Welcome to the Postie Bike Challenge
Since 2002, riders from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Singapore and the United States of America have taken on the challenge to ride a small-capacity motorcycle vast distances across the rugged Australian landscape all in the name of adventure and charity.
The Postie Bike Challenge attracts those with an adventurous streak, a willingness to get out their comfort zone and a sense of humour when things don't go as planned.
Join us if you are up for the Challenge!
ENTRIES OPEN FOR 2017!
New option to donate the motorcycle or keep it at the end.
30 Sep - 10 Oct 2017
You will be tested by the sheer distance to be traveled on some days. At other times you will be challenged by a combination of road surfaces which may include bitumen, sand, gravel, stones, river crossings, bulldust and snow on your way to the destination.
Our routes take you through towns and landscapes that most would avoid on their own due to the vast distances, lack of mechanical support, inhospitable landscape and lack of fuel.
The 15 years of donations we have made to charity and community groups is the icing on the cake. Whether you come alone or with a friend you will finish with a sense of personal accomplishment.
Desert - Snow - Rainforest
The 2017 event will be a trip of extremes - Heading west from Brisbane we will pass through the dry, arid and hot lunarscape of White Cliffs. Next stage will see us passing through the cool, alpine, snow covered mountains prior to the final stage through scenic rainforests to finish in Melbourne. In fact, we are hoping the 2017 trip from Brisbane to Melbourne is going to the most varied in our 16 year history! When we passed through the alpine regions of NSW in 2009 we were confronted with snow 20cm deep! We can only guess what 2017 holds for us.
Adventure is in the journey rather than the destination and this is one not to be missed. You will see the outback; the wide expanses; at times you will feel remote, perhaps alone, a million miles away from civilisation; you will be challenged to keep your small motorcycle going for the 3300+ kilometres; your sand and dirt riding skills will be tested; some days you will travel at full speed (75km/hr!!!) and others will be spent negotiating narrow dirt roads at 30-40km/hr.
This is not a typical tour or a rally - you ride at your own pace but you are not alone. There will be 50 other riders and our support team to help you through. We take the worry out of your trip so that you can focus on your adventure.
We supply just about everything for your trip. You get a motorcycle, multiple support vehicles with first aid, satellite phones and UHF radios, spare parts and luggage truck, mechanics, and our experienced support team.
See the FAQs for details of what is included.