Thursday, February 25, 2010

"50MR4" or 50 Mile Ride IV is coming up...

2010 will mark the 4th consecutive "Rwanda Ride" in Orange County, CA.

What began as a 50th birthday ride in 2006, has evolved into one of the most anticipated and talked-about rides in Southern California.

What makes this ride different? First of all, our event is a "ride", not a race. Riders participate for a lot of reasons: some for the challenge of riding further on a mountain bike than ever before, some because they love the Project Rwanda cause, some for the fun of sharing the day with tons of their mtb buddies. Second, our event is a fundraiser. We've raised just over $100,000 for Project Rwanda over the first three events. These funds are used to further the economic development of Rwanda through initiatives based on the bicycle as a tool and symbol of hope. And we're just getting started.

Our Rwanda Ride provides sponsors with a terrific opportunity for exposure to hundreds of mountain bike enthusiasts and their families. Last year we had over 430 participants - and we aim to exceed 500 riders this year. Will you join us?

Project Rwanda was founded by Tom Ritchey, a pioneer in the mountain bike industry. Tom first visited Rwanda in 2005. He was awed by the natural beauty of the country - "the land of 1000 hills". Even more than that, Tom was inspired by the people and their stories of reconciliation and hope. Tom knew he could use his talent and resources to help make a difference - and Project Rwanda was born..
Saturday, April 10, 201050 mile option starts at 7:00am (check-in at 6:15am).*
25 mile option starts at 9:00am (check-in at 8:15am).*
5 mile fun ride starts at 11:00am (check in at 10:30am)*FastTrack check-in available the day before the event atRock N Road Cyclery in Mission Viejo.Sleep in and avoid the long lines on ride day!Where:
Staging and post-ride party at Cook's Corner
19152 Santiago Canyon Road Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679949-858-0266

Entry Fee:
25 or 50 Mile Option - $50 before April 9 ($60 on-site)
5 Mile "Fun Ride" - $25All entries receive free custom dri-fit t-shirt.

To raise funds and build awareness for Project Rwanda.

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