Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: December 17, 2014, 11:18 PM
The mission is to create transformative experiences for its participants while providing much needed resources abroad. We create international adventure experiences where participants challenge themselves while having the opportunity to engage with communities for whom they have raised money and awareness.
Inspired in equal parts by the Peace Corps, California AIDS/LifeCycle, and Burning Man, Bike Zambia is a seven-day, 400-mile charitable bicycle ride to raise awareness of poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa. The ride has raised $270K and provided grants to make a difference for local communities across Zambia. The mission of the event is to ride bicycles to empower, sustain, and enrich communities.
Bike Zambia is a week-long, 409-mile bike ride that takes place in June. It's a ride fit for all levels of cycling abilities (Everyone is expected to train and prepare sufficiently to ensure the safety of themselves and other participants of the ride). The ride is roughly 60 miles per day along the diverse route on-road and off-road from Lusaka to Livingstone, where we finish at Victoria Falls. We'd like the group to grow as we go, as locals take part in our traveling community.
The planning of the ride is currently underway, so some of the final details have yet to be determined. Here is what we know so far:
If you have any questions or comments about our ride, or if you wish to get involved in any way, please shoot us an email. Keep checking back for more details. You can also join our Facebook page, subscribe to the blog, and follow us on twitter to stay in the loop.