SUNDAY, September 23, is the day to pull out the riding gear and take part in the Redlands Classic Ride the annual bike ride for charity that raises funds for the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland, the Rotary Foundation and Redland Respite Centre.
Organised by the Rotary Club of Redlands Bayside in conjunction with Wynnum Redlands Cycling Club, the event offers a choice of three rides through picturesque areas of Redland City a 15km ride, a 50km ride and a 100km ride.
Organisers expect the event to attract about 600 riders, with cyclists from V8 Touring Car Team Vodafone, Team Hogs Breath and other teams from across south east Queensland.
All rides start and finish at Raby Bay Harbour Park, Cleveland, with riders on the 50km ride (starting at 7am) and the 100 km ride (starting at 6.30am) proceeding through a number of bayside suburbs, including Cleveland, Victoria Point, Point Halloran and others, depending on the course distance.
The 15km ride will proceed along scenic waterfront bike trails and flat suburban streets of Cleveland.
All online registered cyclists will go into a draw to win $2000 worth of Thule Car Rack Systems.
Registration costs start at $15 for the 15km ride.
More details and registration information can be found at www.redlandsclassicride.com.au.