Tasmania Bike for Bibles

 11th - 26th February 2021

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Challenge yourself to ride 1,500km and raise funds to support women in Pakistan.

Let's transform lives through literacy and help women in Pakistan learn to read!

When?  February 11th – February 26th 2021

Where? Coast 2 Coast. Marrawah - St Helens

Costs? $10 registration and $690 on road costs. 

Why are we riding?

More than half of all Pakistani women are illiterate – 80 per cent in rural areas. The gift of literacy is incredibly valuable because it provides a stronger financial and spiritual foundation for families, and can transform lives. That’s why Bible Society Australia is helping illiterate women by supporting Bible-based literacy classes in rural communities.

For a Christian woman, learning to read means being able to read the Bible for the very first time. Each student will receive her own copy of the New Testament in Urdu.

Will you help us turn on the light of literacy for another 8,000 women this year?

Frequently Asked Questions 

When is the cut off date for registration?

31st of December 2020

What if I can't commit to the whole ride? 

You are very welcome to begin the ride with us and set your own end date. 

This will need to be organised beforehand, as well as re-negotiated on road costs. 

What is the maximum number of riders who can join this ride? 

There is a maximum of 30 riders and 6 roadies

What is the proposed course? 

Below is the proposed course with minimum distances. Riders can choose to do additional kms.

Thursday 11th of Feb: Arrive at Riverbend Camp 

Friday 12th of Feb: Riverbend - Marrawah and return 

Saturday 13th of Feb: Riverbend - Edith Creek - Stanley - Montagu - Riverbend

Sunday 14th of Feb: Riverbend - Rocky Cape - Wynyard - Burnie 

Monday 15th of Feb: Burnie - Yolla - Fossy River - Cradle Mountain

Tuesday 16th of Feb: Rest Day + Accommodation at Backpackers or own choice of accommodation at your own expense

Wednesday 17th of Feb: Cradle Mountain - Sheffield - Spreyton - Latrobe - Ulverstone 

Thursday 18th of Feb: Ulverstone - Penguin - Cuprona - Riana - Gunns Plains - Preston - Sprent - Ulverstone 

Friday 19th of Feb: Ulverstone - Devonport - Deloraine - Bracknell - Poatina 

Saturday 20th of Feb: Poatine - Cressy - Campbelltown - Launceston

Sunday 21st of Feb: Rest day in Launceston. Church with Billet

Monday 22nd of Feb: Launceston - Evandale - Symons Plains Raceaway - Myrtle Park - Scottsdale 

Tuesday 23rd of Feb: Scottsdale - Derby - St Helens

Wednesday 24th of Feb: St Helens - Bay of Fires - St Helens - Chain of lagoons - Elephant Pass - St Marys - St Helens

Thursday 25th of Feb: St Helens - St Marys - Avoca - Canara Junction -  Launceston and Finish. Celebration dinner that night. 

What is the average kms per day?

By taking the shortest route, the average is 125kms per day. 

By taking the longest route, the average is 141kms per day.

Does it matter if I have not ridden before; can I still come?

Yes!

Is there a sponsorship goal?

Riders are expected to fundraise $2,500

For members of the same family eg couples $4000

Is there a minimum speed I should be able to ride at, to keep up with the group?

We ride in two groups:

  • Slower group should be able to ride at 20km/hr consistently 
  • Faster group should be able to ride at 30km/hr consistently 

It is recommended you include hills and slopes as part of your training 

Support our 2021 team!

Raised so far

$10

Our goal

$5,000