Ride4Kids is Australia's biggest charity dirt bike event, raising much needed funds for Challenge, a not-for-profit organisation supporting children and families living with cancer.
This year, the event is moving to the Dandenong Motorcycle Club track in Wonthaggi, and offers a full day of non-competitive riding where participants can opt to ride in either motocross or extreme enduro events.
Various sessions will take place throughout the day, starting with the 50cc juniors through to the open class of 450 big bores. A new 'pee wee' track will also provide a safe introduction for young children learning to ride.
Riders who raise $300 will automatically go into the draw to win a KTM 85SX bike worth $6,995. A second KTM 85SX worth $6,995 will be awarded to the event's overall highest fundraiser and additional prizes will also be up for grabs for the top 10 fundraisers.
Race ambassador and KTM racing champion, Brenden Harrison, will be at the event along with other MX and enduro champions.
"The emphasis of Ride4Kids is on having fun,"Harrison said. "It's a fantastic day out for all the family and a good chance for riders to get some practice on a professional track while doing their bit to help kids and families in need. All sessions are an open practice format with no actual racing on the day so people of all ages and abilities can get involved."
Date / Time:
Sunday 21st October 2012 at 9am - 5pm (gates open at 7.30am)
Dandenong Motorcycle Club - 220 West Area Rd, Wonthaggi
Participants need their own bike, helmet and riding gear
Entry to ride is $80. Non-licenced riders will also need to purchase a non-competition licence on the day for $20.
How to enter:
Entry forms can be obtained at www.challenge.org.au or by calling Challenge on (03) 9329 8474.
Challenge has created a booklet of tips to assist entrants with their fundraising. To obtain a copy, call Challenge on (03) 9329 8474. Entrants can also set up their own fundraising page on Everyday Hero.