The strength of cycling in Tanzania and especially within the ACC is such a positive force, pushing the cyclists to be the best they can be. Tanzania has considerable talent, and this must be fostered. It’s important for the country and for professional cycling not to be denied this talent source. ACC is delighted that their young Tanzanian members are getting opportunities through all the contacts they have made with the Danish Cycling Federation, Globalbike, and of course from all the Arusha-based businesses, whose sponsorship has made all of these things possible.
The Arusha Cylcing Club is an organization that’s committed to providing opportunities to promote cycling and to encourage cooperation. In that spirit of cooperation, the upcoming Karibu Arusha Road Bike Race is a team event, meaning that most prizes go to teams and not to individuals.
ACC’s biggest advantage is that they teach their members to work together, to encourage and recognize the value of teamwork. At the end of the day they are not just spinning their cranks – they’re learning to succeed through cooperation. The reason they’ve been so successful is that they all work as a team.
The ACC is depending on continued support from old and new sponsors in 2011, which will allow them the chance to reach their objective of spreading the power of the bicycle and more specifically to get their most talented young Tanzanian cyclists to compete on a world stage in 2011. They are organizing two races in March (a two-day mountain bike race on the 12th and 13th of March, plus the 3-day Karibu Arusha Road Bike Race in late March) for which they need funds and support to be able to do successfully.