Dear Friends and Family,
Here we roll again! The 50 Mile Ride, or Ride for Rwanda as it is commonly called, is a charity event that many of you know I’ve been participating in for the last 11 years. This is year 12 and the event continues to grow in both participants and fund raising.
The 50 Mile Ride event supports Team Africa Rising as they continue to develop and inspire a new generation of Rwandans to rise above their past. This year we will also support Qhubeka in their efforts to provide independence and livelihood to families in developing nations, through the power of bicycles.
The event started in 2006 as a group ride for the founder’s 50th birthday and quickly grew into one of Southern California’s most popular mountain biking events. Last year, there were over 1200 riders - and the event has raised over $1,000,000 for Rwanda so far. If you’re a mountain biker and would like to participate, please visit www.rwandaride.com for more details. There are 10 and 25-mile options as well.
Would you please consider “sponsoring” me and help us reach our financial goals? Your donation is tax deductible, and even a small donation goes a long way. The bikes we send cost $189 each. There are two ways to contribute: The best way is online at my 50MR Donation page.
Or, you can write a check payable to “Ride for Rwanda” and mail it to me at:
30376 Esperanza, Suite 300
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA92688
Thank you in advance for your consideration, and thank you to all of you who have contributed in the past. Your generosity has helped me be one of the top personal sponsors of the event each year. Your help can make a significant difference in the lives of people far less fortunate than us. If you have any questions, would like more information, or just want to give me a hard time, please give me a call. My office number is 949-589-1114.