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Frequently Asked Stuff

  • What time does each course start and finish and from where?
    The Full Tour and Half & Best Tour rides will start and finish at the Bridgetown River Park. The Not So Cozy will start at Greenbushes Primary School on Telluride Street and also finish at the Bridgetown River Park. The 'Full Tour' will start at 7:00am, Half n Best will Start at 9:00am and Not-So-Cozy at 10:00am. Riders should start finishing at around lunchtime. The River Park is located on Hampton St towards Manjimup, head across the Bridge and the River Park is on your left. Follow the parking signs if you need to park a car. Spectators are very welcome to join in the start and finish line festivities throughout the day, including food stalls, massages and cold baths. Presentations commence at 12 Midday.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 with your queries and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • 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!
  • Do I need to bring anything to pick up my Rider Pack?
    You need to show you allocated Bib Number sent from us confirming your registration, or bring suitable ID so we can look you up.
  • 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.
  • Will I be insured whilst riding in this event?
    We reccomend riders have personal insuance in case of property or personal injury.
  • 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.
  • Is there a final cut-off date for online registration?
    Yes, registrations are limited to 600 entrants and entries close 1 week before the event. We encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment.
  • When and where can I collect my rider pack?
    Rider packs and jerseys will be available for collection at Bridgetown River Park (where the ride starts) from 5-8pm on Friday, . 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 registration confirmation to assist with ease of collection.
  • 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! Aslo keep an eye on our Facebook & Instagram pages.
  • Where should I park?
    Parking has been arranged a short walk from the event, please follow the directions of officials to assist you in parking.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, entry fees are taken as a donation to our cause, Mental Health and the Blackwood Youth Action Mental Health Program.
  • 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?

If you have any more questions not answered above, please message us via Facebook, or send us an email at and we'll do our best to help!  We're super friendly!

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