FIFTEEN local trail bike riders lent a hand to school chaplains by participating in the inaugural Ride4Hope two-day trail ride this month.
Overlanders Motorcycle Adventures guided riders through close to 400km of south-east Queensland's best forestry trails.
Each rider covered their own costs to participate in the ride, while also seeking to raise a minimum of $1500 each in sponsorship from friends, family and locals, raising over $24,000.
The fundraising event will help ensure the chappies are able to continue their work at Noosa District State High, Sunshine Beach State High, Noosaville State School, Tewantin State School and Sunshine Beach State School.
Founder of the Ride4Hope Chad Monroe, of Provision Wealth Management, said the ride, held on October 5 and 6, helped expand the program and provide the chaplains with better resources.
"Chappies play an important support role within the schools," said the school chaplain at Noosa District State High, Shane Brigg.
Jon Colley of Loan Wize is another local businessman who helped co-ordinate the Ride4Hope.
"The Ride4Hope was developed to respond to genuine community need and to make a real difference," Mr Colley said.
Visit: ride4hope.chappy.org.au, facebook.com/Ride4Hope or email Chad Monroe: firstname.lastname@example.org.