About Us: Changing Lives
Bicycle Riders International Cooperative Society (BRICS) is a community-based NGO that promotes cycling sports and related activities as vehicles for change in Yola, Nigeria. BRICS has made remarkable progress in a relatively short time. BRICS has trained over 20 kids to unicycle, established pen-pal writing correspondences with unicycling kids in the USA, fabricated unicycles locally (pictured, left) and started an advertising venture featuring Yola’s unicycling kids.
The 26-inch “REPLICA” (pictured left), a is scaled-up copy of a 24-inch U.S.-made Sun unicycle (pictured right). REPLICA is our fourth unicycle model series fabricated in Yola, Nigeria.
Our Vision: Giving Hope
In recognition of the invaluable asset youth are to the future prosperity, peace and sustainability of our community, BRICS is committed to cycling initiatives that honor and nurture the talents and abilities of Yola youth.
Sa’ad Ardo Yahaya, 13 attends Tongo School in Yola is one of the most creative and innovative of the BRICS youths. He’s always doing things differently and first. Sa’ad learned to unicycle in less than week.
Our Mission: Shaping the Future
In addition to having fun learning how to unicycle, our kids learn discipline, cooperation, leadership, responsibility and team spirit in a safe and nurturing space.
BRICS President Nuruddeen Nyako instructing youth on riding unicycles in formation.
BRICS youth practice a unicycle formation used to advertise commercial products at parades, markets, and special events.
BRICS youth performing at the 2014 Children’s Day festivities at Wetland Park, Yola, Nigeria
BRICS paid a visit to TVGotel as part of the 2014 Children’s Day Celebration. BRICS President, Nuruddeen Nyako and trainee Daniwa Gambo were featured in the breakfast TV Show, SAFIYA (May 27, 2014).
Advertise With Us
Unicycling is a new sport in Adamawa State and its eye-catching performances present an opportunity to generate revenue through various advertising platforms. BRICS is looking for advertisers to sponsor a contingent of 15 unicyclists in the up coming
Nigerian Independence Day Parade (Oct. 1, 2014).
Bicycle Riders International
23/24 Amana Shopping Complex
Lamido Zubairu Way
By Yola Model School Junction
Adamawa State, Nigeria
+234 814 188 6500
+234 807 209 1982