NEW ROUTE ON BIG RIDE
NEXT year’s Hawaiian Ride for Youth will include a Mid West route as the event raises money for the Burswood charity Youth Focus.
The 15th anniversary of the event will run from March 21-25 with a new route from Geraldton to Perth.
A total of 180 riders across 34 teams will cycle almost 3000km on the three routes from Albany to Perth – coastal, inland and Wheatbelt – as well as the new Mid West route.
Riders will visit 23 schools promoting positive mental health and awareness to more than 3500 students.
Youth Focus chief executive Fiona Kalaf said the 700km Mid West ride would start from Geraldton and travel through Morawa, Dalwallinu, New Norcia, Toodyay, Northam and then on to Kings Park, over 4½ days.
“Youth Focus has strong connections with the Mid-West region through our work in the headspace office in Geraldton and in the general community,” she said.
“We are delighted that a peloton of around six teams will ride the new route.”
Fiona Kalaf and Hawaiian Ride for Youth chairman Bruce Fielding at the launch of the 2017 Hawaiian Ride for Youth.