From Cairo to Capetown on Bike with Quincy Lee

This program was organized by Alec Shumate, Member #1210.



Quincy Lee rode his bike from Cairo to Capetown, across the entire length of the African continent. His journey took him 11,500 kilometres through some of the planet’s most unforgiving environments. Over the course of the 6 month expedition, he encountered ruthless deserts, towering mountains, wild animals and mud-soaked roads. All traversed on only two wheels.

The bicycle allowed quincy to experience all of Africa between the tourist attractions. The journey becomes about the places along the way, with each new section of the road presenting its own unique challenge and reward.

Quincy and his two riding comrades, known as the Locos Ciclos, used the ride to help raise funds for World Bicycle Relief. This organization provides bicycles to students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs in rural developing nations. During the bicycle tour, the Locos Ciclos were able to visit the actual people who benefited by receiving the bicycles.

Quincy Lee is an ocean lifeguard for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Geography, and has been using this experience to explore the nooks and crannies of bicycle touring, surfing and endurance adventures.