Ride Options

Ride Options

Transport at ride start / finish Transport from Orbost (ride finish) to Bairnsdale (ride start) is included in your registration fee, either on Friday morning (if coming from NSW) or Sunday afternoon (if coming from Melbourne).

You can also choose to add a few extras to your ride on the Great East:

Accommodation Alternative places to rest each night if putting a tent up and down isn't your thing.

Bike Hire Hire one of our fleet of mountain bikes (or an ebike) if you don't have a suitable bike of your own, or getting it here is a drag.

Discount for train and coach travellers. Travel to East Gippsland by public transport and you will get a 50% discount on bike hire for the event. This offer is limited by the number of bikes we have available, and does not apply to E bikes. We'd like to help reduce carbon emissions.

What's on the menu?

All our meals are freshly prepared by local businesses. We aim to have a range of choices of food at each meal: evening meals are usually 'alternate serve' so you can barter or steal your neighbour's dinner if it looks better: lunches will offer wraps or rolls with a range of fillings; breakfasts will offer cereal and or muesli with a range of toppings, plus an extra cooked component.

On the booking form you can opt to have vegetarian rather than carnivorous diet.

If you have a special dietary requirement due to allergies and intolerances, we will provide these meals for you if you select this option on the booking form and provide details. We will contact you if we have any concerns about providing suitable meals for you. To date, we have not had to charge an extra fee for this, with businesses generously going the extra mile to ensure some peoples particular health needs are taken care of.

For cost effective catering for a horde, it is not possible for us to cater for everyone's dietary preferences. If you choose to follow a particular type of diet in your everyday life, we may not be able to provide this diet for you on the ride. If you are not sure if our catering will suit you, please contact us to discuss.