JOIN US IN 2021!
5 - 11 September 2021
Thanks to our sponsors, supporters and of course the cyclists, Epic Impact has raised
EPIC IMPACT BIKE CHALLENGE 2021
Epic Impact is not for the masses; instead you are surrounded by like minded individuals who are keen for a physical challenge for a meaningful cause.
Over five days, you and your fellow cyclists (capped at 20) will ride from Adelaide to Yankaninna Station, the home of the core Operation Flinders program. You will stop off at iconic South Australian locations and pass through some of the most magnificent scenery.
Once you arrive at Yankaninna Station, all cyclists and support crew will spend two nights at base camp, the hub of operations and logistics of the Exercise. During this time all riders will have the opportunity to see and feel where the money raised has gone, all in the setting of the northern Flinders Ranges.
The Operation Flinders Epic Impact Bike Challenge started in 2016, with just 6 cyclists participating. Since then, we have seen the event grow, with an average of 15 cyclists each year, challenging themselves to the 700km route.
Operation Flinders organises and manages the Epic Impact Bike Challenge event with support from a core group of volunteers. In the lead up to the event you will have the support of the Event Manager to ensure you have help with fundraising and are prepared for the event.
During the event week you will have the support of professional and experienced event staff.
These people include:
- Event cooks
- Logistics Manager
- Cyclist Support
- Event Manager
- Peloton Manager
- Medical personnel
From bonding during training rides to talking whilst on the straights, there is plenty of time for fun!
You will explore new places, be visited by special guests and have plenty of time to enjoy the banter and camaraderie!
WHERE THE FUNDS GO
Operation Flinders Foundation works with young people from the age of 13 - 18. At its core is the 8-day program which is held in the northern Flinders Ranges where our young people trek up to 100km, experience abseil, indigenous culture, bushcraft and build self-confidence through challenging themselves.
These young people come from across South Australia and are from a range of difficult backgrounds. The program which sees young people take place in an 'Exercise' is used as a circuit breaker - a way to assist in developing ambition and showing them self-worth and value.
The cost for one young person to participate on an Exercise is $3,300. The Foundation obtains funds through Government, sponsors and supporters and key events such as Epic Impact in order for the experience to be at no cost to young people. All funds raised through Epic Impact Bike Challenge goes directly to transforming the lives of young people at risk