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Join The Foundation For Tomorrow for the mountain biking adventure of a lifetime. During this 10-day challenge, you will ride through rural Tanzania from Mount Kilimanjaro to the Indian Ocean and witness The Foundation For Tomorrow's mission in action. Discover a new place, experience amazing transformation, and prove to yourself that you are capable of more than you can imagine.
Trip cost: $5,000
Single Supplement: $550
Fundraising minimum: $3,500
Due to the complexity and preparation required to bike across Tanzania, we need 12 riders committed by October 2019 to confirm this event for July 2020!
RIDETZ is executed by travel expert, Adventure International, for the benefit of The Foundation For Tomorrow.
You do not need to be an athlete to participate in RIDETZ. This is a journey, not a competition. If you are active, goal-oriented, and looking for an adventure, you have what it takes to become a RIDETZ rider!
Once you register as a rider, we will get you ready for adventure. Team TFFT will provide a training schedule leading up to the ride and coordinate group rides should there be other participants in your area. This schedule works up from no riding experience to riding 4 days a week with one long ride (6 hours) on the weekends and also includes strength training to help you prepare. While some prefer indoor cycling for their training, we strongly encourage getting outside on a bike prior to heading to Tanzania!
- Bike rental and mechanical support
- Guide support
- All food and accommodation as listed on detailed itinerary
- Airport transfers as listed on detailed itinerary
- Accommodations for extended travel (Safari, Zanzibar, etc.)
- Airport transfers outside of designated group times
- Rescue and evacuation fees
- Tips (Gratuities for guide staff suggested at 10% of total trip cost)
The trip itself costs $5,000 paid directly to Adventure International, our safari partner for Team TFFT events. To hold your spot, a $500 deposit is due October 1st for event registration (payment instructions given at time of registration). The second deposit of $1000 is due by December 31, 2019, and the remaining balance due April 31st.
The RIDETZ team works to ensure you spend every minute taking in your surroundings. When you arrive at camp each night, your tent is set up, showers are ready, and snacks are out while your dinner is being prepared. You will be woken up to breakfast in the morning and camp is taken down for you after you set out on your bike for the day. You can spend your evenings reliving the day with fellow riders over a Kilimanjaro lager, walking around camp and taking in the scenery, or journaling about all you’ve accomplished so far. All that is required of you each day is to fuel up, hydrate, and pedal! You, as well as every logistic, are taken care of by Adventure International’s outstanding staff.
Does fundraising make you nervous? You are not alone! You will have a fundraising coach dedicated to helping you meet and exceed your fundraising goals. You will also be provided with a comprehensive fundraising guide, example letters, and social media posts. The TFFT team will be with you every step of the way! 100% of our past riders have reached their goal.
Time and Travel
Sunday, July 5: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Monday, July 6: The Foundation For Tomorrow site visits
Tuesday, July 7: RIDETZ orientation, bike fittings, practice ride
Wednesday, July 8: Start 400 miles of biking!
Friday, July 17: Ride to the coast - finishing 400 miles of biking!
Saturday, July 18: Travel back to Arusha from the coast (by van or plane)
Traveling Back After the Ride
After the ride you will need to travel from Pangani back to Arusha to fly home from Kilimanjaro. Transport by van is included in the trip cost. Just bear in mind that this is a long road trip (up to 10 hours) after 10 days of riding. The other option is a short, one-hour flight from Pangani. Should you want to fly home from Dar es Salaam, that can also be coordinated with a short flight from Pangani to Dar. The cost of flights from Pangani are additional.
Extending your stay
Some riders choose to extend their stay by lounging on a beach in Zanzibar for a couple extra days. If this is an option for you, we highly recommend it! Sunshine and relaxation will feel great! We can help you book a flight from Pangani to your choice destination. From there, we are happy to put you in touch with a travel agent to explore your options.
Have more questions?
We would love to answer and share stories of the adventures that await you.
Sign up for our online RIDETZ 2020 Informational Sessions in May and June.
Call or email anytime.
p: (704) 340 8969