Worldbike supports The Congo Transport to Market Bicycle Project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The longtail, fat tire, locally made, bamboo cargo bikes fit right into the culture and the sandy terrain.
500 kilos of farm produce are pushed by two people to the market town – often a 2 day trip.
After delivering this load, the two “porteurs” ride the bike back. They carry twice as much cargo and make the round trip in 2/3 the time compared to imported bikes that break down often.