Join us for a fun evening to connect with the Lake2Lake community and learn more about this year’s ride.
Whether you’ve ridden once, all seven years, or never before, this night is for you!
When: Thursday, April 27 @ 7pm Where: Marten Brewing Bar & Grill, 2933a 30th Ave, Vernon (view map) What: An informal evening featuring an opportunity to hear about this year’s ride, while enjoying local beer and appies! Who: Past Lake2Lake riders, friends, and cyclists who would be interested in learning more.
In just a couple of months, I will be travelling to the Okanagan to take part in the 5th Annual Lake2Lake Ride for Rwanda, an event I look forward to every year. While this year marks the 5th anniversary of Lake2Lake, it will in fact be the 9th time that I have taken on a major cycling challenge to raise funds for The Wellspring Foundation. So why do I continue to ride year after year? The reason is simple:I truly believe in what Wellspring is doing. I care about education, and about giving children in Rwanda the opportunity to receive a quality education. Having visited Rwanda twice to see this work first-hand, and as a teacher myself, I see the revolutionary impact that Wellspring is having on education in Rwanda, and I’m excited to play a part in this.
Ericka Taylor rode in our 2012 Lake2Lake and had a fantastic first day. Day 2 however was a different story. Listen to Ericka share about her experience of riding on day 2 and how it relates to Rwandan students trying to succeed in their schools in light of the obstacles they face.
Mathias Fellenz heard about the Lake2Lake Ride for Rwanda after taking up road cycling in 2010. He wasn’t sure he could do a 220km ride over two days but the idea intrigued him. One ride and he was hooked—he would heartily recommend it to anyone! (Register Now!)
Since 2010 Mathias has learned more about the ride’s sponsor, The Wellspring Foundation for Education, and the work they do in Rwanda. This past spring Mathias and his wife Lora had the opportunity to be part of a vision trip to Rwanda where their understanding of Wellspring’s work and the country’s past, present, and future was further developed.
We had a chance to sit down with Mathias in Rwanda to talk about the Lake2Lake and Wellspring’s work to empower a new generation in Rwanda: