The Rotary Tour of The Blackwood is a ride, not a race!
We have created three courses to challenge a wide range of riders fitness and experience. The Cozy ride is a family oriented event to encourage community participation and to get beginners onto their bikes! The longer rides are significantly more challenging and are aimed at more experienced riders. All events start and end at the Bridgetown Sports Ground and are electronically timed. The Half and Best and the Full Tour are both challenging rides; these courses run through beautiful farmland, forests, river vallys and pretty townsites. The Full Tour starts at 7am and the Best and Half starts at 8am.
Motorcycle chaperones will be traversing the course throughout each event to assist with rider safety throught the morning.
A water station and light snacks for riders will be available at Nannup only. Riders will need to carry their own water containers. All riders should also carry their mobile phones.
All events will finish at the Bridgetown Sports Ground. There will be food, drinks (including a bar), massages and some great local entertainment to wind up the day in style.
The Full Tour
This ride is one of the most challenging rides in Western Australia, featuring over 1700m of climbing including a cat 4 ascent to the Bridgetown Sports Ground. The ride starts at 7am and meanders through stunning countryside between beautiful Bridgetown and the magical townsites of Balingup and Nannup.
Registration into this ride includes a single entry into the draw for the GIANT bike, snacks in Nannup and a quality Tour Jersey valued at $65.
Riders participating in the Full Tour must have departed Nannup by 1:00pm.
Half & Best
This ride has similar challenges to the Full Tour and includes a long descent to the Blackwood River. You will travel through Bridgetown and Greenbushes. At half the distance, but including the Cat 4 climb into Bridgetown, it's still a great ride and will whet your appetite for the Full Tour next year!
Registration into this ride includes a single entry into the draw for the GIANT bike and a quality Tour Jersey valued at $65.
The "Cozy" course is suitable for families and beginners and makes for a great morning out. Starting at the Bridgetown Sports Ground at a leisurely 10am, this ride follows a picturesque, undulating course over 29km. An enjoyable ride around beautiful Bridgetown.
When register for the Cosy course and purchase a Tour Jersey for an additional $65, each rider will also receive an entry into the draw for the GIANT bike!