In 2005, local Brenda Garnett suggested to her friends that they ride to the Husky Pub in Santa costumes.
The ride was embraced by the local community and Brenda used the opportunity to grow the event and establish the Charity Santa Ride as a respected, Council approved fundraiser for the Huskisson Rural Fire Brigade.
The rest as they say is history, with the ride growing in size and supporting the RFS over the past 18 years.
Over the years work has continued to ensure the safe and effective management and execution of the ride thanks to Able Walsh (One Agency Property Group), Alex Maturana (Accelerated training), the members of Huskisson Rural Fire Brigade and the Huskisson Hotel.
Entry is only $15 per rider.
And here’s the best part – every cent of your entry fee will be donated to the RFS. As a thank you for your generosity, we’re giving you a complimentary beer or soft drink and sausage sizzle at Huskisson Hotel after the ride.
Setting off from Holden Street Boat Ramp at 2.00pm, enjoy the views as you ride to the Huskisson Hotel.
The ride is all ages and there are ride marshals along the bike track to assist. The limited road crossings are managed by traffic controllers, so all ages can enjoy.
When you get to the Huskisson, park your bike in the park and claim your sausage sizzle and drink! After the ride, enjoy a family-friendly extravaganza! Kids and adults alike will be thrilled with face painting, a jumping castle, fire trucks, merch giveaways and so much more.
The Huskisson Hotel (Husky Pub) has supported the Charity Ride for over decade as the host venue providing drinks, sausage sizzles and ride support.
The Santa Ride doesn't just happen. It takes a team of dedicated volunteers and businesses. Accelerated Training is one of our key team members, they manage our traffic approvals and the safe management of roads and routes.
Ensuring a safe ride, managing traffic and provision of regulatory signage doesn't just happen - unless of course SSTMP are on the job.