Bassendean to Busselton
10 – 12 March 2019
Registrations for this event will open on 1 July 2018. 2018 participants will be sent an email reminder two weeks beforehand.
10 – 12 March 2019 will be our 20th ride. Each year we take 135 riders supported by about 45 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 270km 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, 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. You will receive a souvenir t shirt (size chart in the Information Sheet).
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 (hills included in route)
Yellow: able to maintain an average of 27kph all day (hills included in route)
Orange: able to maintain an average of 25kph all day (some hills)
Blue: able to maintain an average of 23kph all day (few hills)
Green: able to maintain an average of 20kph all day (few hills)
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 maybe above these averages for much of the time.