Updated: Mar 27
We've been smashed with messages and emails about the hugely successful BLITZ Series, so here's a quick update and answers to the most frequently asked questions.
1. Are they on again next year?
Yes, the Barkbusters Handguards BLITZ Series has been confirmed again for 2021.
2. Can you put them on a calendar so I can book my leave?
We'll do our best, although with Covid still floating around we can't guarantee accuracy.
Keep an eye out on the events page, email updates and links at the bottom of this page.
3. Do I need to have a current NAVIG8 Plan to register?
No, the BLITZ Rides are for everyone, although plan holders do receive a discount.
4. Are they only in NSW?
At this stage yes, ....we're based in NSW and we have a great mix of trails and tourist attractions that are perfectly suited to the series.
We've had a big request for Vic and SA, so although a complete BLITZ series may not be possible there just yet, we are looking into single events in other states.
5. I haven't used a GPS very much, I'm a bit nervous about holding up the group or even getting lost.
Don't worry about that, it's exactly why the BLITZ Series exists, if you have any questions you can contact us
6. How hard are the rides?
Everyone's idea of difficulty is different, repeated throughout the rides is leaving out the enduro type of tracks and creating big bike friendly offroad adventure touring routes.
7. Will the series be different each year?
Not really, we really want to ensure that our new customers get to enjoy what's made this such an incredible series.
Some return riders also like to include certain events in their calendar of 'must-do' annual rides, so apart from some small changes, the series will be mostly a mirror image.
8. Can you tell me which events will stay this year?
Sure can, we've selected to lock in the four most popular BLITZ Rides and change destinations with new routes for two.
The 2021 BLITZ Rides and dates:
BLITZ1 - May1st,2nd: Oberon - SOLD OUT
BLITZ2 - Jun 5th,6th: New TBA - Registrations open late Apr, early May
BLITZ3 - Jul 10th,11th: New TBA - Registrations open in May
BLITZ4 - Aug 14th,15th: Wiseman's Ferry - Registrations open now
BLITZ5 - Sep 25th,26th: Araluen - Registrations open now
BLITZ6 - Oct 23rd,24th: Kiama - Registrations open in Jun
9. Will the entry fee change?
No, entry will remain at $115 per event or $85 for NAVIG8 Subscribers.
10. Do I have to pay when I register?
There are two options.
Register via Event SMS, and we'll secure your spot, if you choose this option we'll send you payment details and you can pay anytime prior to 4 weeks before the listed event. This option is only available to members that have previously registered for any of our rides and uses your stored member details.
Select from the event list and register and pay during checkout.
They have hit 90% booking capacity within 48hrs!
11. What other events are happening this year?
Mar: The 3 day Southcoast Adventure Ride, starting from Batemans Bay. Book here
Nov: The AT4 Day is on again, Nov 26th to 29th.
Keep an eye on the 2021 latest news section in our blog for updates on these and other new events.
12. How can I find out more?
See you out there!