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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

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 8.00am, 80km starts at 9.00am and the 40 km starts at 10.00am. 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. You will receive a voucher for lunch which will be served poolside where you can enjoy entertainment, award presentations, massage and a festive atmosphere. All activities at the Novotel will finish by 5pm.

What support will be provided to me during the Ride?

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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.

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.