Ride for a reason history

Established in 2009, Ride for a reason is South Australia’s leading cycling program, giving participants the chance to challenge themselves while also raising vital funds for Cancer Council.

Since the event started, Ride for a reason participants have raised more than $4 million for Cancer Council, funding ground-breaking cancer research, support and prevention programs to ensure that every day, we are working towards a cancer free future.


Hear from some of our riders who'd love for you to join them! 

January Distance Challenge

  • Nominate the Ride Distance that challenges you during the month of January.
  • Ride the course that most suits your ability to complete your nominated distance.
  • Do it in your own time, solo or create a team with friends.

Earn your kit

The Ride for a reason team has been working in conjunction with Santini to design the latest Ride for a reason kit!
We think it is the best yet—but we’ll let you be the judge! Raise $500 (or donate to yourself) and earn one of three shirt options!



Choose one of three items!

Once you raise $500 you will earn an exclusive Ride for a reason Santini cycling jersey. Choose either a jersey, gilet or long sleeve shirt. Wear it with pride and show your support for Ride for a reason on the road! Don’t forget to tag us on social media! @rideforareason_rfar #rideforareason

Yes! I want to make my ride count

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