Project Rwanda Cargo Bike Spotted in Aliso

Rumor has it that one of our Project Rwanda Cargo Bikes got loose and was spotted at Aliso Woods.  Mark Warrick, one of our planning team members, took the cargo bike for a spin to help promote our event.  He found out what it was like to pedal a 47 … Read More

Three Times the Fun

We’re making history with our 5th Annual Rwanda Ride. We’ll be the first major cycling event that takes riders through 3 (count ’em) three OC Parks.  You already know and love our route through O’Neill and Caspers Parks.  Now, we’ve added a mini-tour of Whiting Ranch Park into our event! … Read More

Rwanda Ride Re-route

For those who wanted a little variety in our Rwanda Ride route, we have good news for you! The Arroyo Trabuco Trail (the one that follows the creek/wash back into O’Neill Park) is still a mess after the heavy rains.  Our trail crews have assessed the situation and have given … Read More

More Sponsors = More Raffle Fun

Our planning team is working overtime to line up even more sponsors for this year’s HUGE raffle event.   Here’s some of the sponsors and prizes we lined up just this week: Surf City Cyclery – 2011 Specialized Hardrock Disc MTB Yakima – Hitch-mount 2-bike rack Shimano – XTR trail brakes/rotors, … Read More

Rwanda Cyclist Qualifies for Olympics

I have some amazing news to share. Some of the proceeds of our 50 Mile Ride event go to support the Rwandan National Cycling Team.   By participating in our event – half a world away from Rwanda – you are helping miracles happen.  Here’s an excerpt of a story you … Read More

Trail Heroes

It’s time to recognize some unsung heroes in our midst. I’m talking about the countless men and women who have generously volunteered to endure blisters and backaches in order to repair and rebuild our local trails. The rains had barely stopped, and restoration work had already begun.  Volunteer groups from … Read More

Tom Ritchey in His Own Words

Tom Ritchey is not only the founder of Project Rwanda, he’s also a mountain bike industry pioneer and legend.  Many of Ritchey’s original frames are still being ridden today by his passionate followers.  Chris Kostman with AdventureCORPS (one of our event’s original sponsors) recently posted this blog story about Tom’s … Read More

Rising From Ashes – The Movie

Our 50 Mile Ride team has learned that a documentary about the Rwandan National Cycling team (five years in the making) is almost ready to release.  The feature-length film is called “Rising From Ashes”, and it chronicles the journey of five of the team’s cyclists.  Check out the cool TRAILER … Read More

Top Ten MTB Christmas Gifts for 2010

It’s official. The North Pole Gazette has just released Santa’s Top Ten Gift Requests from SoCal mountain bikers.  Now you know for sure what to get your favorite mountain biker this year.  So let’s get shopping! Top Ten MTB Gifts: 1. Registration for the 2011 Rwanda Ride on Saturday April … Read More

We Love Our Sponsors

For those of you who’ve enjoyed our events in the past – you already know our prize raffles are HUGE! Last year’s raffle had over $15,000 in prizes, including a Grand Prize Trigon road bike valued at $9,000. We are blessed to have so many good friends and supporters in … Read More