On Saturday 5 November, around 35 avid motorcycle riders gathered at 8.00am at the Teen Challenge administration office in Stepney for this year’s annual Ride 4 Rehab fundraiser.
After morning coffee and final registrations, CEO Graham Ross welcomed the riders before the group headed off on its 72-kilometre journey to Strathalbyn.
The group made its way in superb weather conditions up Magill Road to Norton Summit before heading south through the Adelaide Hills to Crafters, Stirling and Aldgate. They ventured onto Meadows for morning tea at Pik A Pie Bakery, where good coffee, delicious pastries and fellowship were the order of the day.
After the hour-long morning break at Meadows, the group then embarked on the final leg of the ride to Strathalbyn, where they finally gathered at the Teen Challenge SA rehabilitation centre. After some group photos, program manager Darren Hiscock offered a warm welcome, followed by the students hosting a BBQ lunch. The morning concluded with several testimonies of recent life-changing experiences and a facility tour.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the ride and donated! Here is what participant Matt had to say about the day:
Together with my wife, Dodie, I thoroughly enjoyed the day. There was great weather and good roads to ride with friends and family to help a great cause. We loved meeting new people who enjoy motorcycling and catching up with friends who also love to support the day! Hearing the stories from the students when we were sharing a meal at Strathalbyn assures us that this is a wonderful organisation that does continue to bring Christ into the lives of broken people.