The Snowy Ride is a motorcycle event run annually in the Alpine Region of NSW and the ride is now in its eleventh year and has raised in excess of 3 million dollars for the Steven Walter Foundation.
The Steven Walter Foundation which is the organiser and main benefactor of the Snowy Ride is a non-profit organisation which was started following the passing of nineteen year old Steven Walter after an eight year battle with cancer The Foundation is involved in raising money for research into childhood cancer and the side effects of cancer treatment in children.
All monies raised by the Foundation goes to childhood cancer research programs and support of children with cancer. The aim of the Snowy Ride was to involve the motorcycle riders of Australia into raising money for research into childhood cancer and its side effects and to give the local volunteer organisations of the Snowy mountains area the chance to raise money for their own communities.
How does it work?
Your payment is an entry into the Honda Trade Promotion lottery. Providing you are registered you are automatically in the draw even if you don't make it to Thredbo – pillions who are registered will also receive an entry! To be eligible for one of the minor prizes all you have to do is get your card stamped at any three of the nine Snowy Ride checkpoints and have it to the final checkpoint in Thredbo by 4pm Saturday 1st November 2014. It will then go into the minor prize draw. All prizes will be drawn in Thredbo on the afternoon of the 1st November 2014.
You can leave from anywhere whenever you like and take whatever route you like as long as you're at the final checkpoint in Thredbo by 4.00pm on the afternoon of Saturday 1st November 2014. The Snowy Ride checkpoints are located at:
Adaminaby, Dalgety, Berridale, Jindabyne, Cooma, Bombala, Charlotte Pass, Thredbo
What can I win?
The 2014 prizes are yet to be announced, but in 2013 the following was won by two very lucky people!
First Prize a Honda VFR800F valued at $15,000
Second Prize of a Honda CRF 250X valued at $10,000
both prizes include on road costs.
Donated by Honda Motorcycles Australia.
How do I enter
Registrations for the 2014 Snowy Ride will open in early July 2014. You will be able to register online, by post/fax or on the day
NOTE: The checkpoints are open on Saturday the 1st November ONLY
Mass Ride from Bullocks Flat to Thredbo
The mass ride from Bullocks Flat to Thredbo is a Snowy Ride tradition. Anyone can participate in the mass ride and there is no charge with 100s of bikes taking part. On Saturday 1 November riders are requested to stage at Bullocks Flat by no later than 3:45pm for a 4:00pm departure to undertake the 16km escorted ride to Thredbo.