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Sunshine Coast 2 day ride with great Explorations

This a great 2 day catered  ride with Great Explorations.  I have done this a couple of times and it is great value for money.  There is generally about 150 people riding, all at your own pace.  You can start and finish the day on your time

  Its 50 km  on Saturday  and 50 km on Sunday.  About 60 percent single track and about 40 percent fire trail

In a nutshell you bus or  park at Horseshoe Bay.  There is parking at the Loin's car park for $5 a night,  . Get on the ferry with your bike.

Your backpack, and you, and your bike are transported to Half Moon Bay where you camp.  Next 2 days are spent on single trail and fire roads getting back to the ferry. 

Your pack with tent and some clothing are transported to the second night which is in a provincial park.

The whole route is flagged.  . 

Cost are   $169 before Aug 1 and $20 to get your you your gear, and  bike transported from the ferry to Half Moon Bay.    There is $5 discount if you belong to a club, like meetup.  Don't forget to put this in in the form.  So $184. all in  for grub, transport, and salmon barbecue, and singer on sat night.  plus tax.  

The second night is in the provincial park camping ground in the cycle/ hike in section.  We have to pay  the provincial park staff separately.   per tent site.  Its about a tenner per tent, so a big tent with 2-3 people  is cheaper.  The provincial camping sites cannot be included by Great Explorations, coz that is the way the provincial park run it

The food is good.  You will be plenty tired by the time you get to the ferry. No line ups with the car.  Justwalk  on the next ferry

All you need is basically a tent, foamy or inflatable mattress in a big backpack  camelback ,  light sleeping bag/ blanket and sheets  and some clean clothes, plus your  puncture kit etc. 

I have extra  camping gear if people do not have all the stuff. 

Please sign up before Aug 1 for  early bird discount  .  Sign up at the Great Explorations site.


All organizer(s) are volunteers who do not accept responsibility for rider safety and health state before, during and at anytime after this event.

Your Assumption Of Risk

By agreeing to participate in this ride you acknowledge that mountain biking is considered a high risk activity and injuries are a common and can be an ordinary occurrence of the sport. These risks include and are not limited to equipment failures, weather conditions, collisions with natural and man-made objects, including, but not limited to exposed rock, trees, snow, ice, earth stumps and man made obstacles on or adjacent to the mountain bike terrain, collisions with other cyclists, pedestrians, animals, etc; becoming lost or separated from the group; failure to ride safely or within your own ability, and you accept these risks and the possibility of personal injury, death or property damage and the loss resulting therefrom due to any cause and without limitation. In the event of injury or loss, you and/or next of kin waive all future claims against the organizer(s).

Organizer(s) Reservations

The organizer(s) shall reserve the right to turn away any participant who shows up without an RVSP, unprepared and/or ill-equipped to handle this ride. A helmet, water. Other required items are appropriate clothing, armour, food and a trail side repair kit.

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  • Leonie

    What an epic! Great food, company and Sat night entertainment. There is more and more trail every year and less fire road. This is a great value trip, and the trails just get better and better every year on the sunshine coast.

    1 · August 10, 2014

  • Kelly B.

    Wish I would have heard of this early. Sounds like a great deal and a good time.

    1 · July 27, 2014

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