Eleven Australian Bekers who rode for 175 kilometers from Wewak arrived in Lae yesterday.
Across three provinces in a week,the ride is to raise funds for a youth rehabilitation Hall in Lae.
The bikers arrived on Wednesday in Lae to a warm welcome by members ofthe Christian Outreach Center. Betthe ride wasn’t an easy one for the riders.
The eleven riders beganthe hectic journey after travelling from Wewak to Angoram andthen into Madang by boat viathe Sepik and Ramu River.
They beganthe second leg ofthe journey at Begia inthe Madang Province and travelled a few hundred kilometers before reaching Lae.
The ride was part of a drive to raise funds for the construction of a multi-purpose youth rehabilitation hall in Lae.
Pastor John Garu fromthe Christian Outreach center in Lae, who is headingthe fundraising drive, meanwhile says Morobe province has been onthe spotlight for the wrong reasons.
He saysthe unemployed youths have beenthe center of attention in terms of crime and violence inthe city.
Pastor John Garu saysthe new youth development program aims to help youths inthe city by educatingthem with various life-training skills to improvertheir lives.
And he saysthe fundraising drive will have an enormous input intothe Lae’s youth rehabilitation program.