After 2,776 miles in just 7 days on their bikes, the Race for Congo Cycling Team sponsored by Ascend Sportswear finished their amazing ride in Baltimore, Maryland. Riding non-stop 24 hours a day the cycling riders were on a mission to raise money for the urgent crisis in Congo. Congo is stricken with conflict tearing families apart, insecurity threatening the innocence of women, and hunger stunting the growth of an entire generation.
The cycling team was not without trouble on their journey though. They faced foul weather, multiple flat tires on their support vehicles, and worsening fatigue as each rider had upwards of 6 cycling tours every single day! The riders were wearing their official Race for Congo cycling jerseys and biking jerseys on each route and conquered some amazing terrain. You can follow their journey and view all the great pictures of this fantastic team HERE.
The Race for Congo Cycling Team from World Relief, had a goal of raising $43,000 to bring relief to Congo. With the help from many generous donors the Race for Congo raised nearly $110,000 meaning the event was a huge success. We want to thank all of the Ascend Sportswear fans and customers who purchased the Official Race for Congo Cycling Jersey, and those who outright supported the cause. With your help Ascend Sportswear was able to support World Relief in its critical and powerful mission to aid Congo.