Two of Ipswich’s bike rides which raise funds for charity are joining forces to stage an even bigger and better event in 2016.
The Heritage Bank Ipswich100 ride, organised by Moggill Mt Crosby Lions Club and the 24//7 CSF community bike ride will hold a single ride on Sunday 17 April 2016.
The ride will be held in the middle weekend of the Ipswich Festival, and will be part of a big cycling weekend for Ipswich.
Cyclists flock to the city for the ride and for two Ipswich City Council sponsored criterium races planned for the inner city on Saturday 16th April.
Ipswich100 ride convenor, Bob McGregor, said it makes good sense for organisers to stage a single ride when the number of charity bike rides in South East Queensland continues to grow and there’s competition for community, bike rider and corporate support.
“In addition, the Ipswich Hospital Foundation was the event partner for both rides in 2015 so it makes sense for them to make best use of their resources,” he said.
24//7CSF founder, Troy Dobinson, said “24//7 would not lose its identity in the Ipswich 100 event. The charity will organise and sponsor two of the rides that make up the five courses available to Ipswich 100 riders in 2016.
“The “Fun 5” is an opportunity for families with young children to ride in a safe environment together.
24//7CSF has always offered a 25km length ride in the past, so this is positive inclusion and we look forward to building a better ride for Ipswich,” he said.
THE RIDES ARE
a 5km ride for children and parents on a special course on closed roads on the University of Southern Qld Ipswich campus.
a 25km ride for riders above 13 years from USQ to Walloon and return.
a 50km ride through Walloon and Rosewood returning to USQ.
St Andrews Hospital
a 100km circuit south of Rosewood through Harrisville and Peak Crossing returing via Ipswich-Boonah Road.
Imperial 100 challenge
This 100 miles plus course adds a loop south of the 100km circuit passing by Moogerah Dam and through Boonah to return to Ipswich on the 100km course.
More information on the Heritage Bank Ipswich100 will be released as the ride approaches.
For more information on the Ipswich100 go to ipswich100.com