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14th Annual Bike ride

May 4 - May 6

Details

Start:
May 4
End:
May 6
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Venue

Noosa Heads
33a Viewland Drive
Noosa Heads, QLD 4567 Australia
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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

Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas.

 

The Ride

Friday

This will be changed from 2017 route to avoid traffic. Details to come.

Saturday

119.78km, total ascent of 1169m

Click to view: MapMyRide Saturday Route

Sunday

Early ride down the coast and back. Details to come

 

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 $10 million that it will cost to run Giant Steps Sydney and Melbourne and $5m that 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.

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.

The 2017 ride was based at Noosa. 24 riders completed the event.
The course covered 260 km climbing 2,800 metres.

Friday

90 km ascent 1,100m
90km Eumundi Yandina and back up coast
​Click to view: MapMyRide Friday Route

Saturday

110 km ascent 1,300 metres
120km Cooroy Cooran Kin Kin
Click to view: MapMyRide Saturday Route

Sunday

65km ascent 400 metres
Twin Waters and back along coast
Click to view: MapMyRide Sunday Route

Ride Book

Click to view or download: Ride Book

Funds raised through event

As at 25 June 2017, the ride has raised over $194,000 with a further $17,500 due in dollar matching by Macquarie Group and The Myer Foundation. A big thank you to our riders and their sponsors for their generosity and to our wonderful Support Team of Claire Allen, Michelle Jocum, Phillippa Talbot, Andrew Taylor, Barry Irvin and Judy Soper.

Over the past 13 years we have raised over $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.

The 2016 bike ride helped enable Giant Steps Melbourne to be financial in its first year.

In 2017 Giant Steps has enrolled additional students in Sydney and Melbourne, built a new playground and will be adapting to the introduction of the NDIS.

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