If you don't want to drive back to Perth at night, simply book into one of the abundant hotels or motels, some of which you can see here. The Dolphin Lodge, Dog Rock Motel and Best Western are kindly offering special accommodation rates for all participants over the weekend of the 2018 MSWA Albany Ride. Just book direct and advise them that you are an MSWA Albany Ride participant.
Why don't you put your body and bike on the line! The inaugural MSWA Albany Ride is taking place on Saturday, 17 February 2018. There will be ride distances to suit everyone including families, beginners, and the more experienced amateur cyclists.
10 km Twilight Family Ride
40 km Ride
80 km Challenge
WHICH ONE ARE YOU GAME TO TRY?
All rides start and finish at Emu Point and maps will be released on their Facebook page here.
Registration details and costs can be found at this link.
There are already many people who have registered for this ride, and if you cannot make it to Albany, you are most welcome to donate to any of these riders or groups of riders, or simply make a donation, and you can find details of this here.
If you do not have a bike, or simply cannot transport a bike to Albany, but want to take part in the event, "fear not" - you can hire a bike! Albany Bicycle Hire have a great range of bicycles from serious racers to the fun tandem bikes, and they will have a bike to suit everyone. All MSWA Albany Ride participants will receive a 25% discount on selected bikes.
I think many West Australians have been to this quaint town, however, for those who have not and for those who haven't been there for some time, here is some information about the town.
Albany is a thriving cultural and administrative hub of the Great Southern region of Western Australia and is less than an hour away by air from Perth, and a mere 4½ hours by car.
Albany is on the south coast and is regarded as one of the most "incredibly beautiful and diverse coastlines in the world". The area has beaches which are often named among the best in Australia, such as the incredible Little Beach, the aptly-named Elephant Rocks in Denmark and of course Middleton Beach, just minutes from Albany's CBD.
Albany used to be known as the whaling capital of Australia, and there is so much to see and do in this town including gourmet eating, and it is a wine-lovers paradise, with plenty of intrepid 4WD's and so much more.
World-class wine, food, fishing, surfing, swimming, diving, hiking, mountain biking, four-wheel-driving, camping and myriad other activities are all on offer within minutes of town.
MSWA provides much-needed support and services to people living with all neurological conditions in Western Australia. This includes people living with multiple sclerosis, stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Huntington's Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, and acquired Brain Injury, to name a few.
MSWA was formed nearly 45 years ago by a group of people with MS who were interested in helping others obtain information and support about this disease. Today, MSWA has a team of over 600 staff who all work passionately to give such excellent care to people right across this large State.
MSWA is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation. They raise money through their fantastic fundraising efforts, Government grants and other income generating programmes, and funds raised go directly to maintaining a range of support and services to people living with MS, and other neurological conditions.
They have a team of experienced nursing and health professionals who dispense much- needed information as well as providing support from the time a person is diagnosed with one of these unfortunate illnesses. As well as all this, they also provide funding for ongoing vital research into the disease.
Saturday 17th February, 2018
3.00 pm to 8.00 pm
You can register for this event at this site.
Cost varies, check their website to find out more.
You can get more information at their website.
Why not 'have a go' and help those less fortunate than yourself!