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ADV-X 2015 Point To Point

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

ADV-X-RouteADV-X 2015 is simply the biggest adventure ride Australia has ever seen. With a total of 7,000 kms it will take participants 14 days to cross the continents. Very few will get the chance to start  this epic ride and it will be a challenge just to finish it.

The ride includes spectating the 40th anniversary of the Finke desert race which will be a huge event.

You can check out photos of the pre-ride here

The organisers stress that entrants should not use hard panniers and all riders must wear thick motocross boots to avoid ankle injury as parts of the ride will be very remote.

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APC Rally Bathurst 1000 Ride

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Participants will watch the best car race in Australia and are hooked up with the SP TOOLS /Holden team. CEO of SP Tools, Tom Tucker is an avid adventure rider. Once the race is finished we ride from the track to the Gold coast.

[caption id=”attachment_3235″ align=”alignleft” width=”319″]Tom Tucker CEO of SP Tools Tom Tucker CEO of SP Tools[/caption]

We are camping and staying in pubs. Unlike the APC rally, John Hudson and his team are riding the course so most tracks and obstacles are taken on. 500 km days are the norm so don’t bring your tea set get ready for an adventure.

There are easy diversions for anyone who is out of their comfort zone. We will camp every second night and camp at Bathurst while the race is on. It will actually be a very good shake down ride for those who are getting ready for the ADV-X next year.

There are only six spaces available so click here for an Entry Form.

The Snowy Ride

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

The Snowy Ride is on 1 November 2014

The Snowy Ride is a motorcycle event run annually in the Alpine Region of NSW and the ride is now in its eleventh year and has raised in excess of 3 million dollars for the Steven Walter Foundation.

The Steven Walter Foundation which is the organiser and main benefactor of the Snowy Ride. is a non-profit organisation which was started following the passing of nineteen year old Steven Walter after an eight year battle with cancer The Foundation is involved in raising money for research into childhood cancer and the side effects of cancer treatment in children.

All monies raised by the Foundation goes to childhood cancer research programs and support of children with cancer.The aim of the Snowy Ride was to involve the motorcycle riders of Australia into raising money for research into childhood cancer and its side effects and to give the local volunteer organisations of the Snowy mountains area the chance to raise money for their own communities.

How does it work?

Your payment is an entry into the Honda Trade Promotion lottery. Providing you are registered you are automatically in the draw even if you don’t make it to Thredbo – pillions who are registered will also receive an entry! To be eligible for one of the minor prizes all you have to do is get your card stamped at any three of the nine Snowy Ride checkpoints and have it to the final checkpoint in Thredbo by 4pm Saturday 1st November 2014. It will then go into the minor prize draw. All prizes will be drawn in Thredbo on the afternoon of the 1st November 2014.

The Snowy Ride has both tarmac and off road sections designed for adventure riders. These routes were developed with offroadexplorer.com and takes in checkpoints to qualify you for the prize draw.

You can leave from anywhere. whenever you like. and take whatever route you like as long as you’re at the final checkpoint in Thredbo by 4.00pm on the afternoon of Saturday 1st November 2014. The Snowy Ride checkpoints are located at:

  • Adaminaby
  • Dalgety
  • Berridale
  • Jindabyne
  • Cooma
  • Bombala
  • Charlotte Pass
  • Thredbo

What can I win?

The 2014 prizes are yet to be announced, but in 2013 the following was won by two very lucky people!

  • First Prize a Honda VFR800F valued at $15,000
  • and a Second Prize of a Honda CRF 250X valued at $10,000
  • both prizes include on road costs.

Donated by Honda Motorcycles Australia.

How do I enter

Registrations for the 2014 Snowy Ride will open in early July 2014.  You will be able to register online, by post/fax or on the day

CHECKPOINTS ?NOTE: The checkpoints are open on Saturday the 1st November ONLY

Academy Adventure Bike Course

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Academy of Off Road RidingThe Yamaha Academy of off road riding in conjunction with Ride Adv is proud to offer a one day Adventure Bike Specific Course and a one day Ride Adv ride with “on trail” tips.

You will learn all the skills required to handle your bike on dirt and gravel roads.

Course Cost: $395.00

Course Schedule: July 26-27 2014. 8.00am - 4:00pm

Location: Dargle Farm River Rd Lower Portland

The entry fee includes tuition from accredited experienced Adventure bike coaches, morning tea and lunch on Saturday.

GPS routes and lead and sweep rider and back up vehicle are provided for Sunday ride.

Note: You must bring own bike, riding gear, and organise your own accommodation.

Accommodation at a discount rate is offered at Sydney Hills Holiday Park call 029 651 2555 or go to www.sydneyhillsholidaypark.com.au for information.

For any course inquiries call the Academy of Off Road Riding office.

P: (02) 4232 4580 Business hours 9.00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday or Email: academy@offroadriding.com.au

Triumph Dirty Rats - Flinders Ranges

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Triumph Motorcycles have announced the inaugural National Off Road RAT Rally to be hosted in the first week of August 2014.  The five day event will lead Triumph Tiger riders and friends on an off road circuit through some of Australia’s most scenic and iconic locations.

“The Triumph Tiger brand is stronger than ever and we now have the perfect platform to launch this great national and annual event.” commented Triumph’s Mark Berger.  “We wanted to ensure that we offered our customers the best experience possible, so we went to the best in the business and have teamed up with international tour company ‘Compass Expeditions’ to assist us in hosting the Flinders Ranges Dirty RATs Adventure.” Berger added.

Event Details:

  • Start Date & Location: Monday 4th August 2014, Broken Hill
  • End Date & Location: Friday 8th August, 2014, Rawnsley Station Flinders Ranges.
  • Registration:  $650 per person
  • ?Registration Includes: Welcome and Farewell Dinners, Event T-Shirt, Photo Disc, Support Vehicle, Lead Rider, Waypoint and route maps.

Optional Accommodation and Meal Packages:

  • Camping Option: $350 (BYO camping gear)
  • Hotel Twin Share: $710
  • Hotel Single Room: $980

*Above pricing includes 5 breakfasts and 4 Dinners

For more information or to register you can visit: www.facebook.com/triumphratevents/
or www.compassexpeditions.com/adventures-detail/flinders-run/

Compass Expeditions are an experienced tour operator, celebrating almost ten years in business. With tours operating all year round Compass Expeditions offer a range of Australian and South American tours from 2 to 125 days!

For an international experience, don’t forget Triumph Motorcycles and corporate partner Edelweiss tours offer an extended range of Triumph experiences across the globe. For more information visit www.triumphmotorcycles.com.au

Triumphs 2014 Rat Rally

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Triumph’s annual RAT RALLY is on again, the 2014 rally will take place this year at popular coastal destination of ‘Coff’s Harbour’ on August 22nd – 24th. “Coff’s Harbour has always been a popular location amongst motorcyclists and we’ve hosted a few events in the area over the years.” Commented event organiser Darren Kersey.

Last year’s event welcomed over 400 participants and this year Triumph are taking it up a peg. Hosted at the grounds of the Novotel Pacific Bay Resort, Rat Rally attendees are in for a treat. Kicking off the event is a Friday registration where all riders will receive a commemorative RAT patch, event pin, T-shirt and Stubby holder. “Last year we thought we would warm into the event with a bit of Karaoke, it was such a hit that we’re bringing it back again this year.” Kersey added. “Saturday is going to be all about the bikes kicking off with a Show and Shine, some Demo Rides on our fleet of Triumph’s, and a Mystery ride in the afternoon to name a few. But Saturday night is the big one, so our Trumpy owners better pack their best footy shorts, their oldest bluey, their favourite flanney and grow the best mullet because its a night of nights with BOGAN BINGO!”.

The event is jam packed full of entertainment of things to do with your bike, Saturday of course includes a dinner and surely a chance to get up and dance. Sunday the group are going to a short ride for a BBQ lunch send off.

Triumph owners and friends can purchase tickets for the event at www.triumphmotorcycles.com.au. Tickets are just $150 a head. The team at Triumph looking forward to a great event. See you there!