Route and Registration OffRoad 2020

Life Cycle 2020 @ Collie

Due to upheavals in our social system, the committee has opted for a modified event this year, assuming that we are able to proceed with it. The current choice of dates is 31 October and 1 November. We will make a final decision to proceed or postpone later, hopefully in late September.

 Registrations open for this event on 1 July 2020.

There will be a $10 payment required to confirm your serious interest. This will be deducted from your registration once the event is confirmed. If the event has to be cancelled, you will receive a tax receipt for the $10 payment.  Expressions of interest will be important to assist us with what may become a short time frame for organising final details. 

You will note that this is only 2 days on a weekend. The full nomination fee will be $200 and, in recognition of the financial difficulties of many people and businesses, we ask riders to aim for a minimum fundraising target of $200.

Riders can make the personal choice to go to Collie at any time on Friday. This will incur no extra in your nomination fee. Committee members will attend on the Friday to get prepared and others may wish to stay at the football club with us on Friday. However, there will be no organised activities and we will patronise the local community by dining in town at your own expense on Friday evening. 

Planning for this event is still going ahead with optimism! We are also very keen to ensure the continuity of the OffRoad event and to fundraise for CanTeen, who still need money to continue their online support of their members.

Riders will be required to drive themselves to Wellington Dam (where we will have a security watch on cars for the day), rather than on a coach to conform with physical distancing requirements. This will enable you to bring your family if you wish, with a view to them joining us for dinner on Saturday evening.

Should you car pool and not be able to carry all bikes, there will be trailer collection points as discussed in the Information Sheet.

The 2019 event books closed on 30 April 2020. We gave CanTeen $52, 000 (our best OffRoad total)

ROUTE DETAILS

Collie has a rich history of Road Cycling – in decades past it has been referred to as the centre of cycling in Western Australia. Now Collie’s huge potential for mountain bike riding is being developed. Collie is one of the few WA towns that has all the amenities visitors could want and is located in the middle of the forest – ideal for mountain bike trails.

This year we will explore the trails that Collie and Wellington National Park have to offer. (Program subject to change.)

Saturday: Starting at Wellington Dam kiosk our ride takes us into the Collie River valley following the Sika, Munda Biddi & Lennard Tracks before climbing up to the Mt Lennard Trails. Here you can choose over 40km of trails including Butchers, Grizzly, Boylan and more. We will drive back to our camp in town (approx 30 km).

Sunday: You will have a choice.

Option 1: The Collie-Darkan Rail Trail beckons. 46km each way from Buckingham to Darkan with an additional 7km each way to Dardeline which faster riders can explore. Before heading to Perth you may want to follow the Collie River to Marri Meander, Drop Dead Fred & Rocky Horror.

Option 2: We will ride through the spectacular Jarrah Forest and explore Arklow, 220 Trail, Highland Highway, Morning Glory, Dead Cat and Ray’s Trail before riding to our camp site in town. A lot of work has been done on these trails and more upgrading is currently under way.

There are trails to suit all abilities and the spectacular scenery will not disappoint.

GENERAL EVENT DETAILS

Our maximum number of riders is 75. Riders split into groups according to their fitness, speed and skills, starting at group 1 comprising the fastest and strongest riders (who will ride extra distance). Support vehicles meet us at various checkpoints with water, food and mobile toilets.

Food is plentiful and we cater for your dietary requirements. Included are morning and afternoon teas, breakfasts, lunches and Saturday evening dinner.

The $200 nomination will cover accommodation (you supply swag or bedding) and food. While trying to offer a fun ride and a challenge to all abilities, fundraising for CanTeen is our primary objective. During registration, you can create a donations page on Raise It.

To assist you with fundraising options see suggestions on the website. Chocolate sales, collection tins, sausage sizzles, afternoon teas, quiz nights, online fundraising option, casual dress days at work…..are all possibilities.

To find out more consult the Information Sheet OffRoad 2020 from the drop down menu