Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics

TEAM AFRICA RISING

aka Team Rwanda Cycling

Savery, WY

Mission

Team Africa Rising seeks to unify African countries through the sport of cycling.

Ruling Year

2011

Principal Officer

Jonathan Boyer

Main Address

P.O. Box 8

Savery, WY 82332 USA

Formerly Known As

Team Rwanda Cycling

Team Rwanda Cycling

Team Rwanda Cycling

Team Rwanda Cycling

Keywords

Cycling, Africa

EIN

27-3113955

 Number

4198988071

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Amateur Sports Competitions (N70)

Recreational and Sporting Camps (Day, Overnight, etc.) (N20)

Amateur Sports Clubs, Leagues, N.E.C. (N60)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Team Africa Rising (TAR) seeks to provide an opportunity for men and women cyclists to develop into world-class cyclists and race at the highest levels of the sport, thereby ensuring a future for themselves and their families. TAR is committed to not only assisting cyclists but in developing the industry of cycling by providing jobs for mechanics, coaches, massage therapists and also spurring the growth of bike shops throughout the continental. Team Africa Rising's goal is to develop ten Continental level teams or higher based on the African continent in the next five years by bringing in private and business sector support to the sport.

Our programs

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UCI Continental Team Development

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Team Africa Rising will develop ten Continental level or higher African based cycling teams in the next five years by bringing in private and business sector support and sponsorship. This focus will ensure a pipeline of cycling talent onto the world stage. It will also produce hundreds of support jobs in cycling by training mechanics, soigneurs, coaches, administrative staff, race organizers and bike shop owners.

Team Africa Rising will develop partnerships with organizations interested in investing in the sport of cycling and guide them through the process of becoming a UCI Continental Team. TAR will also assist individual cyclists in their pursuit to reach the professional levels of cycling.

Team Africa Rising has over ten years of experience developing cycling in primarily Rwanda. TAR took Rwandan cycling from a zero presence in the Africa Tour rankings to currently third, with a Rwandan cyclist, Joseph Areruya, now first in the individual classification in the rankings. TAR worked with Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Algeria during its time in Rwanda and helped develop a conduit to sponsors and support for those countries. Team Africa Rising will be taking the ten years of experience and relationships and expanding them further throughout the continent.

The progress indicators will include the actual number of teams developed in the next five years and the percentage increase in Africa cyclists in the professional ranks.

When Team Africa Rising arrived in Rwanda in 2006, there was no active cycling, racing, club system of Cycling Federation in the country. Now, Rwanda is third in the UCI Africa Tour rankings. In 2013, the Team Rwanda Cycling aka Team Africa Rising organization began receiving requests for technical assistance from other teams and federations throughout Africa, and we stretched our resources to respond to their needs. In 2017, Team Africa Rising turned over the day to day operations of Africa Rising Cycling Center and the Rwandan Cycling program to the Rwandan Cycling Federation thereby freeing up resources to begin the expansion into other countries and into the private/business support network to ensure long-term sustainability.

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

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Disability

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