Bikes Not Bombs work started in 1984 with a shipment of two bikes to Nicaragua. Since then our work has expanded, but a key part of our International Partnerships continues to be sending containers of bikes and spare parts. Over the years the number of bikes shipped each year has increased, as has the density of bicycles in each container. With the help of our stellar crew of Container Loading volunteers we are now able to fit around 500-600 bikes into each 40' shipping container we send.
Use the charts and graphs below to explore more about Bikes Not Bombs' shipping history. Thank you to Emily Lin for creating these graphics!