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  • Wooden Bike Classic racers run in the streets of Butare.

    Wooden Bike Classic racers run in the streets of Butare.

  • Tom Ritchey, founder of Project Rwanda, takes a break from riding through the hills.

    Tom Ritchey, founder of Project Rwanda, takes a break from riding through the hills.

  • Lake Kivu, Rwanda.

    Photo: Ryan Heffernan

    Lake Kivu, Rwanda.

    Lake Kivu, Rwanda.

  • A young fisherman tries his luck on the shore of Lake Kivu.

    A young fisherman tries his luck on the shore of Lake Kivu.

  • Wooden bikes are still used throughout the country to haul goods.

    Wooden bikes are still used throughout the country to haul goods.

  • A Rwandan boy walks home through tea fields.

    A Rwandan boy walks home through tea fields.

  • Team Rwanda riders Abraham Ruhumuriza, Nathan Byukusenge, and Nyandwi Uwase (left to right) on the starting line of the Wooden Bike Classic Road Race.

    Team Rwanda riders Abraham Ruhumuriza, Nathan Byukusenge, and Nyandwi Uwase (left to right) on the starting line of the Wooden Bike Classic Road Race.

  • School children cheer on Team Rwanda Rider Rafiki Jean De Dieu Uwimana and a Kenyan rider during the race to Butare.

    School children cheer on Team Rwanda Rider Rafiki Jean De Dieu Uwimana and a Kenyan rider during the race to Butare.

  • Racers wait at the starting line of the Wooden Bike Classic.

    Racers wait at the starting line of the Wooden Bike Classic.

  • One of the lucky winners of the Wooden Bike Classic Single Speed Race rests on his prize, a new Project Rwanda coffee bike.

    One of the lucky winners of the Wooden Bike Classic Single Speed Race rests on his prize, a new Project Rwanda coffee bike.

  • The Rwandan wooden bike.

    Photo: Ryan Heffernan

    The Rwandan wooden bike.

    The Rwandan wooden bike.

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