TEAM AFRICA RISING

aka Team Rwanda Cycling   |   Savery, WY   |  www.teamafricarising.org

Mission

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

Ruling year info

2011

Principal Officer

Jonathan Boyer

Main address

P.O. Box 8

Savery, WY 82332 USA

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Formerly known as

Team Rwanda Cycling

Team Rwanda Cycling

Team Rwanda Cycling

Team Rwanda Cycling

EIN

27-3113955

NTEE code info

Amateur Sports Competitions (N70)

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

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

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Virtual Training and Racing Program

Put 100 smart trainers into the African continent and test and train 1,000 riders and establish a database of talent for professional teams.

Population(s) Served
Men and boys
Women and girls

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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.

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.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Team Africa Rising serves cyclists, national federations and professional teams by offering access to equipment, training, and development.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    One on one conversations about needs,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Partnering with organizations that help us help the cyclists has been a game changer. We are able to serve more cyclists and have a broader reach into the sport on the African continent.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It has allowed us to be more strategic, thereby saving human and financial resources.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Language barriers,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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TEAM AFRICA RISING

Board of directors
as of 01/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Michael Spicer

Business Leadership South Africa

Term: 2010 - 2021

Michael Spicer

Business Leadership South Africa

Kim Raymond

Kim Raymond Architects

Owen Leimbach

Rwanda Development Board

Greg Mills

The Brenthurst Foundation

Thomas Frischknecht

Swisspower Mountain Bike Team

Lawrence Swantner

Shaul Hatzir

Steven Phillips

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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