Thank you for being a difference-maker!

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 event – whether you’re a rider, a sponsor, a donor, or a volunteer – you’re helping to make an impact both within and well beyond the borders of Orange County CA.


10,767 – Total Riders

$1,260,000 – Raised

1,700 – Bikes Donated

The proceeds from the 2023 ride will fund Team Africa Rising’s work in Benin, Sierra Leone, Togo, Algeria, Uganda, and local projects through Orange County Mountain Bike Association (OCMTBA).

Team Africa’s goal is train & develop a pool of cyclists (men and women) to compete at the highest levels of the sport. In addition, funds will also be donated to Qhubeka to provide school kids with bikes.

OCMTBA’s mission is to protect and expand trail access in Orange County, by unifying the voice of community mountain bikers, advocating to expand the local trail network, maintaining existing trails and providing MTB education to new and experienced riders.


OCMTBA logo - a drawing of an orange with a bike and the initials OCMTBA inside.

Team Africa Rising

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.  Team Africa Rising has been responsible for training or providing assistance to over 500 riders in the past 14 years.

Our event helps to fund over 25% of Team Africa Rising’s annual budget.

Where We’ve Sent Bikes

Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Nigeria
Sierra Leone, Benin, Algeria, South Africa


Combined Impact In 13 Countries!

Where we’ve contributed in the past:


Teams trained at the Cycling Center

Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Botswana, Zambia