Mountain Bike Australia has today announced a contribution towards the bush fire appeals following the devastating events in Victoria.
From this weekend, (February 14 -15th) Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA), on behalf of its members and clubs, will contribute $10 for each of the first 1000 participants in any MTBA sanctioned activity anywhere in Australia. This assistance will continue until the end of March. All clubs or affiliated private promoters are requested to send MTBA the results list or participation list for their activity - competitive or social.
“We encourage our clubs and private promoters to also contribute to the Victorian Bush Fire Appeal being conducted by the Australian Red Cross,” said Tony Scott, EO of Mountain Bike Australia.
The recent bushfires in Victoria have highlighted to all Australians the challenges of living in rural areas. Mountain bikers, having a connection to rural and bushland areas can empathize with those who have suffered so much.”
MTBA recognizes the massive loss of life, property and community as a result of these fires. Since we are closely associated with the regional areas affected we wish to join the rest of Australia in assisting.”
We hope all Australians who have the pleasure of riding their mountain bikes, enjoying the outdoors, will think of those who have suffered losses. Mountain bikers all over Australia wish those affected by the fires all the best in the months ahead.”
MTBA can be contacted through their website: http://www.mtba.asn.au or by phoning the Executive Officer on +61 7 4959 1913.
Any other donations to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal 2009 can be made directly with the Australian Red Cross.
https://www.redcross.org.au/Donations/o ... ations.asp