Projects & Partners

Maya Pedal supports many community projects in collaboration with local, national and international groups. We provide training workshops to NGOs interested in implementing pedal technology in their own communities, including bicycle machine repair and maintenance and innovative uses of the machines. Each group brings their own energy and creativity to the project, helping to successfully meet the needs of diverse communitities.

National Projects

  • Technology for Health, Coban

  • PRODESSA, San Pedro Jocopilas Santa Cruz del Quiche

  • International Foundation Against Hunger, Jocotan, Chiquimula

  • Finca PARRAXE, Samayac, Suchitepequez

  • CARE, Chichicastenango

  • VALHALLA Organic Macademia Nut Farm,

  • ALISEI, Quetzaltenango

  • Indigenous Institute of Santiago, Guatemala City

Regional Projects

Maya Pedal works with a number of local groups, working to implement community-based projects using pedal technology. Each of the following groups uses bicycle machines to increase their productive capacity and develop a stronger local economy.

:: Family Group Lirio de los Valles, Chimaltenango

This family group has been very successful producing their own organic animal feed with a bicycle mill/ corn degrainer for their farm of chickens, turkeys, ducks, and pigs. They mill approximately 300 lbs. of feed per day.

:: Women for Development in Action, San Andrés Itzapa

This local women's collective produces 100% organic aloe shampoo from plants they grow in their own homes, using the bicycle blender. The sale of this shampoo helps support their families and fund their independently-run municipal reforestation project.

:: Family Group Pachay las Lomas, San Martín

This small family group focuses their energy on using all types of alternative rural technology. Their family farm uses a bicycle water pump to tap a clean aquifer 30 meters underground, and a solar roaster for beans. In addition, they run a small workshop for Microconcrete Tiles using Maya Pedal's concrete vibrator.

:: Women's Group AZUCENA, San Martín

AZUCENA is made up of a group of 13 families in the remote area of San Martín. The collective produces animal feed from their corn harvest using the bicycle corn degrainer and mill. They also run a spanish literacy project for indigenous women in the community.

:: Campesino Associaction, San Andrés Itzapa

This is a larger organization in the area, comprised of both men and women that works to develop efficient organic practices in agriculture. They use the bicycle mill/corn degrainer to produce animal feed, and the bicycle blender to produce shampoo.


Thanks to our sponsors, who have helped us in so many wonderful ways over the years!  And also a special thanks to all the volunteers who have generously dedicated their time, energy, and inspiration to Maya Pedal.

Pedal Energy Development Alternatives, Vancouver, Canada

PEDAL is the organization that worked hard to get this project off the ground. They have since faithfully supported Maya Pedal with funding, materials, skilled volunteers, and most of all - inspiration. They deserve a huge thank-you!

Bikes Not Bombs, Boston, USA    

Bikes Not Bombs supports a number of community projects in Massechusetts for youth and adults. They have sent us two containers of used bicycles which have contributed enormously to the project. Read A Bikes Not Bombs Article about Maya Pedal.

Working Bikes, Chicago, USA     

Working Bikes' recently extended their international support to include Guatemala by shipping a container of used bicycles to Maya Pedal.

GAIA Project, Sierra Club, BC Chapter

A great project that works on environmental and social issues from an international perspective. GAIA has supported 4 international interns to come work with Maya Pedal.

Canadian International Development Agency

CIDA funds international internships for Canadian youth all over the world. They have sent 4 interns to Maya Pedal over the last four years. Our interns have each contributed to the project with professional skills and wonderful enthusiasm.


A retail chain that generously donated more than twenty new bikes.

Peace Corps, Guatemala

The Peace Corps works on a number of development projects all across Guatemala, and has kindly donated used bicycles to Maya Pedal.

Willie Gibson

Willie Gibson kindly contributed financially to th project.

Supported by




© Maya pedal 2010 | Site by Laika Design