWandel e.V. – Workshop for Social Change
All supporters and emergency shelters with whom we cooperate.
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#BIKEYGEES e.V. is non-profit. The donation will be accepted via PayPal or betterplace.org. For traditional transfers, please ask for our bank details via the contact form.
Unfortunately, for reasons of capacity, we cannot answer art and study requests or establish contacts with refugees.
Information on the processing of your information and opposition rights: www.bikeygees.org/impressum-datenschutz/