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RideADV’s Bridge to Bridge #5 the original and the best. Brisbane to Sydney – 13th to 20th August 2022

August 13 @ 10:00 am - August 20 @ 5:00 pm

$795

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RideADV.com.au is proud to announce the next ride in the Yamaha Australia and Adventure Moto supported “B2B” (Bridge to Bridge) series. The Bridge to Bridge events pay homage to the father of ADV Riding in Australia, Tony Kirby. The 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020 B2B’s, were all great rides and are still talked about by many of our RideADV customers, as the best ADV ride they have ever experienced.

RideADV is the most experienced off-road tour company joining the capital cities on the east coast of Australia now for the last 5 years. Imitation is the greatest form of flattery, as our competitors have now  started copying the format.

So, in keeping with our mission to provide great Rider value for our friends and customers, and meeting the requests of the mob……….. B2B #5 will be from Brisbane to Sydney.

In One adventure, you’ll treat ALL your senses to the Best of what the NSW Great Dividing Range has to offer! Join the RideADV team as we criss-cross this magnificent, naturally occurring phenomenon. Starting at the Gateway Bridge in Brisbane and finishing 7 days later at the Hawkesbury River Bridge at Mooney Mooney, north of Sydney.

We’ll see the origins of some of the life giving major East coast river systems like the Richmond, Clarence, Hastings, Manning, Hunter and many more. Through Pristine valley floors, fertile farmland and winding country tracks. Not to mention riding through the Iconic Rocky River Road, Yengo, Barry Station and exploring the Border Ranges. Not only will we be seeing the best of this beautiful country we live in, but we’ll be pouring some desperately needed funds into the numerous country towns we’ll be passing  through and staying in! Such as Stanthorpe, Inverell, Bingara, Delungra, Glen Innes, Walcha, Tamworth, Casino, Tenterfield, Manilla, Nowendoc, Gundy,  – just to mention a few.

Book your Place NOW! Avoid disappointment, because this ride traditionally sells out very quickly!

Plan for Pub, Motel and/or camping style accommodation. It is a full navigation event with a luggage/gear truck and the usual array of fully equipped support vehicles with experienced drivers.

Hell, it’s still Your Ride Your Adventure…

We just want to help you enjoy it and we’ll be doing our best to keep you on track and get you safely home with amazing memories to lock away forever.
Routes will be planned for each day with a “Standard” route suitable for larger bikes and those riders wanting spectacular scenery but with a less technical feel; and of course a “Special” more technical route suitable for riders on smaller bore bikes or competent riders on larger bore bikes and those generally wanting a little more spice on the ride. With all RideADV rides, you can change between standard and special routes each night if you wish, just to make it interesting or to give you some breathing space.

Both routes will have medically and mechanically trained sweep crew and vehicle support.

So come and join us for the 2022 B2B featuring the best of the southern Queensland and NSW Great Dividing Range down to the Hawkesbury. From Forests & Ocean views, Tablelands & the edge of the central west of NSW… finishing at the very impressive Hawkesbury River on the northern edge of Sydney… this ride has it all.

Link to 2018 Bridge to Bridge thanks Mez

 

RideADV Bridge to Bridge 2022 Schedule

Day 0: Sat 13th August

Meet in Brisbane at Adventure Moto, Tyres 4 Bikes at 2/259 Cullen Ave East, Eagle Farm, QLD 4009. Please be there between 10am and 4pm for sign in and to receive your sponsor pack and final instructions. There will be a mandatory rider briefing in the carpark of Adventure Moto, Tyres 4 Bikes that evening at 5pm.  The crew will be camping at Adventure Moto that evening.

Recommended Close Accommodation 

Kingsford Smith Motel, 610 Kingsford Smith Dr, Hamilton – 07 3868 4444

Quality Inn Airport Heritage, 620 Kingsford Smith Dr, Hamilton – 07 3268 5899

Airport Motel Brisbane, 638 Kingsford Smith Dr, Hamilton – 07 3868 2399

Day 1: Sunday 14th August

Brisbane to Stanthorpe, distance around 360kms. Riders assemble at 7:30am under the Gateway Bridge (Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges) for pre-ride photos. Riders will receive their GPS when signing out after the photos and will then start the ride. We’ll get a Police escort from the City as we ride in a south westerly direction. Into the ‘sticks’ we’ll eventually skirt the western edge of the spectacular Border Ranges, past Lake Maroon, along the border, past The Head before popping out near Killarney, then the final run down into Stanthorpe.

Check-in will be at the Stanthorpe Showground. Riders will be required to sign in and hand over their GPS for the next days track loading. The bag truck will be at the showgrounds when you arrive. Crew will be camping at the Showground. We will do a bag drop off and pick up. Dinner location TBA

Recommended Stanthorpe Accommodation

Top of the Town Holiday Park, 10 High Street, Stanthorpe – 07 4681 4888

High Street Motor Inn, 1 High Street Stanthorpe – 07 4681 1533

Boulevard Motel, 76 Maryland Street Stanthorpe – 07 4681 1777

Stannum Lodge Motor Inn, 12 Wallangarra Road Stanthorpe – 07 4681 2000

Day 2: Mon 15th August

Stanthorpe to Casino, distance 405kms. Departure at 7.30am-8.00am. Bag truck will be open from 7am for you to load your bags. You will be handed your GPS when you sign out at the Showground after the riders briefing. We’ll be going to the south east heading for Bonalbo near where the Clarence river starts. Then we go all the way up to the Western edge of the Border Ranges near Wiangaree. Over the Richmond river, then south again, through Kyogle and down into the Richmond River valley, looping around and finishing in Casino.

Check-in and Bag truck will be at the Casino Motor Inn. Riders will be required to sign in and hand over their GPS for the next days track loading. The Crew will be staying at the Casino Motor Inn. We will do a bag drop off and pick up. Dinner location TBA

Recommended Casino Accommodation

Casino Motor Inn, 91 Hare St, Casino – 02 6662 1777

Squatters Homestead Motel, 161 Centre St, Casino – 02 6662 3888

River Park Motor Inn & Restaurant, 123 Centre Street Casino – 02 6662 2999

 

Day 3: Tues 16th August

Casino to Glen Innes, distance approx. 366kms

Departure at 7.30am-8.00am. The bag truck will open from 7am for you to load your bags. You will be handed your GPS when you sign out at the Casino Motor Inn after the riders briefing. Going south west today, we head for the very impressive Rocky River Road, on our way to Tenterfield for an early snack and refuel. We’ll then head south through the Torrington State Forest then Emmaville and on further south, finishing in Glen Innes.

Check-in will be at Glen Innes Showground. Riders will be required to sign in and hand in their GPS for the next days track loading.

The bag truck will be at the showground when you arrive. Crew will be camping at the Showground. We will do a bag drop off and pick up.

Dinner location TBA

Recommended Glen Innes Accommodation

Rest Point Motor Inn, 72 New England Hwy, Glen Innes – 02 6732 2255

Glen Innes Lodge Motel, 26 Church St, Glen Innes – 02 6732 3266

Central Motel Glen Innes, 131 Meade St, Glen Innes – 02 6732 2200

 

Day 4: Wed 17th August

Glen Innes to Tamworth, distance 460km. Departure at 7.30am-8.00am. Bag truck will open from 7am for you to load your bags.

You will be handed your GPS when you sign out at the showground after the riders briefing. Tracking west through Inverell and not quite to Warialda , then south through Bingara. We’ll shadow the Horton River for a while, before refueling in Barraba. We’ll then head out around Split Rock Dam down into Manilla and on t0 Tamworth for a much deserved rest.

Check-in will be at the Motel 359. Riders will be required to sign in and hand over their GPS for the next days track loading. The bag truck will be at the Motel 359 and will remain there all evening.

The crew will be staying at Motel 359.

Dinner will be at the Golden Guitar

Recommended Tamworth Accommodation

Motel 359, 359 Goonoo Goonoo Rd, Tamworth – 02 6762 4100

Tamworth City Motel, 350-356 Goonoo Goonoo Rd, Tamworth – 02 6765 9258

Motabelle Motel, 303 Goonoo Goonoo Rd, Tamworth – 02 6765 7274

 

Day 5: Thurs 18th August

Tamworth to Wauchope distance approx. 408kms

Departure at 7.30am-8.00am. Bag truck will open from 7am for you to load your bags. You will be handed your GPS when you sign out at the Motel 359. We head out of Tamworth and track the Cockburn River east heading for Walcha. Then further east we go, now heading for the Oxley Wild Rivers – an stunning region for riding! We keep going, heading for Kempsey, over the Macleay before dropping south through Rowlands Plains and into Wauchope.

Check-in will be at the Wauchope Showground. Riders will be required to sign in and hand over their GPS for the next days track loading.

The bag truck will be at the showground when you arrive, and the crew will be staying at the showground.

No dinner plans this night.

Recommended Wauchope Accommodation

Wauchope Showground – 0475 111 074

Timbertown Resort & Motel, 230 High St, Wauchope – 02 6586 0699

The Wauchope Motel, 84 High St, Wauchope – 02 6585 1933

 

Day 6: Fri 19th August

Wauchope to Scone distance approx. 421kms.

Departure at 7.30-8.00am. Check-in will be at the Scone Caravan Park at 50 Kelly Street Scone. Riders will be required to sign in and hand over their GPS for the next days track loading. And back we go again!  Over to Nowendoc for a refuel and snack. Then, via the Nundle and Hanging Rock State forests, reaching 1300 metres above sea level, we head for the challenging run through Barry. A section that encounters over 20 creek crossings! Then down to Ellerston before turning north west heading for Crawney. We turn off before Crawney & head for Gundy, then on to Scone for the night. We’ll rest up here before tackling the final day.

The bag truck will be outside of the Scone Caravan Park at 50 Kelly St Scone. The crew are camping here.

Recommended Scone Accommodation

Colonial Motor Lodge – 9 Guernsey Street Scone – 02 6545 1700

Isis Motel – 250 Kelly Street Scone – 02 6545 1100

Belmore Hotel – 96 – 98 Kelly Street Scone – 02 7209 5477

Scone Caravan Park – 50 Kelly Street Scone – 02 6545 2024

Day 7: Sat 20th August

Departure at 7.30am-8.00am. Bag truck will open from 7am for you to load your bags. We will re-group before we head down the last section before the Hawkesbury Bridge.

The Last day sees us heading to the southern end of the Glenbawn Dam and over the Hunter river. Continuing on, we’ll cross the main rail line and swing west through Jerrys Plains and then Appletree Flat. We start a cracking run down the Commission Track here and push on through to the Putty Road. We’ll regroup here for the Final stretch to the Hawkesbury River Bridge. Over the bridge we go pulling up near the Estuary Restaurant at Brooklyn.