26 August, 2019

Port Stephens MultiSport Festival to support Freedom Wheels to see more Kids on Bikes

PORT STEPHENS - In2Adventure and the Port Stephens MultiSport Festival are proud to announce their partnership with Freedom Wheels an amazing charity dedicated to building custom bikes for both kids and adults living with a disability opening the door of joy and independence for all.

Freedom Wheels build custom bikes for both kids and adults living with a disability. Their team of skilled volunteers and staff design, build and deliver the bikes to suit the cognitive and physical needs of the individual. The bikes are more than a means of physical activity but also help with mental health, social inclusion and community engagement. For every $1,000 raised a child can get out of their wheelchair and cycle with friends and family.

Event Director from In2Adventure, Robyn Lazenby told us, “It is such a thrill to be associated with this amazing charity.  At In2Adventure we know all too well the pure pleasure that just riding a bike can bring to a life and now, thanks to Freedom Wheels, even more kids and adults have the opportunity to experience that joy. 

What a tremendous gift to give to a family.”

Freedom Wheels grew from a group of engineers, TAD Australia, who in 1975 decided to use their skills to profoundly change the lives of people living with disability.  TAD Australia’s volunteers, staff and therapists work with clients to design and build custom assistive technology and equipment to help them achieve their goals.

The bikes are more than a means of physical activity but also help with mental health, social inclusion and community engagement.  Meadhbh Roche, Promotions Officer at Freedom Wheels says the organisation are, “delighted to be a beneficiary of the Port Stephens MultiSport Festival. It’s such a fantastic event and we can’t wait to help kids living with a disability across NSW achieve their dream of cycling.”

Robyn went on to say, the team at In2Adventure would like to encourage participants in the Port Stephens MultiSport Festival to either fund raise or donate to Freedom Wheels.  “Our In2Adventure family are such a great group of people who just love enjoying nature and the outdoors doing the sports they love.   They know what it means to be given the opportunity to enjoy the freedom of riding a bike and we know they’ll really get behind this wonderful initiative.”

The Port Stephens MultiSport Festival includes the TreX Cross Triathlon Series and Trail Run Australia and will take place on the spectacular coastlines of the region on 21 and 22 September.  Athletes and friends can sign up to fundraise or donate today and help kids, experience the independence and joy that cycling has to offer.

To find out more about the Port Stephens MultiSport Festival and to be a part of the off road action go to:

About TreX

TreX is Australia’s home grown national cross triathlon series.  For fourteen years TreX has positioned itself as the pinnacle of the cross – or off-road – triathlon racing in Asia-Pacific. Presented by the premier outdoor adventure event specialists In2Adventure, TreX consists of a swim, mountain bike and trail run. While each TreX event features an open/elite category the TreX Cross Triathlon national series invites participation from all ages and skill levels.

For more information visit TreX here

About Trail Run Australia

Trail Run Australia takes runners to some of the most iconic and stunning destinations in this spectacular land down under. It challenges participants to get off road and take on a challenge against mother nature in some of the most demanding and diverse terrain that the country has to offer.

From stunning beaches, to historic goldfields, remote rocky outcrops and rich rainforests, all the way to the iconic Snowy Mountains. Trail Run Australia inspires runners to tread the path less travelled in this wild and beautiful land.

All festivals include a:

  • Half Marathon;
  • 10-12km;
  • 5-6km; and
  • Free Kids Mud Rats Events

The series finale also includes a 50km Ultra in Australia’s iconic Snowy Mountains.

For more information visit Trail Run Australia here.

About In2Adventure

In2Adventure are Asia-Pacific’s premier adventure event specialists, and the proud hosts of the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships. With a full calendar of national events scheduled throughout Australia, including cross triathlon, XC Mountain Bike, trail runs and corporate events, In2Adventure fully embraces all things ‘off road’ and ‘off the beaten track’ and offers a unique, individual experience for all ages and skill levels.

For more information visit In2Adventure here

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Photo Credit: Courtesy Photography by Shiobhan

2019|20 Events:  More events coming soon

DATE EVENT LOCATION
21 Sep 2019 TreX Port Stephens Fingal Bay, NSW
22 Sep 2019 Trail Run Australia | Tomaree Fingal Bay, NSW
23 Nov 2019 TreX Goldfields Bendigo, VIC
24 Nov 2019 Trail Run Australia | Goldfields Bendigo, VIC
14-16 Feb 2020 Snowies MTB Festival Snowy Mtns, NSW
29 Feb 2020 TreX Snowy Mountains Snowy Mtns, NSW
1 Mar 2020 Trail Run Australia | Snowies Ultra Snowy Mtns, NSW

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