As the bicycle resurged as a major source of transportation in the U.S., Bryan Papé saw a sustainable business opportunity. Through his company, MiiR, he helped design a sleek but practical bike and launched a buy one get one program—for every bike purchased, one is given to underserved communities in the U.S. or Africa.
MiiR linked up with World Bicycle Relief in Africa and the Boise Bicycle Project in his hometown of Boise, Idaho to bring bikes to those who can’t afford them.
He founded MiiR in 2010 as a Seattle company with functional products with tangible social impact. The company launched with earth-friendly reusable water bottles, then he partnered with the nonprofit One Day’s Wages to donate a dollar of each sale to bring clean water to areas in Africa.