Team Rwanda Cycling is Visiting!
On Tuesday August 30th Team Rwanda Cycling will be joining Excel Sports for a bike ride! Jock Boyer and the guys from Rwanda cycling team will be stopping by the shop and leaving for a ride at 5:30 pm. After the ride we are headed to Reubens Burger Bistro to spend some time with the team, talk to the riders and learn about the mission of Team Rwanda Cycling. We’d love it if you come out to come ride with us and join us to spend some time with the team!
In 2006 Jock Boyer traveled to Rwanda as a guest of Tom Ritchey to assist with a local race. He soon moved to Rwanda to start and grow a program that would bring cycling to Rwanda in a way it hadn’t been done before. Over that year the project expanded and a team was formed to start Team Rwanda Cycling in 2007. Jock pulled from his years of racing and coached all his new team to help build not only the sport of cycling, but also to bring attention to the nation of Rwanda. One of the goals of Team Rwanda is to show that the nation is no longer in turmoil! The competitive goals of the Team are to take their team to the pelotons of the greatest races in the world. For 2012 the goal is to get to the Olympics. Beyond that the goal is to reach the pinnacle of cycling, the Tour de France.
The riders making up the team include Abraham Ruhumuriza, Adrien Niyonshuti, Nathan Byukusenge, Obed Ruvogera, Jean de Dieu “Rafiki” Uwimana, Nicodem Habiyambere, Emmanuel Rudahunga, Gasore Hategeka and Innocent Uwamungu. The staff includes Jock Boyer, Max Darcel, Kimberly Coats and Hillary Crowley. Together they have created an amazing organization dedicated to advancing cycling in Rwanda as well as bringing the opportunity for Rwanda’s best cyclist to compete with the world!
Check out Team Rwanda Cycling for more information and feel free to contact us at 303.444.6737 if you have any questions.
UPDATE: Since we posted this we found a few more articles that have been posted very recently about Team Rwanda. Check out this article on Cycling News
And check out this article on the New Yorker