We Have Changed Our Name… Slightly

All of you old school guys and gals know that 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda was always called “The Rwanda Ride” by nearly everyone. This year, as we looked back on where we have been and where we are going, we realized how big this event has become and all … Read More

“Dougie Style Mustache” Contest

We are celebrating the ten year anniversary of the 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda this year! As I am sure many of you know, our founder, the heavily mustached Doug started this event on his 50th birthday (hence the 50 mile distance) and this year he is turning 60! And … Read More

720 Utility Bikes to Eritrea This Year

Thanks to YOUR participation as a rider, sponsor, donor, or volunteer – we will be able to deliver 720 utility bikes into the African country of Eritrea this year! Our friends at Team Africa Rising have been working closely with the Eritrean Commission of Sport, the Cycling Federation, UNDP, the … Read More

New Routes for 2016

Applied Medical is one of the fastest growing companies in Southern California, and a leading provider of breakthrough technologies for minimally invasive and general surgery. They are also the proud hosts of our 2016 10th Annual 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda. Our start, finish, and post-ride party will take place … Read More

Grand Prize Bike – Pivot Cycles

We are totally excited to announce that Pivot Cycles is our Grand Prize Bike Sponsor for this year’s event. Pivot Cycles bikes are born from decades of industry experience and bred from a heritage of racing. They’ve been revolutionizing the high-performance mountain bike world ever since they were introduced in … Read More

Pledge Drive – Can You Help Us?

  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 … Read More

Team Rwanda Wins Tour du Rwanda

Team Rwanda wins the Tour du Rwanda for the second year in a row! (Excerpts from the New Times Rwanda publication): After Valens Ndayisenga’s historic win last year in the UCI Africa 2.2 Tour du Rwanda cycling race, Rwandans have found a new champion in Jean-Bosco Nsengimana. The young rider … Read More