GAR REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR TWENTY22!
HERE'S THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF IT ALL
Proud to start the 2022 GAR TOUR ITINERARY with this cracker ride! Designed to push you and your machine. This is only for riders who love sand as this desert is a tricky one to ride and navigate through.
This ride will be a double crossing. Total 350kms
Friday – Coaching Day
Saturday - 175km from Dimboola to Frances. Following GPS tracks.
Sunday – 175 km from Frances to Dimboola. Following GPS tracks.
The Friday before the weekend ride there will be an optional train/coaching day with Stuart. If you would like to participate in the coaching day, please register your interest. Depending on your abilities and skill set, we can start from scratch or focus on areas that you would benefit most from. Weather that be riding technique, endurance training, Garmin/mapping skills, bike maintenance and setup.
“What I've found over the years with adventure riders is that they all have their own individual definition of the word ADVENTURE. I enjoy riding with others and finding their limits, seeing them overcome and grow. There is nothing more awesome to watch a rider build a valuable frame of reference that they can ultimately draw on in any terrain.” Stuart Ball.
Riders who are planning on crossing the Simpson Desert – We will be focusing on sand riding technique, correct tyre pressures, bike setup and fitness.
Train Day - 25th March
Little Desert Moto Challenge - 26th and 27th March 2022
Limited to 25 Riders
After last years 100% success on the Simpson Desert Madigan Line, GAR is proud to release MADIGAR 2.0 for June 2022. "Who Dares Wins"
GAR is looking for a crack team - 8 hardcore desert riders to cross the Madigan Line. Start location will be the famous Mt Dare Hotel and finish in Birdsville.
Make no mistake MADIGAR is a tough 5 day 800km true grit desert ride. Supported by a tried and tested crew. Step away from the world's madness and adventure into the remoteness of the Simpson Desert - you will not forget this ride!
MADIGAR 2.0 - Starts 15th June - 19th June 2022
Venture out into the Red Centre early, setup camp and watch the spectacular Finke Desert Race...get revved up and smash out the MADIGAN LINE.
The Great Australian Ride – East to West - ADVENTUREMAX - FINAL EDITION! Starts 31st - 20th August 2022
We are proud to release our 11th Edition - The Great Australian Ride - ADVENTUREMAX - FINAL EDITION.
In a world of order, I believe that our freedom is priceless. Over the years we’ve had some incredible Adventure, Courage and Freedom.
The time has come for one last east to west crossing.
I invite riders to take part in the ultimate 21-day Outback adventure, THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN RIDE - ADVENTUREMAX. This East to West ride has been crafted to give you the best that Australia has to offer! From beach sand to dunes, from technical gravel tracks to long distance dust trails, you will be experiencing the most amazing tracks across Australia including the Walkers Crossing, Old Strzelecki, QAA Line, French Line, Upper Gunbarrel Hwy and the Butchers Track! It doesn’t get any better than this! All fully supported by an experienced GAR crew. Let’s make this run ROCK!
GAR BREAKOUT RIDES - Want to ride ADVENTUREMAX but worried about crossing the Simpson and Gunbarrel Hwy? No problem, we offer supported ‘Breakout rides.’ You can ride an easier route around these difficult areas and rejoin the group. Easy! We have developed two exciting and interesting Break Out rides for you.
What’s included in the registration fee? A detailed 21-day itinerary, all organised meals, accommodation, fully equipped back up vehicles, Sweep rider/tyre changer, first aid/medic support, remote telecommunication support. Riders are only required to keep their own motorcycle in good repair and pay for any fuel, alcohol and souvenirs. Riders are required to have a good level of off-road riding skill, motorcycle fitness and be able to act responsibly in all facets of the event. Ride organisers will assist where possible but do not assume responsibility for individual riders or their motorcycles. Safety is our number one priority for our riders and their machine.
4 Stages - ADVENTUREMAX has been divided into 4 stages. Covering the width of our huge continent, commencing at Australia's most easterly point, Cape Byron Bay, NSW. So if you are short on time....why not choose a Stage and jump on board! The stages are designed for riders who live in other parts of Australia and looking for a 4 - 7 day ride with GAR.
EAST TO WEST STAGES
Stage 1 - Byron to Birdsville - 31st July - 6th August - 6 day
Stage 2 - Birdsville to Alice Springs - 7th August - 10th August - 4 day. 2 Rest Days in Alice Springs
Stage 3 - Alice Springs to Cue - 12th August – 17th August - 6 day
Stage 4 - Cue to Steep Point – 18th August - 20th August - 4 day Limited spaces
Total 21 Days
Fulfill the Dream - Ever dreamed of crossing the Simpson? Our Adventuremax Simpson Desert section maybe your ticket to a safe, exciting and entertaining crossing - Birdsville to Mt Dare via the QAA/French Line. Fully supported with an experienced, tried and tested crew, a lead rider of 19 Simpson adventures under his belt. This 3 day/3 night adventure will be hard to forget! Get in quick and tick it off your bucket list.
We also offer - Half day train at Big Red. Contact us for details - GAR Simpson Desert Crossing.
Crate and send your bike home - Over the years we have been in partnership with well renowned Transport companies, service is second to none and in most circumstances they are able to deliver your motorcycle to your town or city. We have a facility in Perth City to professionally crate your motorcycle and camping gear. GAR can arrange the crating service and price for you once we reach Perth. The process is simple, hassle free and takes 4 hours to complete. What could be simpler! You are then free to board your flight home, knowing that your motorcycle is in safe hands. Prices may vary due to city location.
GAR is a proud supporter of Australian and International charities. Since it’s conception The Great Australian Ride has raised over $480,000 for charities. This year we have made it simple. You can nominate a charity and raise as much or as little as you like. (The charity must be a charity on the My Cause Fund Website). We will be setting up an My Causes TEAM GAR 2021 page very soon. Last year the Team raised $13,061.38 for 4 different charities. Once set up you can easily share the link to your friends and family. Keep in mind our highest fundraiser will have the honor of leading TEAM GAR out from Byron Bay…for one last time.
The Last Run
2022 will be our final ADVENTUREMAX!!
GAR strives to provide the best motorcycle events in the most remote areas of Australia.
Make 2022 your year for ADVENTURE COURAGE FREEDOM
THE ALL NEW GEO CENTRE EXPEDITION RIDE IS DEFINITELY NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED - This ride is for the born explorer.
Limited to only a select few – GEO CENTRE EXPEDITION will push you past all your known boundaries. Sharpen your instincts and master your fears. Ride to the very heart of the Simpson Desert with a small unique experienced team. Once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the most remote place on Earth.
The South Australian, Mungeranie Hotel will be our start and finish point for this mission, located southern end of the Simpson Desert. The Hotel has incredibly friendly staff and an authentic Outback atmosphere. Cold beer, great meals and comfortable accommodation.
You will NOT FORGET THIS HOTEL. THIS RIDE. THIS EXPEDITION!
THE GEO CENTRE EXPEDITION - Starts 22nd June - 26th June 2022 (5 day supported ride)