The Bike Zambia Team 2016 consisted of thirty adventurous riders, who cycled 325 miles in seven days from the capital city of Lusaka to Livingstone on rural roads. We were supported by Thorn Tree Safari. The owners, Shawn and Claire, and four support persons moved us across Zambia with a lead car, two vans, a portable kitchen, tents, food, supplies and moral support. We experienced rural villages, clinics, and remote bush country as we cycled on paved, packed dirt, and loose sandy roads. We cycled by day and camped under the stars at night. All meals were served outdoor.
The Zambian people were wonderful and welcoming, the sunsets unbelievable, the food was fantastic, and we were patriotically surprised with a Fourth of July sheet cake. We were cheered on and meet at every intersection, home, and school by the locals. All were curious to talk to us. They were as eager to learn about us as we were to meet them.