Grand Prize Winner Gets New Tallboy


Congratulations once again to Kimberlee Staff, the happy and proud winner of our 2015 Grand Prize Santa Cruz bike.  Not only is Kimberlee happy and proud, she is also GENEROUS – as she gave this new bike to her husband John.  (Kim had recently purchased a Santa Cruz 5010 for … Read More

Bike Distribution in Musanze

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Thank you to all who participate in our 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda. You are creating a future and a hope for a new generation in Rwanda. In May 2015, 80 bicycles were distributed to school children in the Musanze District near the Africa Rising Cycling Center. Message from Kim Coats, … Read More

Record crowd, record fundraising, record RAIN


  Our 9th Annual 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda is now “in the record books”.  Thanks to the support of our riders, sponsors, volunteers, and vendors – we achieved new records in every category.  Our goal was 1000 riders this year, and we had 1292 registered fun-loving riders.  Our “stretch … Read More

50MR Event Featured in Locale Magazine

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Event founder Doug Grant shares the story of 50 Mile Ride in an in-depth article in Locale Magazine online edition. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about this event or the causes we support, here’s your chance. READ ARTICLE NOW

Pledge Drive – Can You Help Us?

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  Funds used in this year’s event will support two non-profits in Africa:  World Bicycle Relief and Team Africa Rising.  You are helping to provide life-changing bicycles to school children in Africa who would otherwise have no access to education.  Walking 10 to 15 kilometers each way to school is … Read More

Updated Route for 10 Miler


We needed to make some minor adjustments to our 10 Mile Route, due to some new home construction that is taking place outside Whiting Ranch.  We’ve actually taken out one of the steeper climbs, so the good news is you won’t be sweating so much.  That’s a good thing, right? … Read More

50 Mile Ride Featured on Radio Show

Founder of the 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda Doug Grant joins Critical Mass Radio show for a special non-profit segment to talk about how he chose a bike ride as a fund-raising method. The upcoming 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda in April supports two non-profit organizations: Team Africa Rising and World Bicycle Relief. Doug … Read More

Featured Food Court Vendors

We know you’re going to work up a big appetite out on the trails on event day.  We’ve got an amazing lineup of food choices for you – we promise you won’t go away hungry!  Our featured Food Court Vendors include THE HABIT BURGER GRILL, CHICK-FIL-A, URBAN GRILL, BOWL OF … Read More

Rwanda Ride Bike Distribution in South Africa

Yes we are known as the “Rwanda Ride” and supporting Rwandan non-profits is our heritage.  Yet as our event grows, so does our impact in Africa.  Proceeds from last year’s Rwanda Ride were intended to be used to distribute bikes in Rwanda.  But unforeseen difficulties and increased Customs duties in … Read More

Video Update from World Bicycle Relief

Proceeds from our 50 Mile Ride event support the efforts of both Team Africa Rising and World Bicycle Relief (WBR).  Our friends at WBR recently shared this video about the positive impact their bikes are making in Africa. Video introduction:  As an orphan living with her grandmother in Zambia, 12-year-old … Read More