The Ride 4 MD is a great way to get into shape and support a good cause at the same time.
This event is a bicycle challenge to ride from Hendra to Caloundra, to raise much needed funds and awareness for those living with MD. For those cyclists wanting to get involved, you don't have to be a professional cyclist – the event will be an opportunity for beginners and advanced riders alike to challenge themselves and ride for a good cause.
The bike ride will begin at the MD head office in Hendra, where breakfast will be provided. Experienced guides will then assist cyclists until everyone reaches Caloundra, and there will be pit-stops along the way for those who need it. The ride will pass through some scenic spots on the way, so it's a great opportunity to get out and about, get into shape, and get some much-needed funds for those living with MD. For more details on the route, please see the website.
So to get involved before the main event, riders can set up their own fundraising page by registering via the website and paying the rego fee. Upon registration, riders will receive a jersey, t-shirt, water bottle and other goodies. There are several ways to promote the ride once you set up your fundraising page. Some of the easiest (and fun) include holding a raffle, organising a treasure hunt, or a fundraising BBQ (for more ideas, please see the fundraising guide available via the website).
Of course, you don't have to be a cyclist to support the event. By donating to someone doing the ride, you are showing your support for those with MD. And you won't be alone; because every rider who registers for the Ride 4 MD will be teamed with a champion client of MD Queensland (the organisers of the event) who will help you raise much needed funds for the ride. To reward you for your fundraising efforts, you will have a chance to win the grand prize, to be given to the top fundraising duo, courtesy of MD Queensland.
MD Queensland is the organisation holding the Ride 4 MD, and supports people and families living with MD through equipment loans, assistance with ongoing costs, mobility and access, respite services, vital research initiatives and much more. By participating or supporting the Ride 4 MD, you are raising awareness, and much-needed funds for MD Queensland to continue the work they are doing amongst people and families living with MD.
Last year, the organisers of the event were able to raise over $800 000; and you can be part of this great cause by setting your own fundraising target to help those living with MD. So show your support for those living with MD by attending or even participating in the Ride 4 MD. For more details, please see the website or call 3607 1800.