The annual bicycle race Burabike organized by Rixos Borovoe in collaboration with Bulat Utemuratov’s Charity Fund with the assistance of Akmola’s Region Akimat will be held for the sixth time.
Since the first bicycle race in 2013 more than 470 million tenge has been collected which were donated in the form of equipment to the children hospitals, perinatal and rehabilitation centers, as well as vehicles, furniture, playgrounds for orphanages.
BURABIKE 2013 - 2017 Charity Bicycle Race
The fifth in succession charity bike ride organised by Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation aided by the Rixos Borovoe all-year-round health promotion hotel gathered more than 1000 participants in 2017, which was 7-fold as much as when compared to the debut year it was held. As a long-standing tradition, the peloton was led by the members of the Astana Pro Team headed by the Team’s General Manager and Olympic Champion Aleksandr Vinokurov. The bike ride was supported by the Forte Bank, Global Development, Astana Property Management, RG Gold, Kazzinc Holdings, Beeline Kazakhstan, Verny Capital, Kassa Nova Bank, Tennis Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Tennis Development Foundation, Sary-Arka Airport and Haileybury Astana. Over 32.2 million tenge were raised due to the corporate and individual contributions, and the patrons’ donations amounted to 28.7 million.
At the opening ceremony the Minister of Culture and Sport of the RK Arystanbek Mukhamediuly mentioned that the Burabike facilitates the development and popularisation of cycle sport in Kazakhstan and demonstrates responsive attitude towards children requiring treatment and rehabilitation.
Upon the finish of the bike ride a concert was performed and charity auction was held. Famous athletes provided valuable lots for the auction. Additionally, the paintings created by children from the Asyl Miras autism centres were shown at the charity fair.
The 2017’s auction proceeds amounted to 102.3 million tenge, the children’s paintings fair raised 796.6 thousand tenge. Total funds raised in 2017 were over 168 mln. tenge (500 thousand dollars).
The raised funds were assigned for the purchase of a burn recovery bed for the Aktobe Regional Children’s Hospital, 2 medical ventilators for the Regional Perinatal Centre in Taldykorgan, Traction training device and medical ventilator for the Regional Children’s Multi-field Hospital in Oral, rehabilitation equipment and an “invataxi” /taxi for people with disabilities/ for the Bayterek Regional Public Association of Disabled Children in Oral, and vital medical equipment for the Regional Children’s Hospital of Petropavl.
We express our gratitude to all the bike ride’s participants, patrons and companies for their support, and we hope that year by year the scope of assistance will grow, and the number of like-minded persons will increase.
Borovoe Resort is located on the Kokchetav Upland, at an altitude of about 480 meters,
in a pine forest, on the isthmus separating Burabai and Bolshoy Chebache Lakes.
Burabai is called “the pearl of Kazakhstan”
and “Kazakhstan’s Switzerland”.
There are 14 large lakes in Burabay National Park,
including Burabai, Shchuchye, Katarkol and lot of small lakes.
Kokshetau (Sinyuha) Mounting of 947 meters high is called the calling card of Borovoe Resort.
The annual charity bike marathon is held by the Rixos Borovoe Hotel in liaison with the Foundation of Bulat Utemuratov with the support of Akmolinsk Region Akimat. The organizers note that the number of participants in the bike ride increases every year.
This year the private charitable Foundation of Bulat Utemuratov has purchased medical equipment for the children's regional hospital in Petropavlovsk; regional perinatal center of Taldykorgan; regional children's multi-type hospital in Uralsk; regional children's clinical hospital in Aktobe; West-Kazakhstan regional public association of disabled children “Baiterek” in Uralsk for the costs derived from the bike ride.
A charity auction and a fair of the children's paintings took place as a part of the bike ride.
In 2017 the charges from the auction amounted to 102,3 million tenge, the fair of the children's paintings collected 796,6 thousand tenge. In 2017 it was generally collected more than 168 million tenge (500 thousand dollars).
These are corporate and individual contributions, donations from the sponsors and funds derived from the auction and the fair.
The annual bike ride Burabike encourages a healthy lifestyle, helps Kazakhstanis to take an active part in charity and contributes to the development of domestic tourism.
About 300 top-managers of major Kazakhstan and foreign companies and representatives of the state institutions participated in the bicycle race. The contributions were made by the race participants and by the following companies: Verny Capital, Kazzinc, Beeline Kazakhstan, Altyntau Resources, Astana Property Management, Global Development, Kassa Nova Bank, Forte Bank and Kazakhstan Tennis Federation.
Charity auction was carried within the scope of the bicycle race, the lots for the auction were provided by the Public Fund "Sport promotion and development named after Olympic champion Alexander Vinokurov", winner of "Tour de France 2014" Vincenzo Nibali and well-known Kazakh tennis players.
More than 100 000 000 tenge were collected in 2016, which consisted of the following: charity auction collected 50 000 000 tenge, corporate contributions of the companies and sponsors brought 49 000 000 tenge, children's craft fair collected more than 1 000 000 tenge
This year Central regional hospitals of Kyzylorda region have received 2 transport incubators Transcapsule Atom V-808 (Japan) for the amount of 48 300 000 tenge.
Akmola regional children's hospital of Kokshetau city has received infants life support system, equipment for centralized medical gas supply system, Fiber gastroscope PENTAX for the amount of 47, 700, 000 KZT.
After the bicycle race a charity auction took place. Record-breaking lots by amount collected were 4 paintings painted by children of Shchuchinsk Child Care Center, which were sold for 30 million tenge, while one of the bicycles of Vino brand, released in limited edition of 10 pieces, was sold for 20 million tenge.
Out of the raised funds 33 700 000 tenge were transferred to Shchuchinsk orphanage, 27 000 000 tenge - to Akmola regional boarding school for disabled children, 30 300 000 tenge - to Kyzylorda regional infectious hospital, 14 500 000 tenge - to Kyzylorda regional rehabilitation center for children No. 2.
The organizers managed to gather about 178 participants of the bicycle race, cycling fans including various participants from children to ministers. The most expensive lot was the bicycle of Vincenzo Nibali, which was sold for 51 million tenge.
In 2014, the board of trustees of Bulat Utemuratov’s Fund decided to strengthen the support of Akmola regional perinatal center to the amount of 57,000,000 tenge and to provide assistance to the Kyzylorda regional perinatal center in the amount of 30,000,000 tenge.
Besides, a gold gear of Vino bicycle was sold. The most expensive lot was the bicycle on which the Olympic Champion took part in the race “Tour de France” in 2011. The starting price was 700 thousand tenge with the final price hitting 3.5 million tenge.
In 2013, 11 500 000 tenge were donated to Akmola regional perinatal center. Medical equipment allows to take care of impaired children and increase the survival rate of premature newborns weighing less than 1000 grams from 5% to 24% which means almost in 5 times.
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