A new adventure each year!
Since 2002, motorcycle adventurers have taken on the annual challenge of riding a small capacity motorcycle vast distances across the Australian landscape.
World heritage rainforests, deserts, open plains, snowy mountains, river crossing, bitumen roads, dirt roads, corrugations and bulldust provides the backdrop to the Postie Bike Challenge event.
We have had riders from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Singapore, France and the United States. The one thing they all have in common is a great sense of adventure.
Are you up for the challenge?
Brisbane to Alice Springs via Birdsville
3 – 13 Sep 2022
3 – 13 Sep 2022
Travelling through remote outposts like Birdsville, Bedourie and Boulia in western Queensland instill a sense of distance and the expanse of the Australian outback. Add in a good measure of dirt, gravel and sandy roads and you have a challenge – to keep the motorcycle upright and see that it gets you to the destination in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. But before you get ahead of yourself you need to cover a few hundred kilometres of dirt road from the Queensland border to the bitumen road at Gemtree, about 130km north-east of Alice Springs. The 2022 event is a mix of remote towns, long ribbons of bitumen road, dirt, sand and bulldust. And all in the company of fellow adventurers like yourself.
Adventure is in the journey rather than the destination and this is one not to be missed. At times you will ride with a group; somtimes alone; you will feel remote; a million miles away from civilisation; there will be long days on the bitumen; 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; YOUR MISSION: keep your small motorcycle going for the 3500+ kilometres!
good people. good memories …. stories for a lifetime
I just wanted to tell you how much we really enjoyed the trip you organized. It was very well organized and I felt very comfortable at all times that we were in great hands. All three of us had a blast. It was harder than I expected it to be but your hard work and great organization made it a brilliant fun trip. Please thank Andy & Richard (mechanics). They were bloody excellent. It is the first time I have been on such an event where someone who was so capable was able to look after our transport. Normally on a bash it's up to you to fix it if it breaks. Once again, thanks very much and congratulations!
L & I would like to thank you all for organizing this wonderful event, it is something we will never forget!
I would like to thank you all. The Challenge gave me the once in a lifetime opportunity to see Australia. I like my independence but also love the company of great fun-filled people. The challenge enabled me to feel as though I was discovering the outback single handedly but with the added safety of knowing that there would be support when I needed it. Thanks for your support, kindness and humour which added that little bit more to the whole unexpected experience.
Thank you for the support given to all riders, you guys deserve accolades as much as the riders. It certainly is a fantastic challenge. I feel much better for doing the run, more supple, a little fitter and a little lighter. Something like this really show the extra 25 kilos I am carrying. Thank you very much for the great organization.
Thank you and your team for a great adventure - an adventure of a lifetime. It was tough, but I'm glad I stuck with it. I am a far more accomplished rider for having done it. Thanks for the great organization and effort of the team. Let me know when the next one is on - I'll be there!