Barkbusters 'BLITZ' #5 - Nowra, NSW

Updated: Sep 24, 2019


Entries are now open for the 5th event in the Barkbusters 'BLITZ' series.

Start and finishes in Nowra, NSW with an overnight stay at the Gold Rush Colony in Mogo.

2 Day's | 600kms* | Daily checkpoints | Prizes

All makes and models, 3 categories. Under 250 250-650 Over 650

Awards and prizes based on timing and accuracy of day one.


Laughter and pink tutu's possible for lack of either !


*kms are approximate, final distances confirmed after final preride, usually one week prior.

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.




More about this ride.


2 day GPS Navigation ride.

Course approx 600kms.

Ride grading: 2.5, this ride will also have optional harder 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 for a challenge.


Updates for this ride will be posted at the bottom of this page.



Registration.

Current NAVIG8 subscriber $85.00 (find your discount code here)


Non-subscriber $115.00

If you're not a current NAVIG8 plan holder, you can subscribe here first, then register at the discounted rate.




NAVIG8 Subscribers get your discount code here before buying your ticket



More details


Saturday: Departs from Nowra Motorcycles 8am. (please arrive by 7:30am)

Address: 132 Princes Hwy, South Nowra, NSW 2541


Nowra Motorcycles will be firing up the burners and cooking Bacon and Egg rolls and Coffee in the morning.


The day finishes at Mogo, staying at the Original Gold Rush Colony.


Saturday Night: Courtesy bus will pick you up from your accommodation for dinner, drinks and awards.


Sunday: Departs from Mogo at 8:30, finishes approx 3pm at Nowra.


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.


Accomodation.

The Original Gold Rush Colony.

26 James St, Mogo NSW 2536 | (02) 4474 2123

Places have been reserved for us across available accom options.


A range of accommodation is available, including shared bunkhouse, cabins or singles.


  • Bunkhouse sleeps up to 8, and has an ensuite bathroom, cost is $38pp, with a minimum of 4 required, so grab your mates and share.


  • One bedroom executive suite cabin is $115 for one or two people, it has a queen bed and a single, ensuite bathroom, kitchenette and living room.


  • Miners Cabins have 2 separate lockable rooms, each room has an ensuite bathroom, shared kitchenette and living room, cost is $115 single or $150 double, ie: $75 ea if you share a cabin.


When you book, let them know you're on the ride and your choice of accommodation so your booking is allocated correctly, if reception not sure of details, ask for Janeena or contact us.


You pay for your accommodation directly to the them upon booking.






Please see other recommendations here.

Preparation

Safety and common sense



If you'd like any extra information on bike prep, setups, what to take with you or other general information, contact us any time.


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.







Invite others and adventure further thanks to our 'Xplore more' rewards.



Purchase an event voucher for your mate, partner or reward an employee.



Read about the previous rides, and with only 20 places available, book your spot now!







Updates | Blog


30/8/2019

Registration

Only a few spots remain, you can register here or as a NAVIG8 subscriber, get your coupon code first and save.


Accommodation

Have you booked your accommodation for Saturday night?

There's only 2 x 2 b'room cabins and bunkrooms left, so call Janeena on (02) 4474 2123 and secure yours asap.


Breakfast on Sunday morning

We'll send out details in the next event email, it will be a fully catered BIG BREAKFAST at the Gold Rush Colony, cost is $25, and after seeing what's in store, you'd be mad to pass this up.


24/09/2019

After the recent weather, we had to make lot's of changes to the planned route, ride arounds weren't possible in one forest area having many fallen trees with banks off to one side and drop offs on the other. Forestry have cleaned up some, but still a bit of work to go.


At one point we expected to re-use the previous route for day 1, but a bit of stitching together of trails and we've come up with another great ride.


You'll recognise 'some' of the trails from earlier rides, however they're always different in reverse, especially the little breakout section near Milton, going up has a whole different feel, it could be a mild challenge for newer riders on a loaded fatbike. It's by no means nasty, just needs some balance and momentum, or if you're unsure, take the bypass.


Very different to other rides with a few end of trail turn arounds, more dirt and damp forest trails with some sections now graded at a 3, so just up slightly from the 2.5. Again though, nothing nasty is in there.


Saturday Morning, Josh from Nowra Motorcycles is firing up the hotplates and feeding everyone with Bacon and Egg rolls and coffee.

There's some construction work at the dealership beside Nowra Motorcycles, so for parking on Saturday, enter via Quinns Lane and park out the back. See below



If you need anything like a spare tube, helmet visor, gloves, goggles or a set of Barkbusters, give them a call and have it ready to pick up on Saturday morning. Ph: 4422 9681


They've also added a $100 Gift voucher as a lucky draw on Saturday Night.



A few pics from the preride of what you can expect


Registered riders, you'll receive your download links from our website on Wednesday.

Questions?

If you have any questions, just hit the contact button or call us on mob: 0403 234 421


See you out there!

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