About us

You’re invited to join our Annual “Rwanda Ride”

What began as a 50th birthday ride in 2006, has evolved into one of the largest mountain bike events in Southern California.

What makes this ride different?

First of all, our event is a “ride”, not a race. Riders participate for a lot of reasons: some for the challenge of riding further on a mountain bike than ever before, some because they love the Rwanda cause, some for the fun of sharing the day with all of their riding buddies. Second, our event is a fundraiser. We’ve raised over $1,000,000 for Team Africa Rising and Qhubeka in our first 11 events. These funds are used to further the economic development of Rwanda and other African nations through initiatives based on the bicycle as a tool and symbol of hope.

Will you join us?

Our Rwanda Ride provides riders, sponsors, and their families an opportunity to make a real difference just by doing something they already love doing. Last year we had 1200+ participants – and we want to break that record this year.



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.


Team Rwanda Cycling began in 2007 and has exponentially grown the sport of cycling in Rwanda, a country torn apart in the 1994 Genocide and never a cycling force on the continent. Through the work of Team Rwanda Cycling, they have assembled a team of professional cyclists who now race competitively on the international stage and in so doing, have become strong ambassadors for Rwanda. These young athletes give others, both nations and people in conflict, hope.
Taking the Team Rwanda model and assisting in other countries experiencing conflict, such as Ethiopia and Eritrea, they hope to inspire and unify countries and people through the sport of cycling.

Meet Team Rwanda Leadership


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. Qhubeka is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Sustainable Development>

Qhubeka is an Nguni word that means “to carry on”, “to progress”, “to move forward.”

Qhubeka helps people move forward and progress by giving bicycles in return for work done to improve communities, the environment or academic results. Having a bicycle changes lives by increasing the distance people can travel, what they can carry, where they can go and how fast they can get there.

The Impact of Qhubeka