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WA: The Great Bike Ride

August 2, 2009 0 Comments

The Great Bike Ride is Perth’s largest mass cycling event. There are three distances, each showcasing the Perth Swan River:

10km – starts 8.30am and is a leisurely out and back course following the river.
53km – starts 7.30am and is one lap of the route. This is a timed course with a timing band.
106km – starts 6.00am and is two laps of the route. Also a timed course with a timing band.

When: Sunday 22nd November

Start and Finish: Langley Park, Perth.

The routes for the rides have been cleverly planned, minimising traffic intersections, and keeping at river bank level as much as possible. The rides are supported with Road Marshalls, three aid stations along the way, posted signage, a lead vehicle, and a SAG wagon.

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Perth, the aim of the ride is to raise funds for the St John of God Foundation Horizon House Project, Hope for Children and the Heart Foundation.

The organisers have set up an interesting fee format: If you raise the scheduled amount of dollars in your fundraising kit (different amount for each of the rides) then you get to ride for free. Also, children under 6 years of age can ride the 10km route for free.

Sponsors include: City of Perth, KPMG Australia, Woodside, National Australia Bank, Cyclo Sportif, Scody, The Waterboys, Intertec Consulting, Brain Cells, Cycle Instead, and Budget Car and Truck Rental.

So come on WA-ers, get involved in a spectacular ride for a great cause.

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