GAR REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR TWENTY21!
HERE'S THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF IT ALL
This year we’ve planned a real short, sharp cracker challenge for you! 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.
Cost for day coaching is $150.00
“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.
Little Desert Moto Challenge - 1st and 2nd May - Cost $350
Limited to 12 Riders
Register your interest now! Invite only – 6 Riders. GAR is looking for a crack team, hardcore desert riders to cross the Madigan Line. We'll start in Birdsville and finish at Mt Dare. This will be a 6 day supported crossing, adventure into the remoteness of the Simpson Desert – You will not forget this ride!
MADIGAR starts 4th June - 9th June 2021
If you are a fan of the Finke Desert Race, MADIGAR could be your pre run! You will be in Mt Dare on the 9th June and the Finke starts on the 11th June. Perfect timing.
The Great Australian Ride – East to West - ADVENTUREMAX - FINAL EDITION! Starts 1st - 21st August 2021
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 - 1st August - 7th August - 6 day
Stage 2 - Birdsville to Alice Springs - 8th August - 11th August - 4 day. 2 Rest Days in Alice Springs
Stage 3 - Alice Springs to Cue - 13th August – 18th August - 6 day
Stage 4 - Cue to Steep Point – 19th August - 21th August - 4 day Limited spaces
Total 21 Days
Fulfill the Dream - If you've got Desert Fever and only want to Ride the Simpson Desert - Birdsville to Mt Dare via the QAA/French Line
No problem. Meet GAR at Birdsville and we'll get you across. Fully supported with an experienced, tried and tested crew, with a lead rider of 11 crossings under his belt. Meet GAR for dinner at the iconic Birdsville Hotel, camp at Big Red then embark on a trip of a lifetime! 4 night and 3 day adventure you'll never forget. Get in quick and tick it off your bucket list. Contact us for details.
GAR Simpson 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.
Mate’s Rates - Share the Adventure, bring a mate and receive 5% off both of your bookings!
The Last Run
2021 will be our final ADVENTUREMAX!! To make life easier we now offer staggered payments (weekly, fortnightly or monthly) for you to be able to 'pay off' your GAR. Contact us for further details.
Get set for the 3rd All Woman's Simpson Desert Crossing. What started as a world first has certainly become a huge success and one that continues to help and support Dolly's Dream. A wonderful cause close to all our hearts. "To empower and educate our community to prevent bullying and cyberbullying". The more people that know about Dolly's Dream, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing our cause with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your help and generosity!
GAR is excited to be organising such an amazing event. Starts 25th Sept - 28st Sept 2021
We are looking for 12 women to take on the challenge, 4 days, Birdsville to Mount Dare via the QAA Line and French Line with the help of a support crew.
We have been overwhelmed by the amount of women who would like to ride across the Simpson, their enthusiasm, support and commitment has been staggering.