Curtis Walsh's mum Leanne founded Sunshine Butterflies after he was born with cerebral palsy 20 years ago.
Curtis Walsh's mum Leanne founded Sunshine Butterflies after he was born with cerebral palsy 20 years ago. Contributed

Look out coastal cruisers it’s on again

REV it up, chrome it up, fire it up and give it up.

The call has gone out once again for all bike enthusiasts to be a part of the fabulous Annual Noosa Charity Bike Ride on Sunday, September 27. 

This event gets bigger, better and louder each year, with bikers coming from as far as Bundaberg and the Gold Coast to hit the highways all for a great cause.

This successful and highly anticipated ride is now in its ninth year and held in support of Sunshine Butterflies a local charity that has stamped its purple butterfly trademark on the hearts of many Coast families caring for children and young adults with disabilities.

Plenty of eye-catching motorbikes are ridden in the Annual Noosa Charity Bike Ride.
Plenty of eye-catching motorbikes are ridden in the Annual Noosa Charity Bike Ride. Contributed

With no government funding, it is events such as this annual charity bike ride that enables many of the high quality programs to continue including the dream of Our Backyard a five-acre hobby farm under development at Cooroibah which has been supported by established organisations such as The Variety Club donating the playground.

Fundraising days like this will further expand services to meet the ongoing needs for families of persons with disabilities and awareness to the greater community.

The bikes fire up at the AFL grounds at Noosa and meander their way up through the lush hinterland roads towards Kin Kin where all participants down helmets at the Kin Kin Hotel for a coin toss.

Then its helmets back on, as everyone hits the road towards the final destination at Silky Oak Tea Gardens at Gympie for a cold beer and a hot roast buffet lunch.

Consistently well-respected businesses get onboard with sponsorship raffles.

This year there are a number of great raffles to be won including two women's leather jackets valued at $400 each donated by April Bella.

For an outlay of $20 per bike, this is a great cause for our legendary Sunday cruisers to get behind.

Registration on the day starts at 8:30am.


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