50-Mile Training led by Linked Cycling – Whiting Ranch Loop/STT to Old Camp/Luge Whiting Return (This will be the first “Official” 50-Mile Ride training ride.) We will park in the “bike parking area” at the Foothill Plaza and do a standard Whiting Loop of approximately 7-miles, (See Map) expected time for loop, 1 hour. This will complete the no-drop, fellowship pace portion of this ride. ROUTE MAP
Immediately following this loop, there will be an advanced ride that heads back into Whiting, across to STT and down the Luge and back for an additional 13.4 miles. This portion of the ride is a “Fast Fellowship” (no-wait) pace. ROUTE MAP
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 Rwanda made it very challenging to deliver the bikes as planned. So, we worked out another plan – a better plan. Our bike partner, World Bicycle Relief (in partnership with World Vision), already had plans to distribute their utility bikes to needy school children in South Africa this spring. They had the plans, they had the local connections – all they needed was the bikes. That’s where we come in. Our container load of 230 bikes was the perfect solution. And 230 young students in South Africa – who would otherwise not be able to attend school – will be getting an education this year. Because of you and your support for our 50 Mile Ride event. Thank you for making a difference!
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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 Tamara has a simple life, but not an easy one. In 2014, Tamara received her WBR bicycle along with 100 other students and teachers at Kabulonga Primary School. Her life was transformed. In this video, see how the power of a bicycle empowered Tamara.