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CRESSY DESCENT 2014
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The Challenge Ride4Kids Specialized Mountain Bike Festival
Registration is available online now!
This is a non-competitive day of downhill and cross-country mountain bike riding to be held at the You Yangs Mountain Bike Park, Little River. The aim of the event is to give MTB enthusiasts a fun day riding one of Victoria's most popular MTB parks, have a chance to win some high quality prizes and to raise funds for Challenge - supporting kids and their families living with cancer.
Challenge is a not-for-profit organisation that provides daily support for children and families living with cancer. For over 30 years Challenge has provided these children and their families an opportunity to interact with others in similar circumstances. We help approximately 300 children and their families every week by providing programs including playgroup, camps, ticketing, celebrity visits, music and art therapy and in-hospital support comprising access to computers and internet, gaming consoles, DVDs, arts and crafts activities, etc. Our family programs include family holiday accommodation, massage, lunches and weekends away for parents, home help, monthly hospital parent dinners and financial assistance.
Challenge has helped over 25,000 children and their families, making a real difference to their quality of life from the moment they are diagnosed, through treatment and beyond.
Ride4Kids is an all-age event supported by our major sponsor, Specialized, who are donating prizes worth in excess of $30,000. These prizes will be awarded in various individual and family categories to those participants who raise the most money for Challenge.
Family - 2 Adults and children from the one family
The emphasis on the day will be fun for the whole family in a safe environment. In addition to day-long rides and shuttles up and down the hill, Ride4Kids will feature a number of novelty activities for kids to be held in the event village, including:
All individual fundraisers who raise $300 will also go into a draw to win one of two $500 vouchers at bikeNOW Specialized Store in South Melbourne.
Please click on the following link to the Challenge website where all the event details can be found under "News and Events":
To create your Everyday Hero page and start raising funds click here:
Both Geelong Mountain Bike Club and You Yangs MTB Inc are working together to host this event. Like all events the clubs run we need volunteers to help with driving and a number of roaming track marshals for the day. If you can help please contact the club with your details and we will be intouch.