PLEASE NOTE: RIDER PACKS (INCL JERSEY, WATER BOTTLE AND T-SHIRT) WILL BE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY FOR ALL REGISTRATIONS MADE AFTER 31st JULY 2013.
Are you ready to ride?
Join us for the 2013 Stream Ride4MD; as supporters of the muscular dystrophy community come together to make a difference, raise awareness and raise funds for those living with MD in Queensland.
On Sunday August 25, 2013 we are asking experienced cyclists to take part in an 85km cycling challenge through north Brisbane.
Riders will meet at Pelican Park, Clontarf at 6am for registration before beginning their journey at 7am. After heading south through Brighton, Bracken Ridge and Brendale the first pit stop of the day will be held at Bullocky Rest in Joyner where light refreshments and a much needed rest will be provided. The riders will then head north through the scenic, winding roads of Kurwongbah and Narangba before stopping for their second and final pit stop at LJ & HE Buchanan Park, Burpengary.
Riders will then make their way South East through Deception Bay and Redcliffe before finishing back at Pelican Park, Clontarf where we encourage riders and their families to come along and join in the festivities. An invitation is also open to the general public who would like to come along to the finish and welcome back our dedicated riders and support families living with muscular dystrophy.
(For a map of the route please click the button on the bottom left where you'll be directed to the MapMyRide website).
We ask that all riders gain sponsorship to help raise funds towards supporting those families living with MD in Queensland. We will provide you with the knowledge and support to help maximise your fundraising efforts, remember every dollar counts!
The Stream Ride4MD 2013 provides help for today and hope for tomorrow for those living with MD in Queensland.
If you've got a bike, a helmet and a commitment to make a difference we'd love to have you as part of our team so sign up today and be a part of something great!
About a year ago a number of my friends wanted me to start bike riding with them, God knows I need the fitness and exercise! These are all great men so we started to ride on weekends, 30km, then a big one for me was the 40km loop out to Wynnum and back (that ride really spent me!).
Then we came to find out about Ride4MD. As it turns out I have a son, named Samuel, who has DMD (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy). I thought if I was going to train for something, this is it, and if I raise some money on top of that, then all well and good.
So along with the weekend rides I started to do a 25km loop several times during the week to get myself in more shape… sooner… 100km ride is what I needed to be able to do.
Well, the two weeks leading up to the ride, my head took over and filled me full of doubts. Our “practice” 80-90km ride was rained out, my longest ride in one outing was only 50km. I was dreaming and worrying. All the time my mates were telling me I would be ok.
On the day I received my first cyclist shirt; it felt awesome to wear it. Better yet I had four blokes who vowed to be my servant, meaning if I wanted it, they would lead in front of me so I could draft behind them -God bless those boys!!! I am not sure I could have done it without them!! It would have taken much longer for sure.
Matt, Pete, Terry and Paul were the great men they are and stayed with me on every cycle stroke of the ride. The fun, laughs, huffing and puffing and continual encouragement made this journey a one to remember. The sense of community amongst the whole group was unforgettable.
I was the only Dad of a DMD boy on the ride; the leaders allowed me the honour of leading in the pack of riders to the finish line - a memory I will never forget and still makes me mist up. It was my first bike riding accomplishment and great honour to be doing for Muscular Dystrophy Queensland.
Thank you for looking after my boy Sam and our family!!