Bikes Without Borders

Two-wheelers mobilize people

The project:

Bikes Without Borders was launched in July 2012 with the aim of supporting refugees in Karlsruhe with rental bikes. Interested people are also trained in repairing bicycles and involved in the project work.

With the money available to refugees each month, they can barely pay for the cost of using public transport. However, mobility always means personal freedom and integration. They can visit friends or family members, take part in counselling services and German courses, and get to know the city and its surroundings. This is what we want to support with our services.

Bicycle distribution and repairs take place twice a week. We ask for a small contribution:


  • Bicycle: 10 – 35 EURO, depending on quality and equipment
  • lock: 3 – 5 EURO, depending on quality
  • Spare parts: if new, purchase price; used free of charge

Active participation in repairs is one of the main pillars of our project. Therefore, we are always very happy when interested people want to expand their skills and give us a hand with the work.

A little girl wearing a helmet smiles proudly as she stands next to her new bicycle.

Support in the form of donated bicycles, spare parts, tools and active help are very welcome!



Wednesday 5 pm – 6pm
Saturday 3 pm – 5 pm

Where: Human Rights Center

Alter Schlachthof 59, 76131 Karlsruhe



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