Ride Start

Ride Start – Great East

The Great East Rail Trail Ride starts from the start of the Rail Trail in Howitt Park, Bairnsdale.

Riders coming from ACT and NSW will meet first in Orbost for transport to Bairnsdale - see below.

The ride will start at 11.00 am after a 10.30 briefing, with check in open from 9.30 for picking up ride ID tags and checking in luggage.

Your personal, bike and luggage tags MUST be worn or attached throughout the event.

If you decide to start riding before the official ride start, please check the Ride Briefing Notes which will be on display at the Check In.

Arrived in Bairnsdale by train? We will pick your luggage up from your accommodation if you have come to Bairnsdale by train. You must let us know where you are staying! and your luggage must be ready at reception by 9.00 am. Note that we are only able to provide this service for people arriving by train!

Hiring a bike from us for the ride? It will be waiting for you at the start. Our crew at Check In will direct you where to go. Please check in at 9.30 to ensure we have time to set you up comfortably on your bike.

Friday Morning Transport Option

If you have chosen to leave your vehicle in Orbost at the start of the ride, and get transport from Orbost to Bairnsdale on Friday morning the meeting place to leave your vehicle ( on private property) is:

185 Forest Road, Orbost.

Time: 8.00 am for an 8.30 am departure to Bairnsdale.

You will pick up your personal, bike and luggage tags at Check In in Bairnsdale.

If using Google maps, treat the info with a pinch of salt: keep an eye out for the large 185 under the letterbox, the bike wheel on the gate, and the cattle grid entry. Can't miss it!

Come down the driveway where crew will direct you to parking in the paddock, where you can unload your bikes and luggage.