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Buderim9 Challenge Ride 2021

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A bit of huffing and puffing is all it takes
Buderim9 Challenge Ride, 2021, nine hills, 76 kilometres, 3 hours, cycling event, it's not a race, it's a challenge, supporting The Pyjama Foundation charity, Pyjama Angels, foster children, Buderim6 Challenge, Buderim3 Challenge, Buderim Electric Challenge, lower registration costs, no jerseys, Australian Cycling Academy, registrations open, Sunshine Coast Council sponsors
9 hills, 76kms, 3 hours!


Nine hills, seventy-six kilometres and a time limit of three hours! It might sound like craziness to most, but to those who absolutely love cycling, the Buderim9 Challenge Ride is an exhilarating 76km cycling event, encompassing nine of the fiercest hills in and around Buderim. It's not a race, it's a mammoth challenge!

Buderim9 Challenge Ride, 2021, nine hills, 76 kilometres, 3 hours, cycling event, it's not a race, it's a challenge, supporting The Pyjama Foundation charity, Pyjama Angels, foster children, Buderim6 Challenge, Buderim3 Challenge, Buderim Electric Challenge, lower registration costs, no jerseys, Australian Cycling Academy, registrations open, Sunshine Coast Council sponsors
Early Bird registration is now open!


In December 2010 a small group of cyclists living in the shadows of the Buderim Hill decided to cycle Buderim from every available hill. These very energetic thrill-seekers stopped counting at nine hills, but were quick to tell some mates, who told other mates and on the day there were about thirty keen-as-mustard cyclists, all at the start line. It was the last Sunday before Christmas and so the Buderim9 Challenge Ride tradition was born and eleven years later, continues to grow in pedals and cycles.

Buderim9 Challenge Ride, 2021, nine hills, 76 kilometres, 3 hours, cycling event, it's not a race, it's a challenge, supporting The Pyjama Foundation charity, Pyjama Angels, foster children, Buderim6 Challenge, Buderim3 Challenge, Buderim Electric Challenge, lower registration costs, no jerseys, Australian Cycling Academy, registrations open, Sunshine Coast Council sponsors
The Pyjama Foundation is the charity of choice for 2021


Why not take up the challenge and become a member of the exclusive Buderim9 Club and help The Pyjama Foundation charity, supporting the Pyjama Angels program and Sunshine Coast children in foster care. For those who feel they are not quite at the Buderim9 Challenge level, there is also the -
Buderim6 version, with the objective of completing the first six hills of the course; or the
Buderim3 version, aiming to complete the first three hills of the course; or the
Buderim Electric version, unfortunately no getting out of a hill or two here, electric bike riders need to complete the full nine hill course.
The Challenge Ride organisers intend having all the appropriate safety measures in place, including marshals, mobile First Aid plus a police presence.
Please note: riders must ride the hills according to the event map. For more detailed information on each hill, please follow this link.

Buderim9 Challenge Ride, 2021, nine hills, 76 kilometres, 3 hours, cycling event, it's not a race, it's a challenge, supporting The Pyjama Foundation charity, Pyjama Angels, foster children, Buderim6 Challenge, Buderim3 Challenge, Buderim Electric Challenge, lower registration costs, no jerseys, Australian Cycling Academy, registrations open, Sunshine Coast Council sponsors
The hills are alive with the sound of cyclists!


In 2021 the Buderim9 Challenge Ride will be slightly different. All the hills and cycling locations will remain the same, but riders will notice -

The upside: registration costs have been decreased;
The downside: riders, unfortunately, won't be receiving rider jerseys this year;
There will be limited on-ground activities under the event Covid Plan
The Pyjama Foundation is a totally new fundraising recipient. The Pyjama Foundation provide children in foster care with the opportunity to change the direction of their lives with learning, life skills and confidence. Through the Love of Learning Program, volunteers called 'Pyjama Angels' are recruited, screened, trained and then matched with a child in care, spending time with them once a week and focusing on learning-based activities.

Buderim9 Challenge Ride, 2021, nine hills, 76 kilometres, 3 hours, cycling event, it's not a race, it's a challenge, supporting The Pyjama Foundation charity, Pyjama Angels, foster children, Buderim6 Challenge, Buderim3 Challenge, Buderim Electric Challenge, lower registration costs, no jerseys, Australian Cycling Academy, registrations open, Sunshine Coast Council sponsors
Challenge yourself ...


In 2021, the Buderim9 committee is collaborating with the Australian Cycling Academy, who are running the Sunshine Coast Cycle weekend for elite riders as well as a community ride on the Coast's bike paths. Buderim9 will share event infrastructure at the University of Sunshine Coast's Stadium for the event's start and finish. Cyclists in the Buderim9 Challenge are amateur cyclists with experience of road riding, attracting a different audience to the Australian Cycling Academy events.

Buderim9 Challenge Ride, 2021, nine hills, 76 kilometres, 3 hours, cycling event, it's not a race, it's a challenge, supporting The Pyjama Foundation charity, Pyjama Angels, foster children, Buderim6 Challenge, Buderim3 Challenge, Buderim Electric Challenge, lower registration costs, no jerseys, Australian Cycling Academy, registrations open, Sunshine Coast Council sponsors
All cyclists are welcome to the Buderim9, Buderim6, Buderim3 or Buderim Electric


All riders for the Buderim9, Buderim6, Buderim3 and Buderim Electric will leave together, from the USC Stadium and cycle under police escort along a neutral zone to the roundabout of Dixon Road and Karawatha Drive, where the distance and time challenge will kick in. Just imagine the electrifying ambience! The challenge is to return in three hours, albeit it huffed and puffed, regardless of how much of the course you have managed to complete.

Children who love to cycle are also welcome. On a previous Challenge Ride, former champion Henk Vogels rode with his son, Mack, on the Buderim3 course.

Buderim9 Challenge Ride, 2021, nine hills, 76 kilometres, 3 hours, cycling event, it's not a race, it's a challenge, supporting The Pyjama Foundation charity, Pyjama Angels, foster children, Buderim6 Challenge, Buderim3 Challenge, Buderim Electric Challenge, lower registration costs, no jerseys, Australian Cycling Academy, registrations open, Sunshine Coast Council sponsors
Registrations are now open!


Registrations are now open via the event website link here. Make sure you get in quick as the Early Bird Entry is ONLY $95. Cyclists can win some awesome prizes too - all you have to do to be in the draw is to get a friend or family member to sponsor your ride and raise $50 and make sure to sign on-off on the actual day. Easy as …

The Buderim9 Challenge Ride organisers are excited to welcome all previous year's loyal riders back again in 2021, ensuring that this monumental charity cycle continues to thrive and prosper, for many hills and valleys to come.

Buderim9 Challenge Ride, 2021, nine hills, 76 kilometres, 3 hours, cycling event, it's not a race, it's a challenge, supporting The Pyjama Foundation charity, Pyjama Angels, foster children, Buderim6 Challenge, Buderim3 Challenge, Buderim Electric Challenge, lower registration costs, no jerseys, Australian Cycling Academy, registrations open, Sunshine Coast Council sponsors
A bit of huffing and puffing is all it takes ...


The Sunshine Coast Council are financially supporting this incredible fund-raising event and Buderim9 Challenge Ride organisers gratefully acknowledge this generous sponsorship.

All images courtesy of Buderim9 Challenge Ride FB and its organisers
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Why? To support the Pyjama Angels Program and Sunshine Coast children in foster care
When: Sunday 19 December from 4.00am
Phone: 0429 629 911
Where: The hills of Buderim, starting at University of Sunshine Coast Stadium, Sippy Downs, QLD
Cost: Early Bird Entries ONLY $95
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This one is only for the braveā€¦ a big challenge and fitness test!
by Barry (score: 3|2763) 206 days ago
This one is only for the braveā€¦ a big challenge and fitness test!
by Barry (score: 3|2763) 206 days ago
This one is only for the braveā€¦ a big challenge and fitness test!
by Barry (score: 3|2763) 206 days ago
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