The Great Murray River Postie Bike Challenge

Date: 27/10/2017 8:00 am

A long weekend of riding, all while raising money for prostate cancer services is on offer in late October as people are encouraged to dust off their Honda 110 and join the fun.

The inaugural Great Murray River Postie Bike Ride, incorporating riders from the Male Bag Foundation, will take place over October 27-29 offering three separate days of riding, with all rides beginning and finishing in Echuca Moama. The event will raise money for the Bendigo Health Foundation to support prostate cancer services at Bendigo Health.

Event co-ordinator, Dick Phillips said the event allows riders a three-day adventure knowing that they are doing something special raising funds for charity.

“The event has been planned to traverse some diverse sections of the Echuca Moama area and takes in Campaspe, Murray River, Moira and Gannawarra shires. Riders will enjoy some of the best in local hospitality including award winning restaurants plus historic and unique venues,” Mr Phillips said.

“The primary reason for this event is to raise funds to support prostate cancer services. It is a really great opportunity to get together, get the postie bikes out and have some fun while supporting these services in the region.”

Money raised will go towards trans perineal biopsy equipment. This biopsy equipment is becoming the standard of care and ensures an accurate and safer approach to the biopsy of the prostate, it also has lower rates of infection post procedure. This results in timely diagnosis and treatment for men with prostate cancer.

Mr Phillips said having the equipment based in Bendigo was a benefit to the Loddon Mallee region. “We want to get as many people on board for the ride and any sponsors involved,” he said.

“Each day of riding is around 200 kilometres and it’s as much about the social aspect, enjoying the Echuca region and raising money for equipment that will benefit a lot of men.”

Entries for the 2017 Postie Bike Challenge are now open. For information and entry forms contact Dick Phillips on 0458 802 211.

Challenge updates are on Facebook: greatmurraypostiebikechallenge.

The Male Bag March 2017

Date: 26/03/2017 8:00 am

The Male Bag Foundation is proud to announce the second Male Bag March – Sunday 26th March 2017 –
We have two walk options a 5 and 10 k option depending on your fitness .

The Male Bag March six point plan
1 Save the date — 26th March 2017
2 Invest in your grandfather, father, uncles and sons – For $40 you can make a difference
3 Find a friend and walk in a team – rally your friends and inspire your colleagues
4 Get fit – Spend time walking the beautiful Yarra Bend Bushlands
5 Make Fundraising easy – form a plan , fundraise together , register your team online
6 Believe in yourself and make a difference in the lives of your men
Take the first step and join the group for our second Male Bag March If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ring

Three Day Gippsland Ride

Date: 21/10/2016 12:00 pm

The Male Bag Foundation is once again embarking on a ride to raise much needed funds to help “Fight Prostate Cancer”. This three day ride on ex “Australia Post” Honda CT110 Motor Bikes, will ride from Melbourne to Lakes Entrance – home to Australia’s largest network of waterways, enjoy the hospitality of this tourist town and return over this weekend.

With David “Parko” Parkin as Patron, the Foundation pride themselves on donating 100% of money raised to help “Fight Prostate Cancer”. The 2016 Gippsland Ride will donate to Health Services in Gippsland in conjunction with other groups to “make a difference!” Gippsland has the highest rate of Prostate Cancer in Australia!

Day 1 – 21 Oct: 1200 Premiere Function Centre Traralgon
Day 1 – 21 Oct: 1900 Central Hotel-Motel, Rotary / Lions Clubs
Day 2 – 22 Oct: 1200 Bairnsdale Main St Gardens / Sunrise Rotary & other service Clubs.
Day 2 – 22 Oct: 1900 Traralgon Tennis Club / Dinner & Sports Speakers.
Day 3 – 23 Oct: 1200 Konwak Craft Market
Day 3 – 23 Oct: 1300 Wonthaggi Cricket Ground/Lunch with Lions & other Service Clubs

Male Bag Foundation March 2016

Date: 06/03/2016 8:00 am
Contact: Julian Dewan Tel: 0418 329 704

Download the PDF event flyer

5km and 10km  Walk

The Male Bag Foundation is proud and excited to announce the first Male Bag March, a walk around the Yarra Bend Park, Melbourne`s own inner city bush land. Yarra Bend Park is more than 260 hectares of wild and varied park lands and bush. As soon as you commence this walk you will be immersed in nature as you follow this remarkable trail beside the twist and turns of the mighty Yarra River, over the scenic foot bridges, throughout the eucalypt bushlands, past colonies fruit bats and into pockets of park land you never knew existed. As this is not a race we would encourage all family members to join in and support the wonderful cause.  After all Prostate Cancer remains the number one men`s health issue in Australia today, approximately 20,000 men will be diagnosed each year and sadly over 3000 men will succumb to the disease annually.

Please forward this invitation to anyone that may be interested

Male Bag Stradbroke Park Kew Ride

Date: 31/01/2016 8:00 am
Contact: Robert Glover

Put this date in your diary.

Departing at 0800 the ride will take approximately 4 hours starting from Stradbroke Park Kew. Feel free to invite friends who may have a bike other than a “Postie.”

Contact: Robert Glover

Male Bag Foundation Dinner

Date: 12/02/2016 7:00 pm
Contact: Greg Fordham - Tel: 0413 704 204

Riders, Support Crew, Partners, Supporters, Future Participants all welcome.

The Boulevard
121 Studley Park Rd, Kew VIC 3101 (entry via Walmer St)
2 course meal $45 per head. Purchase drinks at the bar

Download the PDF event Flyer

Contact: Greg Fordham - Tel: 0413 704 204