Brisbane Retro Ride Raises Hundreds
Australian cyclist Holly Greenwood has been learning about the powerful link between transportation, health and education in her Public Health studies. Connected to a passionate cycling community in Brisbane, she was inspired to transfer that knowledge to other cycling enthusiasts and host a ride that would raise funds for WBR.
Holly shares, “Brisbane has such a vibrant cycling community and a passion for bikes that I thought this would be an appropriate charity to raise money for. We all connect to our bikes and understand the value of it in our lives – whether it be a form of transportation or as a tool for training.”
Holly didn’t want it to just be any old morning bike ride, though, so she deemed it a “Retro Ride” and invited cyclists to deck out in their most colorful and retro cycling gear. Departing from a local cafe at a brisk 5:30am, a 60-member color-clad peloton rode the River Loop for the Power of Bicycles! The ride concluded back at the cafe, My Sweetopia, which generously provided a free breakfast for the Best Dressed Cyclist!
“Cycling unites people. Cycling unites communities. No matter if it is in Brisbane or in Africa. It was great to host such a fun and enjoyable event knowing that the donations were going to make a real difference in the lives of families less fortunate then us.”
Holly’s Retro Ride raised $670 USD, surpassing her $500 goal, and will likely become an annual event. A colorful thank you goes out to Holly and all those who participated in the Retro Ride. With plans to make this an annual event, we look forward to seeing how this ride grows in coming years.