Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pink Ribbons and Charitable Wheels

On the 12th October, whether you’re in Sydney on business, a local or a tourist you must check out the annual Pink Ribbon Ride!  For the past 14 years, this event has raised thousands of dollars for Breast Cancer through various charity initiatives: riders are charged entry fees for attending  or you can ask friends & family to sponsor your  in the event.

Thousands of riders from Girls Ride Out, sponsorship by Harley-Davidson (naturally) and Insure My Ride participate, decked out in every shade of pink possible as they ride through the Sydney roads.
Naturally, with all popular events, there’s a fair style atmosphere including a flurry of food booths and entertainment. The most popular activities include stunts, rider training, first aid demonstrations and the exclusive Pink Harley Jumpstart machine which is a ‘free for all to try’ so remember your 1989 Sunset Blvd cap and gloves.

Presented by James Tobin of the Weekend Sunrise Weather, Larry Medur from The Morning Show and Logie award winning Aaron Jeffery, you’ll also see a smattering of celebrities who grab their wheels and raise awareness of breast cancer - keep a look out for these A through D’listers!
Registration opens at 9am and there’ll be a prize for the best dressed bike & scooter so consider fuschia’ing up your transportation. Rides depart at 10am as the fair day opens and by 11am the registration closes.  Within an hour, the checkpoint is closed and riders return for lunch and fair activities. By 2pm, presentations and awards are underway with the event closing at 4pm.
If you’re looking to be a mini spectator, then hot spot points to perch yourself include the departure Clulb Punchbowl’s Carpark, Bringelly Road, Greendale Road, Wallacia, Silverdale Road to Production Avenue and towards Oakdale towards Picton. If you need the specifics, here’s the route map.
It takes seconds to register on the website unless you’ve just arrived in from 1973 and feel the urge to mail in your form. Alternatively, if you can’t make the event, you can easily donate cash to the cause within the website, as a one-time or reoccurring payment.
Now you’ve done your bit for charity, treat yourself to a ride over the M1 (Harbour Bridge) and enjoy a night’s rest at Sydney’s affordable boutique hotel, Cremorne Point. With incredible views of the downtown skyline and winning its 4th consecutive Award for Excellence by TripAdvisor, it’s easy to see why Cremorne Point Manor’s a popular gem.  Between your charitable contribution to Pink Ribbon and a night’s sleep at the Manor, you’ll not be melting your credit card anytime soon.     


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