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Western Australia’s premier charity event starts today!

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Western Australia’s premier charity event for the prevention of youth suicide and depression, the Hawaiian Ride for Youth, has kicked off today with 171 riders and 49 Support Crew travelling to Albany or Jurien Bay. On their 700km journey home, our 35 rider teams across four pelotons will visit 26 regional schools and engage with more than 3,500 students before returning to a welcome home ceremony at Kings Park on Saturday, 30 March.

Some fast facts about the Ride:

  • The Hawaiian Ride for Youth started in 2003 when a small group of recreational cyclists joined forces to raise funds for Youth Focus to assist in the prevention of youth suicide, depression, anxiety and self-harm
  • This year marks the 17th annual Hawaiian Ride for Youth
  • The event has raised more than $19.8 million for Youth Focus since its inception
  • A total of 423 riders have completed the Ride since 2003
  • The Ride has engaged with 26 schools and more than 37,000 students in its 15-year history
  • This year, we welcomed 42 new riders and 31 female cyclists, with female cyclists making up almost 20 per cent of total riders
  • Riders embark on a rigorous training schedule in the six-month lead-up to the Ride, including cycling about 6,000 kilometres
  • Each rider commits to raising a minimum of $5,000
  • The Hawaiian Ride for Youth won Australia’s Best Charity or Cause Related Event at the 2012, 2015 and 2018 Event Awards

Follow the updates here or via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rideforyouth

Pictured below: Mid West, Coastal, Inland and Wheatbelt riders and Support Crew at City Beach this morning.

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