Now that we are approaching record prices at the pump and it’s starting to feel like spring, I thought I’d honor the world of pedal power. Although there are people in the USA that depend on their bikes for transportation, on the most part bikes are more or less a novelty or used solely for recreation. For many people around the world, a bicycle can be a lifeline. Throughout our travels, we seem to gravitate towards taking bike photos, we’ve taken hundreds. We’ll spare you from looking at all of them, but below is a bit of a photo essay of bicycles and other pedal powered vehicles from around the world.
If you have an extra bike laying around, you can donate it to truly change a life: World Bicycle Relief, Bicycles for Humanity & Bikes of the World. (If anyone knows of more organizations/companies donating bikes, let us know and we’ll add them in this post.)
1. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | 2. Pandangaran, Indonesia | 3. Granada, Nicaragua | 4. Buenos Aires, Argentina | 5. Siem Reap, Indonesia | 6. Old Dehli, India | 7. Jakarta, Indonesia | 8. Stone Town, Zanzibar | 9. Shanghai, China | 10. Pokhara, Indonesia | 11. Kathmandu, Indonesia | 12. Fez, Morocco | Blank Oops. Arunga, Tanzania | 13. Lhasa, Tibet | 14. Hanoi, Vietnam | 15. Xi’an, China | 16. Tokyo, Japan | 17. Bhaktapur, Indonsia | 18. Hong Kong | 19. Varanasi, India | 20. Palembang, Indonesia | 21. Paratay, Brazil | 22. Jodhpur, India | 23. Jodhpur, India | 24. Jinja, Uganda | 25. Kalkuta, India