The 8th Annual 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda will be held on Saturday April 26, 2014 in Orange County, California. Event organizers expect over 1000 fun-loving and adventurous mountain bikers to join this year’s event.
The Rwanda Ride appeals to advanced and novice riders alike. The event is a “ride” not a race. Event organizers have only three goals: rider fun, rider safety, and to raise lots of money for Rwandan causes. Three different route options are available: The signature 50 mile route, a shorter but still challenging 25+ mile route, and a 10 mile route suitable for casual mountain bikers.
To date, the ride has raised over $430,000 for Rwanda causes.
The 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda supports two non-profits: World Bicycle Relief and Team Rwanda Cycling. World Bicycle Relief is transforming individuals and their communities through the Power of Bicycles; they envision a world where distance no longer prevents access to healthcare, education and economic opportunity. With over 130,000 bicycles in the field and more than 800 field mechanics trained, World Bicycle Relief is changing lives across Africa and Southeast Asia. World Bicycle Relief (WBR) has assembly facilities in six African countries and bikes on the ground in 13 countries across Africa and Southeast Asia.
Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Rwanda Ride. This year’s event will again start and finish at the Oakley World Headquarters in Foothill Ranch, California. Routes could include trails through O’Neill Park, Caspers Park, Tijeras Creek and Arroyo Trabuco. After they finish, riders and their friends and family stick around at Oakley for the post-ride party, BBQ and gourmet food trucks, live band and huge raffle prize drawing. Event sponsors have already donated over $20,000 in prizes. For more information and to register for the event, please click here.