Updated: Sep 16, 2019
Entries are now open for the 3rd Barkbusters 'BLITZ' ride.
Wollongong to Batemans Bay.
2 Day's | 600kms | Daily checkpoints | Prizes
All makes and models, 3 categories. Under 250 250-650 Over 650
Awards, prizes based on timing and accuracy of day 1, and bonus award day 2.
Laughter and pink tutu's possible for lack of either !
More about this ride.
2 day GPS Navigation ride.
Course approx 600kms.
Ride grading: 2.5, this ride also has optional grade 4 sections see our grading
Comprehensive GPS files supplied for your GPS or navigation app, every part of the route pre-ridden, on ride hints and tips to help with using your GPS or app, support riders and 4WD Backup.
Follow the loaded tracks, to be eligible for prizes' hit 3 'must-do' checkpoints.
There's motocaches listed along this course, so as a NAVIG8 subscriber you can claim these along the way and also add the kms to the Kruncher challenge.
These rides are crafted to suit all bikes from a Grom to a GS, leaving out the hardcore enduro loops in favour of 50/50 offroad Adv roads and trails.
But.....there's always something challenging
Current NAVIG8 subscriber $85.00
If you're not a current NAVIG8 plan holder, you can subscribe here first, then register at the members rate.
Start: Sat 6th Jul, 8am.
Location: City Coast Motorcycles, 262-264 Keira St, Wollongong, NSW 2500
If you need your GPS loaded prior, please let us know.
Finish: 3pm, Sun 7th Jul, Wandanian.
Saturday: Wollongong to Batemans Bay. Departs from City Coast Motorcycles, riders away by 8am. (please arrive by 7:30am)
Saturday Night: The Bayview Hotel for dinner and prizes.
Sunday: Batemans Bay to Wandanian, approx ETA 3pm.
Other costs: you pay for your own meals, accom and fuel.
Meals: Food stops are avail.
Fuel: You'll need a range of 250km.
Final instructions: Updates and track files will be emailed 3 days prior to event date, other final instructions will be provided during the morning briefing.
A great ride if you're just getting a taste of adventure riding or learning navigation skills, experienced riders will enjoy getting out for a blast too.
You might also like to bring your family or a mate along to carry your gear in a 4WD, if so, please let us know in advance. They'll need to attend the morning briefing and be able to follow route instructions with a GPS.
We recommend you carry a spot tracker or PLB, if you don't have one, ride with someone that does.
Invite others and adventure further thanks to our 'Xplore more' rewards.
Leave the city behind, hit the GO button on your next adventure.
If you're coming from out of the area and staying the night before, book your accom in Wollongong.
Bayview Hotel Batemans Bay.
20 Orient St, Batemans Bay | (02) 4472 4522
if staying at the Bayview, bikes can be locked in secure area off the street.
Special Deal from the Bayview.
Book by calling the hotel, mention you're on the ride and receive your accommodation for $40, once single rooms are gone you can still get the discount if you're happy to share or pay a little extra for your own room. (first in basis)
When you book, if reception not sure of special, ask for Josh or contact us.
You pay for your accommodation directly to the Bayview.
Please see other recommendations here.
If you'd like any other information, give Darren a call on 0403 234 421 or use the contact form.
Event and prizes made available thanks to our sponsors.
More updates on the ride
Some pics and information from the first recce below, the course will also be pre-ridden again one week prior to ensure any changes made before final routes made available for download.
This ride is brilliant, the scenery is breathtaking, from coastal beaches to country backroads and hills that seemingly climb forever.
Batemans is well known for it's mix of big hills and mixed trails, so we've put together a route that suits everyone with options for the more experienced riders looking for a shorter run with a challenge in mind, less experienced riders can choose to access the amazing scenery but rather than ride through the optional harder sections, take a one way loop on Sunday morning before heading off.
Bike security on the overnight stay is taken care of with a locked area and security at the Bayview, the meals are superb and the hotel has offered discount room rates (see above)
If you need tyres, gloves, tubes or even a new GPS or bluetooth communication device, support our event sponsors and get adventure ready before the ride.
If you'd like any extra information on bike prep, setups, what to take with you or other general information, contact us any time.