Sydney Zoo2Zoo Registrations Open The 9th annual Sydney to Dubbo Zoo2Zoo will be held from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 October 2014. The route will be same as 2013 and the numbers capped at 75 riders and 15 support. The registration process is a two stage affair. Firstly please set up an "Everyday Hero" to help us support the great work the Black Dog Institute do to assist people who suffer Mental Illness.
Please note, you only have to set up one page per year - those that did the Canberra and Gulgong rides can continue to raise money through those pages.
Once you have set up a page, we will send you a link to register for the Sydney ride. At this stage we have sent out 27 registration links to those that have set up an EDH page. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Gulgong Zoo2Zoo On Saturday 1 March 2014 ten cyclists and four support set out on the inaugural Gulgong Zoo2Zoo. It was a great 2 days riding of just over 300km and was the perfect preparation for the Canberra Zoo2Zoo. Many thanks to the great support crew of Bev Winters, Maureen McKay, Ritchie McKay and Ken Williams who made the ride so enjoyable for all concerned. The hospitality shown by the "Ten Dollar Motel" was second to none!
Canberra Zoo2Zoo On Friday 7 March 2014, 42 cyclists and 12 support set out from the National Zoo in Canberra for the 3 day ride to Dubbo's Taronga Western Plains Zoo. After 467km and over $50,000 raised for the Black Dog Institute, we arrived safely.
The ride would be impossible to conduct without the tireless work of the Support Crew. Clem Kyle, Jennifer O'Reilly, Cindy Wilson, Bev Winters, Maureen McKay, Ritchie McKay, Fiona Macrae, Ellie Grattan, Lisa Ridgwell, Ruth Handley and Ken Williams worked so efficiently and in such high spirits over the whole weekend. The catering on day 1 would have been impossible without the help of Kristen and Ollie Kyle, as well as Clem's parents Clem and Eileen.
For photos etc, please check out our new Facebook Page or refer to the website www.zoo2zoo.com in the next week or so.
There will be Six (6) Zoo2Zoo events in 2014 1 & 2 March 2014: Dubbo-Gulgong-Dubbo (Done) 7-9 March 2014: Canberra-Dubbo (Done) 13 & 14 September 2014: Canberra-Mogo MTB 20 & 21 September 2014: Dubbo-Orange-Dubbo 17-19 October 2014: Sydney-Dubbo (Rego Open) 19 October 2014: Bike Festival
Information on the remaining 2014 rides will be released throughout the year.
Fundraising The Zoo2Zoo is proud to continue its support of the Black Dog Institute in 2014. The Black Dog Institute is a not for profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by mood disorders through their high quality research, clinical expertise and education programs.
Last year, Zoo2Zoo participants raised over $200,000 for the Black Dog Institute. Just as importantly, we had over 200 people proudly raising the profile of the Black Dog Institute and making a statement about mental health issues.
So far this year we have raised in excess of $50,000 for the Black Dog Institute. The top fundraisers for 2014 thus far are:
There are no minimum fundraising requirements for Zoo2Zoo events, but it is expected that each participant will create a Zoo2Zoo Everyday Hero fundraising page and participate in the spirit of fundraising and awareness for the cause.
Further info The Zoo2Zoo website is the best place for further info on the events listed above, photos from past events and much, much more.
Make sure you check out the Zoo2Zoo Blog Zone HERE.
This is a place to connect directly with other riders to ask questions, invite others to training rides, plug a fundraising event you are hosting (for the Zoo2Zoo of course) seek advice or just talk yourself up ahead of the ride.