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Online registration opens early in 2019
We expect the 2019 ride will be on the same routes as 2018
Again with great food along the way
Dairy Farmers Hill in the Arboretum will be included again as a sixth peak and participants enjoyed that hill in recent years.
This non-competitive cyclo-sportive bike riding event provides a great challenge to ride the six peaks of Canberra – Mount Stromlo, Red Hill, Mount Pleasant, Mount Ainslie and Black Mountain and Dairy Farmers Hill (in the Arboretum). It is historically named 'Five Peaks Challenge' but since 2015, when Dairy Farmers Hill (in the Arboretum) was added, it has six peaks for you. That's 20% extra!
And it's a great way to see Canberra from the saddle while being supported and offered great food.
You do not have to ride up any of the peaks. If you bypass all the peaks the distances are 87 km (longer route) or 57 km (shorter route).
There are two ride lengths (about 117 km or 88 km if all peaks ridden) within which you have the option to choose which peaks you climb and which ones you by-pass. Take on all six peaks for a total elevation gains of about 2,000 m on the longer ride and 1,450 m on the shorter ride.
There are food stations (with great home made snacks) and support available on the course.
This is a great way to see Canberra from your saddle.
We are aligned with Rotary Fitness an initiative that supports Rotary club and community fitness activities and in the process, raise funding for new medical research, scholarships, health education and awareness. The worst that can happen is you’ll get fitter, make new friends and help to improve the lives of thousands as you exercise.
The event is a major fund-raising opportunity for Woden Rotary and their supported charities -- Australian Rotary Health and MyHome in Canberra (see below).
Australian Rotary Health is an independent national, not-for-profit organisation which funds health research and provides community education about health in Australia.
Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia. It also provide funding into a broad range of general health areas, provide scholarships for rural medical and nursing students, as well as Indigenous health students and provides funding into areas of health that do not readily attract funding, and promotes findings to the community.
Australian Rotary Health is supported by a number of Rotary Clubs in Australia. We have a broad vision to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians.
MyHome in Canberra that will make a lasting difference in the lives of people living with an enduring mental illness who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, or who live in unsuitable accommodation
Inspired by the highly successful community-based initiative HOME in Queanbeyan, the project seeks to draw on their vision and model of care to create a place where people can live independently and with dignity — and still get the support they need, through live-in carers and links to other programs and services.
The residents will find a safe, caring and respectful environment that focuses on recovery in accommodation will be of a high standard, cost-effective and affordable.
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Last modified JW 4 June 2018