Shimano Cycling Australia works closely with a dedicated team of cycling enthusiasts to promote the enjoyment of nature through cycling. This makes Shimano Cycling the ideal partner for Cape to Cape MTB, as our riders navigate some of the most beautiful natural terrains in Australia.
Giant has become a household name in Australia since its inception four decades ago. As the world’s leading brand of quality bicycles and gear, with more than 12,000 retail partners worldwide, their mission is to create the ultimate cycling experience for all riders, all around the world.
The Cape to Cape MTB are proud to announce BikeDr will be our charity partner for 2018! BikeDr are masters at being the most convenient bike mechanic in Perth, but they're also a lot more than a regular bike shop.
BikeDr is a social enterprise that financially contributes to Dismantle, a charity that supports at-risk young people in Perth and WA. Dismantle hosts bike mechanic workshops to help out young people who are having a tough time. All profits raised through BikeDr are funnelled towards these programs that will enable Dismantle to reach more than 400 young people in 2018.
In the programs, young people work alongside youth workers to fully restore two old bicycles in a workshop environment. One bike is donated to a local charity as a way to ‘earn’ the second to keep. It takes about 3 months, and while that's happening, there's a whole lot of other conversations going on that allow Dismantle staff to support each individual with what they're going through.
Beyond the mentor program, BikeDr has a Traineeship Scheme in place for promising participants. Trainees gain work experience alongside BikeDr's professional mechanics - it's basic stuff like sweeping floors and emptying bins, but it's also writing a resume, turning up on time, interacting with customers, following instructions and getting used to a work environment. All this contributes to a huge boost in self-esteem and employability skills and BikeDr Trainees go on to a very different path than where they started.
Check out more information on Dismantle and BikeDr
With trails that welcome all to get the wheels rolling, the Cape to Cape provides a fantastic opportunity for participants and spectators to be directly exposed to particular products, services and brands.
There are many ways to get involved from sampling in rider kits to onsite activations at the start & finish lines.