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RAC Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma

The well known freeway bike ride in Perth, the Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma, which was previously known as the HBF Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma has a new naming rights sponsor in 2012, the RAC. With the 2012 RAC Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma taking place on March 18, 2012 not only does the RAC Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma get a new naming rights sponsor, it gets new start and finish points. This means no more finishing in Joondalup for the freeway bike ride.

With change in the naming rights sponsor in 2012 the RAC Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma also gets new starting points and a new finishing point for the freeway riders. With these changes the iconic bicycle ride through the tunnel has gone.

All the biycle rides in the March 18, 2012 RAC Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma will now finish at Langley Park in the City of Perth and riders will have five different start points depending on whether you wish start your ride of the freeway south of the river or north of the river and whether you wish to ride 70 kilometres, 30 kilometres or 10 kilometres.

These changes mean the serious riders get an extra 10 kilometres of the Freeway to ride on and the shorter distance riders more flexibility with the start point. Hopefully this is a good change except for maybe the northern suburb 70 km freeway riders who now have to get to Mandurah for a 6:30 AM start. That is right, the new distance of 70 km RAC Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma will now start in Mandurah and finish at Langley Park in the City of Perth.

For those wishing to do the 30 km Jetts Fitness Mid Hike as part of the RAC Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma you have the choice of starting at Kwinana in the south or Currambine in the north.

For those wishing to take on the 10 km Mini Hike as part of the RAC Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma you have the choice of starting at Bull Creek in the south or Stirling in the north.

The individual fee for the 70 km RAC Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma is $75.00; for the Jetts Fitness Mid Hike it is $45 for adults and $30 for children and for the Mini Hike the fees are $85 for a family of two adults and two children; $34 for an adult and $22 for a child.

For further details on fees, start locations, start times and the running of the RAC Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma please visit the event website.

2 Responses to RAC Freeway Bike Hike for Asthama

  1. Paul McFadden January 26, 2012 at 12:53 AM #

    The ride is destryoyed and horrible I really looked forward to the tunnel in the 30km ride and the Belmont start was great. Now it’s just a boring hard slog on the freeway PLUS it’s horrible that this is getting earlier and earlier in the year and getting in more the hot summer soon it will be in February as each year it edges forward by another week

    • Aushiker January 26, 2012 at 10:48 AM #

      Thanks for you comments. There does seem to be a bit of disappointment with the changes. It will be interesting to see how well it is supported. Having ridden it a couple of times, I doubt I will bother this year myself.

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