Two special reasons to ride
Ride: Phyllis joins to help great-grandkids
PHYLLIS McDonald had more than one reason to take part in the South Burnett’s Red Boot Ride at the weekend.
The Nanango grandmother was on her first ride in a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House that raised $2483.
The charity has helped Ms McDonald’s granddaughter, Jasmine Turner, who stayed at the house after giving birth to two premature babies.
“Part of the reason I did the ride was because of the charity they were supporting,” Ms McDonald said.
About 50 bikes took part on the convoy that rode about 320km in near perfect riding conditions from Murgon through Nanango to the Bunya Mountains and returned along the Bunya Hwy.
“We have gone on little rides, but nothing like this. The ride was fantastic... it just blew me away,” she said.
South Burnett Social Bikers co-ordinator Trevor “Tiny” Ballin took part in the ride and said they had almost double the number of riders from last year.
“We had people here from Gympie,” he said.
“This gives riders who can’t make it to Brisbane for the (Red Boot) ride to do it in the South Burnett,” he said.
“We want to give a big thank you to all the businesses that have sponsored it.
“I think we have about 30 businesses support the ride.”
After the success of this year’s event, organisers are considering doing it again next year.