Rolling Into A Sustainable Future With Bamboo Bikes
We hop on a tour with Bambike Revolution Cycles – and find out what it takes to run a company committed to bringing sustainable mobility to the world, one bike at time.
Bryan first discovered how to make bamboo bikes during a project in Africa in 2007 and built his very first Bambike in 2009. Thanks to his close ties to the country, Bryan realized this innovation could be developed in the Philippines, where bamboo is naturally abundant. “Bamboo has inherent qualities that are perfect for cycling. These properties translate into a bike frame that is stiff enough to really crank on and make for a smooth ride”.
“Our mission is to build the greenest products on the planet while creating jobs for people who need them the most,” he explains. Bambike advocates a ‘People - Planet – Progress’ philosophy. The company aims to further advance by getting as many bamboo bikes out globally for as many people as possible.
As he moves forward to fulfill this goal, Bryan has found a reliable logistics provider in FedEx. As well as supporting his shipping needs, we also share the same commitment to connect the world in resourceful and responsible ways - from sustainable packaging to the ambitious goal of achieving carbon–neutral operations globally by 2040.
“I spent many years learning about bamboo resources and also learning the local language. Seeing the progress that our company has made, and the impact that it’s had on the lives of our employees and beneficiaries is what keeps me motivated.”
Bryan also knows that Filipino workers have a knack for ingenuity and problem-solving; it just takes time to work together as a unit. “Working with Filipinos can be incredibly fulfilling. Sometimes, it can be frustrating due to language barriers. There is an abundance of innate talent, hard work and a knack for problem-solving."
Turning the wheels of sustainable tourism
“Sustainable tourism is a way to experience the world but leave minimal negative impact on the places visited and a positive impact on society. We also consult other tourism development projects to adopt best practices that include the three pillars of sustainable tourism: social justice, economic development, and environmental integrity.”
From its headquarters in Intramuros, the company has also rolled out a rental stop in Guimaras province - in an idyllic community under renewable energy wind turbines. This is a project in partnership with the National Grid Corporation. Bambike is also sending a custom fleet of bicycles to a hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia so that their guests can explore the sites in a stylish and responsible manner.
All gas, no brakes
With the network of FedEx, more people can experience the Bambike Revolution Cycles such as the Luntian and Victoria 2.0 all-terrain bikes, the sleek, streamlined and bolt-together Bolt Series and the Bambino bikes for kids.
FedEx empowers SMEs like Bambike by offering its global network and diverse portfolio of solutions and services to create opportunities for people in more than 220 countries and territories.
You can follow Bambike’s journey to a more sustainable future on Facebook and Instagram – as well as check out our LinkedIn page for insights and inspirations from across the Asia Pacific region.
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