Bassendean to Busselton
10 – 12 March 2018
an Earlybird discount of $50 will apply until September 30
to print for face to face collection
$200 minimum fundraising – see below for concessions
10 – 12 March 2018 will be our 19th ride. Each year we take 135 riders supported by about 35 crew. This includes a contingent of CanTeen members, staff and volunteers who ride with us until Sunday lunchtime, giving you the opportunity to find out how your donations are used.
The route includes Tonkin Highway and roads paralleling the South West Highway to Pinjarra on Day 1 and Brunswick on Day 2. On day 3 we pass through Dardanup and Capel and then through the Tuart Forest to Busselton.
Overnight stops are at Pinjarra Senior High School and the Brunswick Junction Recreation Centre. You will need a mattress and sleeping bag and can sleep indoors or out.
There are 5 groups each day and you choose which one to join (details below). You can change groups at some morning tea and lunch stops. Faster groups ride extra distance with detours towards Mandurah, to Dwellingup and through Donnybrook. The base distance is about 240km and for faster groups about 415km. Each group is escorted front and rear by Toyota Landcruiser Club of WA vehicles with lights and signs.
Other activities include opportunities for swim and a massage, a bowling competition at Brunswick Junction, a silent auction and lots of opportunities for socialising.
Food is plentiful and we cater for your dietary requirements. Escort vehicles carry water, first aid kits and pumps. Some spare parts are available for sale.
For the return trip, two coaches are provided to return you to Belmont Park Racecourse carpark by about 7:30pm on Monday. Also provided are covered trailers for the return transport of your bikes.
The cost is $275 covering all accommodation, food and transport. Registrations open via Register Now on July 1 each year.
Please note there is a minimum fundraising requirement of $200 each. However, this minimum applies only once within a family group or a couple. Further, if you ride in both an OnRoad and OffRoad event within one year, the minimum applies only once for that year.
While trying to offer a fun ride and a challenge to all abilities, we also see fundraising as a major component of the ride and hope that you will do your best to contribute. Chocolate sales, collection tins, sausage sizzles, afternoon teas, quiz nights, Everyday Hero, casual dress days at work…..are all possibilities.
The groups, with approximate riding ability, are:
Brown: able to maintain an average of 30kph all day
Yellow: able to maintain an average of 27kph all day
Blue: able to maintain an average of 23kph all day
Green: able to maintain an average of 20kph all day
Red: able to maintain an average of 15kph all day
Note this event is not a race and each group will ride at the speed of the slowest rider in the group.
Remember also that speeds will be above these averages for much of the time.