Rwanda Epic is an annual tournament organized Rwanda Alternative Riding Events (RAR Events). The first of its kind was held in Musanze district on from November 21 and 22nd 2020 organized in partnership with Rwanda Cycling Federation (FERWACY) and Rwanda Development Board (RDB).
Unlike this year’s edition, Rwanda Alternative Riding Events has announced that the next race will last four days from 4th to 7th November 2021. However, routes for the race have not yet been revealed.
Simon De Schutter, one of the organisers announced in November 2020 they plan to host the race in Rwanda on an annual basis and rotate in different parts of the country.
“We want to rotate in other parts of the country like Eastern and Southern Province among others,” he said.
Rwandan Epic is open to all participants from the age of 18. Previous participants were required to pay between Rwf 55,000 and Rwf 400,000 depending on desired ticket where they were accommodated are received other necessities.
Rwandan, Habimana Jean Eric from Skol Adrien Cycling Academy (SACA) team won the first edition that attracted 42 racers including men and women in the categories of professionals and amateurs.
It was supposed to last for four days, but trimmed to two because of the coronavirus pandemic.