LITTLE DESERT 2 DAY TOUR – FINAL INSTRUCTIONS

Thanks for joining us on our two day Little Desert Dust Up Tour, this page contains the tour Final Instructions. Please don't hesitate to call me on 0419 336 783 if you have any questions.

IMPORTANT DATES, TIMES & INFO

Tour Dates: August 6/7
Friday Meeting Place: Lake Charlegrark Caravan Park (this is about 30km from Frances in Victoria). 78 Lake Charlegrark Road, Minimay, Victoria 3413

Saturday Ride Leaving Time: 8.00am
Arrival at Jacobs Well Retreat: 4.30 – 5.30pm
Saturday Approx. Kms: 240 to 280kms.

Sunday Ride Leaving Time: 8.30am
Arrival at Bright: 3.00 – 4.30pm
Sunday Approx. Kms: 180 to 200kms.

Meals: Saturday and Sunday Breakfast and Lunch, Saturday night Dinner. Beverages supplied Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday after the ride.

Snacks: Muesli bars and snake lollies will be provided on the ride.

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TOUR ITINARERY

Friday Night

Location: Lake Charlegrark Caravan Park. (78 Lake Charlegrark Road, Minimay, Victoria 3413)

Date: Friday August 5

Accommodation: Tents and Mattresses supplied (Bring your own sleeping bags, doonas and pillows for Friday night, they won’t be needed for Saturday night). If you have a swag and you would prefer to sleep in that, then please bring it.
 
Parking: You are able to leave your car at the caravan park over night.
 
We’ll be arriving at the caravan park at 1pm, so if you get there around the time join us for a small ride to the Frances sand dunes and back.
 
Provided Friday night – Alcoholic beverages and snacks.
 
Friday night will be a good opportunity to meet and get to know everyone. We’ll also hand out the t-shirts and make sure they fit you. It would great if you could wear your t-shirt on Saturday so we can take some team photos at different spots on the trip.
 
Parking: You are able to leave your car at the caravan park over night.
 
Saturday Ride

Breakfast from: 7.00am

Choose from cereal and/or eggs & bacon on toast.

Drinks: Coffee, tea, milk, orange juice, water or hot chocolate

Ride Snacks will be provided by Mile Munchin’ Adventures, these include muesli bars and lolly snakes and bottled water you can add to your cambelbak.

Ride Starts: 8.00am

Approx Distance: 240 to 280kms

Ride Schedule: Lake Charlegrark Caravan Park to Serviceton 70km (Morning smoko and tour of the Serviceton Train Station)

Serviceton to lunch 110kms
Lunch to Murrayville (via the Big Desert Wilderness Area) 90kms
 
Lunch Approx. 12:30 – 1:30pm at a location in the Big Desert Wilderness Area. We will meeting the support vehicle for lunch, you will be able to make your own salad sandwiches from a selection of ingredients.  At this point you can refill your cambelbak, get more snacks and top up your fuel tanks.
 
Murrayville Arrival Time: 4.30 – 6.00pm
Saturday Night

Location: Murrayville

Accommodation: Jacob’s Well Retreat, we are staying in shared accommodation cabins.

Dinner: Lasagna, salad and dessert for dinner, washed down with plenty of drinks.

Sunday Ride

Breakfast from: 7.30am at the Jacob’s Well Retreat kitchen. Choose from cereal and/or eggs & bacon on toast.

Drinks: Coffee, tea, milk, orange juice, water or hot chocolate

Ride Starts: 8.30am

Approx Distance: 180 to 210kms

Before we leave, motorbikes will need to be filled up from the support vehicle jerry cans.

Ride Snacks will be provided, these include muesli bars and lolly snakes and bottle water you can add to your cambelbak.

Sunday Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00pm at a location along the SA/Victorian Border Track. We will be meeting the support vehicle for lunch, you will be able to make your own salad sandwiches from a selection of ingredients.  At this point you can refill your cambelbak get more snacks and top up your fuel tanks.

Lake Charlegrark Caravan Park Arrival Time: 3.00 – 4.00pm

Drinks and Snacks: We’ll celebrate the trip with a few more beverages and snacks before we depart.

What to take on the bike

Make sure you take tools specific to your motorbike.

Spare tubes front and rear (a 21 inch or 19 inch tube can usually fit both rim sizes).

Water to drink on the ride, it could get very dusty and water on the go will help you replenish a dry mouth and throat.

Clothes, it goes without saying but please make sure you wear protective gear including boots, pants, jacket, gloves and helmet.

General Tips

  1. It is a great idea to take an extra set of gloves, if the first pair get wet you can swap. Cold wet hands can ruin your ride.

  2. It could rain, in fact there is always a very good chance of rain this time of the year, even though it is technically a desert area. If your riding gear is not water proof, we recommend you take a rain jacket to go over the top to keep you dry.

  3. Don’t forget to have a great time, this not a race, it is a tour. We take in the sites and enjoy the tracks along the way.

  4. Take plenty of photos and videos.

What to put in the support vehicle

Clothes and shoes for Saturday night, bathroom bag. Please note: all bedding, doonas, pillows and towels are supplied at the accommodation. Please don’t bring a large bike bag, keep your clothes to a minimum.

While there might seem to be plenty of room in the Mile Munchin’ Adventures support trailer, if we need to carry one or two broken-down bikes it soon gets very tight.

Bike & Tips Maintenance

  1. Check tyres, if they are old, please replace them.

  2. Check brake fluid, make sure they have been serviced before leaving.

  3. Sprockets and chain, check and make sure they are in good working order.

  4. Air Filter, replace if dirty, the ride could be dusty and you may need a filter change on Saturday night so bring a spare oiled and ready to go.

  5. Make sure your tank is filled with petrol from the start.

  6. Check your wheel bearings for any movement, change if you feel any wiggle in the wheel.

  7. If you are riding a 2 stroke, please bring oil to be either carried with you or put in the support vehicle.

The support vehicle does carry some spare items but these don’t always fit all bikes so make sure you bring spares for your particular bike. Particularly if it is known to have regular issues.

WAIVER FORM AND AMA INSURANCE FORM

Please download the waiver form below, I would like you to read and sign the form, then either bring it with you to the ride or scan it and email it back to me  sales@milemunchin.com.au

If you are unable to print these and bring them with you, I will have copies with me you can fill out at the start of the tour.

Each of our tours is a AMA Sanctioned Event. To complete the AMA process I will need you to download from the button below, read and sign. The completed AMA form then needs Mile Munchin’ Adventures to back to AMA for their records.

You will be an AMA member for the length of the tour.