Rwandan Cycling Team Arrives in Bend for Cascade Cycling Classic

If there were an award given out for the “Team Who Traveled the Farthest” to get to Bend for this week’s Cascades Cycling ClassicTeam Rwanda would be the clear favorite.

The six cyclists are in Bend to compete in an event that feels like the Tour de France, if it were set in Central Oregon. But before the competition even starts, the riders themselves have already overcome unimaginable obstacles just to get here after surviving a generation of genocide in their home country. Now they are thriving in the sport of cycling.

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