Rebicycle is a program set up by the Rio de Janeiro state government that recycles used bicycles and discarded bike parts. The goal of the program is to promote cycling and, consequently, social inclusion, focusing on improving quality of life. The initiative stimulates cycling as a mode of transportation, in particular among children and teenagers from low-income communities. It promotes awareness on the importance of sustainability and the value of cycling and the environment.
The Rebicycle program also works in prison education classes, offering inmates informal training in bicycle mechanics. The inmates learn and teach repair techniques using discarded parts. The new bicycles are donated to the communities. An added benefit of this program is that it gives inmates the opportunity to return to society with an employment option for social reintegration.