Frequently Asked Questions
If you can't find the answer to your question here, please contact us and we will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.
Q: Are kids in trailers, 'tagalongs' and child seats able to participate in the event?
Absolutely. The distances covered each day are quite low making it very managable for smaller children - and the adults towing or carrying them. Our sag wagon will have a trailer with plenty of capacity to take trailers etc.
Q: How do I know if there are still places available on the event?
We will flag on the home page of the website when spaces are becoming limited. There is currently plenty of places available.
Q: We ride E Bikes. Are they allowed on the event?
As long as what you are riding is legally considered a bicycle, it is allowed on both the rail trail and the event.
Q: I have non cycling family and friends who would like to accompany me in their car. Can they book a place on the event?
As places on the event are limited, at this stage only cycling participants are able to book places. Non cycling friends or family could accompany you on the event, however we are not able to provide them with any meals or other event inclusions.
Should family or friends in a vehicle accompany you on the event we would caution against them meeting you at intersections of roads and the rail trail, as a parked vehicle at the intersetion may dangerously block sight lines of both drivers and cyclists.
Q: When do I have to book by?
Bookings must close on Friday April `15th, so that we have time to finalise all logistics.
Q: When do I pay?
Payment needs to be made when you submit your booking form for your place to be confirmed. Details about how to pay are on the form.
Families can pay 50% at the time of booking, with the balance paid by February 29 for the Early Bird rate, or April 15th for the standard rate.
Q: What if it rains?
We do expect you to ride, even if it rains, so it is important that you and your bike come ready for some damp weather just in case. Hot showers will await you at the other end! If weather conditions of any type make the route unsafe we will advise you of an alternative route or provide transport to the next campsite.
Q: Is there an alternative to truck transport to the ride start for bikes?
With the large numbers of bikes expected, large trucks are the only practical way to move them. If you are able to organise your own transport to the ride start, that's fine, but please let us know on your booking form that you will not require transport from Wangaratta to Bright on Day 1. You still need to check in at Wangaratta however, if this won't be feasible please make sure you let us know!