Ride For Youth

A Youth Focus event for the prevention of youth suicide and depression

Hawaiian Ride For Youth

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Hawaiian Ride for Youth.

Your participation in the Hawaiian Ride for Youth will provide you with an unbelievable personal experience. Most importantly, it will raise much needed funds and awareness of Youth Focus and the lifesaving and life changing work that it does in our community.

Established in 1994, Youth Focus is a Western Australian not for profit organisation that provides free yet professional services to young people 12-25 years old who are showing signs associated with suicide, depression and self-harm. Youth Focus operates within the Perth metropolitan area and from regional areas including Rockingham, Mandurah, Bunbury, Albany and Geraldton. The opening of these regional offices was made possible partly by monies raised by the riders of the Hawaiian Ride for Youth.

The 2017 Hawaiian Ride for Youth will depart Albany on Tuesday 21 March and travel approximately 700km through the South-West, finishing in Perth on Saturday 25 March 2017. Along the way our Riders will visit 19 high schools and engage with around 3,000 students.

Below is an overview of the necessary requirements to participate. As a condition of entry each Rider commits to:

  • Pay a non-refundable donation of $1,500.00
  • Raising a minimum of $5,000.00 in donations
  • Riding 700km from Albany to Perth
  • Training for 6 months, 3 days per week
  • Taking time off work and being away from family for a week to participate in the event
  • Achieving all of this around your existing commitments to family, work and your community

For additional information regarding the event please click on the links provided.

Rider Selection Process

Requirements to Participate

History of the Hawaiian Ride for Youth

If you are interested in taking part in the 2017 Hawaiian Ride for Youth please complete this Expression of Interest form which will be submitted to the Ride Committee. Expressions of Interest close Friday 17 June 2016 and the participant selection process will be finalised by Friday 1 July 2016.

We look forward to working with you, riding with you and enjoying that unbelievable camaraderie which continues to grow with each year’s Ride.



Fiona Kalaf
CEO – Youth Focus

Bruce Fielding
Chairman – Hawaiian Ride for Youth


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