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Date posted: 11 September 2013
Umoona Tjutagku Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is again running the COBRA (Coober -Oodnadatta Bike Ride Adventure) for 2013. With the slogan 'We Did It! - Take the Challenge', Umoona Health's COBRA team leaves from the new Drug and Alcohol Day Centre in Coober Pedy, South Australia, at 1pm on Monday 2 September 2013 to travel to Oodnadatta where the ride begins.
Over three days, 10 males and 10 young enthusiastic boys with a support crew, will ride mountain bikes 200 kilometres across the dirt road from Oodnadatta back to Coober Pedy. Local Aboriginal Police Officers will be a part of the team.
The team will camp three times along the way, and provide mentoring and positive health messages.
As part of UTHSAC's innovative and holistic approaches to drug and alcohol problems, riders will benefit from:
Paul Elliott, from the Aboriginal Health Council, and Byron Wright, from Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (ADAC) in Adelaide, will be joining the ride to communicate about the impact of drug and alcohol on individuals, families and the body, soul and spirit.
Source: Roxby Downs Sun