Karamoja is an incredible beautiful place and the beauty is the people. We brought 4500 mountain bikes here 7 years ago to kickstart the economy. Tourism is the future for the people of this region and we started the Tour of Karamoja to empower the people. the region has incredible terrain for mountain biking and we started building trails to empower the people. This year in paul's honor we want to expand the trail network to the entire region and have this years Tour of Karamoja be an 8 day Epic, while greatly increasing the opportunities for the people. We encourage you to donate to our Go Fund Me site to help continue the work started .
Paul Sherwen unedited talking about Tour of Karamoja
Paul Sherwen loved Karamoja, it's beauty and it's people. The Tour of Karamoja was Paul's Tour de France. Paul is no longer with us, but his memory will live on forever in Karamoja, and the entire cycling world, Ride Karamoja is how we will honor Paul, by continuing what be loved, Karamoja, riding there and building a world class gravel and mountain bike experience in Karamoja and Western Kenya.
Ride the lands Paul Sherwen grew up in and loved
Karamoja was that place no one had every gone to, yet the place Paul Sherwen called home and where he loved to mountain bike
Off the grid, no real economy, roads or electricity, the perfect place for Paul Sherwen to start a world class mountain bike cycling event and facility , to bring the cycling world to the place Paul loved.
An incredible culture, breathtaking beauty and the challenge of helping the people retain their culture and lifestyle as the world comes to Karamoja. Paul Sherwen grew up here and wanted mountain and gravel biking to come and empower all in the region, with opportunity, hope and a better life.
Ride Karamoja and you will understand who Paul Sherwen was.
Hi, my name is Pat Montani, I'm the founder of the global Bicycles for Humanity movement , Paul Sherwen joined me on this journey 15 years ago and together with our volunteer base we delivered over 160,000 bicycles to help empower the people of Africa with the gift of mobility. 8 years ago as war was ending in Karamoja, Uganda, Paul told me that this was the most important place on earth to bring bikes. We brought 4500 bikes, that kickstarted the economy of the entire region. For me, I had found my home, my special place where my ash's will be spread when I pass, for Paul, he was home and determined to help his people to a better life. Paul is no longer with us, he passed in December of 2018, but we invite everyone to come ride the Tour of Karamoja, volunteer and help us build tourism and cycling in Karamoja. Pauls last days were spent in Karamoja, teaching all to be better. Please join us to learn more about the place Paul called home and the place he loved. Together, lets make this the best mountain and gravel bike cycling adventure region on earth in his memory. The Warrior Trail Network is vast and with your help we can link it and expand the Tour of Karamoja to a multi day stage event. We invite the entire mountain biking world to join us on, donate, ride, build trails and be a part of the most important thing happen in the mountain bike world globally.
Ride Karamoja is about continuing the work Paul loved in the area he loves most. This video captures a bit of the beauty of Pauls Karamoja and the cycling and scenery for this years event, from Mt Elgon to Kidepo Valley Park. We invite you on this incredible journey of change and empowerment.
Thanks for joining us on the journey Paul Sherwen started
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