Team Rwanda Wins Tour du Rwanda
(Excerpts from the New Times Rwanda publication):
After Valens Ndayisenga’s historic win last year in the UCI Africa 2.2 Tour du Rwanda cycling race, Rwandans have found a new champion in Jean-Bosco Nsengimana. The young rider from Rubavu on shores of Lake Kivu, stood out throughout the week by winning three stages and wearing the yellow jersey from first to the last day. Like Ndayisenga, Nsengimana, 22, recorded the first major victory of his young career after clocking 23:54:50 in the seven-stage race that covered a total distance of 928.4 kilometers.
Rwandans dominated the entire race since the first day, leaving no chance to their opponents from Eritrea, Morocco, France, South Africa and elsewhere.
1. Jean-Bosco Nsengimana (Team Karisimbi) 23:54:50
2. Joseph Areruya (Team Akagera) 23h56:35
3. Camera Hakuzimana (Team Muhabura) 2’45”
4. Eyob Metkel (Eritrea) 3’02”
5. Patrick Byukusenge (Team Karisimbi) 3’04”
grand Prize winner gets tall boy
You can have a chance to win an awesome new bike too! All you have to do is participate in our 2016 event (last Saturday in April 2016), purchase some Grand Prize raffle tickets – then sit back and wait for your number to be called!
bike distribution in musanze
These Musanze bikes were made possible by a portion of the proceeds of our 2013 8th annual Rwanda Ride. In 2014, proceeds of our 9th annual Rwanda Ride enabled 220 bikes to be distributed to schoolchildren in South Africa. And this year, our 9th annual event will result in 220 bikes heading to Eritrea, where rural children who live too far to walk to school will now be able to get there by bike. And these kids will have the opportunity to receive an education that would otherwise have been impossible.
Once again, our 50 Mile Ride Team says “THANK YOU” to all participants, supporters, and volunteers. Way to go!