About the ride


2 DAYS. 200 KILOMETRES. 1 EPIC RIDE.

August 18-19, 2012. Riding throughout Queensland's scenic countryside in two days. Sure, it sounds like a lot — and it’s meant to be. But make no mistake, this event isn’t just for athletes or cycling enthusiasts.

The Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer is for anyone who wants to challenge themselves for a great cause. All you need is motivation, a bike and a helmet. The money you raise for The Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer will benefit the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, one of Australia’s largest and most successful medical research institutes.

Your 2-day cycling adventure begins as you gather with fellow Riders for an inspiring Opening Ceremony, where we’ll remember those lost to cancer and honour those continuing the fight. After an energising sendoff, you’ll Ride out of Brisbane with a renewed sense of purpose, as you follow the winding route through some of Queensland’s most beautiful scenery.

Lining the route every 25-30 kilometres, you’ll find fully stocked Pit Stops with all the snacks and hydration you’ll need to keep going. Day One culminates with arrival at Camp, where you can enjoy a cold beer, a hot shower, and a well-deserved massage before a fun evening of entertainment and socialising.

After camping overnight under the Southern Cross, Day Two will lead you further through the inspiring landscape, as you make your way towards the Finish Line — a high energy celebration of your epic Ride and the amazing impact you’ve made in the quest to conquer cancer.



 

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