DURING August and September a team of cyclists including paralympians will ride from Perth to Broome stopping at communities to promote the message for Count Me In: Disability Future Directions.
On August 21 the hikers will stop over in Moora for the night and organisers are looking for local community-based programs or initiatives to become part of the epic adventure.
The Great Bike Hike will link participating communities from Perth to Broome, supporting them to champion the Count Me In vision for the overall benefit of each community.
Each stopover will provide an opportunity to acknowledge some of the inspiring initiatives that help to create welcoming and affirming communities for people with disability, mental illness, their families and carers.
The bike hike will leave Midland on August 19, stay in New Norcia on the first night then travel to Moora the next day.
Ambassadors from the bike hike will be visiting local schools and each shire that the group stops in will receive a scroll listing all the community activities that have taken place throughout the year.
“We are hoping that some of our local regular bike riders will ride out to meet the hikers as they travel into Moora to welcome them and ride back into Moora with the group,” Moora Disability Service’s Jane Marden said.
“This is an opportunity for community to become involved and raise funds to go towards a worthy community project.”