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Snowy Mountains Ride (21-24 Nov 2017)

Start date: Tuesday, 21 November 2017
End date: Friday, 24 November 2017

Come riding in the Snowy Mountains with the SR500 Club!

Bethanga, the site of the SR500 Club’s Annual Rally, is right on the doorstep of some of the best motorcycle riding roads in Australia – the beautiful Snowy Mountains. If you haven’t ridden in the Snowy Mountains before, do yourself a favour and come along with like-minded riders for a couple of days and experience the wonderful scenery and quiet, sealed roads that cater for all riding styles and abilities.

The group will ride through the Snowy Mountains for a couple of days during the week prior to the Rally and then meander back to Bethanga on Friday to join the regular Rally festivities. Khancoban, NSW (150 km East of Bethanga via the river road), will be our base from which the daily rides will start and finish on Wednesday and Thursday. Each ride will cover approx. 320 km per day. The ride back to Bethanga will be on the Murray Valley Hwy and the Granya Gap. Total distance of the ride will be just over 900 km, if you ride each day. Some of the roads go through remote areas so it’s very important that your bike, and especially its tyres, are in good condition.

The plan for the ride will be totally fluid, so riders can join or leave it as they wish. You can do the full ride or just one day, or perhaps half a day – it’s up to you. As a guide, I (Tony) personally plan on setting up my tent in Bethanga on the Tuesday (21 Nov) prior to the Rally and then travelling that afternoon to Khancoban where I will be staying Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The rides out of Khancoban will depart at 9:00am each day from the service station (there’s only one, so you can’t miss it!), and will return around 3:00pm or so – later if you make a lot of stops to take in the scenery.

There are plenty of accommodation options in Khancoban, ranging from inexpensive camping and cabins through to self-contained motel rooms at the local pub, to very nice multi-room cabins which are perfect for a small group of 3 or 4 riders, or couples, to share with cooking facilities/BBQ’s, etc. Contact details for each of these options are posted below for your consideration. If you think you might like to attend the ride, I’d suggest you make your accommodation bookings early, as at this time of year, the region is extremely popular with motorcyclists, campers, fishermen, etc.

Breakfast is available at several cafes in town, and dinner at the hotel or Country Club.

Accommodation details are as follows.  Suggest you check out the facilities and prices on their websites.

For planning purposes, the SR500 Club Rally will be held in Bethanga, VIC, on the weekend of 24-26 November, 2017. The SR500 Club Snowy Mountains Ride will be based in Khancoban, NSW, from Tuesday 21 November through Friday 24 November, 2017.

The Club’s Snowy Mountains Ride is open to all SR500 Club members, their partners and any non-members or mates you may wish to invite.

For more information, contact Tony Jones (0419 150 669).

Annual Club Rally (24-26 Nov 2017)

Start date: Friday, 24 November 2017
End date: Sunday, 26 November 2017

This year’s Rally will once again be at the Bethanga Recreation Reserve.

Bethanga is about 20 km east of Albury/Wodonga, making it reasonably central for NSW, ACT, and Victorian members!

Entry is still only $15 pre-paid (in our PO Box by 20th October), or $20 on-site.

As usual, everyone is welcome, so feel free to bring friends & family!

Rally-goers from Melbourne are invited to meet in Yea at 9.00am on the Friday, to ride en masse to Bethanga (via Tolmie, Whitfield, and Beechworth).

Evening meals Friday will be available at the Court House Hotel, Bethanga, and in the sports pavilion at the reserve.

Evening meals on Saturday, and breakfasts Saturday/Sunday will be available in the sports pavilion.

Live band Saturday night: Cracked Pepper

AGM: The Annual General Meeting will be held at 9.00am on Sunday 26th, where there will be an election of committee members for the following year, and the presentation of the 2016/2017 Annual Financial report.

To download an Entry Form for the Rally, click here.

For more info, members from Melbourne can email the Club at sr500clubau@gmail.com, or contact Stew Ross through the ACT Branch website.

 

Tasmania 2018 (15-25 Mar 2018)

Start date: Thursday, 15 March 2018
End date: Sunday, 25 March 2018

Following on from the Club’s successful trip to Tasmania in March 2016, the Club is proposing to return to the Apple Isle in March 2018.

Tasmania offers many tourist attractions, fabulous motorcycling roads, beautiful scenery, and good weather (usually!) in March.  Again, Tasmania offers fabulous motorcycle roads just in case you missed it the first time!

The Club proposes that the group ride will depart Melbourne on the evening of Thursday, 15 March 2018 on the Spirit of Tasmania, and return on the Spirit’s evening sailing on Saturday, 24 March 2018.

Those interested in attending may wish to depart and/or return earlier or later, and this is totally at your discretion. Please see the preliminary itinerary to get an idea of what we have in mind for the trip.

IMPORTANT! The Club will not be organising a group booking with the ferry operator, or any accommodation. It will be each individual participant’s responsibility to book their own fares and accommodation.

Any questions, comments, or suggestions?
Contact: Tony Jones, Club Secretary
Mobile: 0419 150 669
E-mail: btjones@iinet.net.au