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If each of us takes part in caring and sharing, the overwhelming challenge of poverty can be addressed. Alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much.

BAYANI ON WHEELS is a group of Gawad Kalinga volunteers and cyclists, that aims to bring bicycles to Typhoon Yolanda-affected areas in the Visayas. Last April and May 2014, they cycled more than 100km across Leyte, between Tacloban and Ormoc, to raise funds and help build GK communities.

Since then, Bayani on Wheels volunteers have been bike-voluntouring in support of the different GK programs and the Bayani Challenge: an annual event that showcases heroism through nation-building.

Together we can…
Bike to build a community… and end poverty.
Bike to feed a child… and end hunger.
May it be mountain, road, folding, fixie or fatbike…
we can all be #BayaniOnWheels

Bayani on Wheels supporters and sponsors:

Chamber of Cosmetics Industry of Philippines, EDSA People Power Commission, EDSA People Power Network, Hass School of Business  MBA Students – UC Berkley, Human Nature, Jallymax Cyclery, Phil Bike Expo 2014, PhilPost, V.C. Trading, St. Francis of Assisi Parish – GK USA, University of Makati, Vets in Practice Animal Hospital

The Journey So Far

August 2015

@bayanionwheels : "Paano po nakatulong un bike na ibinigay sa inyo?"

"Malaking tulong po kasi talaga kasi nagagamit ko po na service sa paghatid ko sa asawa ko at pagpunta ko sa dagat para mangisda. Anim po un anak namin at lahat sila marunong mag-bike. Minsan kapag walang pamasahe si Ronnie, un anak ko na grade 9, nagb-bike sya papasok ng school. Nilalagyan nya lng ng kadena para di mawala. Nalagyan ko na din un bike ko ng "potpot" (busina), side mirror at bagong gulong. Iniingatan po talaga namin un bike, hindi po yan mawawala sa amin. Maraming salamat po."

– Roberto Altaris, 53 years old, St. Joseph GK Village, Sitio Pinasuan,
Brgy. San Miguel, Hernani, Eastern Samar

July 2015
Volunteer Story

“Remember, when we post pictures during this ride, let’s always use #EndPoverty,” said Maurice ‘Mau’ Alcantara, the team leader for Bayani on Wheels, before we set out on a bike ride of 170 km to Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija.

By the end of the first day we pedaled a total of 115 km and took a much-needed rest in Cabanatuan City, where we were fortunate to be greeted by Leihana (from the Finance department of Human Nature) and offered free food, because it was her birthday the day before. On the second day and just around 20 km away from our destination, we found ourselves taking a break from our bike ride and wading/splashing by the river. Clearly enjoying this side trip, we jokingly voiced out, ‘How exactly is this ending poverty?’”
Read the full story HERE.

June 2015
Bayani Challenge 2015
Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija

Team Bayani On Wheels goes to Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija!  ‪‬‬‬

#BC2015 update: School refurbishing in Brgy. Malinaw. We visited a Dumagat tribe who makes handwoven crafts made of Cogon. They sell the plate for 20pesos each. They can make up to 4pcs a day. They have the skills but lack the proper market to sell it. Maybe we can help it promoting or selling it?”

November 2014
Bayani on Wheels Bike Turnover
Tanauan, Leyte

Nothing is impossible when you do it for God and country. Thank you for all your help and pledges! 100+ bikes were donated to GK Pago and the service team. These were fishermen heavily affected by Typhoon Yolanda and relocated by GK to safer ground. Now, they don't have to walk for an hour just to reach the sea. 15 bikes were also given to the municipality of Tanauan, Leyte as requested by Mayor Pel Tecson for their PNP Bike Patrol. The rest of the bikes will be distributed to other GK Leyte sites that need it most.

"After Typhoon Yolanda, I heard that the fisherfolks in Tanauan, Leyte were relocated and were having a hard time since their new place was very far from the sea which was the source of their livelihood. That's when me and my fellow bike enthusiasts decided to raise bicycles to help them through Gawad Kalinga's Disaster Response Program. We were overwhelmed with the response. More than 295 families were given bicycles."

- Mau Alcantara, Bike Enthusiast & Co-Founder of Bayani On Wheels

List of GK Communities supported by Bayani on Wheels:

GK Pago (Tanauan), Sto. Nino GK Village (Bato), Punong GK Village (Matalom), Tagbibi GK Village (Hindang), Tinago GK Village (Inopacan), Atabay GK Village (Hilongos), Cal-en Kananga GK Village (Kananga), Sr. Santiago GK Village (Albuera), AAS GK Village (San Isidro)

Eastern Samar
St. Joseph GK Village (Hernani)

PhilBike Expo

Nov 16: Phil Bike EXPO 2014 supports Gawad Kalinga / #BayaniOnWheels bike donation project for Yolanda victims in Leyte.

“A good day for the biking communities: Presscon for Phil Bike expo 2014 (who have chosen us as one of the event's beneficiaries); meeting other bike groups and distributors; and release of cheque from GK for additional bikes for Yolanda victims in Leyte. Dahil Walang Iwanan kahit isang taon na ang nakalilipas.”

October 2014
Thank you Sir Spoot and Aileen-Ramil Ramos of Jallymax Cyclery for these good quality bikes for Yolanda victims in Leyte. More families will benefit thru the Bayani on Wheels project for Gawad Kalinga. Tunay ngang Walang Iwanan!


Bike repair kits ready for shipment to Leyte for our bike donation


June 2014

Bayani on Wheels embarked on a a bike, build, and tour journey for Yolanda survivors from June 9-12 in Tacloban, Tanauan, and Ormoc,


April 2014

“April 25: Preparing the 1st batch of bike donations for Gawad Kalinga communities/Yolanda survivors in Leyte. These will be used as their daily bike-to-work service, mostly by fishermen who were relocated to safer ground. Your pledge of 1,200 pesos for 1 bike (or bike itself) will help improve the lives of 1 family already.”

April 12-16, 2014
Bayani Challenge in Tanauan, Leyte

Day 5: Team Bayani On Wheels cycles back to Tacloban, doubling the original 100+km bike ride.


Day 4: Build at Human Nature GK Village
1-day build at the Human Heart Nature’s Goodness Rising GK Village in Tambulilid, Ormoc!


Day 3: Success!
110km bike ride of Team Bayani on Wheels from Tanauan to Ormoc, leyte. Started 330am, with the whole ride under the rain. Kudos to batch 1 and esp. to our lone lady rider Ms. Jen Padua. Thank you for all the pledges and donations to our bike donation program to Gawad Kalinga beneficiaries in Leyte. We still need to raise around 160 more bikes. Do continue to share this endeavor to your families, friends and workmates, they can pledge individually or in groups.


Day 2 : 1st day at the Gawad Kalinga Village in Brgy. Pago, Tanauan Leyte.
Here with Kuya Edgar, VP of local bike group and Kuya Raul, municipal engineer who happens to be an avid biker also. Cyclists helping cyclists towards nation building. Walang Iwanan Tanauan!  ‪#‎bayanichallenge‬‬ ‪#‎chooseleyte‬‬ ‪#‎bayanionwheels‬‬


March 2014

Meet our team BAYANI ON WHEELS. We will be travelling bimodal to Leyte for the annual BAYANI CHALLENGE this coming April 12-16 to raise funds and pledges of bike donations for Gawad Kalinga communities for Yolanda victims. Ordinary volunteers, newbies and seasoned riders, bound by our common passion for biking and nation building.

Help us provide 1 bike per family. Be part of our project by pledging P1,200 for 1 surplus bike, or pledging 12pesos/kmfor our 100+km bike ride from Tanauan to Tacloban up to Ormoc, Leyte. Contact us for inquiries on how you can help or check our FB page

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