10 Mile Route

Saturday April 27, 2019

Registration Opens Dec 15th

50 mile option starts at 7:00am (check-in at 6:30am)*
25 mile option starts at 9:00am (check-in at 8:30am)*
10 mile option starts at 9:15am (check-in at 8:45am)*

*FastTrack check-in on Friday April 28 from 11am to 6pm at Rock N Road Cyclery in Mission Viejo. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at FastTrack as well.

The Route Map


All Riders: Staging and post-ride party at Applied Medical (formerly Cox Communications) in Rancho Santa Margarita, 29947 Avenida De Las Banderas, RSM CA 92688



Our 10 mile route option is a great way for novice or younger riders to join the fun. After exiting the Applied Medical parking lot at Comercio and Empresa, riders will travel along Empresa a short distance to Aventura, where they will turn left and continue to the end of Aventura to access the Tijeras Creek and Arroyo Trabuco trails. In this shorter route, riders will turn SOUTH on the Arroyo Trabuco trail and continue until the turnaround point at approximately 4.5 miles. We’ll have a small aid station at the turnaround point, and riders will return along the same trail back to Applied Medical in RSM. Yes, there will be some hills, rocks, streams (hard to avoid in mountain biking). But we guarantee you’ll have a blast.

(*Typical 2 hrs ride time, 400 ft climbing – suitable for active novice to intermediate riders.)

Turn by turn directions on geoladders

Turn by turn directions on strava

how much

Entry Fee

$40 – Registration Opens In December

25 and 50 Mile Event: $70 in advance* ($80 on-site)
10 Mile Event: $40 in advance* ($40 on-site)
*Or choose the “Buy a Bike Package” for $189 and you’ll provide a durable steel utility bike for a deserving young student in Africa. Details on Event Registration Page.


(Late registration available at Rock N Road on Friday before event from 11am to 6pm, and also available at the event. Event day registration is $80.) CLICK HERE for paper registration

Why… & other fun details


Team Africa Rising’s mission is to unify African countries through the sport of cycling. Team Africa Rising is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, tax ID # 27-3113955.

Qhubeka is mobilizing people through the Power of Bicycles. We envision a world where distance is no longer a barrier to education, healthcare and economic opportunity.

Alternate Rain Date

It hasn’t rained on our party yet. But the weather has been kind of unpredictable this year. So not wanting to take any chances, we have an alternate “rain date” of Saturday May 12, 2018 – to be used ONLY if the park trails are closed on our scheduled date. We’ll keep you posted as the date gets near.

Post-Ride Party

After the ride join us for our famous post-ride PARTY. We’ll have a HUGE raffle with tons of cool prizes donated by our generous sponsors. Plus, we’ll have massage therapists, games, bike shop expo, cold drinks and hot music. Bring your friends and family to share in the fun!