13th October 2018

About the Ride

The 2018 Jungle Ride will be held on October 13th.
The ride begins and ends at the Port Douglas Sports Complex, with a celebration event where fundraiser prizes are drawn.
Yes it’s a long way, so all competitors are provided with plenty of food and drink to keep everyone hydrated. You will be supported with front and rear escort vehicles and group leaders riding with you with radio communications accompany each group.
Food and drinks will be supplied at designated stops with lunch upon arrival at The Safari Lodge at Cape Tribulation.
Participants will ride along a sealed road from the Port Douglas Sports Complex to The Safari Lodge in Cape Tribulation (90kms)  http://www.oceansafari.com.au/safari-lodge/  back to the Daintree (120kms) or (for the lion hearted) 180kms both ways (see Route Description below).
Event Briefing
As always it will be a sunrise start, and the fastest groups will depart first and from there on in groups will leave at short intervals.
There will be athletes using this as a training ride, and we place each rider into speed specific groups in order to ride at the speed they desire. Once across the ferry they can ride freely but will still have support vehicles.
Route Description & Rest Stops
The first section of the ride from Port Douglas to Mossman is a thoroughly enjoyable and rather leisurely 20 kms. The first stop is opposite The Mossman Markets in the carpark on the LEFT HAND side, where riders have the opportunity to fuel up on ride type snacks and water. Toilets available.
The second stop is the Wonga Beach Service Station on the RIGHT HAND side of the road. Toilets available.
Next stop is the Daintree Ferry Car park, before leaving at the terminal. LEFT HAND side toilets available.
From the Daintree River is spectacular with two challenging up-hill sections to get your heart rate up and blood pumping.
The next stop is at the beautiful Alexander Range Lookout. From there it becomes a fantastic downhill reward trip (care required on corners) for a few kilometres until things even out once again and riding becomes a rainforest sensation.
Lunch will be waiting for participants at Cape Tribulation on completion of the 90 km ride at the Safari Lodge at Ocean Safari.
For participants who are not up to the ride back to Port Douglas, a bus will be provided to transport those riders registered to go back to Port Douglas starting from 11am till 12.30pm. Bikes will be brought back by transport to the Port Douglas Sports Complex.
A celebratory and thoroughly deserved Event will be held at the Port Douglas Sports Complex on completion of the ride.
Kids Under 17 Require Adult Consent
Those that can will ride all the way to the Safari Lodge. Those kids choosing to do part of the ride will be transported in escort vehicles as required or alternating between riding/being passenger to The Safari Lodge. It will be a tough challenge but one that will give them both an understanding of how hard some things can be, but also the thrill of making the distance, and give them a great sense of pride.
Buses will transport all kids and many adults back from Cape Tribulation along with their bikes and once again we will capture these details from the registration form. Riders will be given a tag for bikes that are being transported back to the Sports Complex.
Fundraising Prizes
Fundraising prizes will be advised when event registration opens.
We will also have a major prize for the highest fundraiser.
Ride Entry Fees
Adult Entry Fee: $TBA
Youth Entry Fee: $TBA
(must be under 18 on the event day to qualify for youth pricing)
All funds raised through the ride will go to our Local Charity Partner KIND.
Entry fee includes:
  • Ride jersey
  • Fully escorted group ride to Cape Tribulation
  • Drink/food/rest stops
  • Lunch at Cape Tribulation
  • Return bus and bike transport to Port Douglas
  • Event entry at end of ride
  • One awesome ride through the jungle!
Jungle Ride Founder 
A long time local Port Douglas Resident, Lesley is the Founder of the Jungle Ride.
Starting as a small group ride of around 40 cyclists in 2009, Lesley set out to make a difference to the lives of others whom she had never met! Now with over 200 cyclists per year and growing, her positive impact on underprivileged children is truly outstanding.
A self-employed Personal Trainer and Wedding Celebrant, Lesley hails from South Queensland where she learnt about life in Brisbane. Closest to her heart is her family and beloved cats, who rule her life.
A finalist in the national “Pride of Australia” awards in 2011 for her acts of Courage in overcoming personal adversity highlight her determination and strength of character. A freak skydiving accident 19 years ago should have been the end for Lesley. At the time, it was easier for the doctors to tell her what she hadn’t broken, as the list was smaller.
Lesley is a truly remarkable woman who never stops giving, never stops caring and will fight to the end for the underprivileged. We are all truly blessed to be part of her Jungle family.

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