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"Simply riding a bike, as healthy and as enjoyable as it may be, I started to feel empty and a little selfish. Becoming increasingly anxious to learn whether there was anything of greater social significance I could do on two wheels.


Having a discussion with Patricia Marshall Harris, the Director of ABCF, we discovered the tremendous importance of having access to a bike to students, small farmers and health care workers in rural parts of Africa.


Our vision was broader than their model, it would be better if we pursued an independent course. We wanted to be engaged in an effort to assist transport dependent populations and to make them more mobile, but we wanted to do it differently. We wanted to be able to give the bikes that we purchased to under-resourced people at no cost to them, without having them committed to pay a micro-loan, as so often had been the case with programs existing to send bikes to Africa."


- A. Bruce Crawley, ABCF Chairman

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The African Bicycle Contribution Foundation (ABCF) is 501(c)3 non-profit corporation whose mission is to generate funding to underwrite the distribution of bicycles to under-resourced, transport-dependent students, small farmers and healthcare workers, in Ghana.

The Foundation also anticipates that, as a result of its programs, a substantial number of related jobs and businesses will be created on the Continent, in the areas of bicycle manufacturing, assembly, repair and maintenance.


Imagine living in a rural African community, where you must walk miles to have access to your school, to fresh water, to healthcare facilities, or to carry your small farm's produce to a marketplace. For those without access to other forms of transport, and who are challenged to traverse rural roads, a bicycle can provide significant family economic benefits and can, literally, be a lifesaver.

African tradition, in most rural areas, places an inordinate burden on women as the primary haulers of fuel, water and food, and to provide for the healthcare needs of their children. For most, walking is their only mode of transportation, and it may take hours to get them to critically important destinations. This is were ABCF, and its supporters, can play a critically important role.


Our Team

Board of Directors

A. Bruce Crawley, Chairman

Millennium 3 Management


Christopher B. Crawley

Technology Recruiter



Joseph DiAngelo, Ed.D.


Erivan K. Haub School of Business

St. Joseph’s University


Renée Chenault Fattah

Journalist and Attorney

Chenault Fattah Communications

Daniel J. Hilferty

President and CEO

Independence Health Group


Tod MacKenzie

Senior Vice President
Communications and Public Affairs 



Cynthia R. Miller


CRM Agency LLC 

Joseph J. Oakes, III


Acorn Financial Service 

Colin Anthony Romero, M.D.

Seattle, Washington


Florence Torson-Hart

Senior Financial Advisor
Global Wealth Management

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. 

Hon. Karen Smith Woodson

Magistrate Judge

Fulton County Superior Court, Georgia


Special Advisor to the Board

Dorothy Davis

Dorothy Davis, Inc.



Patricia Marshall Harris
Executive Director

Ethel E. Waters
Operations Manager

Our Team

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