• What we do

    The Arusha Bicycle Center (ABC) is a social enterprise and community center for bike sales and maintenance to promote bicycle mobility in Tanzania and educate youth in bicycle mechanics. We are closely linked with the Arusha Cycling Club. Velafrica is our partner in Switzerland, who provides us with quality bicycles and spares as well as technical know-how.

    Quality Bicycles

    We offer a wide selection of good quality bicycles for Women, Men and Children. Moutain Bikes, Touring Bikes, City Bikes, BMX and kids bikes.

    Spare Parts

    We have a wide selection of spare parts for different types of bicycles.

    Bicycle Maintenance Services

    We have trained mechnics who can help you to fix the bicycle. Come by and have a look.

    Youth Education and Income Generation

    We offer youth an education in bicycle mechanic. Youth develop the skills to repair and prepare bicycles, and learn about customer relationship, stock management, marketing or sales. Up to today, several graduates have openend their own branch or are part of VBC management.


    With our Bike2School initiative, ABC supports children with a long school journey of more than 2 hours by foot.

  • Why bicycles

    Capacity, Time and Distance

    Riding a bicycle is faster and easier than walking. In fact, you transport 5x more and travel 4x faster. Also, you reach 4x further compared to walking.


    A bicycle helps children to reach school faster, be more puncutal and arrive fresher. A bicycle also makes a long school journey safer, particularly for girls, increasing enrolment and attendance rates. At the end of the day, more time also means more free time for homework and leisure.

    Women empowerment

    Velafrica trains young girls to become bicycle mechanics. Breaking with a tabu in many regions in Sub-Sahara Africa, they serve as role models for other women to become independant enterpreneurs.


    Women and girls suffer disproportaionally higher from poor transport and mobility opportunities. With a bicycle, women and girls get their lives back. They start their own business, perform better at school and face a brighter future.

    Business and Income

    Bicycles have the power to enable new business opportunities, increase business productivity, increase opportunities for trade or increase the delivery of extension services. This leads to new opportunites to generate regular income for households.


    Being a fast and reliable mode of transport, bicycles improves access by the community to healthcare centers AND access by health workers to the community.


    Riding a bicycle of course also gives you legs of steel, improves your wellbeing and keeps you fit!


    A bicycle is quiet as a mouse and causes zero emissions, thus helping to slow global warming.


    Bicycles are an affordable means of transport. There is no need to pay for travelling tickets or gas neither.

  • How to reach us

    Opening hours:

    Tuesday: 9 am - 4:30 pm
    Wednesday: 12 am - 6 pm
    Thursday: 9 am to 4:30 pm
    Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm
    Saturday 9 am to 4:30 pm

    We are closed on Sunday, Monday and national holidays.

    If you want to book an appointment outside of our opening hours, you can always contact Bridgette or Hans.

    We are located next to Nature Discovery's office in Olasiti.

  • Bike to School Programm

    With our "Bike to School Program", we support children with a 40% discount who face a long school journey of more than 2 hours by foot.

  • Since our start in june 2015

    ABC provides sustainable bicycle mobility, youth education and job opportunities

    5600 bicycles enable mobility

    in a  sustainable and efficient way

    8 youth have finished a one year trainee programm

    14 jobs created

    helping income and improve livelihoods

    Community Center established

    for youth and cycling fans to gather

    2019 opening of a new branch

    Expanding Abc's activities in the region of Kilimanjaro

  • Contact ABC

    You can reach us on facebook, via Mail or just call!



    +255 75 979 87 44

    Office phone: +255 764 056 791
    Hans (manager): +255 713 720 790
    Brigitta (accountant): +255 713 375 351

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