Pedal 4 Pierce is Rocky Trail’s charity of choice. We met Christopher Jefferys and his family in 2009 and this is the story of how the determination of a bright young kid turned his vision into a charity that ‘rides for kids who can’t” and raises funds to help children and their families affected by Congenital Muscular Dystrophy. We proudly support Chris, because it has changed our lives forever too. This is the story about Pedal 4 Pierce, which over the last decade has become passionately and affectionately intertwined with Rocky Trail Entertainment.
At the age of 10 Chris wanted to ‘Help people who research things’.
So in December 2009 Chris together with his parents Rebecca and Nigel a.k.a. known as “DJ Mista Nige” had his first Pedal 4 Pierce ride at Stromlo Forest Park. Over 70 riders and nearly 200 friends, families and helpers joined Christopher for his ride. Christopher helped raise $10,300 for research to help find a treatment and cure for Congenital Muscular Dystrophy.
2010 saw Pedal 4 Pierce gain the support it deserves with thanks to Rocky Trail Entertainment.
Team Pedal 4 Pierce helps raise awareness of Muscular Dystrophy. Christopher’s ride raises funds to help find a treatment and cure as well as helping young children in Australia through the great work of Capital Region Muscular Dystrophy.
Ten years on, Chris has become a carpentry apprentice and a very active Rocky Trail racer too. With is Pedal 4 Pierce team mates he is a regular starter at Rocky Trail events around New South Wales and the ACT. They ride in the 7 and 4 Hour Shimano MTB Grand Prix series with a mixture of teams and solo riders and they also have teams at the 12 and 24 Hour events. You will always see Pedal 4 Pierce around the trails in Canberra and we’re a regular starter at many social rides and races.
Pedal 4 Pierce is all about riding great trails, friendship and of course FUN whilst raising awareness of Muscular Dystrophy and helping those in the region with the many forms of Muscular Dystrophy.
In 2015 Chris recieved a “Highly Commended Award” at the Volunteer of the year awards in the ACT for his continued work to help those with Muscular Dystrophy.
What does Pedal 4 Pierce fund?
Here are some examples:
- Pedal 4 Pierce organises regular fundraisers in Canberra and donates proceeds to the Capital Region Muscular Dystrophy Association.
- Another project is to fund the “junior power chair soccer team” to go to national championship events, participants are as young as 10 years old.
- Pedal 4 Pierce has been funding cough assist machines for children with muscular dystrophy
- Pedal 4 Pierce has been funding research projects including initiatives at the University of Canberra Hospital
- Because Chris is a carpenter, he has been organising builing projects for families to erect wheel chair access ramps for houses to help kids with muscular dystrophy.
How can you help?
By being a #rockytrailracer you already are helping!
Rocky Trail reguarly donates money to Pedal 4 Pierce through our partnership with Mista Nige, Christopher’s dad. We love music and it is one of the most important elements of our events – Nigel has become part of our regular crew and he makes sure that the mountain bike racing party atmosphere is in full swing! We even started our own “Rocky Trail Radio” Channel – you can dive into the chooz via our website and LIVE they ROCK even more!
You can also donate directly to the Capital Muscular Dystrophy Association here:
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