GOLD Coast surf lifesavers are looking for people willing to get on their bikes to support a good cause.
Surfers Paradise is set to be home to the inaugural Oceanway Ride, a charity event seeking to raise funds to help purchase surf rescue equipment for Gold Coast Surf Life Saving Clubs to protect the 1.2 million people who swim between the red and yellow flags each year.
The event is scheduled for September 3, the official start of the lifesaving season, and is expected to attract hundreds of budding cyclists, families, first-timers and more experienced riders to enjoy a bike ride along one of the world’s most spectacular coastlines.
Courses are not a race but have been designed to offer participants one of the most beautiful journeys that can be taken by bike in a safe and fun environment for all.
“The Oceanway Ride will encourage healthy, active lifestyles and showcase the Gold Coast’s most precious commodity,” Oceanway Ride creator and director Kate Riley said. “We want everyone to hop on a bike, celebrate the beauty of the Gold Coast and support our surf lifesavers and clubs.”
There are three course options to choose from which will challenge riders from experts down to nippers. There will also be live entertainment, free rides, face painting, a cycling trade show and special celebrity appearances over the two days including the legendary voice of event ambassador Phil Liggett.