Entries open midnight 31st Jan 2017, NOW limited to 40 spots
From 7.00am until 5.00pm
At Starts and finishes Birdsville QLD
RideADV - Greg Yager / email@example.com 0499 089715
The RideADV Simpson Desert Experience, where you get to attempt a double-crossing of the Simpson Desert along the famous French Line, is a fully planned and supported ride with food and fuel. This ride starts and finishes in Birdsville QLD with the route planned to follow the French Line across to Mt Dare and back to Birdsville.
As our extremely technical mud map above shows there will be two Bivouacs staged in the desert for all riders to refuel, get tucker and have a kip. Each camp will have two 4x4’s with Crew, 20L of fuel per rider, water, food and quick shades to roll your Bivvy under of an evening. In addition the ride will have our regular sweep crews to provide on-trail assistance.
Each rider will be given a Bivvy to keep as part of your entry, which you can put your air mattress and sleeping bag in. The crew at each Bivouac will be there to look after you during your ride and to assist you in every way on your adventure. We request that you only travel when possible during daylight hours and have a working spot tracker (Spot tracker is mandatory and address to be provided 1 month before departure date) and carry only your light weight Bivvy bed roll in case you get caught between bivouacs.
Your entry gives you 40L of fuel for your two crossings. You can refuel 10L at each camp both ways, giving you 20L with each crossing. Most bikes will only need to depart Birdsville and Mt Dare on the return with 18 -25L of fuel on board (You are required to start each leg, Birdsville and Mt Dare with a full tank at your cost. Bivouac fuel and food provided in your entry). This should be all you need, as you will not be carrying the weight of additional water and provisions to load down your bike.
Below ride plan gives you one example of how you might plan this trip…
Day 1 – Birdsville to camp P
Day 2 – Camp P to Mt Dare (swim in Dalhousie Springs and a night at Mt Dare in a cabin at your expense)
Day 3 – Mt Dare to Camp S
Day 4 – Camp S to Birdsville
Alternatively you may wish to smash this crossing in one day and take your time to return or you might wish to complete single legs to the Bivouacs getting to the edge of the desert and then turn around back to Birdsville taking your time and not going to Mt Dare. Hell it’s your ride, your adventure.
Numbers for this ride will be strictly limited to 40 capable riders due logistic restrictions and planning. To secure a spot on this ride your non-refundable deposit of $500 will need to be paid with your entry The balance of the $1390.00 entry total needs to be paid in full by May 31st 2017 after which there will be no refunds. You will also need to purchase your SA desert pass in advance
Please contact TB (Greg Yager) on firstname.lastname@example.org or Ph: 0499089715.
This is not a support vehicle follows then you wait style ride, this is a new concept.