“The Grind” – 75 Miles of (Fun?)

New for 2019!  We’re introducing an Epic 75 Mile GRIND. For those of you who finish our 50 miler in under 5 hours… For those who line up at the front and charge the start (even though you know full well this is a “ride not a race”… For those of … Read More

2018 Recap

$1,135,000 RAISED! We can proudly announce that YOU have raised a total $1,135,000 over the last 12 years! With 1099 riders taking to the OC trails last weekend, you were able to raise $135,000 for Qhubeka and Team Africa Rising. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being part of something special and for truly making a … Read More

Packet Pick Up and Onsite Registration

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED… BUT YOU CAN STILL RIDE. HERE’S HOW! Registration will be available at Rock N Road Cyclery in Mission Viejo on Friday (April 27th) from 11am to 6pm.  27825 Santa Margarita Pkwy, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92691 You can also register on-site on event day.   Looking … Read More

Food Drive for the Ride and SF Solano

Last year our Ride closed down the street that lead to the San Fransisco Solano Food Bank and their food donation traffic was impacted. While this year, we won’t be closing the street again, we want to do something nice for the local community.  So… We are doing a food drive … Read More

The Grand Prize Bike Is Here!

*Pic from 2014 Shimano and Santa Cruz Bicycles are teaming up this year to bring you a killer, customized grand prize bike this year!  Here are the details: Santa Cruz is providing the frame for this year’s bike, and the winner gets to choose from the following frames:   Shimano … Read More

The Rwanda Ride: Virtual Experience

For those looking for the ultimate in posh experience at the Ride for Rwanda event this year, we have added a new feature. We now have a stable of riders (Bike Valets) that will ride the entire ride for you!  No more getting dirty and sweaty for you!  They will … Read More

Help Us Spread the Word

Our event grows every year thanks to the “grassroots” efforts of our volunteers and sponsors. We’ve got some awesome event flyers and posters this year (great design by our friends at Westamerica Communications). Pick up a flyer at your favorite local bike shop – we’re spreading them all over town! Better yet, PRINT … Read More

Gear List for an Epic Ride Like The Ride for Rwanda

Carry AT LEAST two extra tubes.  This way, if you get a flat or two, you’re covered.  And if you see a Rwanda Rider in need, you’ve got them covered too! Regardless of what bike you’re riding, consider carrying an additional 27.5in tube. Why? Because in a jam, a ‘tweener’ tube works … Read More