Project Rwanda

During Interbike RL had an encounter with his new man crush Tom Ritchey and chit chatted about Project Rwanda.

RL & Tom Ritchey

Project Rwanda is committed to furthering the economic development of Rwanda through initiatives based on the bicycle as a tool and symbol of hope. Our goal is use the bike to help boost the Rwandan economy as well as re-brand Rwanda as a beautiful and safe place to do business and visit freely.

Wooden Bike

Above is a shot of a bike that was used by coffee farmers in Rwanda as their main mode of transportation and utility.

brakes

This bike doesn’t have suspensions or a customized paint job, but it does have high quality brakes.

Coffee Bike

To help solve Rwanda’s transportation problem, the Coffee Bike Project aims to make specially designed load-bearing bikes available to farmers for a reasonable price on credit and where quality premiums would cover the bike’s cost.

These bikes are sold to the coffee farmers for 70,000francs, about $120 US Dollars. Why $120 you ask?! $100 would be the cost to make these bikes and the other $20 is for shipping costs. A bit on the pricey side for a Rwanda coffee farmer but would definitely benefit them in the end.

Learn more about PROJECT RWANDA.

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