Adrien Niyonshuti was the first Team Rwanda cyclist to participate on the world stage in the 2012 London Olympics. Adrien will be joining our Rwanda Ride event for the very first time this year – helping us to launch our new 75 Mile “Grind” route.

Here are some Fast Stats about this amazing Rwandan cyclist: 1) One of the original five riders of Team Rwanda Cycling, 2) First Rwandan to qualify for an Olympic cycling event (2012 London Olympic XCO MTB), 3) First and still only Rwandan to race on a World TOur Team, 4) Only Rwandan cyclist to race in TWO Olympics (2012 MTB and 2016 Road), 5) Traveled to the US for the first time in 2007 with the original five riders, 6) Returned to the US in 2015 for the Tour of Utah with Team MTN Qhubeka.

Adrien is not only a world class athlete, but he is also a world class human being – helping to “give back” to his country by inspiring a whole new generation of young athletes through his Adrien Niyonshuti Cycling Academy.