JOIN THE BIG RIDE FOR PALESTINE!
5 – 20th September 2020
We're organising The Big Ride for Palestine 2020 differently this year to make the ride safer for people taking part during the Covid 19 pandemic. Instead of having one team ride from Brisbane to the Byron Shire as we have done in previous years, we are asking people to nominate a ride or other activity (walking, jogging etc.) of their choice to complete during the second and third weeks of September. You can ride as an individual or in small teams. Riders register ... and seek sponsorship from supporter, friends and relatives.
WHY WE RIDE?
The Big Ride for Palestine is an initiative by supporters of the Palestinian people that combines a love of cycling with practical solidarity and awareness raising.
We want to bring attention to the human rights abuses endured by the Palestinian people, the brutal military occupation of Gaza and the West Bank (including East Jerusalem), and Israel’s continued violation of international law. This includes Israel's proposed annexation of the West Bank.
We raise money to support organisations that struggle to allow Palestinian people to live with dignity and peace. We have raised money for a school in Hebron, the Ma'an Centre in Gaza, promoting sustainable agriculture. This year we are raising money for the Palestinian Women's Humanitarian Organisation which is is in vital need of support during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Big Ride for Palestine - Australia acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the country where we live, travel and work and recognise their continuing cultural and spiritual connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to the Ancestors, Elders both past and present, and future generations.