Our 50 Mile Ride events have been successful because of the groundswell of support from riders, their friends and family, and local OC bike shops. We’re counting on that same “grassroots spirit” to rise up again this year. You can get involved too! Rally your friends and family to help – we have lots of opportunities this year.

1. Sign up to ride

CLICK HERE to register online
or CLICK HERE for paper registration form.

2. Volunteer to help

This is a 100% volunteer-coordinated ride. To pull off this event we really need your help. If you or a friend are interested in volunteering BEFORE, DURING, or AFTER the ride, please CLICK HERE to learn about our volunteer opportunities. If you only have a few hours, we’ll take it! Thanks in advance for helping to make this another world-class event!

3. Collect pledges

You can help us reach our fundraising goal this year. We made it easy to create your very own online PLEDGE PAGE. Simply complete the fields at the bottom of the sample page – you can copy and paste our suggested text and photos too! Invite your family, friends, and co-workers to sponsor you for every mile you complete. We also have an email template available as an Outlook Template or Word Document you can use to send to your family and friends.
NOTE:When you create your page, you can name your web address whatever you want. But if you keep “rwandaride16″ as part of your web address, be sure to change “-mypage” to your own name before saving your form (see sample form for example).
BONUS TIP: Get your employer, your favorite bike shop (or just about any company you have a relationship with) to match your pledges! REWARD: Collect at least $250 in pledges and be eligible for a special prize drawing at our event!

4. Donate supplies or raffle prizes

50 Mile Ride for Rwanda is a fund raising event. Your generous contributions will be put to great use to help support our efforts. In addition to cash, product sponsorships appropriate for our event will also be welcomed. Here’s some examples of what we could use:

  • Water and/or sports drinks for riders
  • Energy bars, gels, trail snacks for riders
  • Raffle prize items (bike gear, apparel, gift certificates, sports/music tickets, vacation/travel vouchers, gift baskets, etc.)
  • First aid kits, 2 way radios, traffic cones or flags for support team
  • Other ideas or products? Please contact us sponsor@50mileride.com to talk about it.

5. Donate to our Causes

Donations to Team Africa Rising are tax deductible, Federal Tax ID# 27-3113955.
Donations to World Bicycle Relief are tax deductible, Federal Tax ID# 20-5080679.

CLICK HERE to donate online today.

Or you may write a check payable to “Ride for Rwanda” and mail to:
Rwanda Ride, 629 Camino de Los Mares Ste 205, San Clemente, CA 92673

6: Buy original 50 Mile Ride merchandise

We’re excited to introduce a whole new look for this year’s event. Earn style points on or off the bike when you sport our Official Ride for Rwanda Jersey. We’re offering a Race Jersey, custom Socks – and again this year: a loose fit Baggy Jersey. You can order your gear when you REGISTER online, and we’ll have it ready for you in your rider bag when you check in.

7: Become a sponsor

Please download the Sponsor Information Kit to learn more about sponsor opportunities. Donations are tax deductible and you can DONATE ONLINE.
*Bike shops and industry vendors:
Sign up for booth space, and join the festivities at our post-ride celebration party and raffle. All proceeds benefit our Rwanda causes. Contact sponsor@50mileride.com for more info.