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Team Lowestrates Contributes to Rwanda’s Cycling Development

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September 21, 2016 (Gatineau, QC) – The LowestRates Cycling Team is heading to Rwanda on a mission both on and off the bike. The team has recently joined forces with ProCyclingStats to support Rwanda’s impressive ascension in the cycling World. The goal is to collect new or barely used cycling equipment and clothing. These will be donated to the Rwanda Cycling Federation when the team arrives in the African country to attend Tour of Rwanda in November.

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Team owner and Director, Frédérick Gates is calling out the cycling community and cycling manufacturers for their generosity « I would love to have North American cycling companies donate some of their unsold cycling wear or even previous “demo” cycling kits. We’ve also established a few drop-offs location where people can directly contribute to the cause. As of now, there are three locations in the National Capital Region and one in Montreal. We hope to add more donation boxes around the country in the coming days».

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Cycling is a growing passion in Rwanda but further development is held back largely due to limited access to necessary equipment and supplies. «The reality in Rwanda is far from what it is here. Some of their aspiring athletes are sharing and training on the same “one size fits all” bicycles.  This has not stopped them from building an incredible cycling program while mainly depending on donated products and undeniable passion. You only have to Google “Tour of Rwanda” and have your jaw dropped to the ground when you see pictures of hundreds of thousands of spectators lined up the roads to cheer for the athletes» said an inspired Frédérick Gates.

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Gates and the LowestRates Cycling team athletes will travel to Rwanda in Early November to compete in the 2016 edition of Tour du Rwanda. The event is sanctioned 2.2 by l’Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and will go on from November 13th to the 20th. “The whole team is excited by the opportunity to compete in Africa’s toughest race, and to also positively impact the future of cycling in this once divided country” added the team Director.

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