When do I show up on the day?
If you are in Toowoomba, Brisbane or Canberra, check-in opens at 8:00am, and you’ll be riding out at 9:00am.
Sydney check-in opens at 6:45am with riding on the course beginning at 7am.
How much does it cost to register and RIDE?
Capped Family $100
Concession: holding a valid student or concession card
Child: Under 18yrs
Please note that the registration fee only covers the running of the event and does not include a fundraising component. You will need to raise funds separately to ensure much needed funds reach frontline refugee projects.
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How do I create a team/join a team?
As part of the SIGN UP (This link works too!) process you will be given the option to join an existing team or create a new one.
Where can I find a map of the route?
Maps of the RIDE route can be found on each location page which are found in the menu at the bottom of this page under “EVENTS”
How long will it take me to ride the course?
On average allow 1-1.5 hours for 25kms, 2-3 hours for 50kms, 3-5 hours for the 75kms and 3-6 hours for 100kms.
Are there stops along the route?
Yes – a drinks station is situated along the route half-way to the turn-around point for Brisbane. Free snacks and water will be available there. Riders will be free to rest there and public toilets will be marked on the Ride Route map. Sydney and Toowoomba will have snacks/toilets etc at the Start/Finish.
Do I need to wear a helmet?
Australian law requires that all riders wear helmets. We want the RIDE to be a safe and fun day for everyone, so please make sure you bring and wear your helmet otherwise you will not be able to participate.
Is there a child friendly RIDE?
Each of the RIDE locations will have a short safe course so children can participate. Parents must be responsible for their children at all times, whether on the kids course or the main route.
What happens if it’s raining on RIDE day?
The RIDE will go ahead rain or shine. The ONLY thing holding us back would be extreme weather conditions. We want to keep everyone safe, so in the event that hail, storms, floods or bushfires prevent us from holding an event where you will be safe, we will cancel the event and let you all know as soon as possible.
What happens if my bike breaks down?
We encourage all riders to ensure that their bikes are in good condition before the RIDE, but RIDE Rangers and sweep vehicles will be located at the Start/Finish and on the course for the duration of the RIDE in case of mechanical failure.
If you need assistance, please turn your bike upside down to signal that you require assistance.
What happens if I get hurt?
Basic first aid supplies will be available at each drinks station and carried by RIDE Rangers and sweep vehicles. First Aid volunteers will be stationed at the First Aid Tent and will be transported to you if necessary.
Do I have to ride with my team?
No – you may end up staying together for part or all of the RIDE but you are not required to stay with your team for the duration. Everyone will be at different levels of fitness and ability.
Is food provided?
Yes! There will be a food and drinks available during the day at RIDE. This will be free for all Riders and Volunteers, and we ask for a gold coin donation from supporters. Snacks and drinks are provided at the Remote Drinks Station (Brisbane) at the turn around point or at the start/finish (Sydney/Toowoomba/Canberra).
How do I get people to support me?
All sponsorship can be done online via secure credit card transactions. Simply send your family and friends a link to your personal profile by email or social media. You’ll see the share options on your profile page.
If people would prefer to donate with either cash or cheque, please download a donation form and bring it (with cash/cheque) along on RIDE Day. Please ensure cheques are made out to “Ride for Refugees”.
What do I do with cash and cheques received after RIDE day?
Please mail any funds collected after Ride to:
International Teams Australia
PO Box 1123
Baulkham Hills NSW 1755
Or contact the International Teams Australia office (02 9890 2244) for bank details.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
We partner with a wide range of projects that support refugees, both here and overseas. Some of these projects have tax-deductibility status. Therefore, depending on the project that the rider/team you are supporting has chosen to ride for, your donation may be tax-deductible. For more information, see Our Projects page.
Where does the money go?
1. All RIDE Registration Fees cover the direct costs of running the RIDE events
2. All RIDE donations then go to refugee work
this is broken up as follows:
15% Administration – contributes to the overhead and administration costs of International Teams Australia which runs Ride for Refugees
5% RIDE Development Fund – enables RIDE to grow, develop and expand.
80% Frontline refugee projects – both International Teams projects and RIDE partner projects, here in Australia and overseas.
What is the cut-off date for registrations?
You can register right up to and on the day. This is doesn’t give you much time for fundraising but we are still happy for you to join us on the day!