Big Canberra Bike Ride 2014

Big Canberra Bike Ride 2014

Postby TonyMax » Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:13 pm

Registrations open now, date announced as 2 March 2014:

http://abcbr2014.gofundraise.com.au/cms/rideinfo

I'm in for the 110km route. Who else?
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Re: Big Canberra Bike Ride 2014

Postby gbyzh » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:57 am

Definitely in. Deciding between 68 and 110.
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Re: Big Canberra Bike Ride 2014

Postby TonyMax » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:52 pm

I'm registered, I'm aiming high trying to get to $1000, if I get to $1100 that's $10 for every km.

If anyone is stuck for a donation contact feel free to donate to my total, the donations are tax deductible...

https://abcbr2014.gofundraise.com.au/pa ... age/227445

Cheers,


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Re: Big Canberra Bike Ride 2014

Postby TonyMax » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:48 am

Anyone else registered yet? I'm all set for the 110, would love to catch up with anyone else doing this ride, maybe ride with you some or all of the way?
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Re: Big Canberra Bike Ride 2014

Postby ironhanglider » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:55 pm

I'll be doing 20km with my children. That and the ride to and from will be enough.

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Re: Big Canberra Bike Ride 2014

Postby geraldobeavis » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:57 pm

I registered for the 110. Should be good.
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Re: Big Canberra Bike Ride 2014

Postby Ridecat » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:26 pm

Did the 68km, great day, very well organised
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Re: Big Canberra Bike Ride 2014

Postby Ross » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:32 am

Not criticising, just curious, but why pay $80 to ride somewhere that you can ride any day of the week for free?
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Re: Big Canberra Bike Ride 2014

Postby TonyMax » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:56 am

Assisting Amy Gilette Foundation? Good cause :).
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Re: Big Canberra Bike Ride 2014

Postby nescius » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:14 am

Ross wrote:Not criticising, just curious, but why pay $80 to ride somewhere that you can ride any day of the week for free?

I guess people feel that financially supporting an organisation that seeks to improve their safety is something worth doing. They also had some closed road sections which is something different for a lot of people. I would guess that a mass participation ride would be a bit of a novelty for many of the participants as well, especially those who usually just commute or ride solo and don't do any bunch riding or racing.

It's the sort of event that I would do out of principle more than anything, unfortunately I was out of town on the weekend so I couldn't take part.
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By participating in this ride and fundraising and/or donating you will be supporting an ACT cycle safety initiative, funded through the Amy Gillett Foundation's Cycle Safe Communities program. This will incorporate print and radio messages reminding both motorists and bicycle riders of their responsibilities in sharing the road

The fundraising objective of Amy's Big Canberra Bike Ride is to raise at least $25,000 to continue the expansion of Cycle Safe Communities. By taking part in this fantastic cycling experience and fundraising through your social and business networks you will help the Amy Gillett Foundation:

1. Work with authorities and road user safety groups to support the development of ACT based cycle-safety awareness programs drawing on work that has been done such as the Victorian “Sharing Roads and Paths” guide, and Drive Rules currently under development and due for completion in Q1 2014

2. increase driver awareness and education about sharing roads safely with bicycle riders through community-wide activation of “a metre matters” including radio across key AM and FM stations in Canberra to continue to create awareness for motorists to leave at least one metre and reminding all bicycle riders of their responsibilities

3. Advocate with peer cycling and safety organisations including Pedal Power for safer conditions (awareness, education, behaviour change including through road rules and licensing; reduced speeds in high ‘sharing’ environments; better on/off road bicycle networks and facilities) for bicycle riders – helping to create a truly bicycle friendly city and Territory.

Cycle Safe Communities at work - over 1,100 outdoor street signs installed creating mainstream awareness during March & April in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne with a dozen large format billboards at key locations around Australia!

Your financial support does help us make a tangible difference in increasing awareness leading to behaviour change! Thank-you to those that have donated or fundraised so far in 2013.
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Re: Big Canberra Bike Ride 2014

Postby geraldobeavis » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:43 pm

I felt my $80 fee and donations were well spent. This was the first time I rode 100+ km, it was good to do so at a well organised event with good support and refueling stops. I had a really good time. Great cause as well.

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