Someone wise once said:
“We make a living by what we earn, we make a life by what we give."
Thank you for being a giver! When you participate in our 50 Mile Ride event – whether you’re a rider, a sponsor, a donor, or a volunteer –
you're helping us make an impact well beyond the borders of Orange County, CA.
Here’s some of the ways you’ve made a difference:
- Durable cargo bikes are helping impoverished farmers in Rwanda be more productive and earn more income for their families. Many of the original “Coffee Bikes” we helped to fund back in 2006 are still in use today!
- Rugged utility bikes are providing a way for children in remote villages in Eritrea, South Africa, and Rwanda to attend school and get an education that will help them rise above poverty. Together, you’ve helped us deliver over 1600 utility bikes into Africa so far!
- Cyclists in Rwanda, Eritrea and Ethiopia are being trained to compete internationally. They’re also receiving education and training in life skills that will help them when their racing careers are over. Our event helps to fund over 25% of Team Africa Rising’s annual budget.
All of this – and more – is possible because of your participation and support. Thank you for being a Difference-Maker!
Founder, 50 Mile Ride
“Thanks to you and your team for a really fun and amazing event. This is the third time I have participated, and it is awesome how you continue to make it better every time. God bless you and all the organizers, volunteers, sponsors, and participants for all you do to help so many people. You are a prayer answered, a blessing given.”LH
“Thank you for putting this ride together, year after year. I have done it 3 times now and it is always a blast. You are doing something good for somebody else! Way to go!”SS
This was our first Ride for Rwanda and just wanted to say what a great cause and event. Super well organized and fun! I also appreciated the prayer before the ride began. Hope to see ya next year.RG
“Congratulations on another memorable 50 Mile Ride event on Saturday! My wife, myself and many of the OC Riders had a blast. Please accept our thanks and gratitude!”CE
“Thank you for being the source of a remarkable event… on all levels. As I was riding, it hit me how blessed I am to be a part of it!”BL
“The 50MR was a great event this year and as one who’s now done it for several years, I can attest that it keeps getting better!”TS
“Course was excellent and was the perfect mix of trail, road, hills, single track, climbs and descents. I loved it. I am telling everyone I know to do this next year.”SC
“Really enjoyed the ride, did the 50 mile ride, my longest ride yet on a mountain bike. The scenery and weather were spectacular. The ride support was unparalleled, esp. kudos to Shimano, they fixed my brake handle which was cracked! I cannot say enough about this fantastic ride and people and the cause.”RD
“The Rwanda Ride was awesome! Volunteers were great and the event was very well organized. This was my 4th time riding in this event and it was really great!”JL
“Big thanks for putting on such an incredible event. It was my first time and the longest mountain bike ride I’ve done yet. The event was excellently organized, and the great cause was a true source of inspiration. I’ll be back next year for sure and I’ll try to bring a few folks from work next time.”CL