We've heard many reports of the burgeoning race scene in and around Gaborone, Botswana. More than ever before, local youth are completely falling for racing, and are in fact very, very fast. People in Botswana are embracing the bike, and they're pushing it far beyond basic transportation.
Team JonMol is still going strong as the outgrowth of our first Sister Shop in Africa, JonMol Cycles. The shop has since morphed into The Bike Shop Gabz, but the team still proudly uses the JonMol name.
Out at Mokolodi Nature Reserve just outside of town, one of our favorite riding spots in the area, two great events took place over the summer.
July saw Team JonMol snag the spot for Top Junior Team at the Time Adventure Challenge, a combo running and cycling event, and in September, Gaborone Cycling Club hosted the Pick n Pay Mokolodi Scorpion Challenge, where JonMol racers placed 2nd and 3rd.
Seeing local people this enthusiastic about racing is just so cool, and we're proud to play a part in making that happen.