Cycling Tourism

Sharing Passion for Cycling Across the Countries

Team Africa Rising assists cycling tourism entrepreneurs, particularly those led by world-class cyclists, to aid the future generation of cyclists in their countries. Adrien Niyonshuti from Rwanda and Tsgabu Grmay from Ethiopia are giving back to the sport by sharing their passion for cycling and their love for their respective countries.

Tourism Partnership with Jackson’s African Safaris

Timothy Jackson, the founder of Jackson's African Safaris, recognizes the value of the bicycle to Africans. He had firsthand experience of the use of a bicycle to transport commodities, water, and people.

During Rwanda's genocide in 1994, the bicycle offered some an escape route. Mr. Jackson contacted the founders of Team Rwanda Cycling to propose long-term cooperation with Team Africa Rising.

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Recognizing Our Efforts

Jackson's African Safaris recognizes the significance of Team Africa Rising's efforts in Rwanda and the other nations where their teams are under development. It is critical to support these teams with programs and draw worldwide attention to their organizations, work, and, most importantly, Africa.

Tourism may make or break the long-term health and survival of Africa's species, landscapes, and people in today's world. With Covid-19, Africa has seen one of its most crucial GDP contributors come to a complete stop.


When a client is recommended to Jackson's African Safaris through the Team Africa Rising Organization, Jackson's African Safaris will provide the Team Africa Rising Organization a full 10% of the tour price, or as close to this as feasible. Mr. Jackson explains that any personal clients or recommendations may pick where they contribute their 10%. He will always draw his clients' attention to their company's list of preferred donors, including (TAR) Team Africa Rising.

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Cycling in Rwanda

The country of Rwanda is renowned as the Land of a Thousand Hills. Adrien Niyonshuti met Jonathan "Jock" Boyer in 2006 at the Wooden Bike Classic event, which was hosted in a tiny village in Rwanda. Later, Jock went to Rwanda in 2007 to explore talent for a possible squad, and Adrien was one of the club's founding five players.

Adrien was Rwanda's first Olympic cyclist qualifier and became the first black African rider in history to finish an XCO MTB Olympic event at the 2012 London Olympics.

Tourism Business

After spending his whole professional career with Team Dimension Data, Adrien retired in 2017 to concentrate on his Adrien Niyonshuti Cycling Academy, which aims to assist young riders in accomplishing their cycling ambitions. He also established a cycling tourism business to help fund the Academy. Contact Hubert at ANCA for more information on cycling tours. 

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Cycling in Ethiopia

Due to the current situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, all tours in this area are suspended.

Team Africa Rising recommends Ride the Rift, a collaboration of several touring companies offering off-road, safe adventures in this beautiful country. They are currently offering tours in 2022.

Supporting the Local Economy

Our work started in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic started to hit Ethiopia’s tourism industry. Our first event was a charity bike ride in Ankober which raised over 500,000 Birr. These funds were distributed to over 60 cooks and guides across Ethiopia who had been deprived of an income since the start of the pandemic. We are continuing to fundraise for individual freelance providers with the support of generous corporate donations.