Date: 8 September 2018
Location: Toowomba Criterium Track
Toowoomba Showgrounds, 30 Harvey Rd, Glenvale
RIDE individually or gather a team of family and friends and RIDE together to raise funds that will support refugee work both in Australia and around the world. Grab your bike - and your helmet! - and come along for a great day out. You can cycle 25km, or you could take up the challenge of riding hard and completing 50km, 75km or even the full 100km option. Either way, it's all about helping others through your efforts and the funds that you are able to raise.
This is a family-friendly event with a short course for the kids too, as well as a jumping castle and face-painting.
Check-in opens at 8:00am at the Welcome Centre. The RIDE commences at 9 am with an official cutting of the RIDE ribbon. We are anticipating that all cyclists will be finished their RIDE effort and be off the track by 3:00pm.
The RIDE Route takes riders from the start/finish area and up around the 1.7km Criterium Circuit. Riders can complete a total of 25km, 50km, 75km or 100km. Riders will do this loop as many times as needed to complete their distances.
- 10km - 6 laps
- 25km - 15 laps
- 50km - 30 laps
- 75km - 45 laps
- 100km - 60 laps
As you complete each lap, there will be cow bells (akin to Tour de France) and people cheering and hi fiving you to encourage you to finish your distance. You can stop and have a break of course at any time to grab a snag, snack or even a coffee!
While riding there will be a drinks stations at the Welcome Centre, which will be there to provide a rest stop, free snacks and drinks and a friendly volunteer ready to help you with your bike if you have a problem.
Lunch will commence at 12:00pm. It will be a chance to thank everyone for participating and to celebrate the day. Coffee and tea will be available all day in the same place.
The Kids RIDE Route is a shorter section of the adult track and it can be ridden as many times as they like. It is required that children be supervised by their parent or guardian while they RIDE the kids route.