Following the success of the inaugural JMF Ride Day in December 2016, the John Maclean Foundation is pleased to announce that the JMF Ride Day will again be taking place this December 8-9, 2017 at The Retreat at Wisemans Ferry.
In 2016 we had the pleasure of hosting Australian cricket legend, Steve Waugh, and Tour De France Cyclist, Mark Renshaw, as our special guests.
For 2017 we are thrilled to have three very special guests join us for the JMF Ride Day, being:
Henk Vogels – Tour De France and Giro d”italia rider, 20 year pro cycling career, Olympian, Australian Cycling legend, SBS Cycling Analyst and a very funny guy!
Will Davison – V8 Supercar Driver for Tekno Autosports and two-time Bathurst 1000 Champion (2009, 2016) and avid cyclist.
Drew Ginn – Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist and Five Time Rowing World Champion. Multiple Ironman finisher and holder of the Australian 24 Hour Cycling Record.
The JMF Ride Day will again be based at Wiseman’s Ferry with The Retreat at Wisemans as our base. For 2017 we’ll be offering two ride distances on Saturday morning (December 9). John (Maclean) will take one group on a relaxed coffee ride, while those looking for a little more distance and pace can join the faster group who will cover off more distance. Both will depart and arrive from the same point at The Retreat at Wisemans.
The Ride Day will again include overnight accommodation at The Retreat, dinner function with John, our special guests and your fellow riders, a fully escorted group ride and lunch at The Retreat where we will be joined by our very special grant recipients.
The JMF Ride Day raises funds for young Australian wheelchair users who need our help. Since March of this year JMF has awarded over $175,000 in grants to young Australians to chase their dreams and enable a better quality of life. To continue this support the same registration structure applies for the 2017 JMF Ride Day. Each rider is required to pay a non-deductible registration fee of $500, plus a tax-deductible donation of $2,500.00 The donation component can be through funds raised among your family, friends and colleagues, or via a direct personal donation. For those wishing to raise funds via family, friends and colleagues, we will provide you with a personal on-line fundraising page for the JMF Ride Day.
The 2017 JMF Ride Day is again produced with the help of our great mates at Entoure, who we thank graciously for their continued support.