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 goal” was to raise $150,000 for our Rwanda non-profits, and we raised over $161,000 (including our generous 15% match from Allstate Insurance). Our goal was “no rain”, and we exceeded that goal by one perfectly imperfect-timed rain storm right in the middle of our prize raffle. Oh well. At least the weather and the trails were perfect during the ride itself. Congratulations to Kimberlee Staff, the super-excited winner of our Grand Prize Santa Cruz bike. She couldn’t stop smiling or shaking, and it wasn’t from the cold! THANK YOU ALL, for sharing in an epic day for an epic cause that will have a life-changing impact for students, care-givers and athletes in Africa. Well done.
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.
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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 not an option – but a bicycle allows the child the opportunity to attend school and still get back in time to help on the family farm. We are also continuing our support of Team Africa Rising, helping them reach their goal to one day field an all-African team in the Tour de France.
You can help us reach our fundraising goal by creating a PLEDGE PAGE. It’s easy, just follow THESE SIMPLE STEPS. Once your pledge page is set up, simply send a link to your family, friends, and co-workers. Then sit back and watch the money roll in! (At least, that’s what we hope) Thank you for helping us change lives both here and in Africa. You are making a difference!