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 well beyond the borders of Orange County CA.

10,767

Total Riders

$1,260,000

Money Raised

1,700

Bikes Donated

Some Impact Highlights

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Coffee Bikes

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!

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Utility Bikes

Rugged utility bikes are providing a way for children in remote villages in Eritrea, South Africa, and Rwanda to get an education that will help them rise above poverty. 

Together, you’ve helped us deliver over 1700 utility bikes into Africa so far!

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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.

Combined Impact In 13 Countries!

Where We’ve Sent Bikes

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

Teams trained at the Cycling Center

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