WHAT’S THE CHALLENGE?

Get ready…

The Living Free Program, run by Teen Challenge SA, is committed to seeing lives set free from the destructive forces of addiction.

 The BREAK THE CHAINS 2019 RIDE FOR RECOVERY CHALLENGE is setting the goal of raising $50,000 from this event in aid of Teen Challenge SA Inc. and its Living Free Program.

WHERE ARE WE GOING?

DAY 1: SATURDAY AUGUST 31, 2019 – 103 km

Starting in the beautiful township of Nuriootpa, we’ll ride northwest to Clare in the stunning Clare Valley.

Day 1 of the ride will first take us in a north-westerly direction through Koonunga to Kapunda, before heading north onto Marrabel. We’ll then continue northwest from Marrabel onto Saddleworth before riding through Manoora, Mintaro, Polish Hill River and Sevenhill and onto our destination – Clare.

Overnight we’ll set up camp at the Discovery Holiday Parks, Clare Holiday & Caravan Park.

DAY 2: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 – 111KM

The return ride will commence from Clare and travel southeast back to Nuriootpa.

Day 2 of the ride will venture south taking us through Sevenhill, Penwortham, Leasingham and Auburn before heading southeast towards Saddleworth once again.

From Saddleworth, we’ll continue southeast through to Marrabel and then onto Eudunda before taking a south-westerly route back to Kapunda and finally to our home destination – Nuriootpa.

Our Riders

FAQs

HOW MANY RIDERS WILL THERE BE?

This event is open for a maximum of 50 rider registrations, so be quick to secure your place!

IS THIS A SUPPORTED EVENT?

Yes! All riders will need to provide a small tent, sleeping gear and an overnight bag with a change of gear for the overnight stay in Clare.
All of these items will be transported for you for the full duration of the event allowing you to just crank out the k’s without hauling the extra kg’s!

Meals and refreshments over the two-day event will be provided as a part of the registration including morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner on Day 1, as well as breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on Day 2.

WHAT DOES REGISTRATION COST AND WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?

Registration for the BREAK THE CHAINS 2019 RIDE FOR RECOVERY CHALLENGE is $214 per person, and it includes the following:

  • Official BREAK THE CHAINS 2019 RIDE FOR RECOVERY CHALLENGE jersey.
  • Accommodation fees.
  • Meals and refreshments.
  • Event briefing pack.
  • Event logistics / staffing / First Aid
HOW DO I FUNDRAISE?

Be creative! There are numerous ways to reach and exceed your fundraising target. You can hold a BBQ or run a quiz night… Seek support from family, friends, work colleagues, church groups or other groups you are part of. Use your social media platforms – spread the word!

IS FUNDRAISING COMPULSORY?

Yes, fundraising is compulsory for this event and will be done through the Everyday Hero portal where you will create your own fundraising profile and track your progress.

HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE WILL I NEED TO PARTICIPATE?

Riders will be accommodated in 3 main packs based on riding experience.

  • P1 is the fastest pack with very experienced riders.
  • P2 is an intermediate pack with riders having had some previous long-distance riding experience.
  • P3 is a novice / social pack comprising riders with less riding experience.

But regardless of experience, this event is for anyone who loves cycling, who enjoys the challenge of pushing their personal boundaries, and has a heart to see lives set free from all forms of addiction. All levels of riding experience are welcome!

ARE TRAINING RIDES COMPULSORY?

No, training rides are not compulsory. However, all riders are encouraged to undertake some preparation before the event so that you can ensure that both you and your bike (and your butt…!) are in good riding condition and that you’ll go the distance without any trouble. No pain, no gain as they say…!

WHAT TYPE OF BIKE CAN I RIDE?

Given the challenge involves cycling 214km’s on bitumen over two consecutive days, you’ll need a bike that can safely and comfortably cover that distance. You’ll also need to ensure you have items such as water bottles, bike pump, tube/tyre repair kit, spare tube, multitool etc so that you can affect repairs and take care of business along the way.

Road bikes are built for this sort of stuff as are hybrid’s, cyclo-cross and tandem bikes. Modern day mountain bikes are also geared well and have good ergonomics but weigh more than the road-based bikes, but if that’s all you have and you still wish to ride, then welcome aboard!

AM I ABLE TO MOVE BETWEEN PACKS DURING THE EVENT?

Absolutely – if you feel as though you’re wanting to up the pace, then changing packs can be undertaken at one of the three breaks scheduled throughout each day.

WHAT WILL THE ACCOMMODATION BE LIKE?

We’ll be staying overnight in the beautiful settings of the Clare Discovery Parks located on the Horrocks Highway in Clare. Rider registration covers site fees, however, all riders will need to provide their own tent and sleeping gear in addition to their cycling togs and overnight bag. Full bathroom and kitchen facilities are also included, as are all meals over the two days.

WHEN IS THE RIDER BRIEFING?

The rider briefing will be at 11 Park Terrace, Gilberton (Gilberton Chapel) on the 24th of August 2019 at 4pm, where briefing packs will be distributed. It’ll be a great opportunity to meet other riders who have also accepted the same challenge.

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