The Pipeline Challenge, scheduled for May 2019, is so much more than a mountain bike adventure. The five-day ride from the red dirt of Kalgoorlie to Perth's iconic Mundaring Weir traces the golden pipeline that has been delivering fresh water to Kalgoorlie for over a century, while exploring tracks that can't be ridden outside of this event. But, significantly, The Pipeline Challenge raises money and awareness for Youth Futures WA, a West Australian charity that has been supporting young people doing it tough for three decades.
Dismantle doesn’t play favourites, but if we did, Youth Futures would be right up there. Initially an organisation providing shelter and support for young people experiencing homelessness, they now run a huge variety of additional programs and services. These include emergency relief, drug education and support, multicultural youth settlement, and outreach services.
One of their major service areas, however, is alternative education pathways for kids who have disengaged from mainstream education. This is where Dismantle has had the most to do with them, running BikeRescue programs at four of their campuses. We’ve developed a really strong partnership over the past year, and it’s a relationship that has been going from strength to strength. We look forward to continuing our involvement with Youth Futures through more programs in the future, and are excited about continuing to work with their students.
Registrations for the 2019 Pipeline Challenge are now open. Don’t miss your chance to sign up for an adventure that not only provides participants with an incredible experience, it supports kids in tough situations to create a better life.