12th Annual Rwanda Ride: Saturday April 28, 2018
Registration Now Open
50 mile option starts at 7:00am (check-in at 6:30am)*
25 mile option starts at 9:00am (check-in at 8:30am)*
10 mile option starts at 9:15am (check-in at 8:30am)*
*FastTrack check-in on Friday April 27 from 11am to 6pm at Rock N Road Cyclery in Mission Viejo. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at FastTrack as well.
*The 50 Mile Route is our signature event. You’re in for a total of 47 miles and 5000 feet of climbing. Typical 5-7 hours ride time, best to train for this one!
Aid Station and Rider Cut-Off Plan
(This information applies to both 25 and 50 milers): For rider safety, and to ensure all riders and volunteers arrive back at the course start in time for our post-ride party and raffle, rider cut-off times will be enforced.
**25 Mile route actual mileage is 25.4, with 2400 feet of climbing. Typical 3-4 hours ride time, suitable for strong intermediate riders and above.
Our 10 mile route option is a great way for novice or younger riders to join the fun. After exiting the Applied Medical parking lot at Comercio and Empresa, riders will travel along Empresa a short distance to Aventura, where they will turn left and continue to the end of Aventura to access the Tijeras Creek and Arroyo Trabuco trails. In this shorter route, riders will turn SOUTH on the Arroyo Trabuco trail and continue until the turnaround point at approximately 4.5 miles. We’ll have a small aid station at the turnaround point, and riders will return along the same trail back to Applied Medical in RSM. Yes, there will be some hills, rocks, streams (hard to avoid in mountain biking). But we guarantee you’ll have a blast. We’ll be throwing in a few games along the way too.
CLICK HERE FOR TURN-BY-TURN ON GEOLADDERS
CLICK HERE FOR STRAVA ROUTE
Interactive Trail Map
**50 miler includes casper’s loop and the 25 miler does not.
Registration Opens In December
25 and 50 Mile Event: $70 in advance* ($80 on-site)
10 Mile Event: $40 in advance* ($40 on-site)
*Or choose the “Buy a Bike Package” for $189 and you’ll provide a durable steel utility bike for a deserving young student in Africa. Details on Event Registration Page.
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 12 NOON ON THURS APRIL 26
(Late registration available at Rock N Road on Friday before event from 11am to 6pm, and also available at the event. Event day registration is $80.) CLICK HERE for paper registration.
Why… & other fun details
Team Africa Rising’s mission is to unify African countries through the sport of cycling. Team Africa Rising is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, tax ID # 27-3113955.
Qhubeka is mobilizing people through the Power of Bicycles. We envision a world where distance is no longer a barrier to education, healthcare and economic opportunity.
Alternate Rain Date
It hasn’t rained on our party yet. But the weather has been kind of unpredictable this year. So not wanting to take any chances, we have an alternate “rain date” of Saturday May 12, 2018 – to be used ONLY if the park trails are closed on our scheduled date. We’ll keep you posted as the date gets near.
After the ride join us for our famous post-ride PARTY. We’ll have a HUGE raffle with tons of cool prizes donated by our generous sponsors. Plus, we’ll have massage therapists, games, bike shop expo, cold drinks and hot music. Bring your friends and family to share in the fun!