Frequently Asked Stuff

What time does each course start and finish and from where?


All rides will start and finish at the new location of the Bridgetown River Park, next to the Bowling Club on Hampton Street, Bridgetown. Head across the Bridge and take your first left into the River Park carpark. The 'Full Tour' will start at 7:00am, Half n Best will Start at 9:30am and Not-So-Cozy at 10:00am. Riders should start finishing at around lunchtime. Spectators are very welcome to join in the start and finish line festivities throughout the day, including food stalls, markets, facepainting and bouncy castles and the opportunity to meet with our wonderful Tour Patron, Fiona Stanley. Presentations commence at 2pm.




Can riders of all levels participate?


The Rotary Tour of the Blackwood welcomes riders of all abilities. We do our best to cater for everyone! Please feel free to email us at support@blackwoodtour.info with your queries and we will do our best to accommodate you.




Where should I park?


As some areas of the Blackood River Park will be closed for the finish line, you may wish to park at the Bowling Club and walk up to the park.




I have a disability. Can I still participate?


All reasonable efforts will be made to facilitate the access and inclusion of any persons with disabilities. Please contact us before registering so that we can try to provide the best support for your circumstance and we will do our best to accommodate you!




Is the ride timed?


Yes, the ride is timed for each individual using chip technology, although we encourage people to participate in teams as a friendly ride rather than a race. Times will be placed on our website after the event under the "Results" tab.




Do I need to bring anything to pick up my Rider Pack?


You may need to show an email from myCause confirming your registration, or bring suitable ID.




Can I ride in a team?


Yes! Please do! In the interests of safety and enjoyment, we encourage you to ride as a team, although individuals will be well chaperoned as well.




I can no longer attend the event. Can I get a refund?


As this is a fundraising event, the Rotary Club of Bridgetown has a no refund policy, however registrations may be transferred to the following year only.




When and where can I collect my rider pack?


Rider packs and jerseys will be available for collection at the Bridgetown Hotel from 4-6pm on Friday, 20th March 2020. You can also collect them on the morning of the ride at 6am from the rider marquee near the start line, however we would prefer you come on the Friday afternoon. Please bring your myCause registration confirmation to assist with ease of collection. There will be a welcome dinner on the Long Table on the Friday night with Tour Ambassador, Steele Bishop OAM. Bookings are essential and can be made as part of your registration. Pasta specials will be available. It's a great way to kick off your Tour experience!




What types of bikes can be entered?


There is no restriction on the type of bike as long as they are road legal. This includes e-bikes! We recommend narrow tyred road bikes for all courses.




I heard we’re riding for a cause...What’s that all about?


The Tour raises funds for rural youth mental health which is provided via the Blackwood Youth Action group. Visit the WHY RIDE page on the site for more information on this fantastic non-for profit charity.




Is there an age limit?


There is no age limit, however riders under the age of 14 are required to be chaperoned by an adult on open roads.




Once I have registered when will I receive more information?


Upon registration you will receive an email to confirm your entry. Further updates on event information will be emailed to you leading up to the event. Please advise us if your contact details change in the lead up to the event. We need to be able to contact you!




Is camping available?


Yes, there are unpowered camp sites available at The Bridgetown Sports Ground. Please contact us for more information on this accommodation. If you’d rather have a powered site, there is a caravan park with camp sites and cabin accommodation in Bridgetown too. Please check out our STAY page for more details.




Will there be food and refreshments after the event?


Yes there will be a drinks, food and entertainment available at the Bridgetown River Park for the duration of the event. Please bring cash though, as internet can be intermittent in this area and the nearest EFTPOS or ATMs are in town. We'd love to have you stick around to recover together and chat about your experiences, especially if you are driving back to Perth.




Will I be insured whilst riding in this event?


While public liability insurances are covered by the organisers, it is highly recommended that all riders have their own insurance.




Is there a final cut-off date for online registration?


Yes. Online registration will be closed at 3pm on Friday, 20 March 2020. You can still register and pay on the morning of the event at least 30 mins prior to the start time, but we prefer you register as soon as possible to allow us time to prepare your Rider goodie packs and timing chips!




What time do I have to be at the start?


You will need to be signed in and ready to go at the starting position 15 min before the course for which you have registered.




Will there be mobile coverage?


Yes for a good portion of each course, it is recommended that each rider carries their mobile phone. Course chaperones will cary back up satellite phones for use in the case of emergency only.




Will there be downloadable GPS maps for each course?


Yes, there are downloadable GPS maps for each course available on this website under the individual course pages. These are in GPX format. Organisers reserve the right to alter the course for whatsoever reason on the day, so please follow course markers and chaperones throughout the day to ensure you are on the correct course.




What will the weather conditions be like on the day?


Historically the weather for March has been mild with temperatures ranging up to the high 20’s and should typically see relatively little rain. However riders are expected to dress to the conditions and check the forecast the night before the ride. We recommend warm clothing for overnight stays as evenings are traditionally very cool in the South West, even during summer, which makes for a good night's sleep!




Are there showers available at the finish line?


Yes. Showers are available at the nearby Bridgetown Caravan Park for a donation of $5.




Will there be EFTPOS available on the day?


Eftpos is sometimes patchy at the River Park and not all vendors have a machine. Please bring cash, just in case. ATMs can be found on the main street of town (Hampton Street).





Still have queries?

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