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14th Annual Bike Ride

Friday 4 May - Sunday 6 May

Details

Start:
Friday 4 May
End:
Sunday 6 May
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Venue

RACV Noosa Resort
94 Noosa Drive
Noosa Heads, QLD 4567 Australia
$200,000 TARGET
100%

PROGRESS AS OF
05/07/18

$214,758.00

From the above total, $64,113 has been donated through Everyday Hero, with the rest of the funds through direct donations.

Further Details

The Giant Steps 3 Day Bike Ride is an annual event to raise money for Giant Steps.

The 2018 bike ride will be based at Noosa. As spaces are limited to 40 riders, participation is by invitation only.

Accommodation

RACV Noosa Resort.

Sponsor a rider

You can make a tax deductible donation via the following two options

 

The Ride

Friday

101 km with 1,000 metres ascent.
Option of an alternate route back to Noosa after lunch, with an additional 8km.

Click to view: MapMyRide Friday Route
Click to view: Alternate route with additional 8 km

Saturday

119.78km, total ascent of 1169m

Click to view: MapMyRide Saturday Route

Sunday

Early ride down the coast and back.

 

Background

Over the past 13 years we have raised over $3 million. Our target for 2018 is to raise $200,000 towards the $5 million needed to cover the gap between the $10 million that it will cost to run Giant Steps Sydney and Melbourne and the $5m that is expected to be received from government.

The money raised from the bike rides has enabled Giant Steps to erect three playgrounds, convert a derelict building into a library and continue to improve the services provided to students and their families. It also facilitated the establishment of a post-school program and an extension to the Early Learning Building. The Llewellyn-Jones Medical Clinic was founded by a donor who is affiliated with the bike ride. The 2017 bike ride helped enable the school to enrol additional students in Sydney and Melbourne, build a new playground and adapt to the introduction of NDIS.

For information on autism and Giant Steps go to About Giant Steps.

Sponsor a rider by making a tax deductible donation to this event.
Thank you for your support!

Thank you to everyone who supported this event.

In review

The Giant Steps 3 Day Bike Ride is an annual event to raise money for Giant Steps.  In 2018 the ride was based in Noosa.

34 riders participated in the event:

Steve Anthony, Adrian Atherton, Jason Bakker, Peter Beaumont, Peter Bokeyar, Geoff Carrick, Rob Crowe, Peter Crowther, Anthony Curtin, Felicity Dales, Shaun Dwyer, Ross Ellice-Flint, Jools Emblin, John Feeney, Daniel Fink, Joe Fitzpatrick, Stephen Girdis, Katja Gordon, Peter Gregory, James Hodgkinson, Neil Israelsohn, Sarah James, Justin Kirkwood, Will Liley, Carl Lundberg, John McGee, Col McKeith, David Pegley, Michael Price, Neil Schafer, Jo Stewart, Jim Sullivan, Neil Watson and Ben Young.

The course covered 260 km climbing 3,000 metres.  Routes and elevation charts can be found on the MapMyRide links below:

​Click to view: MapMyRide Friday Route

Click to view: MapMyRide Saturday Route

Click to view: MapMyRide Sunday Route

Click to view or download: Ride Book

As at 5th July 2018 this year’s ride has raised $214,758.00 which exceeds our target and is a fantastic result!

A big thank you to our riders and their sponsors for their generosity and to our wonderful Support Team of Trish Karedis, Andrew Taylor, Carolyn Beaumont, Barry Irvin and Judy Soper.

Over the past 14 years we have raised over $3.3 million.

Money raised will go towards the $5 million needed to cover the gap between the $10 million that it will cost to run Giant Steps Sydney and Melbourne and the $5m expected to be received from government.

You are still able to sponsor a rider by making  a tax deductible donation either through Everydayhero by clicking here, or for donation over $500 by making a direct deposit by contacting Michelle Jocum at michelle.jocum@giantsteps.net.au

For information on Autism and Giant Steps please click here.

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