Ride Update for 2021

We know you’re wondering if or when we can host our Ride again this year. We’re optimistic because we’re “glass half full” kind of people.

But there are so many unknowns. We need event permits for starters – and the City and County aren’t accepting applications until our State opens up for large scale events. So, we’ll be patient.

While we wait, we’re grateful that we can all still enjoy the great outdoors and get out and ride our amazing local trails!


Psst…BTW, If you’d like to sport one of our cool event jerseys, GO HERE for a sweet discount (while supplies last, 25% off applied automatically at checkout).

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New Name, Same Great Ride!

We started out as a 50 Mile Ride – but now we have 10, 25, and 75 mile routes. We originally provided cargo bikes to coffee growers in Rwanda – but now we’re providing bikes to other African countries like South Africa and Eritrea.

We helped develop Team Rwanda Cycling – but now we’re supporting continental teams in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Nigeria, and Algeria.

So we’re not just 50 Miles.  And we’re not just Rwanda. But we ARE about dirt. GOOD dirt. And we are about DOING good. As we look to the future, we want to expand beyond Orange County CA.  We want to add other rides in other locations. We want to add some gravel bike events too. All under the umbrella of a new name: the Good Dirt Ride.

One thing won’t change. Whether you call us the 50 Mile Ride, or the Rwanda Ride, or the Good Dirt Ride – we just want you to join us again. We promise to bring you the same fun, the same epic trails, the same huge raffle, and the same legendary post-ride party. Join us – and let’s do Good Dirt together!

“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
“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
“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

4 Great Routes

There’s a ride for everyone, from the first time mountain bike rider to the extremist who wants to pound 75 miles.

Route Details Here >

GOOD Dirt Ride 2020 Sponsors

Our GOOD Dirt Ride event is successful because of the generous support of our sponsors. From local bike shops to Fortune 500 corporations, we greatly appreciate the contributions – and the encouragement – we’ve received.

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

 Beer Garden Sponsored By ROTARY DEL SOL

Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

Trails End
The Path Bike Shop
Estate Services

Become A Sponsor

Download our sponsor deck to learn how you can get involved. When you elect to participate, know that your contribution will have a huge impact for positive change in Africa. Plus, you’ll be helping to make our event even more fun for a whole lot of mountain bikers here in Orange County.

It’s A Ride, Not A Race