It took a lifelong cyclist working in international development to come up with the idea. Keith Oberg founded Bikes for the World in 2005 and since then the group has collected and shipped nearly 90,000 bicycles to low-income residents in 12 developing countries and the US. With the help of churches, synagogues, high schools, scout troops, and others, Bikes for the World collects unwanted bicycles that are gathering dust in garages and basements or taking up space in landfills, and distributes them in places where a used bike has the power to transform a life -- to transport rural school children to schools far from home, enable public health workers to travel much faster than by foot (and thus see more patients), and help small business people get their wares to market. The costs are offset by bike donors who are encouraged to make a modest contribution, and overseas partners who pay for the shipping. Your contribution gives new life to these wheels and the people who ride them.