THE CALL is out for a final push in registrations to get moving any way you can in the annual Ballarat Cycle Classic.
A big bid was set less than three months out from Ballarat Cycle Classic - a $300,000 fundraising aim from the event. Every cent from entry fees will support Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute's new breast cancer research program.
One week out from the mass participation rides, run and pet-friendly walk and funds raised are almost two thirds of the way there as of Sunday evening.
Efforts already exceed last summer's Classic, which raised about $185,000 for the Institute's work.
A feature addition to this year's Classic is the SPUD100, a 160-kilometre (100-mile) challenge to honour long-time ambassador and AFL identity Danny Frawley, who died in September.
There are plenty of ways for people of all abilities to get involved.
Three-time world mountain bike champion Jessica Douglas has come aboard as an ambassador with 30km, 40km and an extreme 50km mountain bike events.
For those wanting a taste of trail, there is a 28km family adventure ride along the Yarrowee to Gong Gong Reservoir or for those just wanting to a casual pedal there is the lap ride of Lake Wendouree.
The SPUD100 adds to the road ride program which includes a choice in distance from 50km, 60km, 85km and 100km - each course taking in the notorious Mount Buninyong climb tackled in Cycling Australia Road National Championships.
A pet-friendly lake walk or run rounds out the program.
All events start and finish in the Classic's Lake Wendouree village precinct. Riding starts from 7am.
Ballarat Cycle Classic is on February 16. Details: ballaratcycleclassic.com.au.
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