About Us

Team Africa Rising Foundation & Expansion

In 2007, Team Rwanda Cycling was founded and exponentially grew the sport of cycling in Rwanda. We established a group of professional cyclists who competed on the international stage. They served as ambassadors for Rwanda, a country torn apart by a genocide, giving individuals and nations hope.

Africa Rising Cycling Center

Team Africa Rising built the Africa Rising Cycling Center in Musanze, Rwanda with a state of the art mechanic area, training rooms, education center, clean water system and housing for up to 30 athletes.

 

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TEAM AFRICA RISING

We aim to recruit, train, compete the next generation of coaches, mechanics, and nutritionists to run a first-world cycling program. We have taken what we’ve done in Rwanda and expanded that experience to other countries on the continent.” 

To reflect this grand expansion mission in other countries, we changed our official name to Team Africa Rising (TAR) in 2015.

Athlete on racing bike outdoors

Our Elite Riders

Adrien Niyonshuti, the most successful Rwandan cyclist and the only Rwandan rider to race at the World Tour level competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. Since retiring in 2018, he founded the Adrien Niyonshuti Cycling Academy in Rwanda training the next generation of cyclists for the nation.

Our Expansion

Team Africa Rising is currently developing the virtual talent detection, training, and racing in Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Benin, Sierra Leone, Togo and Algeria. TAR works with committed on the ground partners in these various countries.

Motivation given to racer

Board of Directors

Michael Spicer

Michael Spicer

Board President -- South Africa
Kim Raymond

Kim Raymond

Board Secretary | Treasurer -- USA
Dr. Greg Mills

Dr. Greg Mills

Board Member -- South Africa
Thomas Frischknecht

Thomas Frischknecht

Board Member -- Switzerland
Lawrence Swantner

Lawrence Swantner

Board Member -- USA/South Africa
Owen Leimbach

Owen Leimbach

Board Member -- USA
Dr. Steven Phillips

Dr. Steven Phillips

Board Member -- USA
Shaul Hatzir

Shaul Hatzir

Board Member -- Israel

Executive Team

Jonathan "Jock" Boyer

Jonathan "Jock" Boyer

Executive Director
Kimberly Coats

Kimberly Coats

Director of Marketing
Jamie Bissell

Jamie Bissell

Mechanic
New Project

Jean Hebert Nkurayija

Virtual Technology Specialist
New Project (1)

Jeremy Ford

Marketing/Fundraising UK & Europe