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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 TFFT’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.
Next ride: June 22 – July 5, 2020
Trip cost: $4,895
Fundraising minimum: $3,500
Due to the complexity and preparation required to bike across Tanzania, we need 12 riders committed by September 2019 to confirm this event for July 2020!
Limited to 25 riders
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 provide a training schedule. This schedule works up to riding 4 days a week with one long ride (6 hours) on the weekends and also includes strength training.
The trip itself costs $4,895 paid directly to Adventure International, our safari partner for Team TFFT events. This covers your bike rental, food, lodging accommodations, and guide support for your stay in Tanzania (14 days and 13 nights). To hold your spot, a $650 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.
Airfare, Travel Insurance, and Immunizations
Depending on when you book and your flight preferences, airfare will cost anywhere between $1,800 - $2,500. You should also allocate $600 for immunizations, malaria medicine, and your visa. Travel Insurance is also an important security measure that Adventure International strongly advises you purchase. For recommendations you can review Adventure International's travel insurance page. Travel Insurance is there to cover things that Adventure International cannot - repatriation, costs of things like helicopters, trip cancellation, and so on. Please do not rely on automatic cover from credit cards, read the small print, and if you need any help, email the Adventure International team.
Does fundraising make you nervous? You are not alone! You will have a fundraising coach dedicated to helping you meeting and exceed your fundraising goals. Past riders have been extremely creative in their fundraising and their friends and family have helped them surpass their goals as a result!
Time and Travel
Monday, June 22: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Tuesday, June 23: The Foundation For Tomorrow site visits
Wednesday, June 24: RIDETZ orientation, bike fittings, practice ride
Thursday, June 25: 400 miles of biking!
Sunday, July 5: Travel back to Arusha from the coast (by van or plane)
Book flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Traveling from the US will take approximately 24 hours (depending on layover times).
The trip includes all accommodations from June 22 – July 5, including a hotel stay in Arusha, tented camp lodging throughout the ride, and hotel accommodations at the beach the last night, July 4th.
Traveling Back After the Ride
Pangani (the coast) to Arusha
After the ride you will need to travel back to Arusha to fly home from Kilimanjaro. Transport by van is provided free of 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. The cost of the flight is additional, but we are happy to make these arrangements for you if you prefer to fly.
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 destination choice. From there, we are happy to put you in touch with a travel agent to explore your options.