Grumeti Fund K2N and Specialized Bicycles are Improving Lives in Tanzania
May 17, 2022
Partner For a Chance to Win a Specialized Turbo Levo SL
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Grumeti Fund K2N stage race presented by Specialized Bicycles sees riders cycle from the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro to the shores of Lake Natron, through the rugged backcountry of northern Tanzania. The course boasts a diversity of landscapes, incredible wildlife viewing, and a chance for cyclists to encounter the culture and hospitality of the Maasai and Chagga people.
More importantly, this once in a lifetime mountain bike race contributes to the success of local farmers and improves lives. What began as a fundraising campaign by Red Knot Development to boost conservation agriculture education for local tribes, now ensures food security for generations and riders around the world can support their efforts.
“As mountain bikers we’ve got an opportunity to play a very important role in using our passion for a greater good,” explains Fanie Kok of Specialized Bicycles. The company’s Soil Searching initiative has partnered with Red Knot and the Grumeti Fund K2N stage race to elevate the efforts in Tanzania.
Investing in soil is something cyclists have in common with farmers. Soil Searching is a Specialized Bicycles program to recognize, celebrate, and support the trail builders who help shape our sport. Soil Searching’s partnership with Red Knot Racing goes a step further: we are using our sport to shape the world.
“It’s a powerful and unique occasion when our passions intersect with a greater purpose,” observes Brett Harrison, Red Knot owner and K2N founder. “K2N is more than a world-class mountain bike race; it’s an opportunity for us as cyclists to shoulder the responsibility of caring for both our neighbors and the planet we share.”
The 2022 event will take place 31st May to 3rd June. 50% of K2N race profits go directly to community development.
Invest in soil and share the stoke – you could win a new bike! Red Knot is raffling a Turbo Levo SL Comp Carbon. 100% of donations go directly to community development work in Tanzania. Half of each raffle ticket will provide agriculture and health trainings to rural farmers along the K2N race course, and the other half will be used to build MTB trails on the western side of Kilimanjaro in order to fund mountain, forest, and wildlife conservation efforts. A single $10 raffle ticket provides a half-day community training to one Tanzanian farmer AND builds 5 meters of MTB trail.
Tickets can be purchased from anywhere in the world. The drawing will be 8th June and the winner announced that day. Shipping costs are covered. Raffle tickets can be purchased at https://redknotracing.com/turbo-levo-raffle.
Red Knot Racing Company specializes in endurance racing and adventure travel in East Africa and is devoted to providing an unparalleled Tanzanian racing journey. More than 50% of total profits go towards supporting community development work in Tanzania.
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Photo credit: K2N Stage Race
Video credit: K2N Stage Race with thanks to presenting sponsor Specialized Bicycles