Rwanda: Wooden Bike Classic

Wooden Bike Classic racers run in the streets of Butare. (Ryan Heffernan)
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.
(Ryan Heffernan)


Lake Kivu, Rwanda.

Lake Kivu, Rwanda.
(Ryan Heffernan)


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

A young fisherman tries his luck on the shore of Lake Kivu.
(Ryan Heffernan)


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

Wooden bikes are still used throughout the country to haul goods.
(Ryan Heffernan)


A Rwandan boy walks home through tea fields.

A Rwandan boy walks home through tea fields.
(Ryan Heffernan)


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.
(Ryan Heffernan)


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.
(Ryan Heffernan)


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

Racers wait at the starting line of the Wooden Bike Classic.
(Ryan Heffernan)


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.
(Ryan Heffernan)


The Rwandan wooden bike.

The Rwandan wooden bike.
(Ryan Heffernan)

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