Ride For Science is a fundraising initiative by the weather scientists from TAHMO, the sensor specialists from METER Group, and the cyclists from Team Wilier. Together, we want to install 20,000 weather stations in Africa to give farmers access to valuable data and improve productivity.
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!
The TAHMO Initiative
Data is the key to better performance – in cycling, but also in agriculture. Africa has a huge farming potential, but no access to weather data. To change that, the Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory (TAHMO) initiative set out to install 20,000 weather stations in Africa.
METER Group is one of the leading specialists for scientific sensors, with focus on agriculture and environmental research. As passionate bikers, we believe that cycling and environmental science are a perfect match. There is no better way to experience nature than on two wheels.
Team Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia is a partnership between the two historic Venetian brands that have contributed to the great history of professional cycling. After their successful premiere at the 2017 Giro d'Italia, the team, led by Jakub Mareczko, is hungry to go all in this year – for the win, and for TAHMO.