Bicycle Network: The West Australian Great WA Bike Ride
Check out this week's Q&A's to help you plan for the Ride
Friday 11 March
Is there an overflow Long Term Car Park Available? Yes, the Shire of Manjimup has identified an overflow area for anyone who hasn't booked the Long Term Car Park in Manjimup. The overflow parking is at the Imperials Oval on Moore Street in Manjimup, a short walk from the Start site at Timber Park. To access the Car Park you will need to pay $50 upon arrival.
Thursday 10 March
Why is a hard copy of the Ride Guide unavailable? The West Australian Great WA Bike Ride is continually looking for ways in which to reduce the event carbon footprint. Providing an e-Ride Guide is not only better for the environment but allows riders to only print out the pages they need.
Our Happy Helpers Information will have some copies of the route pages available for you if you cannot print these pages.
Wednesday 9 March
What if i can't print the Ride Guide at home? That's okay! The most relevent pages you will really need on event will be the Route Pages so our Happy Helper Information Team will have printed out copies of these pages for you.
How do i charge my phone, camera and ipod during the event? The campsites are powered by generators so you will not be able to plug your electronic items into these. The great news is that local community groups in each town will supply phone charging at every campsite, for a gold coin donation!! Look out for them at each campsite!
Thursday 3 March
Is the Long Term Car Park open on Saturday? Yes it is. Please find below the opening times:
- Wednesday 16 March - 3pm to 6pm
- Thursday 17 March - 2pm to 6pm
- Friday 18 March - 12pm to 9pm
- Saturday 19 March - 6.30am - 12noon
What time does the route open and close on Saturday 19th March? For the first day, the route will open at 9am in Manjimup. You must have loaded your luggage and be on the road by 12noon!
Friday 18 February
What is the ride menu? Well, our chefs have been busy preparing a scrumptious breakfast, lunch and dinner menu for you. Check out the ride daily menu to get your tastebuds watering!
What do i need to pack? Yes, you will have to start thinking about what you will be packing for your 9 day camping and cycling adventure. Here's a guide as to what to pack - print it off and use it to help you!
Friday 28 January
Where is the Perth CBD pickup/dropoff location? If you have booked in for Bicycle Network Coach Transport from Perth City, the pick up and drop off location will be at East Perth Train Station. Please look for signs and volunteers to assist you on the Coach.
When can I collect my free bike? The final bike collection weekend is Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th February. This is the last and final days that you can collect your bike. If you cannot collect your bike, you will need to log into Blink and pay for metropolitan or regional courier delivery service, as we cannot store bikes past this collection weekend. See more details on the bike collection weekend.
What is the last day to enter for the ride? You can enter the ride up until Friday 25 February 2011. If you do not enter by this day but wish to still attend the ride, you can enter at the start in Manjimup by visiting the Information Team. You will also incur a $100 penalty fee.
What is last day to change my transport and meal options? Friday 25 February. Entries, transfers, cancellations with 50% refund, transport, meals, camping options all close. No further changes to registrations. Merchandise sales are now closed.
Wednesday 26 January
Are there many hills on the route? Check out the daily route profiles to see what's in store!
Are you booked onto the Perth Airport Bicycle Network Coach Transport? When booking flights, please ensure your arrival time is well before the coach departure time. This is to allow for flight delays, collecting your bags etc. Unfortunately, if you are late for the Coach, it cannot wait for you! Be prepared and make sure you check alternative options with TransWa before you leave...just in case!
On the last day, if you have booked Coach Transport back to Perth, Perth Airport or Bunbury, make sure you arrive back in Manjimup before 11:30am! It’s a short riding day so its plenty of time but please keep in mind.
Do you have free interstate bike transport? We will be posting details of bike drop off lcoations shortly so please stay tuned!
Luggage transport is a great option for riders who are flying into Perth, but don’t want to pay excess luggage on some of the “budget” airlines. Also, if you are heading to WA early and don’t want to carry all your camping gear! Check out more information on how booking luggage transport can help you!
Do you have friends or family who want to join you on your cycling holiday – but don’t want to ride? Why not get them to have just as much fun volunteering? There’s some great teams that are still open so get them to sign up now!