The Campaign is initiated by: U-Cycle (NGO ‘Kyiv Cyclists’ Association’), NGO ‘FORZA’ (Uzhhorod), NGO ‘Eco Misto’ (Chernihiv), NGO ‘Youth Association Extreme Style’ (Sumy), NGO ‘Urban Reform’ (Kharkiv)
Purpose of the campaign
We invite the whole world to support Ukraine today and join international campaign #BikesForUkraine.
We strive to increase the mobility of Ukrainian volunteers and make humanitarian aid more accessible to those who need it most.
A bicycle has become the main transportation mode for Ukrainian cities that suffered from the Russian military aggression: Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Sumy and others. These cities struggle with interrupted or fully not operational public transportation and lack of fuel. Thus the bicycle remains the only mobility option for the delivery of humanitarian aid and the movement of personnel of critically important services. You can help Ukrainian people to become mobile, during the war it means to save lives.
Whom we ask for support?
Cycling community organizations, international and European institutions, municipalities of the cities.
How can you help?
independently purchase bicycles abroad or in Ukraine and transfer it to U-Cycle
collect and repair used bicycles in your city and organize it transfer to Ukraine
if you are a cycling business - donate your bicycles
fund purchase of bicycles in Ukraine on U-Cycle bank details or PayPal:
Account number: UA403052990000026001006209584
Bank: CBP RIVATBANK Kiev
Bank code 305299
Anastasiia Makarenko is an executive director of U-Cycle (NGO 'Kyiv Cyclists' Association').
This will simplify logistics, as well as support the Ukrainian economy today. If you would like to support a specific city among those who participate in the campaign, please, indicate the name of the city in comments.
To help, fill in the form: https://forms.gle/66J2U5QBBo2ufRwf8
We accept requests for bicycles from organizations, youth centers and humanitarian hubs in Ukraine: https://forms.gle/M6Ago7zsCdhrHCDb9 Priority will be given to cities / villages affected by hostilities, where the road network is destroyed, public transport is not working. We will also consider applications from cities that accept forcibly displaced people.
We are supported by:
international company ORESUND of transport solutions for sustainable mobility projects helped us to find and buy the first 70 bicycles for Chernihiv, Sumy, and Kharkiv
NGO Changing Cities (Germany), which collects and repairs 100 used bicycles for Kharkiv
Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) / GIZ