Ride-ADV is a professionally run and supported Navigation ride series born out of the need for Dual Sport and ADV riders to have locally organized two, three and longer multi day rides, where all the planning and organization has been done for the rider. Some of the best adventure trail riding on the East Coast of Australia has now been ridden, plotted and mapped by our Trail Boss, and his Ride-ADV team; stitching sections of broken trail into exciting and exhilarating rides for our customers.
Dual Sport or “ADV” bikes come in all sizes from an adventure prepared 250cc trailbikes to a big twin 1200cc motorcycle with off road tyres and riders come with all levels of experience as well. With some ADV riders coming from a dirt and trail background while others come from a road or track riding background, no matter what size of bike you prefer to ride and what level of experience you have, our ride series is designed to support you in your quest to get the most adventure out of your setup.
Our fully supported rides allow you to experience and access some of Australia’s most exciting and remote trails and unpaved roads in a safer environment. Each ride is meticulously planned and pre run and then plotted to a GPS route for the customer to navigate with friends. During the ride, lead riders’ head out and check the trail and mark obvious dangers. A sweep crew follows the field and assists any riders having difficulty. The rides are also supported with 4X4 vehicles with trailers to pick up any bikes that cannot finish the ride. You know that you are riding with friends and have a professional team with you on the trail. This can often make the difference of enjoying and completing a route or giving up when it all goes pear shaped.
Great Value and Support
Our Trail Boss and the Ride-ADV team often spend days pre running each ride. For every kilometer you ride on a route, the team have ridden ten or more to get the perfect ride sorted for you. On each Ride-ADV ride you have at least two ‘Zero’ or Lead riders and four ‘Sweep’ riders (two for each route). On most rides we also have at least two support vehicles with trailers to assist the sweeps and rescue bikes (and riders) that for whatever reason cannot finish the days route. On any normal ride with mates, when a bike or rider is down, the ride is often over for the group. The Ride-ADV rides are planned and designed to keep you going even if one or more riders drop out.
Our Sweep riders and support vehicles are your backstop. The routes are often broken up into sections and at the end of each section you should find the support vehicles waiting for you, so even if you are ahead of the sweeps, you can get any trail support you need. If you need our support vehicles to carry fuel, this can also be arranged too. Our Sweep and support vehicles are there to get every bike and rider back on the trail or at least recovered to a location where you can get yourself home.
Our rides are very sensibly and reasonably priced to give you the best experience with the minimum worry. Usually priced at around $75.00 per rider per day, excluding fuel, meals and accommodation. Maps and routes are loaded prior to the ride commencing, usually the night before at the riders briefing.
With ongoing support from Yamaha Australia, Adventure Moto the Ride-ADV series has now been running since 2013 and rides are planned throughout 2015, 2016 and into the future.
Photos from some of our recent rides