Strade Bianche 2019 – Cycling to Serve
March 28 to April 4, 2019
636 kms from Victor Harbor to Broken Hill
7 days – 1 rest day
Average 90 kms per day
We will be cycling from Victor Harbor to Broken Hill arriving in time for the last Rotary District 9520 Conference
The ride has even more significance now that our drought affected rural friends and families are struggling through such a difficult time.
It is not only farmers who need our help here, but entire communities.
All funds raised will go to Australian Rotary Health (ARH) and every dollar raised goes directly into Mental Health Research which has been ARH’s main area of focus since 2000.
ARH was established in 1981 and has contributed over $40 million into health research – “In Australia, by Australians, for Australians”.
“I commend the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor for this wonderful initiative which will not only raise much needed funds for research into mental health through our own Australian Rotary Health, one of the largest independent funds of mental health research within Australia, but will increase awareness of mental health issues within rural communities. This bike ride – from the ocean to the outback – is a great example of Rotarians as People of Action!”
Kim Harvey, District Governor 2018-2019
Please support us… support Rotary Mental Health research… support our communities.
$100.00 Rider entry fee
Thursday 28th March, Victor Harbor to Hahndorf – 74km
Friday 29th March, Hahndorf to Nuriootpa – 84km
Saturday 30th March, Nuriootpa to Burra – 114km
Sunday 31st March Programmed rest day
Monday 1st April, Burra to Terowie – 68km
Tuesday 2nd April, Terowie to Yunta – 101km
Wednesday 3rd April, Yunta to Olary – 77km
Thursday 4th April, Olary to Broken Hill – 118km
We encourage youth, women and men to join us on this exciting adventure.
Any cyclist wishing to participate will need a minimum standard of 24 km per hour solo on a flat road for a minimum of 2 hours. Every day will be split into 2 sessions. Starting time and duration between breaks will be advised before each day’s ride. At least one support vehicle will be on the road for the duration of the event thanks to the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor.
All sponsors will be recognised on signage displayed on support vehicles and trailers for the duration of the event.
Safety will be of paramount importance. All cyclists are to adhere to a code of conduct that will be required to be followed during the event.
Non Rotarians are welcome if you support our cause.
If you are coming to the conference, why not bring a bike or e-bike and roll in to Broken Hill with us in support of this great cause. Alternatively, feel free to walk the last section with us into town.
Looking forward to your participation.
Direct Deposits for entry fee and donations:
Victor Harbor Rotary Club
BSB: 065 511Account #: 1009 4619
Please advise of your deposit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Register your interest in either donating or riding by contacting:
President, Rotary Club of Victor Harbor
Ph: 0414 904 574
Established in 2011, Rotary Ride the Range is one of Toowoomba’s most popular community cycling events. As a Rotary Club of Toowoomba charity event, we have raised over $200,000 in the last eight years.
Our Rotary Ride The Range Beneficiaries in 2019, include the Blush Cancer Care , District 9630 Rotary Drought Relief and the Palliative Care Unit at St Andrews Hospital.
Ride the Range is an achievable challenge. It encourages cyclists state-wide and beyond of all levels to take on the challenge of riding one of Australia’s harshest ranges - The Great Divide!!
This year’s Rotary Ride the Range will be held on Sunday the 31st of March 2019 and offers four rides for all ages and abilities.
This 25th-year ride offers a variety of fun, scenic and challenging tours for every level of rider. Five tour lengths support all levels of riders and everyone will enjoy a free baked-potato feed at the finish. Tri-athletes may register for a Bike/Run “Brick” transition to a 5 K run from a secure bike holding area. All proceeds to benefit local charities supported by the Spokane Aurora Northwest Rotary Club.
We have 5 routes to choose from, so you can pick the ride that fits you best!
100 mile (Start time 6:30-7:15am)
66 mile (Start time 7:30-8:15am)
50 mile (Start time 8:30-9:15am)
25 mile (Start time 10:30am)
15 mile / 15 mile family ride (Start time 10:30am)
The 100-mile Ride and part of our 50-mile ride will travel along the west side of the Spokane River, through the Long Lake Area, and through the West Plains of Spokane. The 66-mile route follows the Centennial Trail to Nine Mile, around Long Lake, back to Nine Mile and then returns to SFCC.
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Ripon Rotary Club is delighted to be organising it’s third Ripon Rotary Bike Ride. Our ride is taking place on May 11th 2019. We are so grateful to those who have supported us over the past two years raising c£63k all of which supports many charities.
The 100k circular route remains the same and will take you through beautiful North Yorkshire villages along roads and country lanes, you’ll start and finish at Bishop Monkton Village Hall. There are regular water and refreshment stops every c17k with a lunch stop at Sheriff Hutton Village Hall (sandwich, fruit, chocolate and drinks and riders will return to a warm welcome back at Bishop Monkton where you can enjoy our renowned tea and cakes!
We are grateful to Chevin Cycles who will again be providing technical support, and our friends from St Johns Ambulance will be on hand should there be any first aid needs.
The aim of the bike ride is to continue in raising much needed funds for Dementia Forward, Scleroderma Research and other charities supported by Ripon Rotary Club. With your sponsorship monies you will be providing inspiration and hope to people living with Dementia and Scleroderma, as well as helping to carry out more research, give more people the very best treatment and care – and improve the quality of people’s lives.
This is a sponsored charity ride so please ask family and friends to sponsor you generously to make a real difference. THANK YOU.
Date: 11 May, 2019
Location: Circular route starting from and returning to Bishop Monkton Village Hall (HG3 3QG)
Registration fee: £30.00 prior to May 04, 2019 then increasing to £40.00
Minimum age: 18 (16+ if accompanied by an adult, signed consent form required)
Get ready to trim your beard and shave your legs... again!
A group ride with ~ 15, 30, and 60 mile options through beautiful Kitsap County with views of the Puget Sound, Olympic and Cascade Mountains.
Experience an unforgettable bike tour through Austria and Germany before the 2019 Rotary International Convention begins on June 1st. The tour will begin in Bregenz, Austria, near beautiful Lake Constanze. After biking through vineyards in southern Germany, the tour will continue via Tübingen and Heilbronn to historic Würzburg.
Rotary 4-Days Geraardsbergen Belgium
Sandpoint Rotary presents the 12th Annual CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo, named one of the top charity rides in the US! The ride takes place in Sandpoint, Idaho, the “Most Beautiful Small Town in the USA.” The 150 mile route is a grand loop around the Cabinet Mountains—a frontal range of the Rocky Mountains of Idaho and Montana—through gorgeous lake and river valleys, encompassing one upriver leg, two downriver legs and one huge lake! In addition, CHAFE offers magnificent 100, 80, 40, and 30 mile routes, and a family fun ride for riders of any level!
By riding CHAFE, you are supporting programs vitally important to our community. The Lake Pend Oreille School District and Sandpoint Rotary have recognized the need to help students improve their reading skills through after school and literacy programs. Proceeds from the ride directly support this major effort as well as other community programs. Join us and make a difference!
Believe In Me Bike Ride
June 15, 2019
Rotary Ride is a great day out which will take place roughly on or around Father’s Day weekend, 15th and 16th June 2019. Your local Rotary club organises a cycling event, a static bike ride, an easy going family route or something with a longer distance, to support prostate cancer charities up and down the country.
The charities being supported include Prostate Cancer UK, Prostate Scotland, Prostate Cymru and The Irish Cancer Society. Some clubs are backing local prostate cancer charities.
Hundreds of members of the public, just like you, join in and get pedalling to raise money for prostate cancer support. Please join us and find your nearest Rotary Ride event and have a lovely day out in the sunshine*.
Fun and family ride
This is for all ages and abilities. This is an ideal way for beginners, families and youngsters to get involved through an event that is fun for all.
For the more established riders. Give yourself a challenge by taking part in a long distance route.
You don’t have to cycle the length and breadth of the country to take part, in fact you don’t even need to go anywhere. A static ride involves jumping on an exercise bike and is a great way to work as part of a team by taking turns riding to a goal distance.
*Weather not guaranteed!
Three insanely beautiful rides through the Sonoma County wine country. Net proceeds to benefit local charitable projects focused on our youth and fire victims.
The 2019 Chelan Century Challenge is a cloverleaf design passing through orchards and vineyards into the mountainous terrain surrounding Lake Chelan; one of the world’s most spectacular glacial carved lakes with some of Washington State’s most impressive scenery. Each leaf is completely different – Loop 2 is 40.8 miles long with an elevation gain of 4313ft, Loop 2 is 29.9 miles in length with an elevation gain of 2359ft, and Loop 3 is 34.6 miles long with an elevation gain of 2937ft. Each loop combines challenging hills with captivating scenery. The ride is 105.3 miles with a total elevation gain is 9,609ft of (depending on your individual GPS and riding style). The signature climb is McNeil Canyon is a part of Loop 1 – this climb is 6 miles long starting at 850ft and finishing at 3100ft. It is rated as a “Cat 1” climb. Riders are required to complete all three loops in sequence, but are free to ride only the first loop or the first and second loop if they wish.
Cycle de Vine
The 2019 Chelan Cycle de Vine will again include a trip across the lake. This experience was extremely well received by all riders. Gone is the need to ride out along the north shore or south shore then back into Lake Chelan. The lake crossing will of course be subject to weather conditions. The ride has become a circular tour of the beautiful Lake Chelan Valley. Your ride will begin and end in Don Morse Park in downtown Chelan as always.
The trip across the lake will be either from Manson Bay Park or the Lake Chelan State Park depending on whether you start by riding along the north shore to Manson Bay or the south shore to Lake Chelan State Park.
Volunteers will be at each park with refreshments and will be able to answer any questions. After your scenic ride please report back to Don Morse Park where you be rewarded with a coupon book to enjoy some of Lake Chelan’s finest wineries offering specials. The coupons can be enjoyed after the ride throughout the weekend.
A number of the wineries have excellent restaurants and offer live music on weekends. Riders are encouraged to eat at the wineries and enjoy the music venues. You may even enjoy special discounts as a ride participant.
The Rotary Club of Naperville Downtown will host the 23rd Annual Rotary Ride on Sunday, August 11th, 2019 at Commissioners Park, 3704 111th St. Naperville. The Ride has a 1.4 mile family loop, 21, 41, and 62 (metric century) mile routes. All routes are SAG supported and rest stops are fully staffed with nutritious food and drinks. Proceeds from the Ride will benefit Rotary International's Campaign to End Polio and local charities.
The 23rd Rotary Ride is presented by DiGiovine Hnilo Jordan + Johnson Ltd. in memory of Carmen DiGiovine.
World Championships 2019 - Cycling To Serve
November 23, 2019
The Ride to End Polio is a bicycling fundraiser hosted by Rotary District 5500 and held each November in Tucson, Arizona, USA, in conjunction with El Tour de Tucson, one of the largest annual bicycling events in the US. El Tour, organized by Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, annually attracts more than 8,000 cyclists. In 2017, 125 Rotarians came from as far as Germany, France and Australia to ride in the event. Cyclists can ride distances ranging from a half-mile fun ride to the full 100 miles and typically collect pledges for each mile ridden. If you can’t make it to Tucson you can participate by riding a stationary bike in your home or gym and collect pledges for the number of minutes you ride. In addition to the ride itself, District 5500 puts on a celebration banquet on the eve of the ride, provides food, drink and massage for Rotarians at the finish line, and staffs the largest aid station on the ride. There are lots of volunteer opportunities for Rotarians, friends and family not riding in the event.
Riders can choose from a variety of distances including: 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles. Those who ride infrequently can choose a ¼ mile or 5 mile Fun Ride. Indoor cyclists can ride up to 90 minutes.
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