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What is Bike Zambia?


Bike Zambia is a 400+ mile bicycle ride from Lusaka to Livingstone to raise money and awareness for AIDS and poverty in Zambia. 

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What is Bike Zambia?


Bike Zambia is a 400+ mile bicycle ride from Lusaka to Livingstone to raise money and awareness for AIDS and poverty in Zambia. 


At Chooda, we believe in the power of transformation. 

Bike Zambia is an event created to harness the energy of participants inspired to make positive change in the world. The event is more than just a 300+ mile cycling ride. It’s a chance for participants to fundraise and support local beneficiaries making positive change in Zambian communities, a chance to see both those beneficiaries in action and experience the Zambian culture through immersive experiences, and a opportunity to empower participants to help in positive transformation of the world at large. 

Since 2012, over 60 cyclists have joined us in making Bike Zambia happen, raising over $360,000 in support of the cause.

Over the course of seven days, participants ride from Zambia’s capital city, Lusaka, to Victoria Falls in Livingstone to raise awareness of poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa. This upcoming year, Bike Zambia will be happening from June 23 - July 7, 2015. 

Zambia is one of Africa's poorest countries with one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS infection. More than 1 in 7 adults is living with HIV/AIDS. 1 in 6 children are orphaned. The life expectancy at birth is age 39. The need for help is clear.

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Our Mission


Our mission is to ride bicycles to empower, sustain, and enrich communities. 

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Our Mission


Our mission is to ride bicycles to empower, sustain, and enrich communities. 

 We realize our mission in a number of ways. 

  • Increasing awareness of the health and wellness programs available to those affected by HIV/AIDS in Zambia
  • Raising funds to support these programs
  • Creating an environment of dignity and improved quality of life for those affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Creating a participatory experience in which all riders and participants contribute to the ride and related events
  • Creating an inclusive community that brings together locals and visitors and encourages passersby to join the ride and the cause
  • Promoting cycling as a means of transportation
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Beneficiaries


We are proud to support the following organizations and help strengthen their activities towards a world free of HIV/AIDS and poverty.

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Beneficiaries


We are proud to support the following organizations and help strengthen their activities towards a world free of HIV/AIDS and poverty.

World Bicycle Relief (WBR) is dedicated to providing access to independence and livelihood through the power of bicycles. For several years now, Bike Zambia is proud to support WBR's Bicycles for Educational Empowerment Program. In 2012, fundraising also supported the STEPS OVC HIV/AIDS caregivers program.

Grassroot Soccer is an organization that uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize communities to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. To achieve their mission, the organization continuously improves their innovative HIV prevention and life-skills curriculum, shares their program and concept effectively, and utilizes the popularity of soccer to increase their impact.

Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) helps train medical professionals in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. The mission of CIDRZ is to improve lives and communities through research, disease prevention and treatment, and HIV/AIDS care.

Sishemo Education Trust is an under-resourced school in Zambia providing food, education, and life skills training to children affected by HIV/AIDS. The foundation works with orphaned and vulnerable children and their parents and guardians, most of whom are single mothers or widowed due to HIV/AIDS.

 

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The Route


Cycling from Lusaka to Livingstone, the ride covers around 400 miles in 7 days, averaging close to 60 miles/day. The route detours from the main roads to allow the team to experience more of the countryside.

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The Route


Cycling from Lusaka to Livingstone, the ride covers around 400 miles in 7 days, averaging close to 60 miles/day. The route detours from the main roads to allow the team to experience more of the countryside.

Get a feel for what it's like to be a Bike Zambia rider by watching our documentary. 

Filmed and edited by Bike Zambia 2012 rider, Brendon Bell.