In order to help refugees integrage into life in Berlin and give them the freedom of mobility we collect old bicycles, with a view to repairing them. In order for us to be able to properly repair the bicycles in our workshop, we need €25 per bike. With this you are financing a Light, a helmet and a lock!
By the New Year, we want to give at least 100 refugees a bike. To do this we need your support. Get involved right now and donate some money for a repaired bike
Rückenwind is a non-profit association that operates a bicycle workshop in Berlin-Neukölln. Here people with and without experience of having fled their home work together for eco-friendly mobility. To promote integration and the opportunity to move independently in the city, we offer newcomers the chance to choose and repair a bike with us. They are supported by our team and invited to get involved with our project on a regular basis, if the process of repairing the bike was fun for them! The bikes that we give away are part of a recycling process: an old bike is donated to us and brought to our workshop -> The bike is selected and equipped with spare parts from other old bicycles -> The bike is repaired and driven back through the city.
In addition to our regular opening hours, we're open weekly to all Berliners as a self-help workshop. You can make the light on your bike shine again and at the same time support a local social project. Refugees working in the self-help workshop, can use the experience as a stepping stone to make a start in the labour market. Through the shared experiences, a diverse community has emerged. During the summer months we organise bicycle tours and year-round activities in the community.
Be part of something amazing!