Transport at ride start / finish
Return transport to your starting point for yourself, your bike and your luggage is included in your registration fee.
Friday October 5 – Orbost to Bairnsdale
If you are driving from ACT or NSW, you may prefer to leave your vehicle in Orbost at the start of the ride and be transported to Bairnsdale with your bike at the ride start.
If you wish to take this option you MUST indicate this on your booking form, or we will not be able to allocate space for you.
The Ride Start page will have information about where and when transport from Orbost leaves on the Friday morning.
Sunday October 7 – Orbost to Bairnsdale
At the end of the ride we will provide transport for you, your bike and your luggage back to the ride start in Bairnsdale. Humans travel in a coach, bikes will be transported by truck.
See Schedule for the bus departure and arrival times for return transport to Bairnsdale at the end of the ride.
If you are planning to catch the 4.30 pm train from Bairnsdale to Melbourne, we will deliver you, your bike and your luggage to the station in time, but you MUST let us know before Friday September 30 to enable us to do so.
Bike Transport Sunday
Bikes will be travelling in our open topped, sightseeing special cattle truck, where they will experience country life as a cow.
To enable efficient loading of the bikes, they will need to have their pedals removed and handlebars turned so that they 'pack flat'. Don't panic! our crew will be on hand with tools to help you do this!.
We will make available cardboard and tape to enable you to give your bike some protection during transport - however it is up to you to prepare your bike if you wish to do so. Note that while we will use every care to transport your bike safely your bike is transported at your own risk.