Paul Sherwen loved Karamoja and mountain biking at his Tour of Karamoja

Welcome to Ride Karamoja

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 .  

Empower the people Paul loved, help build trails in his honor, click to donate and join us on the journey to help the Tepeth

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

History

Karamoja was     that place no one had every gone to, yet the place Paul Sherwen called home and where he loved to mountain bike

Find out why?

Tour of Karamoja

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.

Why Ride in Karamoja?

Empowerment

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.

Up for the Challenge

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.


Come explore Karamoja, ride Pauls Tour and build trails

Paul 's Backyard

 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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