RWANDA VELO PROJECT 2016

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CONTRIBUTE TO RWANDA’S CYCLING DEVELOPMENT 
(Texte en Français suit)

Team LowestRates.ca has started a major initiative to support Rwanda’s fastest growing passion; cycling.

The project came to life when the team was first selected last year to race in this year’s International Tour of Rwanda. After great success in 2016, the Lowestrates.ca cycling team will be back in Rwanda this November.

Although cycling is a growing sport in Rwanda, its athletes do not always have access to the necessary equipment and supplies to partake in the sport.

The Team will once again donate cycling equipment and clothing to local cycling clubs while taking part in the multi-day  Tour of Rwanda UCI 2.2 International race. 

This initiative will contribute directly to the success of Rwanda’s cycling development.

The funds will be used to cover the team's travelling and extra luggage expenses.

For more information on Tour of Rwanda:
http://lowestratescycling.com/rwanda-project/

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L'ÉQUIPE LOWESTRATES VEUT CONTRIBUER AU DÉVELOPPEMENT DU SPORT CYCLISTE AU RWANDA. 

Cette initiative va de pair avec la participation de l’équipe LowestRates au Tour du Rwanda, qui aura lieu du 13 au 20 novembre prochain. Le Tour du Rwanda est l’une des courses les plus importantes du circuit «Africa Tour» de l’Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) qui lui a donné la cote 2,2. 

Le sport cyclisme a connu une effervescence incroyable au Rwanda depuis 2006. Des intervenants ont implanté une structure qui a permis à ce pays, autrefois divisé, de se réunir sous une même passion, le cyclisme. Nous connaissons tous l’histoire qui a marqué le pays au début des années 1990. Par contre, peu de gens savent à quel point ce pays s’est reconstruit depuis. Le vélo compétitif a offert une «raison d’être » à plusieurs personnes qui ont vécu cette terrible période que fut le génocide. Le vélo, grâce à des légendes come Tom Ritchey et Jonathan « Jock » Royer et l’organisation du Tour du Rwanda, est devenu une  source de fierté nationale pour les rwandais.

Malheureusement, il demeure très difficile pour les rwandais de développer ce sport. La difficulté de se procurer du matériel ralentit son développement et empêche certains athlètes de faire valoir leur talent.

L’équipe cycliste LowestRates.ca contribue au développement du sport cyclisme au Rwanda depuis sa première participation au Tour du Rwanda 2016. 

Les dons amassés servirons à couvrir les frais de transport de l'équipe ainsi que des frais supplémentaires reliés aux articles offerts en dons.

Pour plus d'information:
www.lowestratescycling.com

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Raised by 22 people in 24 months
Created September 16, 2016
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