13th November 2011 – First ever participation in the African Continental Championships
First ever Tanzanian participation to the African Continental Championships in Asmara, 8-13 November
27th November 2011 – Club participates in the Tour de Rwanda
The Club participated in the Tour of Rwanda, 20-27 November. Please download the results:
30th October 2011 – Arusha Cycling Club wins the VODACOM Mwanza Race
Richard Laizer of the Arusha Cycling Club won the Mwanza VODACOM race in October 2011 with three other Club riders in the top five places: Saidi Jumanne placed third, John Samwel Kitivei fourth, and Mussa Melami fifth.
25th October 2011 – Club training in Rwanda
Training with Jock Boyer, the Team Rwanda coach, in Rwanda in October
15th August 2011 – Club training camp in Arusha
Preparatory training of two months mid-August to mid-October 2011 in Arusha for the best riders to be selected for the African Continental Championships
25th June 2011 – Club competes in the Kwita Izina Tour in Rwanda
The Arusha Cycing Club participated in the Kwita Izina Tour in Rwanda in June 2001: Please download the results:
16th March 2011 – Arusha Cycling Club – wins the Arusha Mini-tour
Richard Laizer of the Arusha Cycling Club won the Arusha mini-tour.
11th February 2011 - The Club to receive international visitors
The Arusha Cycling Club has planned to partner with the USA non-profit group called the ‘Kilimanjaro Initiative’ together with ‘Globalbike’ in some joint activities when the group will visit the town on their way to Moshi for their annual ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The Kilimanjaro Initiative is a non-profit organization whose goal is to train and empower young people through organized sport around the world. The Globalbike group visiting Arusha are comprised of a number of professional US riders, who will ride with ACC members for four days from 23-26 Feb, for part of the route from Nairobi to Marangu. As they pass through areas they visit, Globalbike will be donating bicycles to local communities and promoting sustainable projects which foster cooperation.
Globalbike also is sponsoring a Tanzanian member of ACC to join them on the Kilimanjaro climb, plus a three-week outdoor training school prior to the climb, and a full kit of climbing gear!
11th February 2011 – Trash clean up this month!
The Kilimanjaro Initiative, Globalbike and the ACC will carry out a trash cleanup in Arusha on the 24th of February on the main road heading out of Arusha towards Meserani, starting at St Constantines school, 4-5 km to the small suburb town of Kisongo. The International School Moshi (Arusha Branch) will collaborate on this venture as well as Saint Contantines Secondary School, the Magereza Primary School, nd several other schools and businesses that border the road. The ACC is hoping this event will attract a lot of interest in and around Arusha for ACC and Globalbike, as well as recognition for ACC and the many local ACC sponsors. The trash will be collected and piled up on the field across from ISM, along with the banners of the sponsors.
18th January 2011 – PanAfrican games
Another major event on ACC’s calendar is the PanAfrican Games in Zimbabwe in August, 2011. CHABATA sponsored a 100km qualifier race in Zanzibar on the 9th of January, 2011, which was won by Hamisi Huseni of Arusha (ACC members took five of the top ten spots) to represent Tanzania in the road cycling part of these games. ACC members have raced competitively in recent races, taking 7 of the top 10 spots at Dodoma in December 2010 (130km race, won by R. Laizer of Arusha), and 6 of the top 10 spots at Mwanza in November 2010 (200km race, won by S. Honda of Shinyanga).
14th January 2011 - Tanzanian Cyclists to be selected to compete in U23 World Championships!
The Arusha Cycling Club (ACC), a long-standing leader of competitive cycling in Tanzania, is advocating for CHABATA (Chama Cha Baiskeli TZ) to send Tanzania’s two most talented young riders to Denmark later this year to represent Tanzania in the “Under-23 World Championship” road bike race. The two riders selected will be the winners (under age 23) of the three-day “Karibu Arusha Road Bike Race “ slated for the 26th, 27th and 28th of March 2011, which will feature riders from Arusha, Shinyanga, Mwanza, Dodoma, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and other locations. Before competing in Copenhagen, Denmark, in August 2011, the two young Tanzanian cyclists will receive training and support from professional coaches and teams from the Danish Cycle Federation.