Byron Bay to Birdsville
Butt Association, Sheridan, Wyoming
Established by Michael Crapp in August 2019, this ride encapsulated two classic Australian destinations, Byron Bay and Birdsville. Bryon Bay is a coastal town that is the most Easterly point in the country, famous for its unique ambience, lighthouse and world renowned surfing beaches. Birdsville is one of Outback Australia’s most recognised towns. Deep in the heart of wild and isolated country, Birdsville is situated between the eastern edge of the Simpson Desert, the vast gibber plains of Sturt’s Stony Desert to the south and rich Channel Country to the north.
The route chosen is not the shortest or quickest, it includes a scenic winding section through the Great Dividing Range via Woodenbong and Killarney to Goondiwindi. The next section to St George and Cunnamulla through to Windorah is possibly some of the worst night riding in the country being infested with Kangaroos. From Cunnamulla to Windorah majority of road is single lane with vehicles required to drop onto the dirt to pass. The last section has 280km dirt to reach Birdsville. Fuel hours are limited, therefore it requires riding and planning around this.
Read the rules for the iconic SaddleSore 1000 on the Ironbutt Association site. The rules for this ride are similar and you will get valuable background information.
Documentation: See here.
• You must have
previously been awarded a certificate for completion of a SS1600K prior
to attempting the Byron Bay to Birdsville Challenge and have completed a
BB2500K or equivalent for the Byron Bay to Birdsville and Back INSANITY
SpotWalla use is mandatory:
a tracking device to record your entire actual ride route, and you must
the track points to SpotWalla (Trips).
You must provide the SpotWalla trip link for the ride’s track points
applying for your ride certification. It
is your responsibility to ensure your satellite tracking device
correctly and the tracking data is uploaded to SpotWalla for the entire
trip. Check the device and SpotWalla
during and after the ride. Be
sure you comply with the SpotWalla Protocols listed here.