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 to pick your Rider Packet up early?  We will be at Rock ‘N Road Cyclery in Mission Viejo from 11am to 6pm with rider packets.  Come on out and snag your packet!
DIRECTIONS TO ROCK ‘N ROAD

 

RIDE START

29977 AVENIDA DE LAS BANDERAS,
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA CA 92688

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Rwanda Ride and the Rotary Club of Coto/RSM team up to bring fresh water to Africa

Last year, the Rotary Club of Coto de Caza/ Rancho Santa Margarita del Sol, Docent Brewing, and Laguna Beach Beer Company brought you a truly epic Beer Garden!

This year they’re back and are stepping up their game.  Rotary is looking to build wells in Rwanda.  Anyone who has been to that area of the world knows that clean water is very important.

Well, we just so happen to know some Rwandan who can help.

All of this years proceeds from the Beer Garden will be donated to Rotary to help with this Well Project!

 

Here is a message directly from the Rotary Guys and Gals themselves.

$24 is all it takes to provide clean safe water to one person. That is why the Rotary Club of Coto de Caza / Rancho Santa Margarita del Sol supports water projects to provide clean, sustainable water and sanitation to areas in need throughout Africa. We have teamed up with Ride for Rwanda, Laguna Beach Beer Company and Docent Brewing to help bring water to Africa. All proceeds from this Beer garden will be used to build sustainable, safe and clean wells in Africa.

Water Facts:

· 844 million people worldwide don’t have clean water.

· 2.3 billion people don’t have a decent toilet.

· 31% of schools worldwide don’t have clean water.

· Every minute a newborn dies from infection caused by lack of safe water and an unclean environment.

· Diarrhoea caused by dirty water and poor toilets kills a child under 5 every 2 minutes.

· Around the world, up to 443 million school days are lost every year because of water-related illnesses.

· Every $1 invested in water and toilets returns an average of $4 in increased productivity.

· The World Bank says promoting good hygiene is one of the most cost-effective health interventions.

Rotary Club of Coto de Caza/Rancho Santa Margarita del Sol

PLEASE JOIN US AT OUR NEXT MEETING 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7:00 a.m. Tijeras Creek Golf Club 29082 Tijeras Creek Rancho Santa Margarita, CA”

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 this year!

When you show up to the ride, we will be collecting any non-perishable food items for SF Solano and donating them!

Feel free to bring the following:

  • Canned food
  • Boxed food
  • General groceries

Here is what the food bank is all about

“The San Francisco Solano Community Food Bank offers assistance to local residents by distributing groceries (parishable and non-parishable) to those who need them. Support of the food bank comes from these donations”

Also, if you want to make a donation directly, you can here:

Donate

Be sure to comment “Rwanda Ride” in the comment box!

Changes to the 2018 Starting Gate

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The Grand Prize Bike Is Here!

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Frame

Santa Cruz is providing the frame for this year’s bike, and the winner gets to choose from the following frames:

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Bronson

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Tallboy

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Hightower

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5010

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Drive Train

Shimano is throwing in a XTR Di2 Group Set for the bike build!

Fork

The Grand Prize Bike will include shinny, new, premium quality Fox Fork ($1,000 value).  The exact fork will be determined by the frame that is picked by the winner.

Wheels

Wheels will be determined on the Santa Cruz frame that is picked and will be brand new, 2018, premium quality wheels.

Other Components

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Qhubeka Info: 700 Bikes this year

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Last year we had an opportunity to utilize a new bike providing parter in Qhubeka and were able to deliver 700 bikes to Eritrea!  This is an increase in over 450 extra bikes that will now be changing the lives of the less fortunate.  We are absolutely amazed and stoked at the sheer number of bikes that Qhubeka was able to deliver this year on our behalf and will be using them again as our main bike partner again this year.

 

The Bike

Students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs in rural Africa transport heavy loads long distances over rugged terrain to meet basic livelihood needs. Compared to walking, bicycles allow them to haul more goods over longer distances in less time – provided the bicycle is strong and durable. In Africa, the disconnect between suppliers and end-users has resulted in bicycles designed to be inexpensive rather than robust; most begin to fall apart within weeks because they are not suitable for rugged terrain and bulky loads. This has dire consequences for people without access to other modes of transportation.

The Qhubeka Buffalo bicycle is a robust bicycle engineered specifically for African terrain and load requirements. It is designed by World Bicycle Relief in Chicago USA, tested and assembled in South Africa with close attention to end-user feedback and rigorous quality control. We are committed to providing the highest quality, most durable bicycles in Africa, and we operate with constant attention to innovation and product improvement to ensure that our bicycles meet their users’ needs. Our product management team oversees a fleet of riders who test current and potential components under the most punishing field conditions; their feedback is used to improve our bicycles. Furthermore, Buffalo Bicycles are compatible with locally available spare parts, ensuring that with proper maintenance they will last for years.

These design innovations make Qhubeka Buffalo Bicycles the best on the market: our bicycle is built for Africa!

Assembly

Qhubeka Buffalo Bicycles are sourced from manufacturers in Asia with some components made by fabricators in South Africa who produce each component to our specifications. Our bicycles are built from the highest quality parts. The bicycles arrive completely unassembled at Qhubeka facilities in South Africa where local teams put them together. Our assembly staff take great pride in their work and ensure that each bicycle is properly assembled.

Maintenance

Even the most robust bicycle needs maintenance, particularly in the harsh conditions of Africa. Each Qhubeka Buffalo Bicycle comes with a helmet, a pump and a cable-lock and a small tool for basic maintenance. To ensure that bicycle owners have access to local, qualified repair service, Qhubeka has developed a Field Mechanics Training Program to accompany bicycle distribution. Mechanics are trained in bicycle assembly, maintenance and repair as well as basic business, marketing and management skills. Each trained mechanic receives a set of bicycle tools, and some mechanics establish businesses and purchase a stock of spare parts.

Branding

Why Buffalo? Qhubeka Bicycles were designed by World Bicycle Relief and are built to be as tough as the fierce African buffalo, a symbol of strength and power; hence the brand name Buffalo Bicycle. All Buffalo Bicycles and spare parts are carefully branded to assure the end-users that they have purchased the genuine product rather than a low-quality imitation. In addition, Qhubeka offers the CSI investor the opportunity to individualise your Qhubeka Buffalo bicycles with your brand colours and logos for orders in multiples of 1,100 bicycles.

Awards

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and World Economic Forum have recognised our bicycle supplier, Buffalo Bicycle Company, with the 2013 Award for Social Entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneur of the Year award acknowledges innovative approaches and outstanding work in health, education, employment and the environment. As a wholly owned subsidiary of World Bicycle Relief, the Buffalo Bicycle Company manufactures the specially designed Buffalo Bicycles. Purpose-built for rugged terrain and heavy loads, these bikes help people better access education, healthcare and economic opportunity.

In August 2014, BBC named the Buffalo Bicycle one of the 10 most beautiful bicycles in the world.

Download the Qhubeka Buffalo Bicycle specifications document.

Download the Qhubeka helmet technical specifications document.

Download the Qhubeka bicycle safety poster.

If you would like to buy a bicycle for yourself or someone you know you can find more information here

 

 

 

Help Us get to $1,000,000 Raised this Year!

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This year, we are projected to break the $1,000,000 mark for funds raised over the last 11 years. Due to your amazing hearts, the countless hours that Volunteers have contributed, and donations that generous companies have made, we have come to this point. And how AWESOME is that![/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”color: hsl(0, 0%, 0%);”]How we get there[/x_custom_headline][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_image type=”none” src=”https://rwandaride.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/bike-distribution-musanze7.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”]Three Ways to Help[/x_custom_headline][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false”]Ride[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]The first and most obvious way to help is to sign up to ride. Your entry fee in the 50, 25, or 10 mile rides goes toward funding for our two awesome charities Team Africa Rising and Qhubeka.[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false”]Become a Sponsor[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]If you are part of, or own a business and feel called to help, we have options for you. Click below.[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false”]Donate[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]We happily accept donations that go directly to our charities. [/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]This year is shaping up to be one of the best ever! (We even have beer and wine this year!) Help us make this year even better for our Brothers and Sisters in Rwanda. [/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section bg_image=”https://rwandaride.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/50-MR-Start.jpg” bg_color=”hsl(0, 0%, 0%)” parallax=”false” class=”cs-ta-center” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column bg_color=”hsla(0, 0%, 0%, 0.75)” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 30px 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”color: hsl(0, 0%, 100%);”]Ride[/x_custom_headline][x_button size=”global” block=”false” circle=”false” icon_only=”false” href=”https://theenthusiastgroup.redpodium.com/rwanda-ride-2017″ title=”” target=”blank” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””]Click Me![/x_button][/cs_column][cs_column bg_color=”hsla(0, 0%, 0%, 0.75)” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 30px 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”color: hsl(0, 0%, 100%);”]Sponsor[/x_custom_headline][x_button size=”global” block=”false” circle=”false” icon_only=”false” href=”https://rwandaride.com/sponsor-2/” title=”” target=”blank” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””]Click Me![/x_button][/cs_column][cs_column bg_color=”hsla(0, 0%, 0%, 0.75)” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 30px 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”color: hsl(0, 0%, 100%);”]Donate[/x_custom_headline][x_button size=”global” block=”false” circle=”false” icon_only=”false” href=”https://theenthusiastgroup.givingfuel.com/rwanda-ride” title=”” target=”blank” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””]Click Me![/x_button][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]

Bike Distribution in Musanze

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Thank you to all who participate in our 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda. You are creating a future and a hope for a new generation in Rwanda. In May 2015, 80 bicycles were distributed to school children in the Musanze District near the Africa Rising Cycling Center. Message from Kim Coats, Director of Marketing for the Team: “We gave 40 bikes to Kabara School and 40 bikes to Kagano School children to help with their daily commute. Thanks CHT, Musanze District and FERWACY for your support…AND the 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda which raised the money for these bikes!”

bike distribution musanze7These Musanze bikes were made possible by a portion of the proceeds of our 2013 8th annual Rwanda Ride.  In 2014, proceeds of our 9th annual Rwanda Ride enabled 220 bikes to be distributed to schoolchildren in South Africa.  And this year, our 9th annual event will result in 220 bikes heading to Eritrea, where rural children who live too far to walk to school will now be able to get there by bike.  And these kids will have the opportunity to receive an education that would otherwise have been impossible.

Once again, our 50 Mile Ride Team says “THANK YOU” to all participants, supporters, and volunteers.  Way to go!

Record crowd, record fundraising, record RAIN

 

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Our 9th Annual 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda is now “in the record books”.  Thanks to the support of our riders, sponsors, volunteers, and vendors – we achieved new records in every category.  Our goal was 1000 riders this year, and we had 1292 registered fun-loving riders.  Our “stretch goal” was to raise $150,000 for our Rwanda non-profits, and we raised over $161,000 (including our generous 15% match from Allstate Insurance).  Our goal was “no rain”, and we exceeded that goal by one perfectly imperfect-timed rain storm right in the middle of our prize raffle.  Oh well.  At least the weather and the trails were perfect during the ride itself.  Congratulations to Kimberlee Staff, the super-excited winner of our Grand Prize Santa Cruz bike.  She couldn’t stop smiling or shaking, and it wasn’t from the cold!  THANK YOU ALL, for sharing in an epic day for an epic cause that will have a life-changing impact for students, care-givers and athletes in Africa.  Well done.