Our Story

For the last six years UCB focused on blended value (social, environmental and financial)  across the Gianyar region, quality education, the creation of sustainable cities and empowerment of all women and girls. We also foster partnerships for sustainable development.

Job : Co-Founder and CEO
Tour of Choice : Eco-cycling
Fave Pastime : Yoga
Say Hello : hello@ubudcycling.bike

Joanna

UCB is not just a bicycle business; we are a social enterprise that aims to create a social and environmental impact in the Tampaksiring region in Bali. In 2014, Joanna went to Bali for the first time. During her trip she went on a cycling tour and met Komang, the tour guide, who later became the co-founder at UCB. Komang's dream was to create an impact across his community and at the same time he was hoping to establish his own venture one day. Our solution was to set up a social enterprise, where we could educate and look after staff and community, whilst simultaneously offer quality eco-cycling tours. We raised funds originally to purchase bicycles and engaged with teachers at a local school. All in all leaning towards social, environmental and financial impact. We employed a passionate team, individually specialising in their own areas. We also employ non-skilled workers, training them up so they have a future profession they are very proud of. The most important aspect about UCB is our social enterprise is our family; we respect and care for them enormously.


Job : Co-Founder and COO
Tour of Choice : Mt. Batur Volcano Sunrise Trek
Fave Pastime : Soccer
Say Hello : hello@ubudcycling.bike

Komang

In 2014 Komang was introduced to digital marketing, social media and latest trends in social entrepreneurship. He quickly learned that opening a new venture is a lot of hard work, especially the first two years. One of the biggest misconceptions was that once you have digital present everything will fall into place, but building an engaging community, and also building trust among guests was time consuming. Komang’s passion to give back in beautiful tropical Bali kept him motivated. Now few years later, we can finally see and measure positive impact.


Job : Education Facilitator
Tour of Choice : Cultural Tour
Fave Pastime : Baking
Say Hello : hello@ubudcycling.bike

Aprila

April followed her father’s footsteps and has an important role to play at her local school ‘SdEnamManukaya’. She is enabling all her students to maximise their talents, imagination, skills and character. Aprila acts at UCB as an educational facilitator and informs us about the school’s needs and also creates a space for innovation within the school. We develop jointly students awareness education initiatives with a focus on sustainability, menstrual awareness and sanitation practices. From March 2020, Aprila will be working with Australian sociology students and apply the Theory of Change to find interventions for better outcomes. Aprial has incredible joy working with the community and welcomes our guests and volunteers who are sharing their knowledge to students.