At Rückenwind, Berliners and refugees repair bicycles together.

About Rückenwind

Rückenwind ist ein gemeinnütziger, eingetragener Verein – Wir sind Ehrenamtliche aus Berlin und dem Rest der Welt, die gemeinsam in Neukölln Fahrräder reparieren. Unser Ziel ist es, Menschen die nach Berlin flüchten mussten mit Fahrrädern mobil zu machen, ihnen eine Beschäftigung zu bieten und sie mit Berlinern zusammenzubringen.

In our workshop in Neukölln, refugees and Berliners work together on bicycles and get to know each other. Experience as a mechanic or German knowledge is not required, everyone is welcome with us. We are also very happy to receive active or financial support as well as donations in things.

Our story in pictures

  • Januar 2015 - Vereinsgründung

    7 young students found Rückenwind in their shared kitchen.

Das haben wir seit 2015 geleistet

3000

Bikes

130

volunteers

1375

Werkstattschichten

 

Our goals

mobility

Only those who are mobile can find their way around new surroundings easily, visit new friends and thus arrive. With their own bike, refugees can move around Berlin independently, environmentally friendly and free of charge.

integration

Simply handing out bicycles to refugees is not enough for us, we want to bring Berliners and refugees together. When we screw things together and at our events, we break down prejudices and create a community around bicycles.

sustainability

Our bikes are recycled since we assemble them from used spare parts and frames. In this way we create sustainable mobility and inspire many people to use the most environmentally friendly means of transport.

 

Support us

Donate a bike

Du kannst uns deine Fahrradspende sehr gerne von Montag bis Mittwoch und freitags zwischen 16 und 20 Uhr zur Werkstatt in die Lenaustraße 3 bringen. Da wir nur begrenzte Lagerfläche haben ist es besser, du rufst uns vorher an oder nimm mit uns Kontakt auf.

Geldspende

Um Fahrräder zu reparieren benötigen wir unter anderem Werkzeug und Zubehör. Deswegen freuen wir uns über jeden Betrag den du entbehren kannst. Wenn du uns mit einer Geldspende unterstützen möchtest, klicke einfach hier.

Become a sponsoring member

Regelmäßige Einnahmen helfen uns dabei unabhängig zu sein und langfristig planen zu können. Mit deiner Fördermitgliedschaft unterstützt du unsere wöchentlichen Werkstattzeiten und Ausgaben von reparierten Spendenrädern an Geflüchtete. Unterstütze uns mit deiner Fördermitgliedschaft!

Want to help too?

If you want to help along side our community of dedicated volunteers; great! We are always looking for people with bike skills, or any other unique skills. Send us an email with a bit about yourself to volunteer@rueckenwind.berlin and we'll get back to you with information about our next introduction session 🙂
We are looking forward to being in contact with you! .

Join the group

Do you want to organize events and trips, design flyers or collect donation bikes? Do you have other ideas or skills that you would like to contribute with? There is always a lot to do here and we are happy about everyone who helps us.
Write to us, we are looking forward to hearing from you!

Start a bike hub

Our cellar is bursting at the seams and our workshop in Neukölln is too far for many bike donors. If you still have space in your basement or know another place where we can store donation bikes, please contact us..

 

More about us

We have the big goal of building a community around bikes. We have already received awards for our results so far. In order to achieve this goal, there are still many integrative events organized by and with us.

bike tours

Whether leisurely to the Wannsee or sportively at the Velothon, riding a bike is fun and brings people with or without refugee experience together.

Events

At our mechanics-events, parties and at the summer festival, people with or without refugee experience come together.

Awards

We were welcomed by the Federal Chancellor Dr. Merkel and the Berlin Senate for our activities.

 

You can find us here

Our workshop is located at Lenaustraße 3, 12047, Berlin (in Neukölln). You can find us in the right side of the building of Refugio, an intercultural project house of the Berliner Stadtmission. Just ring the bell during our opening hours at the workshop and we will open the door for you!


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