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RIDE FOR SCIENCE

Support the Pros and TAHMO

#rideforscience

If you enjoy cycling, RIDE FOR SCIENCE was made for you. Turn your long-distance bike rides into funds raised for the Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory Foundation (TAHMO). Distances you cover can help TAHMO cover new ground for climate observation.

The fundraising initiative will take place during the Giro d’Italia from May 4 – 27, led by popular Italian cyclists Team Wilier. Through this app, anyone can participate, simply by linking their Strava accounts to record the distance. For every kilometer you ride, we will give $1 to install and operate weather stations in Central Africa, up to the goal of $30,000. Download the app and join the ride!

CONNECTING SCIENCE, WEATHER, SOCIAL AND ATHLETES.

You can accelerate the development of TAHMO activities so that more farmers, students, and researchers can start benefiting from accurate weather information and weather forecasting.

When you download and use our free app, we will donate dollars for your meters to support weather stations in Africa.

Tracking made easy with Strava

Tracking made easy with Strava

Recording an activity on RIDE FOR SCIENCE is simple. Just use your Strava login, tap the plus sign (+), and start your tour.

You can run this app parallel to your other performance trackings. Our RIDE FOR SCIENCE mobile app is available for download on iOS or Android and uses your phone's GPS to monitor how much distance you cover.

CLOSING THE CLIMATE DATA GAP
ONE METER AT A TIME

Since its birth in 2010, the Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory (TAHMO) has been working to bring the importance of weather data to the continent’s agricultural intensification efforts. TAHMO forges partnerships with the public and private sector to bring climate data to underserved regions. Through this collaboration, it aims to cover sub-Saharan Africa with 20,000 weather stations. The program also looks to provide a platform for exchange of the data and technology transfer.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE WEATHER

Weather stations feed forecast models and increase our understanding of climate. How can you do good agriculture in a place when you do not know how much rain there is? How reliable it is? What the variability is? What the sunshine is? What the temperature is? All these things you need to know in some detail to make optimal use of the enormous potential that this continent has.

Roughly 1.2 billion people live in Africa today. The population of the continent, which grew by 30 million between 2014 and 2015, is expected to double in the next 30 years. The United Nations projects the worldwide population to reach 9 billion over the same period. To meet growing demand, farming practices in the sub-Saharan will need to get better.

TAHMO and METER help to solve.

 

 
Follow the Pros

Follow the Pros

Community and milestones keep us motivated. Tap into your competitive side to stay on track. The RIDE FOR SCIENCE app lets you connect with other users and the team through the hashtag #rideforscience.

Welcome and catch up with the pros from Team Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia. Get started today and donate together.