Online Fundraising

We have put together some answers to the most commonly asked questions. If your question remains unanswered, please reach out via wa@melanoma.org.au or call 08 9322 1908 and we will be happy to help!

  • What is the inspiration behind Melanoma Bike Bash (formerly Mission for melanomaWA)?

    The original concept of the Melanoma Bike Bash was to create an event that reflects the challenging journey that melanoma patients and their loved ones face.

  • How challenging is this 160km off-road ride?

    It is a challenging ride, but our regular rest stops make it achieveable. Ideally you would be capable of riding 2 hours non-stop, and after a rest, riding another couple of hours non-stop. Each day we will be spending approximately 4-5 hours on the bike.

  • What type of bike will I need for the ride?

    Given the off-road heritage trail nature of the ride it is recommended you have a Cyclocross/gravel bike with 32mm+ tyres or a mountain bike for a comfortable ride. If you do not have a suitable bike, we suggest you contact hire suppliers in Perth or reach out to friends, family, or colleagues. If you are having difficulty locating a bike please contact us at wa@melanoma.org.au and we will assist if we can.

  • How do I register to ride in the event?

    Go to the home page and click on the Register as rider button.  You will then have the option to create or join a team, or fundraise as an individual.

  • What are the registration fees?
    Category Cost
    Rider - new $300
    Rider - returning* $100
    Crew Free
    Fan Free

    *Returning riders receive a loyalty discount as they have fundraised extensively in previous years. Any new riders who sign up this year for $300, then get to ride the following year for $100.

  • Is the cost of registration tax deductible?

    No. All donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible when the donor receives nothing of value.  However, should you purchase a raffle ticket, an entry ticket to a fundraising event, or merchandise, this is not tax deductible.  For more information about taxable donations, please visit the Australian Tax Office website.

  • What is included in my registration?

    Rider registration for The Bash includes all catering, overnight lodge accommodation, rider jersey, and your own fundraising page. Each rider is expected to fundraise a minimum of $1500, with 100% of all donations going towards melanoma community nursing services in WA. All donations $2 and above are tax deductible.

    Fan registration allows you to join in the fun of The Bash. Fans can attend the information get-together, send the riders off on Saturday morning, join the riders for refreshments at selected rest stops, and attend the Sundowner at the finish line. Plus, fans have their own fundraising page. There is no cost to be a fan, however, we’d love you to fundraise a minimum of $300 towards our fundraising goal. All donations of $2 and above are tax deductible.

    When you register as crew, you’re signing up to join our hardworking team of volunteers that make The Bash happen. We provide your catering, overnight lodge accommodation, crew jersey, and your own fundraising page. Crew don’t pay a registration fee, however we’d love you to fundraise a minimum of $300.  All donations $2 and above are tax deductible.

  • Can I register as a team?

    Yes! During registration you will be asked if you want to create a team, join a team or fundraise as an individual.  If you register as an individual, you can still join or create a team at a later date.

  • Who can create / join a team?

    Anyone who registers can create/join a team. Teams can only be made up of individuals with the same registration type (i.e. you can have an all crew team but you cannot have a team with a mix of riders, fans, and/or crew). If you register now, you can still join/create a team of riders later.

  • Can I register on the day of the event?

    No, you can’t register on the day of the event. As the event is limited to 50 riders, all riders need to pre-register and have fundraised prior to the event.

  • I need help registering online – who do I contact?

    For technical support, please contact GoFundraise Customer Care via support@gofundraise.com or 1300 889 272.

  • How much money am I expected to fundraise as an individual?

    Each rider is expected tp fundraise $1500, with 100% of all donations going towards melanoma community nursing services in WA. There is no cost to be a fan or crew, however, we'd love you to fundraise a minimum of $300. All donations $2 and above are tax deductible.

  • How much money are we expected to fundraise as a team entry?

    Regardless of how many people are in the team, the team will be tasked with raising a minimum combined total of your individual targets. For example, a team of 4 riders will be tasked with raising $6000 (4 x 1500), and a team of 2 riders, 2 crew, and 1 fan will be tasked with raising $3900 (2 x 1500 + 3 x 300), etc.

    Donations made to your individual pages will automatically be added to your team total.

    You will need to manually adjust your team fundraising target. For step by step instructions on how to change your team target, click here.

  • What happens if an individual or team cannot reach their fundraising target?

    Although we’d love all registrants to not only meet their respective targets, but exceed them, we understand that it is not always possible. If you register and are making every possible effort but still can’t reach your target, you will still be able to take part in the event. We will not turn away a registered participant. We just ask that you do your best, as the more money we raise then the more support we can provide for melanoma community nursing services in WA.

  • How do my supporters donate to me?

    Once you register for The Bash, you will be given your own online fundraising page and can easily share the link with your family, friends, and work colleagues. Your donors will be automatically emailed a tax deductible receipt (for donations $2 and over). We will provide fundraising tips to help get you started and reach your target!

  • Where do the funds raised go?

    Funds raised through the Melanoma Bike Bash will go towards melanoma community nursing services in WA. These crucial nursing services provide specialised support and assistance to melanoma patients, family, and friends in the management of their melanoma diagnosis.

  • Can I log my Bash and training rides on my fundraising page?

    You sure can! For detailed instructions, click here.

  • I need help with my individual/team fundraising page – who do I contact?

    For technical support, please contact GoFundraise Customer Care via support@gofundraise.com or 1300 889 272

  • I didn’t receive a receipt for my donation – who do I contact?

    For technical support, please contact GoFundraise Customer Care via support@gofundraise.com or 1300 889 272.

  • Why is the ride limited to 50 riders?

    This is a boutique event where we want all riders to enjoy a unique experience. Given the heritage nature of the track and ride, we cannot have a larger number of participants utilising the track at the same time.

  • When will I receive my branded jersey?

    Once 50 riders have registered, we can then place an order with our supplier which will usually take a month to arrive. That means you should expect your cycling kit to arrive by the end of August. When your jersey arrives, you will be notified by the contact details provided at registration and you can either collect it at our welcome function, from our Cottesloe office, or we can courier it to you.

  • Will there be a welcome function for the riders, fans, and crew?

    Once registrations are complete we will be arranging a sundowner function at our Cottesloe offices for a meet and greet and an opportunity to provide further information regarding the event.  We'll advise all details closer to the event.

  • What happens if the weather forecast is poor or if conditions deteriorate whilst the event is underway?

    The ride will continue in general weather conditions such as sun, rain, wind etc.  However, as the safety of riders, fans, and crew is paramount, we will cancel the event if the weather forecast predicts dangerous conditions. We will advise participants prior to doing so.  If we encounter unexpected dangerous weather conditions throughout the event we can cancel at any time. We will not put the welfare of riders and crew at risk at any point.

  • What is the current situation regarding COVID-19 and government restrictions regarding the ride?

    We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation regularly and will take the advice from State and Federal Government authorities. More information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found via www.health.gov.au.

  • What support is there along the route over the 2 days?

    The riding team stays together throughout the event so you will always have support close by. Crew will set up pit stops every hour or so and these will include refreshments, bathroom facilities, and first aid support if required. We also have transport that shadows the ride so if a rider is experiencing difficulty at any stage, they can jump on the bus for a section or for the remainder of the day/ride.

  • What if I get injured during the event?

    We hope you don’t, but injuries can happen. For emergencies call 000. We have experienced first aid officers in attendance throughout the event and transport and drivers on hand should you require it. The ride leader and the sweeper both carry 2-way radios for communication.

  • As a rider, what do I need to bring with me for the event?

    It is suggested that riders bring:

    • Toiletries
    • Warm clothes for our outdoor BBQ dinner on Saturday night
    • Warm night wear, pyjamas etc
    • Change of cycling attire
    • Optional change of clothes for the Sunday afternoon Sundowner
    • A towel if you would like to shower when we get back to Swan View on Sunday

    Essential

    • The Bash branded jersey
    • Off road bike
    • Helmet and bike gloves
    • Cleats or suitable riding shoes and socks
    • Water bottles
    • Packable rain jacket
    • Tyre pump
    • Bike light
    • Sunglasses
    • Medication, if required (Please supply any medical supplies you may need during the ride in a zip lock bag labelled with your name and instructions to be carried by our first aid officer).

    Optional

    • Shorts, knicks or tights with padding
    • Base layer for extra warmth
    • Ear warmers/beanie
    • Small towel for day use
    • Phone/camera
    • Lip balm/personal preferred sunscreen
    • Personal first aid kit
    • Snacks – i.e. gel packs, bars etc
    • Laundry bag if you want your kit washed
  • Is there parking available when I arrive at the event?

    Yes, there is parking and whilst you can park your vehicle overnight, the area is not secure.

  • Who do I contact if I have any questions about the event?

    Our team prefer to be contacted by email via wa@melanoma.org.au or you can telephone our offices on 08 9322 1908. For any urgent matters you can call 0400 716 108.