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Where can I find the full Terms & Conditions of entry for the JDRF One Ride?

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Please click here for a detailed document outlining the obligations of both the participant and JDRF Australia.

How can I create or join a JDRF One Ride team?

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During the registration process, you can “Create” or “Join” a team. If you are joining as an individual, you can skip over this question. If you would like to join a corporate team, select their name from the drop-down menu. Should your organisation not be listed, please contact us to get it added to the list.


How can I fundraise?

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There are so many ways! Most people start by sharing their personal page on social media or via email – but don’t forget to personalise your page first! You can also try more creative methods, and we have some fun resources and templates available for you to use. See them here.

What are the fundraising deadlines?

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To ensure all participants fundraise in a timely manner JDRF has implemented a first target banking deadline. All participants are requested to follow the fundraising deadlines below as this will allow JDRF to proceed with booking flights and accommodation at best prices. Participants who register close to or after the first fundraising date are asked to bank $1,000 as soon as possible to secure flights and accommodation.

JDRF cannot confirm flights and/or accommodation for participants who have not banked fundraising as per the fundraising guidelines listed below:

Package Type Fundraising Target Fundraising Deadline #1
30th June 2023
Fundraising Deadline #2
1st Oct 2023
Fundraising Deadline #3
1st Feb 2024
Full Package Rider $5,000 $1,000 $3,000 $5,000
Weekend Only Rider $3,700 $750 $2,200 $3,700
Non-Riding Supporter $2,700 $550 $1,600 $2,700
Day Only Rider $1,500 $300 $900 $1,500

Where does the money go?

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JDRF is the leading supporter of type 1 diabetes  (T1D) research in the world and has been part of every breakthrough in T1D research over the last 50 years. Any funds raised for JDRF go towards the most promising, life-changing research to cure, treat and prevent T1D. Find out more about JDRF’s research here.

Are donations tax deductible?

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Yes, all donations over $2 in value are tax deductible. Donations made online will receive a receipt to the email that they have used whilst making the donation.

Ride Information

What is the weekend schedule?

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Below are the current timings for the JDRF One Ride weekend. A printed copy will be provided to you on arrival in the Barossa Valley:

Friday 16th February 2024

9.00am - Registration open at the Novotel

1.30pm - Foundation Cycling Club Lunch (by invitation)

5.30pm - Safety Briefing – Shiraz B

6.30pm - Welcome Drinks – Outside Shiraz A/B

7:00pm - Carb Loading Dinner – Shiraz A

Saturday 17th February 2024

6.00am - Registration Open

7.00am - 160km start

8.00am - 80km start

9.00am - 40km start

12.00pm to 3.00pm - BBQ Lunch      

5.00pm to 6.00pm  - Change for dinner

6:00pm - 2 buses depart for dinner

7 to 11pm - Official Celebration Dinner

9:30 and 11:00pm - 1 bus departs at each time to return to Novotel

Sunday 18th February 2024

9.00am - Check out for those taking JDRF transfer to Airport

9:30am - Coaches depart for Airport

11.00am - Check out of Novotel Barossa Valley Resort for all remaining guests

I missed the Safety Briefing - where can I find the info?

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Never fear! At the link below you will find the PDF presentation made at the Friday night dinner by Russell of BikeSA. It includes key details about the routes and guidance for the course. 

JDRF One Ride Safety Briefing

What is the Celebration dinner?

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On Saturday night, we celebrate the achievements of all of our One Ride cyclists and participants by hosting a themed dinner at a surprise venue.

This event is included in the following fundraising packages: Full Package, Weekend Package, Non-Riding Supporter Package. Anyone who would like to attend or to bring a plus 1 to this night is welcome to purchase a ticket by contacting Louise Keys lkeys@jdrf.org.au

This year, we have another amazing night planned and we're excited to reveal that the theme is "Alice Through The Looking Glass"!

This is a "costume-must" event so create your own spin on this classic and we look forward to seeing what you put together to enjoy the night of dinner and dancing.

Where do I find my flight details?

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If you have registered for a fundraising package which includes flights, you will be sent your flight details and tickets directly from Flight Centre / Virgin.

Below are the details:

SYD-ADL 16 Feb 09:15 VA412
ADL-SYD 18 Feb 14:30 VA429
BRIS-ADL 16 Feb 06:15 VA1384
ADL-BRIS 18 Feb 12:55 VA1405
MEL-ADL 16 Feb 09:10 VA217
ADL-MEL 18 Feb 13:40 VA236
PER-ADL 16 Feb 07:20 VA712
ADL-PER 18 Feb 13:20 VA717
CBR-ADL 16 Feb 07:05 VA629
ADL-CBR 18 Feb 14:30 VA582

How do I get from Adelaide airport to the Barossa Valley?

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Airport transfers are included in all fundraising packages for those who have registered for the Full Package, Weekend Package, and Non-Riding Supporter Package. This includes transport for your luggage and your bike box. The time of this transfer will be communicated directly with those who are included in these transfers.

How can I find the Ride route elevation?

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The Ride With GPS app provides both metric and imperial units for our Ride route but you need to be logged in to be able to choose which units you would like to see

What mechanic support is available?

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BikeSA is providing our ride logistics over this weekend, including bike mechanics. These mechanics will be available on-site at the Novotel from Friday to Sunday and will be able to set-up and pack-down your bike. Mechanics will also be on-course during the event on Saturday 17th.

What are the Ride route sections and what support is there for me on the road?

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The Ride route is divided into five sections. Check Points Aid stations will be located at the start and finish of each section at Novotel, Angaston, Springton and Williamstown. Distances between these are:

  • Section 1: Novotel to Angaston - 20km, or 22km if riding the Barossa Rail Trail bike path
  • Section 2: Angaston to Springton - 27km
  • Section 3: Springton to Williamstown - 20km
  • Section 4: Williamstown to Novotel - 16km
  • Section 5 (Optional): between Novotel and Angaston via Mengler Hill - 23km

Each section will be managed by an experienced Section Manager who will be driving an 11-seater minibus containing St Johns Ambulance personnel medical professionals and a bike mechanic. The bus will also have water and food for Riders if required. This bus will circle its section throughout the day to provide support to all Riders. Riders must always obey Section Manager's instructions. Each aid station will be coordinated by two volunteers and have water, carbo/electrolyte sports drink, fruit, and glucose sweets available for Riders.

The course route will be updated closer to the event date on review of the course manager.

Will my dietaries be accomodated?

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All of the meals have been designed to take in most allergies. There will be dairy free, gluten free, nut free, seafood free, vegan and vegetarian optionsShould you have something more specific outside of these, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can accommodate this.

What is my luggage allowance?

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Virgin allows 2 x32kg of checked baggage for sporting eventsSo long as you do not exceed this you will not be charged for excess.

Does it cost anything to participate in the One Ride?

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To join the event there is a non-refundable deposit of $100 due at the point of registration.

How are supporters recognised?

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One of the special things about the JDRF One Ride is the number of people who return for multiple years of the event. To recognise these people, we created the Foundation Cycling Club. To read more about this please see the page ‘Hall of Fame’.

What should I take with me on the Ride?

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All Riders should wear a helmet and have a mobile phone, sunscreen, water bottle and basic tools like spare tube(s) and a repair kit with them on the ride. JDRF will provide you with a course map, emergency contact details, an official Ride jersey (optional), Rider number and energy bars.

Where will the Ride start and at what time?

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The Ride will start (and finish) at the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort. Each Ride distance will commence at a different time. Please arrive at the Novotel Start/Finish line no later than 30 minutes prior to your start time. The 160km Ride will start at 7.00am, 80km starts at 8.00am and the 40 km starts at 9.00am. If these times change you will be notified the day before your event.

Will I have time for breakfast at the hotel prior to the start of the Ride?

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For guests staying at the Novotel, the restaurant will open for breakfast from 6am.

What do I do once I finish my Ride?

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When you return from your Ride you are required to check back in at the registration desk at the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort. Your wrist band entitles you to lunch which will be served poolside where you can enjoy music, award presentations, massage and a festive atmosphere. All activities at the Novotel will finish by 4pm.

If I am not riding, what can I do on the Saturday?

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JDRF has arranged a minibus to transfer Non-Riding Supporters to some of the checkpoints during the day to see Riders on the road. between the Novotel and areas of the cycling course throughout the day. There will also be a trip to the Angaston checkpoint to see some of the Riders on the road. All Non-Riding Supporters are invited for lunch at the Novotel and are welcome to sample some wines in the afternoon. In addition, as guests of the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort you are welcome to use all the facilities (pool, bar etc) at the hotel.

What is the hot weather policy?

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If event day temperatures are forecast to be above 35 degrees Celsius the Hot Weather Policy will be implemented the day before the event:

  • If the temperature is forecast to be between 35 - 38 degrees Celsius, event start times will be changed to: 160km - 6.30am, 80km - 7.30am, 35km - 8.30am.
  • If event day temperatures are forecast to exceed 38 degrees Celsius the 160km and 80km will ride the 80km clockwise course and will start together at 6.00am. The 40km will start at 7.30am.
  • JDRF will also add extra resources such as water stations and other

Can I take my bike into my room at the Novotel?

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The Novotel Barossa Valley Resort has asked that we note the following regulations regarding the storage of bikes in your room 

  • Bikes can only be stored on the balconies and please ensure that there is no oil or grease dripping from them  
  • No servicing of bikes is to be conducted on balconies or in the accommodation rooms 
  • No towels from the rooms are to be used on or under the bikes 
  • You will be liable for any damages payable