The Ride for Malawi

Each year, AGE Africa’s Board of Directors selects an event as part of our fundraising efforts to support our work to provide scholarships and life skills programs for girls in Malawi. For 2019, the board is proud to announce The Ride for Malawi, an ambitious biking event that will take us 62, 35, or 15 miles through the streets of Washington, DC.  The Ride for Malawi will take place on September 7th, 2019. 

About the 50 States Ride:

The Ride for Malawi is AGE Africa’s team for the Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s 50 States Ride. This ride has three length options:

The 50 States route: 62 miles long, riders travel through all fifty state-named streets in DC.

Route 66: 35 miles long, riders will explore the eight streets named for the states that the original Route 66 passed through. Riders will travel from east to west. This option offers a middle distance route for riders.

The 13 colonies route: 15 miles long, riders will travel the streets named after the original thirteen colonies; this route offers a much more relaxed option to participants.

The 50 States Ride is a major annual fundraiser for WABA, and helps further WABA’s mission and impact. The ride embodies the spirit of community and inclusion that is core to WABA’s mission of growing bicycling throughout the region. And, registering supports WABA’s advocacy, education, and outreach work that makes bicycling more safe, fun, and accessible around the region. Each year, this ride draws hundreds of cyclists.

If you are interested in becoming corporate sponsor, please contact Concepcion Gaxiola at [email protected].

What can I do to volunteer?

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist at the 2019 Ride for Malawi.  Volunteers will assist AGE Africa staff at welcome stations, check-in points, the finisher’s tent, as well as at various points along the three bike ride routes. Volunteers allow the event to run smoothly, creating a fun and enthusiastic atmosphere!

How do I register as a rider or volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering with AGE Africa or riding to support our mission of advancing girls’ education in Malawi, please contact Concepcion Gaxiola, Executive Director of AGE Africa:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (202)-760-4299

We hope that you can join us on September 7th.

Check out highlights from events in past years below!