By popular request, we have created a 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda route map. This map contains all three routes on a single map, for easy reference. The 10 mile route is in yellow, the 25 mile route is in red, and the 50 mile ride uses the red route PLUS the blue route out to Caspers Park and back. All routes start and finish at Oakley World Headquarters in Foothill Ranch. Thank you Josh Kompa for preparing these maps!
Any adventure-seekers out there? Here’s your chance to win the trip of a lifetime. We’re partnering with Team Rwanda Cycling to offer a Grand Prize Trip to Rwanda in mid-November 2014 during the Tour of Rwanda cycling race. You’ll have a chance to meet and RIDE with the team during the week, and even ride in a team support car in the first stage of the Tour. This Grand Prize will include round trip airfare, all meals and lodging. (Winner is responsible for securing their own passport, immunizations, etc). We’ll have more details later. Having been to Rwanda, ridden in the “land of 1000 hills” and seen the natural beauty of the country and the people – I guarantee this will be an adventure trip you’ll remember the rest of your life! (Doug)
Our 50 Mile Ride planning team is excited to announce our 2014 Grand Prize DREAM BIKE, valued at over $6000!
Winner of this year’s Grand Prize Raffle will get to pick their choice of frame from SoCal’s very own INTENSE CYCLES. That’s right – you win, you choose – the frame, size, and color YOU want. And you can pick from any of these hot new INTENSE models: Hard Eddie (carbon hard-tail 29), Spider 29 Comp (XC/Trail carbon with up to 5” travel), Carbine 29 (Enduro/aggressive trail carbon with 5.5” travel), or the Tracer 275 (a go-anywhere, do-anything beauty made in the USA, up to 6” travel).
INTENSE CYCLES is a legend in the local mountain biking scene, and we’re proud to have them join our sponsor family. As designer/founder, Jeff Steber says “We make stuff, and what we make has made us what we are. We put our noses to the grindstone and sweat the small stuff to bring you the best, hand-made, highest-quality, American-made bicycles we possibly can.” Jeff and his INTENSE team believe they’re making the best bikes on the planet, representing all the true, fun-loving, thrill-seeking, adventurous spirit of California.
The Grand Prize winning INTENSE frame will be built out with a complete Shimano XT group and Fox fork – donated by our good friends at Shimano and Fox and assembled by 50MR team member Derek Melberg with Ride Rep Group. A huge thank you to INTENSE, Shimano, Fox, and Derek Melberg for making this dream bike possible!
Depending on the frame you choose, you could win a bike valued at well over $6500. How cool is that? But you have to enter to win. And you have to be present to win. Hey, have you REGISTERED for our 8th annual 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda event yet? What are you waiting for?