Ride the Bellarine
Event Date SUNDAY 19 APRIL 2015
2 weeks after EASTER
This event is a District 9780 project being run by the Combined Rotary Clubs of Geelong to raise funds for the Rotary Foundation "End Polio" Project.
The Planning Committee representing local Clubs is
John Paton RC of Ocean Grove Chair/Race Director
Tony Stewart RC of Highton Sec/Tres/Registration
Ray Dunn RC of Highton Traffic Management
Adam Charleston & RC of Geelong
Dale Jennings RC of Corio Bay Marketing &
Greg Plumridge & RC of Torquay
Murray MacDonald RC of Bayside Geelong Volunteer Coordination
Ross Taylor RC of Geelong East Communication
To District Board
Event Manager PB EVENTS Justin Higgins
Providing website, on line marketing, on line registration, liaison with authorities and local government. www.ridethebellarine.com
The event is in support of the END POLIO campaign and is expected to be a major fund raiser for Geelong Clubs.
Each participant will be encouraged to seek individual sponsorship, budgeted;
500 participants at $50/head = sponsorship of $25,000
When matched with Bill & Melinda Gates contribution could see
$75,000 to Rotary Foundation – END POLIO CAMPAIGN
Two courses will be offered, 100km around the peninsula OR 50km down the centre and back through Barwon Heads
Entry fees will be $75 for 100km course and $55 for 50km course. Income based on 500 participants is budgeted to cover all event expenses.
Events start and finish at the BBQ shelter in Eastern Gardens
Ride commences at 8am, set up from 6am
Expected finish 2pm, clean up till 4pm
Volunteers will be required from each Club, so please keep this date available.
Torquay Rotarians who are ticketed for traffic management will be particularly useful.
I will keep you updated as the event draws nearer.