In the early hours of Sunday 23rd June, more than 5,700 riders, including some very colourful characters, descended on Musgrave Park for the annual ride to fight MS. It was a beautiful winter’s day in Brisbane as the riders took off, but not as beautiful as the hearts of those bike riders who challenged themselves to raise valuable funds for people living with MS. Participants were able to choose from 4 separate distances to suit their riding ability. There was a family friendly 10km riverside loop, the scenic 25km ride to Balmoral and back, the classic 50km to Wynnum and back and the challenging 100km Brissie to the Bay winding all the way to Wellington Point and back.
MS Queensland CEO, Lincoln Hopper, says support from the Brisbane community has been incredible in terms of money raised as well as the ride being a fun and active day out for riders and their families.
A highlight of this year’s event was the MS Cheer Club, with over 100 members including people living with MS, their friends and family cheering and thanking riders as they crossed the finish line. Cyclers were met at the finish line by these vibrant fans bringing the challenging ride into perspective.
Although the 2013 Enerflex MS Brissie to the Bay bike ride is over for another year, the fundraising continues. Official fundraising finishes on Tuesday 23rd July at 5pm to allow time to bank offline donations and follow up with those who have pledged to sponsor riders. If you would like to make a valuable donation to this event please click here.
View the photos from the 2013 ride here.
The date for the 2014 Enerflex Brissie to the Bay is confirmed for Sunday 22nd June 2014.
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