Help Us Spread the Word


Our event grows every year thanks to the “grassroots” efforts of our volunteers and sponsors. We’ve got some awesome event flyers and posters this year (great design by our friends at Westamerica Communications). Pick up a flyer at your favorite local bike shop – we’re spreading them all over town! … Read More

New Routes for 2016

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Applied Medical is one of the fastest growing companies in Southern California, and a leading provider of breakthrough technologies for minimally invasive and general surgery. They are also the proud hosts of our 2016 10th Annual 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda. Our start, finish, and post-ride party will take place … Read More

Grand Prize Bike – Pivot Cycles


We are totally excited to announce that Pivot Cycles is our Grand Prize Bike Sponsor for this year’s event. Pivot Cycles bikes are born from decades of industry experience and bred from a heritage of racing. They’ve been revolutionizing the high-performance mountain bike world ever since they were introduced in … Read More

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

Team Rwanda Wins Tour du Rwanda

Jean-Bosco Nsengimana crosses the finish line in fourth place in stage seven on Sunday, which was enough to seal him the 2015 Tour du Rwanda title.

Team Rwanda wins the Tour du Rwanda for the second year in a row! (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 … Read More

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

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