What is Ride for autism?

Ride for autism is a virtual event that challenges you (as an individual, with your family or in a team) to ride 25km, 50km or 100km, or set your own kilometer target over 8 days. This year’s event is taking place from Sunday 5th -12th July. We encourage anyone and everyone to sign up, get active and raise funds to support people on the autism spectrum! It's easy to get involved:

  1. Click the 'Register' button
  2. Once you have completed your registration, personalise your fundraising page
  3. Share your page with your family, friends and colleagues
  4. Start training!

How do I register?

Click the 'Register' button at the top of the page and complete the registration form. One of our Riding Buddies will then get in touch to support you in the lead up to the event!

Are there any costs to register?

The Ride challenge is free! There are no registration costs, but we encourage everyone to make the first donation to their fundraising page. This helps to kickstart your fundraising efforts and motivates others to start supporting you.

What will I get when I sign up?

First 200 participants who have raised $100 will receive their very own ride bandana so get in quick!

What are the benefits of getting involved in Ride for autism?

Aside from challenging yourself (and your friends, family or colleagues), getting active and having fun…by taking part in the Ride for autism and fundraising you will raise vital funds for Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) while creating understanding and acceptance for children and adults on the autism spectrum and their families.

How do I create or join a team?

Getting active is much more fun when you do it with others! Motivate friends, family or your workmates to take on the Ride for autism challenge with you. After you register, just click ‘Create team’ (and let others know the name) or search and join an existing team.

Do I have to ride during 5th -12th of July? 

The 5th - 12th of July is our official riding week and you can choose however you like to reach your kilometre goal - a daily ride, or one big, long ride - it's up to you! Ride any day that suits you! Our Riding Buddies will still be here to cheer you on.

And if you want to start logging your kilometres before then to do even more, feel free!

Where do I ride?

There’s no set event or location for the Ride for autism. That means you can ride anywhere, at any time, in any place – whatever takes your fancy.  Just remember to be careful, stay hydrated and have fun along the way!

How do I log my kilometres?

It’s easy!

  1. Sync your riding app – download Strava and link your ride automatically to your page!
  2. Enter on your page – On your fundraising page click on the My Fitness Activity tab to set your kilometre target and update and post your kilometres manually.

Will the coronavirus (Covid-19) have an impact on Ride for autism 2020 event?

Ride for autism is an online, personal challenge that can be completed solo - anywhere, at any time, in any place. We recommend you follow the government’s advice for social distancing and keep up-to-date with current health recommendations given by each State.

If you are planning an event please remember public gatherings and social occasions significantly increase the risk of COVID-19 spreading. Rules for public gatherings and social gatherings differ between states and territories. Please visit your state or territory website for more information.

Where does my fundraising go?

Funds raised may go to our world class research program, families under pressure, autism friendly equipment and necessities for our schools, early intervention projects and important respite programs to families in need. We are always looking for ways to expand our services to more people or to support local organisations to provide more and better services. This is why we are fundraising!