You’re invited to join our Annual “Rwanda Ride”
What makes this ride different?
First of all, our event is a “ride”, not a race. Riders participate for a lot of reasons: some for the challenge of riding further on a mountain bike than ever before, some because they love the Rwanda cause, some for the fun of sharing the day with all of their riding buddies. Second, our event is a fundraiser. We’ve raised over $860,000 for Team Africa Rising and World Bicycle Relief in our first 10 events. These funds are used to further the economic development of Rwanda and other African nations through initiatives based on the bicycle as a tool and symbol of hope.
Will you join us?
Our Rwanda Ride provides riders, sponsors, and their families an opportunity to make a real difference just by doing something they already love doing. Last year we had 1292 participants – and we want to break that record this year.
ABOUT TEAM AFRICA RISING
Team Rwanda Cycling began in 2007 and has exponentially grown the sport of cycling in Rwanda, a country torn apart in the 1994 Genocide and never a cycling force on the continent. Through the work of Team Rwanda Cycling, they have assembled a team of professional cyclists who now race competitively on the international stage and in so doing, have become strong ambassadors for Rwanda. These young athletes give others, both nations and people in conflict, hope.
Taking the Team Rwanda model and assisting in other countries experiencing conflict, such as Ethiopia and Eritrea, they hope to inspire and unify countries and people through the sport of cycling.
ABOUT WORLD BICYCLE RELIEF
Our 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda event was instrumental in getting WBR bikes into Rwanda for the very first time! With six assembly facilities, World Bicycle Relief (WBR) is empowering people across Africa. So far, they’ve provided bikes in Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
WBR provides specially-designed, locally assembled bicycles to entrepreneurs, healthcare workers and students across rural Africa through sustainable work-to-own and study-to-own programs. They also train field mechanics to ensure access to maintenance and spare parts.