When we first brought bikes to Karamoja with Bicycles for Humanity, we knew then, that the region had the potential to be a world class mountain biking destination. Literally thousands of miles of great single track trail , coupled with many routes off Mt Moroto and on the shoulders of the mountain, can provide everyone with an incredible mountain biking holiday.
Our goal through all we do at Karamoja.org is to empower the local people and to assist them in creating positive change in their communities. The Tepeth People, a small indigenous people of the region live on the shoulders of MT Moroto, where the great mountain biking is. We have held meeting with them to sensitize them to mountain bikes and they are in favor of having them in their territory.
We are teaching trail building and funds from Karamoja cycling jerseys and funds from the Tour of Karamoja and fee's charged for riding the incredible trail network will go towards the local people to help them maintain and grow the network while creating a new environmentally friendly economy for themselves and their people.
Ride, Safari and Experience Unbelievable Culture
Many places have great riding or great parks, but only Karamoja has both plus a culture that is so unique that together, it makes for incredible adventures and out of this world trips. Add to this one of the most experienced teams in cycling, with a lot of tourism and cycling experience and you have all of the pieces needed to be able to provide world class cycling and adventure trips that you can create and sell to your clients who are looking for the very best that Africa has to offer.
Our new cloud Based Tourism marketing approach with portals for Karamoja and for Cycling in East Africa will drive even more people to the region in search of great riding and a true cultural experience.
We have taught the Capacity Building to build sand manage the trails, but we needed to reach out in a connected world and find a way to bring the riders here so that the new opportunities were available to the people.
As this model grows, we believe we have a template to export services to ma y other communities across Africa.