Ride Karamoja, Paul's Legacy to Karamoja and to Africa

Ride Karamoja

Paul Sherwen when he was alive, just went about  doing things that made sense to him.  When he joined me at Bicycles for Humanity, he knew a bicycle can  change  the life of a person in Africa and allow them the opportunity to create a new business, a new opportunity or to race for  the pleasure of the sport.

Tourism, especially tourism that empowers the local people is a great way to  grow an economy in a remote region. Paul understood this, the Karamoja Safari Camp, www.karamojasafari.com and the  tourism training school started by Theo and Paul are great examples and  now in place ,the goal is to continue to grow tourism and  to create new opportunities for the people.

Cycling and  empowerment on a bike  are the cornerstone of what Paul believed.  Karamoja and much of Africa has incredible  terrain for mountain bikes, gravel bikes and  in some places road  bikes.  Our  network of trails is already attracting many  tourists and cyclists to the region, creating new opportunities for the people to  build trails,  become guides,  manage camps on their lands and collect fee's for riding their trails.   With a region the size of Karamoja and Western Kenya our pallet, anything is possible.  We encourage you to  visit our Warrior Trail Building program and join us on this incredible journey of change and empowerment.

Paul's love was Karamoja, his life was cycling and  if together we can  all play a role in Karamoja, Leading Africa Forward, than   together we will have  rode along  side  Paul and created positive  change the way be believed it should be done.   

Ride Karamoja is Pauls legacy to the world,    I think the best way we can honor Paul and his dream for a better Africa is to ride along side him, build trails and encourage all to come and  ride the region. The  Warrior trails  of  Karamoja , the terrain of Mt Elgon and Western Kenya and then with our Common Sense Capacity Building model bring Pauls vision  to the  world.

Paul in Pian Upe made by THEO Vos

Paul in Pian Upe made by THEO Vos

If you build it, they will come, join our Warrior Trailbuilding Program and be a part of change and empowerment.

Mountain  and gravel bikes are changing the landscape of  thousands of towns and cities across the developed world .   The region from Mt Elgon, right along the spine of mountains  that run to the South Sudan bordering Uganda and Kenya might be the  most incredible opportunity in our lifetime to  not only create  positive change, but to build a  mountain biking  facility of thousands of trails, created and conceived by  all of us who love mountain biking and then with the local people build, connect and map the trails and together creating  the world's  first, world class indigenous bike region.  All the big NGO's and government talk about development and creating opportunity for  others, as mountain bikers , we have the opportunity  to  change  cycling forever by doing what  just makes sense to all of us.   Work with the local people  transfer skills and knowledge  and assist them in building trails,   together train them in how to manage the trails, learn the skills to be guides,   and help them  as we are doing now, create opportunities in  tourism to support the   mountain bike  program as it grows through the region Paul loved. Ride Karamoja and in riding  and helping build the region out, change the world. If you are looking for  the adventure of a lifetime , to  ride world class terrain and to leave your mark on the  sport of mountain biking than we encourage you to join us and  our Warrior Trailbuilding Program.