Muslim Bikers on Charity Ride to Help Refugees

The group of eight bikers will make 879 kilometers in six days from Melbourne to Sidney.

MELBOURNE – A group of Muslim bikers kicked off on Wednesday, February 13, a charity ride from Melbourne to Sydney to help raise awareness of the global refugee crisis, Anadolu Agency reported.

“The group will continue raising awareness and funds through the towns and cities they visit along the way, meeting with locals and youths including; Shepparton, Wagga Wagga, Goulburn, Wollongong, Auburn, and Padstow,” said Islamic Relief Australia, the international charity supporting the ride.


“We want to raise $50,000 for the Islamic Relief. We will raise it for people in need, the homeless, for those living under oppression and for orphans,” Salih Yigit, a Turkish biker with the group told AA.

Islamic Relief Australia is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) since 1984 and distributes humanitarian help around the region.

Muslims, who have been in Australia for more than 200 years, make up 1.7 percent of its 20-million population.

Islam is the country’s second largest religion after Christianity.

An unprecedented 68.5 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 25.4 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18, per the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Here are some trusted organizations through which you can support the refugees.

Islamic Relief

Islamic Help

Muslim Aid

Muslim Hands